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28mm 1.4 lens in very low light..after sunset

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by GeeJay, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. GeeJay


    Jan 26, 2005
    I've had one of these lenses for awhile and haven't used it much. But with all the 'hoopla' about the value of the lens I decided to take it out for a spin in the 'almost dark' around my house.

    Here's what I got... It was extremely 'low light' and the lens pulled the light right out of nowhere. To me it really is an incredible lens...

    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 28, 2007
  2. haze2


    Mar 18, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    It's amazing you can still get that kind of vivid color after sunset. Great lens.

  3. mingaun


    Jun 13, 2006
    Dont get me wrong, the lens is great but your house is soooo nice. Wow i wish i had that type of garden. Now i am lusting for house instead.
  4. GeeJay


    Jan 26, 2005
    That's not my house but one near me. I drove around until I found a house that had night lights.

  5. GeeJay


    Jan 26, 2005
    That amazed me too. The reality didn't look anything like the picture.
    The nickname for this lens is 'light magnet' and now I know why :) 
  6. Gaye
    That is a perfect example of what thtat lens will do! Great job on the shot too!

  7. Second that - I will never part with mine.

  8. Just about as perfect a "house at dawn" shot as you'll ever see. Bullseye Gaye!
  9. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very nice Gaye
    I love the lights you have lighting your beautiful home and trees:>)))
    Beautiful image
  10. Doug


    Jan 17, 2006
    East TN
    she said not her house Gale, but in the neighborhood.

    Excellent shot Gaye!
  11. Wow, the 'Light Magnet' lives up to it's name!! Wonderful capture Gaye. Kudos to you!!
  12. Great shot of a GORGEOUS house with a great lens...
  13. GeeJay


    Jan 26, 2005
    Thanks! I always appreciate your comments.
  14. GeeJay


    Jan 26, 2005
    Hi Harry,

    I guess I feel the same way now. Thanks!
  15. GeeJay


    Jan 26, 2005
    Hi Gale,

    Wish that were my house:smile: I traveled around until I found a nice house with night lights.. I did send the owner this picture and they loved it. I won't tell them the value of the lens that got the shot:smile:
    Thanks, Gaye
  16. GeeJay


    Jan 26, 2005
    Hi Doug,
    Thanks very much! I guess in Florida we take birds in early AM and houses at night with the 28 1.4 lens :smile: It's beginning to seem that way to me. The sun is so hot in middle of day that the camera is put away.
  17. GeeJay


    Jan 26, 2005
    Hi Crystall,
    I'm still looking at the flea market for yours. I got mine at a similar place two years ago:smile:

    Thanks for your nice comment..always appreciated!
  18. GeeJay


    Jan 26, 2005

    Hi Keith,
    I guess I'll have to go out and find more of the nice houses. It really was a good adventure for me. I couldn't believe how dark it was and how the good colors came out in the picture. I'm baffled by it but not arguing with it :biggrin:
    Thanks very much!
  19. Good evening Gaye
    yes, really beautiful shot.. which time and aperture? Once I also got an incredible shot where there was no light at all from my 50 F1.4... Of course I had no tripod and the photo was blurred but I didn't figure out where all that light was..

    All the best
  20. GeeJay


    Jan 26, 2005
    Italy 74,
    Thank you!
    Here are the settings I used for this shot. It was handheld in Aperture mode. ISO 400 at f/2 and 1/10th second shutter speed. It was -1 EV.

    I have no idea how I held it steady. Next time I'm using a tripod for sure!
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