Checked out the Nifty Fifty today

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  1. chrisburke

    chrisburke TPF Noob!

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    man, that is one small lens... i plan on getting one very soon, maybe even this week.. but today was the first time i went to my camera shop and they actually had it in stock... I was pretty shocked at how small the lens was... not much bigger than a silver dollar..
     
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    Fastest lightest lens you'll ever own! Wait till you sling your rig around with it,.. my 40D fits in a 'hoody' pocket or small pack with that little gem on. The fixed FOV really opened up the creativity for me. Get it already! :thumbup:

    -Shea
     
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    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    They have a camera shop in Madoc?? WOW

    None here in our three closest towns Alliston, Beeton or Tottanham.
     
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    chrisburke TPF Noob!

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    even though its cheap, its hard to convince the wife that I NEED IT... mind you she was looking at it with me today, and was really impressed with the price... i'm dropping off some proofs to a client tomorrow.. hopefully they buy one of my packages, as opposed to just individual photos... if they do.. i'll be taking their 50% deposite directly to the camera shop and purchasing it.
     
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    chrisburke TPF Noob!

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    man i wish.. but i think i'd be the only one shopping there, so I think they'd close down pretty quick... I was in Belleville for a staff meeting, and went to the mall afterwards.
     
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    I LOVELOVELOVE my nifty fifty!

    That lens can shoot ANYTHING.
    I LOVE IT.
     
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    Yup, My Nifty Fifty is my favorite...
     
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    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Way to go, Chris :thumbup:
     
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    It's definitely an itty bitty little thing. I've had it on my cam for a couple weeks now. I've been surprised at how much I want to use it over most of my other lenses. I must look like a doof using my legs to zoom all the time. It takes a while to get used to... you really don't realize just HOW shallow a 1.8 aperature shot is going to be until you start futzing with it.
     
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    I want one too. Just to bad it won't focus on my D40 :(
     
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    yea i'll likely just use it on my d50
     
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    One of the most popular lenses out there, and it won't even work on a D40... hmmmm... :)
     

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