Canon 50 f1.8

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  1. pugnacious33

    pugnacious33 TPF Noob!

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    Talk about bang for your buck! I picked up one of these off KEH for 80 bucks, it is virtually brand new. I got aggravated trying to figure out which zoom to fill the gap between my 10-20 and my 100-400, I was kinda set on a tamron 28-75 but then decided I wanted a prime and a macro. Not sure about the macro but knew i'd use the heck out of this thing. I love the bokeh on this thing, though I wasn't expecting to, I can see myself using this for portraits. I played around with it some this afternoon, here are a few samples.

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    Since im a Nikon lover I dont know much about the Canon version but nikon makes a 50mm 1.8 which is great as well for 120$. Talk about bang for your buck. The bokeh is amazing.

    Are you looking for critique? I'm curious as to if your posting for comments about the photos or not.
     
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    Not really looking for CC, but if you feel the urge, have at it. :) These are just a few snapshots I took, messing around with the lens just after it arrived. I was pretty pleased with the bokeh, sharpness, and color/contrast.
     
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    iolair No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hi, what body are you using those on? Did you do much in post, or are those close to how they came out of the camera?

    The first flower still looks a little soft to me - maybe you were too close? (Minimum focus distance of 45cm with that lens, I think?). I agree, the bokeh looks great - lots of people criticise the bokeh on the 1.8 compared to its more expensive cousins because of the five-leaf aperture, but I like it on your first image - though it definitely has its own "character" compared to the other lenses.

    I'm getting my Canon 50/f1.8 next weekend :) looking forward to entering the world of super-sharpness... (until I can eventually afford the 85/f1.4!)
     
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    I've had mine for about a year but only recently started using it a lot. That said, I use it a LOT. It's almost always on my camera. Great lens.
     
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    love number 2. cracker.....
     
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    I use a 50D body. The only PP I did on these was a crop on the first one and the bw conversion/contrast adjustment on the second.

    The first one is a bit soft because I shot it in low light hand held, just wanted to see how the bokeh would turn out. I'm satisfied.

    I was really impressed with the close focus. I think it will really add to the versatility.
     

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