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Got A Canon 50mm 1.8...Now What

Sat Jun 18, 2005 7:22 am

Now what do I do with it?????

How do you other Av Photogs use this lense.........

So far I love it. I took a photo of the salesgirl who helped me and it came out great in the low light of the store.BTW it was that that sold me on it...

I guess Its a nice fathers Day Gift.
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Newark777
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RE: Got A Canon 50mm 1.8...Now What

Sat Jun 18, 2005 7:24 am

What exactly is your question? Could you be more specific?

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RE: Got A Canon 50mm 1.8...Now What

Sat Jun 18, 2005 7:31 am

I used mine for ramp photography at my nearest airport. Last time I used one I photographed this one
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at a point where I knew I would need a 50mm lens to get the picture. I still shoot slides.

Anders

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RE: Got A Canon 50mm 1.8...Now What

Sat Jun 18, 2005 7:46 am

You bought a lens not knowing what to do with it? Sell it on eBay & donate money for charity. Just a thought. Big grin

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RE: Got A Canon 50mm 1.8...Now What

Sat Jun 18, 2005 10:15 am

I have an 18-55mm stock lens, which is comparable to your 50mm, and I use it to shoot close approach shots at EWR. I don't have any in the db, but here is an example that is in the queue:

https://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/zzzsong757atewrkohl.jpg

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RE: Got A Canon 50mm 1.8...Now What

Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:30 pm

Aviation should not be how this lens is used.. you get a 50mm 1.8 because of the amazing 1.8 DOF effect you get, or just because it is the standard lens in normal photography.
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RE: Got A Canon 50mm 1.8...Now What

Sun Jun 19, 2005 12:09 am

the amazing 1.8 DOF effect

Pardon my ignorance, but what does this mean exactly?

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RE: Got A Canon 50mm 1.8...Now What

Sun Jun 19, 2005 12:19 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 6):
Pardon my ignorance, but what does this mean exactly?

DOF refers to the depth of field, which gets smaller the more you stop down (the bigger the f-stop gets). With an aperture of 1.0 or 1.2 or 1.8 you have a very small depth of field, which means just a tiny "layer" of your photo gets sharp. I don't know if that's really a desirable effect with a 50mm lens used in aviation photography. I'm sure the sideshooters know more.

I would use such a lens mainly for low-light indoor situations.

Thomas

EDIT:
http://luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/understanding-series/dof.shtml

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RE: Got A Canon 50mm 1.8...Now What

Sun Jun 19, 2005 12:23 am

DOF refers to the depth of field, which gets smaller the more you stop down (the bigger the f-stop gets). With an aperture of 1.0 or 1.2 or 1.8 you have a very small depth of field, which means just a tiny "layer" of your photo gets sharp. I don't know if that's really a desirable effect with a 50mm lens used in aviation photography. I'm sure the sideshooters know more.

Got it, thanks.  thumbsup 

As for aviation use, Wietse also said this:

Aviation should not be how this lens is used

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RE: Got A Canon 50mm 1.8...Now What

Sun Jun 19, 2005 6:16 am

It's not really good wide open either, but stopped down to 2.5 it's ok. I find it a bit short for portraits and a bit long as a normal on a 1.6 crop camera. It's great fun though shooting with primes.

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RE: Got A Canon 50mm 1.8...Now What

Sun Jun 19, 2005 9:28 am

Hi,

I have one, and I love it. Great use for portraits as mentioned, the aperture is amazing for shooting handheld in low light situations, and it can give you amazingly sharp and rich in detail images.

For aviation, I use mine for side shots, when the 70-300 is just a bit too much. These were shot with the 50mm 1.8 (used at around f/8-f/11) at FAO:


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Photo © Luis Pontes - Lisbon Spotters
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Like I said, I love it!  bigthumbsup   bigthumbsup   bigthumbsup 

Regards,
Luis

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