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Thread: My new D80 with 50mm f1.4d

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    Default My new D80 with 50mm f1.4d

    Hi all,

    here is 1 of my fav shot i have taken with the 50mm portrait lens.
    i saw this maid and a baby enjoying both of his hands happily.
    i decided to give a try without flash to see how this lens can perform.

    Wow!

    i'm amazed that it is fast and i can go max aperture with fast shutter
    though the downside is its fixed focal length, zoom is my legs.
    Not a problem, afterall imo i find that fixed focal length lens produce IQ better than zoom.

    (maybe it will be very good for night shot as well, haven't try it though cos
    i find that not all shots are suitable for max aperture.)

    here's a short exif of DSC_3325.jpg
    mode manual
    aperture f2
    shutter 1/100s
    iso auto and turn out to be 900)
    focal len 50mm fixed
    wb auto
    sharpness +2
    contrast -2

    No PP done except resize, any C&C on composition, techniques or anything are welcome
    to improve my skills.

    DSC_3325.jpg


    thanks,

    rgds
    dawson
    Last edited by dawson; 16th June 2007 at 11:49 AM. Reason: update photos url (1 photo)

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    Default Re: My new D80 with 50mm f1.4d

    hm.. i think it would be nicer if you crop the maid out of the pic and leave only the baby and his hands.. since the maid is not really in focus and not the main subject of the photograph anyway.. should focus on the baby himself..

    eh i'm just a beginner also, juz started my learning journey on photography.. so, this is just my humble opinion on the composition.. i'd love to be corrected if you feel otherwise ^.^

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    Default Re: My new D80 with 50mm f1.4d

    Hi. I just attended a basic photograhy course yesterday and the instructor mentioned that more often than not, most photographers are always so focussed on eye contact with the subject that they forget about checking the composition at the bottom of the picture, ie. including the feet.

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    Default Re: My new D80 with 50mm f1.4d

    swishbrade: good point. i concentrated on his eyes, hands, mouth........oops

    costie86: that's another good idea, but i won't crop, probably next chance i'll move
    in closer and take half body of the baby cos my intent was only his delicious hands in his mouth.

    we know how baby looks like in diaper.

    thanks
    rgds,
    dawson

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    Default Re: My new D80 with 50mm f1.4d

    50mm f1.4 is an excellent lens for close up portrait. do get closer to your baby, might get better result.

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    Default Re: My new D80 with 50mm f1.4d

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexMoi View Post
    50mm f1.4 is an excellent lens for close up portrait. do get closer to your baby, might get better result.
    thanks,

    that's someone else baby. here's my son and 3rd photo is a closer shot
    with this lens.

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showpost....9&postcount=85

    cheers
    Last edited by dawson; 16th June 2007 at 03:52 PM.
    rgds,
    dawson

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    Default Re: My new D80 with 50mm f1.4d

    i love the 4th shot the best. Seems like everything is in the pic itself. Reali interesting, reali makes me wonder what is he seeing. Whats capturing his attention. I wanna know... for that i would clap...
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