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    Hi Guys,

    I was helping a friend on his wedding yesterday as brothers. There was already a assigned photographer. I'm just having some fun taking some shot also. I'm using a 50mm f1.8 without a flashgun. I notice when I take the couple. One of them is of out focus. Was it due to large aperture that created a shallow DOF. Should I use a smaller aperture with a flash gun?

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    Sounds like an aperture issue.

    If u wanted to shoot available light you could have upped the ISO to compensate for a smaller f/stop or use flash to fill in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowwow View Post
    Sounds like an aperture issue.

    If u wanted to shoot available light you could have upped the ISO to compensate for a smaller f/stop or use flash to fill in.
    I guess so. I did increase the ISO to 400 and use the buit-in flash.

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    With 50 f1.8, u can't even get both eyes to be in focus if u're taking 3/4 head/shoulder shot.



    Lots of weddings yesterday. I was shooting mostly with a 35mm f1.4 on a ff.
    Tried a f4 zoom lens but just a little too slow.

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    Thanks for sharing your photo. Guess I need to use a smaller aperture to get everything in-focus right? Does using a flash gun helps to use a smaller aperture?

    Quote Originally Posted by weekh View Post
    With 50 f1.8, u can't even get both eyes to be in focus if u're taking 3/4 head/shoulder shot.



    Lots of weddings yesterday. I was shooting mostly with a 35mm f1.4 on a ff.
    Tried a f4 zoom lens but just a little too slow.

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    u can use small aperture with flash lor... if too small then u may loose the ambient light or u get the ghosting when subjects move. so u may wanna use high ISO.

    So far only Canon has one of the best noise control at ISO 1600.

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    Maybe I should use a 18-70mm lens instead.

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    hi weekh, nice moment captured. great control of the lights there.

    i still cant leh.

    i think is the FF perspective and a prime L that impress me

    but nevertheless, very nice picture!
    random equipment.
    where are my primes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark View Post
    Thanks for sharing your photo. Guess I need to use a smaller aperture to get everything in-focus right? Does using a flash gun helps to use a smaller aperture?
    At this stage, try f2.8 and high iso compare to f1.8 and low iso.
    IMHO, move on to flash photography when you know what the 50mm lens limits for indoor/low light photography.

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    May I know where can I buy a bounce card and what is the price?

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    TK photo had it at i think somewhere around $19 i think. Dunno whether they have it now. There is also the flipit by ppcp
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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by chanxj View Post
    TK photo had it at i think somewhere around $19 i think. Dunno whether they have it now. There is also the flipit by ppcp

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark View Post
    May I know where can I buy a bounce card and what is the price?
    there's also a DIY. $3... hehe.

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    That is cheap. But, I'm a non-DIY person. Anyway, thanks mate.

    Quote Originally Posted by elfvin View Post
    there's also a DIY. $3... hehe.

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    Can I say that if I have a flash gun. I should be able to use a larger aperture to keep both couple in-focus right?


    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcrash View Post
    At this stage, try f2.8 and high iso compare to f1.8 and low iso.
    IMHO, move on to flash photography when you know what the 50mm lens limits for indoor/low light photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark View Post
    Can I say that if I have a flash gun. I should be able to use a larger aperture to keep both couple in-focus right?
    Nope... When you're using larger aperture, the DOF is pretty thin... And unless you're facing them dead-on, the chances of you catching both sharply is low.

    I've tried shooting at a dinner with just a 50mm f1.8 and the results were fun... Noisy as hell, but well... it's for the fun factor and candids. Without a flash, it's easier for me to sneak in for the candid shots and then move off for others fast...
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    Sorry. Let me correct myself. It should be smaller aperture to keep the couple in focus right?

    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Nope... When you're using larger aperture, the DOF is pretty thin... And unless you're facing them dead-on, the chances of you catching both sharply is low.

    I've tried shooting at a dinner with just a 50mm f1.8 and the results were fun... Noisy as hell, but well... it's for the fun factor and candids. Without a flash, it's easier for me to sneak in for the candid shots and then move off for others fast...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark View Post
    Sorry. Let me correct myself. It should be smaller aperture to keep the couple in focus right?
    Yup.. but in low light, smaller apertures will lower the shutter speed dramatically... and with fast paced action, without a flash, you're unlikely to capture anything clearly either.
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    Thanks I guess I really need a flash gun.

    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Yup.. but in low light, smaller apertures will lower the shutter speed dramatically... and with fast paced action, without a flash, you're unlikely to capture anything clearly either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark View Post
    Thanks I guess I really need a flash gun.
    correction... u'll need a flash gun AND a battery pack!!

    happy shooting!

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