Beginning Photography

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I decided to see what the nifty 50 could do wide open. With aperture set to 1.8 I descended on ice covered bushes in the garden, the following two images being my favourites.

One thing I’ve learned, this lens isn’t quite as sharp wide open as it is when stepped down to around 2.8. It’s good though, as these photos attest, certainly sharp enough to produce very nice images.


Written by James

December 6, 2010 at 11:16 am

Posted in Photography

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  1. I like mine for flower photography, you can get a lot of nice detail and get quite close with the lens. And the speed helps if there is any wind movement. Your icicles are pretty but a tad overexposed which I understand is hard to counteract with snow and ice on a bright day.


    December 12, 2010 at 10:25 am

    • The speed def helps to slow motion, no arguments there. For the icicles it was semi intentional, I took so many different exposures and just chose the images I liked best. The range went from massively over exposed to massively under exposed. Blown highlights on a dark background…


      December 12, 2010 at 10:56 am

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