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Equipment Just got a Nifty Fifty!

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by sotu1, 28 Mar 2013.

  1. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    Wooooo!

    Expect some shots to go up in the next few wks
     
  2. Atomic

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    Canon or Nikon?
     
  3. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    Nikon
     
  4. October

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    Bought a Nikon myself even though I shoot on a Canon, better manual focusing (although still nowhere near smooth sadly) + manual aperture Cheesecake!
     
  5. Atomic

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    Surely the lens is the factor here?
     
  6. sniperdude

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    My next one is a 35mm 1.8

    I don't have full frame camera so this will be more like a 52mm.
    was going to go for a 50mm till I read it would be more like a 75mm on my camera
     
  7. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    The 35 1.8 is an excellent lens and pretty good value.
     
  8. October

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    Yeah I bought the Nikon 50mm for my 550d :thumb: I mainly use it for video, the Canon 50mm manual focus sucks much poop.
     
  9. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    :eyebrow: You can change lenses?
     
  10. sniperdude

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  11. Atomic

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    With an adapter yes, but you loose auto-focus and have to set aperture manually also - there is no electronic link between the lens and camera to allow the lens motors to do it for you.
     
  12. October

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    I seem to have bought a fairly crappy adapter too, went on the lens fine and fits the camera perfectly but I can NOT get it off the lens :worried:

    Manual aperture doesn't bother me, I use a lot of old manual lenses anyway. The main reason I went Nikon over Canon is the wider (and much less wobbly) focus ring. And the fact it actually has a focus ring, as opposed to just twisting the end of the lens. No real other differences as far as I'm concerned. Also a little bit because someone had it in the marketplace for like £40 brand new...

    If you're buying it for stills and have a Canon body however absolutely get the Canon version, lovely and sharp and for stills at 1.8 auto focus is definitely handy.
     
  13. Prime

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    Guessing you bought the D lens?

    One of the best value buys for Nikon Cameras. :D
     
  14. October

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    Yup! Love it! Although it's a pretty hard choice between it and my Helios these days...
     
  15. djzic

    djzic Bokehlicious!

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    The Helios is beautiful, I have a 44-2 myself and the bokeh is delightful, you get a really nice swirl effect in the correct conditions. It's a little long on my 400D, but I also have a Chinon 35mm f2.8 :)
     

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