First shots with my first ever manual prime


Link Posted 20/11/2013 - 23:09
Ive had the 50mm 1.7 a few days now and Im amazed at how good it is!

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Link Posted 21/11/2013 - 10:06
QuestionableCarrot wrote:
Ive had the 50mm 1.7 a few days now and Im amazed at how good it is!

I saw these on flickr Alistair I thought you already had a manual 50mm lens I love mine, try a 28mm too great results. Best stuff Trixie


Link Posted 21/11/2013 - 10:35
Great lens. I foolishly sold mine to fund something else.

Really like that photo of the leaf on the bench, very effective.


Link Posted 21/11/2013 - 12:07
I never use zoom lenses just old PK-M and M42 primes. You soon get used to focusing by eye.



Link Posted 21/11/2013 - 13:50
Lovely shots. I'm glad you like your lens. I imagine the 50mm focal length would make a great portrait lens particularly as the wide aperture means you can throw the background out of focus.

I find it a bit "long" for the stuff I do. Trixie's suggestion of a 28mm standard is sound. I'd happily take that as my only lens for a day out.
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Link Posted 21/11/2013 - 15:06
Agreed. I guess my K28/3.5 is one of my most used lenses. It's a brilliant thing.
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