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#3511

Posted 3 weeks ago Edited by Mister Pink, A week ago.

I've never really understood the concept of landscape photography with the nifty fifty. Those two things just don't fit in the same sentence for me. It's great for portraits and stuff, though, but I've been thinking about changing mine to a 35mm so I don't have to take my photos ten meters from my subject. Thoughts?

 

Yeah the 50mm lenses are just so great when it comes to bang for buck. They're so cheap and can be very sharp and give nice results for the price. For low light, portraits and shallow DOF, they are fantastic but for landscapes, I wouldn't even consider a 50mm. I would use it, if that's all I had and I have been in that situation where it's all I had and I'm guessing that's why most people would use them for landscape: necessity/no choice. 

 

Up until recently I've been using a 40mm pancake as my main lens. It's priced slightly more than the 50 but it's very sharp and you can get wonderful results. It gives you all the fun benefits of a 50mm but the extra 10mm is so worth the 40 or 50 bucks extra. Using it exclusively as my main lens, it forced me to make the best of it in all situations and I can say it's versatile. To give you context, I mostly used it in low-light, nightclub stuff but for street photography and portraits, I would rated it highly. I also used it for a little bit of video. However, for video, it's much more work as you would expect.

 

Here's a recent example of it I may have posted these before, so apologies in advance. (on a Canon 6D)

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#3512

Posted 2 weeks ago

I wanted to ask a question: Can heat effect the speed of lenses like the EF50mm? Yesterday I was out shooting in Austin and it was reportedly 106 degrees out. I kept trying to focus on a car and the lens kept focusing in then out then quit. Press again, does same thing. Then eventually it got the shot. It's definitely been quite slow as of lately and that can be annoying when you want to get pictures of moving subjects.


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#3513

Posted 2 weeks ago Edited by ~Tiger~, 2 weeks ago.

Can heat effect the speed of lenses

 

Yes, absolutely and this is a perennial problem with DSLR camera lens which react to heat, heat haze and radiated heat as a focal source; a problem never encountered with analogue 35mm SLRs that only recognise light source.

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#3514

Posted 2 weeks ago

 

I've never really understood the concept of landscape photography with the nifty fifty. Those two things just don't fit in the same sentence for me. It's great for portraits and stuff, though, but I've been thinking about changing mine to a 35mm so I don't have to take my photos ten meters from my subject. Thoughts?

 

Yeah the 50mm lenses are just so great when it comes to bang for buck. They're so cheap and can be very sharp and give nice results for the price. For low light, portraits and shallow DOF, they are fantastic but for landscapes, I wouldn't even consider a 50mm. I would use it, if that's all I had and I have been in that situation where it's all I had and I'm guessing that's why most people would use them for landscape: necessity/no choice. 

 

Up until recently I've been using a 40mm pancake as my main lens. It's priced slightly more than the 50 but it's very sharp and you can get wonderful results. It gives you all the fun benefits of a 50mm but the extra 10mm is so worth the 40 or 50 bucks extra. Using it exclusively as my main lens, it forced me to make the best of it in all situations and I can say it's versatile. To give you context, I mostly used it in low-light, nightclub stuff but for street photography and portraits, I would rated it highly. I also used it for a little bit of video. However, for video, it's much more work as you would expect.

 

Here's a recent example of it I may have posted these before, so apologies in advance. (on a Canon 6D)

 

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Gig photos for Rubberbandits? Nice. 

How come 40mm rather than the much more common 35mm?

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#3515

Posted 2 weeks ago

I usually don't take pics like these, mostly cos I'm a lazy sh*t, so here's a few of my favorites:

 

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*odd sizes cos taken from my instagram

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#3516

Posted 2 weeks ago Edited by Mister Pink, A week ago.

 

Gig photos for Rubberbandits? Nice. 

How come 40mm rather than the much more common 35mm?

 

 

You know who they are, thanks man. :)

 

I just seen it for sale secondhand and it was in perfect condition. I was also curious to try a "pancake" lens. I actually haven't come across many 35mm to be honest. You did mean 35mm prime? 


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#3517

Posted A week ago

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