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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:09 pm 
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Hi,
I love this lens, so light and compact.
This was taken 1/125s
f1.8
iso200
image set to vivid
cropped by or to? 35pc
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:48 pm 
Is it only my sample that has this horrible bokeh? Horrible because it is very distracting - I like my 18-135mm better.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:19 pm 
Man that doesn't look so good, what about diff backgrounds? What aperture was that on?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 6:44 pm 
The rest of the shot is good. Shows how sharp this lens really is. I like how his (or her) head is in focus, but the body is blurred.

Eric D.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:15 pm 
alex168 wrote:
Man that doesn't look so good, what about diff backgrounds? What aperture was that on?


Well, other shots I've taken it's not so pronounced, but still quite bad... it was f/1.8 I think. Thanks for your comment EricD :).


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:39 pm 
This seriously bothers me if the bokeh is supposed to be like that, because all I've heard is that the bokeh is simply awesome, and the main reason I bought it was to get some decent portraits - it also seems to overexposure some of my images even with the EV set to -0.3 and stopped down to f/13. :? :twisted:

Any takes on this?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:54 am 
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well setting it to f/13 wont help....the shutter speed will just get longer.

some lenses do tend to over or under expose a little.

I don't notice is at much since I shoot a lot on full manual, or fix any over/under exposure in post processing.

Bokeh isn't that bad, I quite like the circles =) although they are suited more to shots with bright lights in the background.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:47 am 
Alright, well, the exposure is not a problem as I'll be shooting RAW anyways - but that bokeh is very distracting - it should preferbly be brightest in the center and not donut shaped - each indivudual preferences aside :) - then is the bokeh really this bad?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 11:48 pm 
just picked up my 50mm 1.8...here are some pics (noticed the horrible bokeh with grass close up as well)

but cool, cheap lense nonetheless. (these are right out of the camera, and hand-held on a D300 with a beginner behind the lense)

focused on the far flower
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Exposure Time 0.0025s (1/400)
Aperture f/1.8
ISO 200
Focal Length 50mm

focused on the close

Image
Exposure Time 0.0025s (1/400)
Aperture f/1.8
ISO 200
Focal Length 50mm

Image
Exposure Time 0.0333s (1/30)
Aperture f/1.8
ISO 400
Focal Length 50mm

Image
Exposure Time 0.01s (1/100)
Aperture f/1.8
ISO 400
Focal Length 50mm


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Exposure Time 0.02s (1/50)
Aperture f/1.8
ISO 400
Focal Length 50mm

Image
Exposure Time 0.02s (1/50)
Aperture f/1.8
ISO 400
Focal Length 50mm

Image
Exposure Time 0.005s (1/200)
Aperture f/1.8
ISO 1600
Focal Length 50mm

Image
Exposure Time 0.04s (1/25)
Aperture f/1.8
ISO 400
Focal Length 50mm

Image
xposure Time 0.0031s (1/320)
Aperture f/1.8
ISO 1600
Focal Length 50mm

focusing on the Mont Blanc name
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Exposure Time 0.0062s (1/160)
Aperture f/1.8
ISO 400
Focal Length 50mm


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:00 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:02 pm 
same gear as me! :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:54 pm 
Just found out that the bokeh really improves at f/2.8 - so if you can live with a little less shallow depth of field - that's the way to go it seems..


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:02 pm 
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some pics taken with 50mm @f1.8 basic test pics, all in program mode i think:

all taken in my backgarden

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:22 am 
they look a tad bit over exposed sir.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:29 am 
So...
If i'm going to spend ~150dlls in this lens..
you really recomend it... ??


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