Just Bought a 50mm Lens!! Love it!!

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by apertureman, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. apertureman

    apertureman TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2009
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sioux Falls
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Hey guys!

    I just got me a brand new Nikon Standard AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Autofocus Lens for my FM10! I just got to hold it during my lunch break and love it already, even though I didn't take any shots with it yet!!

    I am super-excited! It's a tiny little beauty and I fell in love with it the minute I saw held it in my hand. Note: I've never owned a lens like this before. It's so small, yet so powerful. Ahh... I can't wait to release new pictures I will take with this baby!

    I am ditching my horrid Cosina for good! Never using that piece of --- anymore!!

    This noob will appreciate all the comments and suggestions from all of you who've used this lens before! :)
     
  2. Atlas77

    Atlas77 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2008
    Messages:
    720
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Im getting this as my second lens, hows the bokeh on it? Ive heard from many people its great but theres better out there.

    Great lens for 100$.

    Put up some shots!
     
  3. PhotoXopher

    PhotoXopher TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Messages:
    3,475
    Likes Received:
    2
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Bokeh is quite nice :)

    Taken for bokeh only... the wall on the right is the focal point - there's a long hallway in this photo somewhere :lol:

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Atlas77

    Atlas77 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2008
    Messages:
    720
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Oh NOYZE, you seem to be everywhere on this forum.

    Great, im stoked for this lens. 2 months time and ill have it.
     
  5. apertureman

    apertureman TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2009
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sioux Falls
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    The bokeh is really nice indeed! :lmao:

    The people who say there's better probably use a longer focal length, let's say 200 or 300 mm at f2.8, you'll probably get a better bokeh that way. This is a 50 mm lens after all. :D

    I haven't had a chance to play around with it much yet, but I'll definitely put up shots (will be a few weeks, though).
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2009
  6. PatrickHMS

    PatrickHMS TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,411
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Metro Atlanta
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    If you are shooting an FM10 film camera, will take you longer to get an image converted to digital so you can put it up here.

    Just wait until you can try it on a DSLR with AF for your lens instead of having to manually focus like you will be doing on your FM10...
     
  7. d2345234234

    d2345234234 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    :lol::lol:
     
  8. Pugs

    Pugs TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2008
    Messages:
    1,155
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    It is honestly my favorite lens! You will come to love it. Plus it's fun zooming with your feet!
     
  9. apertureman

    apertureman TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2009
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sioux Falls
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Well, I'm finishing up a few rolls and will send them out for processing next week and should get the negatives with a CD of scans from the lab within a week.

    I rather like the manual focus on the FM10, the split circle in the center of the focus screen provides for a quite precise focus... now even better, because the view through the wide aperture of this lens is quite a bit brighter than the one I used before.
    I do plan to buy myself a Nikon D90 sometime early next year, so I should also enjoy being able to autofocus. Since this lens is the AF -type (and not the AF-S), it doesn't have its own autofocus motor, but I am not worried about that, because the D90 does! :) Just gotta buy smart, this is my first pro lens and I decided from the beginning that I will buy lenses that will be fully compatible with both film and digital SLR's.

    Yes! I shot a few tryout pics (of my buddies making pizza, lol) and I do enjoy it thoroughly!! Although, I don't really understand what you mean by "zooming with your feet..." could you please explain? :)
     
  10. eric-holmes

    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2009
    Messages:
    1,858
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    To "zoom in", you have to walk closer to the subject.
     
  11. Pugs

    Pugs TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2008
    Messages:
    1,155
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    HAH! I meant using your feet to back up if you want to get more in the frame (aka: wide-angle) or using your feet to move forward if you want to get a tighter shot (aka: telephoto). Sometimes, to get what you want you in the frame, you find yourself climbing, crawling, ducking, squeezing into tight spaces, etc... and often find better angles and perspectives in the process! That's where the fun comes in!
     
  12. DScience

    DScience No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2009
    Messages:
    1,513
    Likes Received:
    122
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit

    Uh sorry. Although the 1.8 is okay at it's ability to render out of focus light, you do realize there are 50mm 1.4 and 1.2? Both produce far better bokeh than the 1.8 and this has NOTHING to do with focal length.

    Anyway, congrats on the nifty-50! You will thoroughly enjoy it!
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
50 mm lens for nikon fm 10
,
50 mm lens nikon f10
,
is af nikkor 50mm f/1.8d compatible with fm10
,
just bought a 50mm photos
,

nick lopano

,
nikon 50 1.8d with fm10
,
nikon fm10 50mm 1.8d
,

nikon fm10 50mm lens

,
nikon fm10 af 50mm
,
spira-tel lens