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thrifty fifty

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by cwilt, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. cwilt

    cwilt

    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    It was sitting on the shelf so I dusted it off and put it on the D2x.

    354664399_kY52P-O.
    NIKON D2X    ---    50mm    f/2.0    1/50s    ISO 100
     
  2. Beautiful, as always..... I love both of my fifties...:Love:
     
  3. avyoung

    avyoung

    Dec 17, 2007
    Canada
    Very nice Charles...I haven't pulled out my 50mm lately...hhhmmmmm :) 
     
  4. Connahhh

    Connahhh

    Oct 27, 2007
    NH
    Maybe a stupid question, but isn't that the epitome of overlapping focal lengths? :biggrin:
     
  5. Very nice image Charles. Shows what that lens is capable of in good hands.
     
  6. Yes...BUT I don't think the $90 I'd get for the 1.8 makes it worth selling. If my 1.4 ever falls to it's death, or gets lost, I have an instant back-up. :tongue:
     
  7. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    superb shot Charles
     
  8. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    i only sold mine because the same buyer took my 85 1.8
    have you considered selling the nikon for the new sigma 50 1.4 ?
     
  9. That's a beauty. Thanks for reminding me that I need to use mine more often!
     
  10. Nope, I'm perfectly happy with both Nikons. For what I do they're sharp enough. If money were no object... I might add it to my collection just for curiosity's sake. But for now, I don't have another lens on my NAS list. I've finally hit a spot of contentment, LOL! (I wonder how long it will last.....)
     
  11. cwilt

    cwilt

    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Sonya,

    Have you compared the two 50's? They do render things differently.

    About the NAS. You still don't have a portrait lens.:tongue:
     
  12. lr0868

    lr0868

    May 25, 2008
    henderson, nv
    very nice, she has beautiful eyes!
     
  13. cwilt

    cwilt

    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    curious...?

    What does everyone think of the perspective?

    Does her face seem pleasing?
    Roundness of the face. Flattness of the face. Length of the nose.
     
  14. Charles, you must realize that we have not seen your subject in person, so we have no reality to compare to. Thus I won't comment, other than to observe that she is a beautiful child.
     
  15. Yes, they are different, and I prefer the 1.4. But for a non-trained client's eye I think they're probably the same, especially after post processing.

    No portrait lens?......hmmmm...... So what is your recommendation? I'd love to have something to work for that I *need*, LOL!
     
  16. Beautiful portrait! I once had the 50/1.8 but sold it because I prefer to use the 45/2.8P instead.
    That reminds me - in 1.5 years I will be 50 :eek: 

    Cheers
     
  17. cwilt

    cwilt

    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    A pleasing perspective doesn't really require knowing the subject.

    I feel the same about the 1.4.

    You should try a 105DC on that D700.:wink:

    No doubt that the 45p is a wonderful little lens. I use it often. Counting the 45p I have 7 lenses that cover the 50mm range. :eek: 
     
  18. keko

    keko

    143
    Jul 20, 2007
    Barcelona
    Charles,

    beautiful child and fantastic shot. I do like her pose, the detail of the hair ,and her blue eyes.

    But, what's that green hue around her lips? Anyone else noticed?
     
  19. cwilt

    cwilt

    Apr 24, 2005
    Denver, CO
    Now that you mention it. I do see something and will look at it tonight. We were sitting at the dinner table. Maybe she was eating something but I can't remember.
     
  20. shtarka1

    shtarka1

    Feb 1, 2008
    Boston
    Very Nice!
     
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