Beginning Photography

The musings of a budding photographer

Mum, snow, and a new lens

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Today was my first serious play with my new lens, the canon 50mm 1.8 mk 2. As primes go it’s a cheap as they come, cheap as chips build quality etc, but it’s a very sharp bit of kit.

Subject for the day, my Mum. It’s snowed, loads.

Things to note: Metering a black coat in the snow is HARD. In the end I set to manual and chimped like hell, and I still over exposed everything slightly. Alas.

Shooting with a prime forces you to make good use of foot zoom. You really notice the issues when you don’t have much room to back up.

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Written by James

December 2, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Posted in Photography, Photos

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  1. I think you did really well with these. And yes prime lenses have their benefits, but lack of space makes it an issue. I have that problem when shooting crowd events and dancing

    lensaddiction

    December 6, 2010 at 8:59 am

    • I agree with you, primes are fantastic when you have lots of space to manoeuver, but I suspect the best sort of lens for portraits is something like a 24-105 or 70-200 if working at distance. I don’t have the money for those yet though.

      Thank for the comments.

      James

      December 6, 2010 at 10:25 am


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