New toy - 35mm f1.8

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  1. MikeBcos

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    I finally picked up the Nikon 35mm f1.8 lens, I've only taken a dozen shots so far but I LOVE the detail it produces!

    D40, 35mm at f2.5, SB400

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    The cat has now left the room - she's DONE with the flash! :lol:
     
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    That close, just about any lens will capture detail and 98% of the flash sailed right over the cats head. :thumbup:
     
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    I wasn't close, that's a 100% crop from the original photo.
     
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    Could you post the original photo? I have been looking at 35mm lenses and would like to see the full shot. Thanks!
     
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    The original shot really isn't good, I was just grabbing photos of a reluctant subject and playing with a very narrow depth of field, however, here it is:

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    It's a great lens, you'll have lots of fun with it - enjoy!
     
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    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have this lens. It's amazing it takes excellent quality pictures and is so sharp. Have fun with it and just experiment. have fun
    tj
     
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    Yeah, I like this lens. :mrgreen:

    I have noticed a difference in the way I use the camera, with the kit lens I would grab the camera, make sure it was in P mode and pop up the built in flash for all family snapshots. With this lens I am returning to my old 35mm creativity - the SB400 is permanently attached, the camera is in Aperture Priority mode and the function button is programmed as the ISO adjustment button.

    This is photography as it should be - I have missed it!

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    Glad you're enjoying photography again, that's the most important thing after all!

    I'm a fan of the SB-400 myself, most under rated Speedlight in my opinion. Now get that thing off camera with a Nikon SC-17 and really have some fun (I mount mine on a monopod for simplicity).
     
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    I have a cactus trigger and I have a basic strobe kit, I can fire the flash remotely but that isn't practical for grab-and-fire family photography, the fact the SB400 is now permanently attached is a big improvement!
     
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    Still loving it!

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    I like the girl in the red.

    I had a hard time choosing between the 35mm and the 50mm both 1.8 and chose the 50 for portraits. I still wonder about the 35mm and your photos look good!
     

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