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Finally got myself the 50mm F/1.8!

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by JonnyGLC, 1 Jun 2006.

  1. JonnyGLC

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    Awoken at god knows what time by the postie this morning.... With this!

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    Wow, this baby is sharp :eek:

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    I've been meaning to get this lens after the many good reports since day one of my cameras life, but for one reason or another (mainly cash) i've not been able to get it. Well, i've saved up that bit, and got it... Boy am i impressed! The quality of the shots i've got so far are superb, and all for £60! You can see from that shot above how sharp it truely is, and that's wide open! I've not even tried it stopped down to f/5.6 or so yet.

    So yea, if you've not already done, get this lens!!
     
  2. Mohain

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    Congrats on your purchase. You'll need to change the name of your website now :p

    Nice portrait too :)
     
  3. Johnny|lucidcomposure

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    Ceelllllebrate good times CMON!!! :D

    I kill one, You get one :D

    Hope you get some great pics mate! The ones you've shown me are already Great! :D

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  4. TomWilko

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    Great choice of lens, I have one to and its gooooooooooooooooorgeous :)
     
  5. growse

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    $80 in B&H, yes please!

    Although the 1.4 is $300, is it really 3 times better quality?
     
  6. Mohain

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    The 1.4 is supposed to have a beautiful bokeh. I think if you're into seriously into portraits you might want to consider it.
     
  7. SDK^

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    The 50mm 1.4 also has USM focus and much better build quality.
     
  8. McMav

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    really really should get this lens
     
  9. Spanker

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    This lens auto focus? Seems great value for the wonga!
     
  10. philio16

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    Got a tax refund coming soon......hmmmm......... :D Would this be good for low light photography also with the wide apeture?
     
  11. JonnyGLC

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    Say aww :p
     
  12. AndyBorzi

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    Where did you get it for £60? (don't worry if you cannot say) Its a very good price.
     
  13. JonnyGLC

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    Can't really say on here i don't think mate :o
     
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  14. Joe T

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    Yes it would. I use my Nikon 50mm 1.8 for low light stuff.
     
  15. philio16

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    great! in that case....a random name, can i check my email? :p
     
  16. Joe T

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    Just to say guys, asking for competitors via email (even subtly) isnt allowed on here.

    Dont want you take a holiday. :)
     
  17. philio16

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    Fair enough! I apologise if anyone is watching :)
     
  18. nolimit

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    the best £70 I spent! I wish 20mm and 85mm was the same price :(
     
  19. Gregeff

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    mmm how sweet would a sharp F1.8 20mm lens be for £70 :D :D
     
  20. Johnny|lucidcomposure

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    No doubt the 50mm F1.8 is well worth every penny.