Wednesday, December 10, 2008

What Can You Do with a 50mm F1.4?

 

 

I got my first Christmas present today, and it was the best kind, to myself! My 50mm F1.4 Canon lens showed up today, and I have to say, I love it. I is totally bitchin’. It has such a shallow depth of field that it is actually hard to shoot with because if you move between the autofocus and the shutter it will lose focus. However, that just makes it more fun. Also, having the fixed focus really makes the whole shooting experience feel different. Move forward, zoooom in, mooove back, zoooom out. Weird. Finally, all of these pictures are shot at 400 or 800 ISO, are hand-held, and shot in normal evening indoor lighting conditions at a nice comfortable shutter speed of ~1/25 (and of course at F1.4). This is a really nice fast lens and I can’t believe I waited this long to buy one, totally worth it and I haven’t even cut its teeth yet. 

3 comments:

Matt Fate said...

Thats awesome, man! You've wanted a lens with F1.4 forever... congrats! The pictures look great.

geekedout said...

So, I must confess Guz, I'm copying you. Last week I went and bought myself the same thing. I've got the Pentax 50mm f/1.4 waiting for me in Michigan.... I'm horribly excited. It's got the manual aperture ring too so I can use it with that macro extension tube and do some hopefully crazy zoom stuff.... I'll know in a month.

Sara said...

I really like the one of Adonis! The picture makes things look warm and content, but his expression is very alert....