Here's one of my few successful moonscapes:
Moonrise over Holme Moor, England
Moonrise over Holme Moor, England
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I'll have a stab at PBD's challenge seeing as no one else will, but only two. I think the picture of the girl has a Sigma signature, and the picture of the dog is a blurry mess so I presume it is meant to look as if it was shot at f1.2. In truth I cannot tell the difference between the EF 50 1.2 and the 1.4 unless you shot the same subject at f1.4 - 1.6 and then compared the central image sharpness.
Hey there Sporgon, thanks for trying. Both wrong.
Long time lurker and first time poster, i registered just to chime in 2 cents-
I understand PDB's stance (a objective stance on things)- but there comes a point when 1+1 no longer equals 2; where having all the settings exactly right doesn't guarantee you an awesome shot. A sharp, perfectly exposed one, yes. but breathtakingly beautify, no. The more I shoot, the more I realize i'm good enough to bump up against the technical limits of my ability (and gear)- but unable to transcend my "technical" style. Whenever I do happen to take a jaw-droppingly great shot, though, more often than not it's with the 50L.
for what it's worth, I saw Standard's photographs and immediately pegged the first one (the tabby) as a 50L shot. Not all photographs are distinctive enough to distinguish lenses, but IMO that one is. The last pic of the siamese cat has the same 'feel', but still noticeably different.
This was my basis for starting this thread:
Few months ago i rented 50 1.2 L.
Recently, I have invested lens average lens, 35mm f2 IS, 40mm and 85mm 1.8,
I also have tried 24-105, 16-35 f2.8 and 24-70 2.8. I used to have 28 1.8.
looking at the pictures taken from these lenses. I always go back to the pictures taken by 50 1.2 L. Even at smaller apertures, the 50 1.2 L produces the wow effect (not all pictures, but most of them).
To be honest, i have not personally tried ef 50 1.4. only look at pictures on line.
Thus I post this thread and see how people like the 50 1.2 L.
Have I got a poor copy?
Thanks for any thoughts.
A recent picture of Richmond Castle in the Yorkshire Dales, Northern England.
5DII + 28/1.8 @ about f5.6
Beautiful shot. I really like your picture. Well done.
I got into this ridiculous hobby post retirement. It is a self-satisfying way to pass the time as it keeps me off the streets and outta the bars, but, if someone approached me about making a career from photography...I would be forced to slap them up-side the head. http://work.chron.com/estimated-salary-photographer-7219.html
Aside from the occasionally successful wedding and fashion photog...who is gonna buy your stuff.
Besides the local hotel that hosts local photography and the traveling art shows that caters to folks with some disposable income...photography doesn't sell.
Peruse the "decorator wall décor" websites, photography occupies a very small subset therein, so again I ask...who is gonna buy your stuff?
I have never missed GPS or wifi on any of my bodies, so that would not be a sacrifice for me. 30% price cut on that and another 20% to skip video ...
I find it a bit strange that they sell both versions here in Norway tough. I don´t believe many are willing to pay the price for GPS and wifi.