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Phenix205

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #105 on: January 25, 2015, 09:43:12 PM »
I don't own it any more. Kind of miss it from time to time.
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Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #105 on: January 25, 2015, 09:43:12 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #106 on: March 03, 2015, 06:29:59 AM »
Needed a serious fix of colours after the bland months of almost-winter. Visited the fruit and vegetables market down in the southern parts of my home town.
Shot some bell peppers and tomatoes. Colourful veggies..

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #107 on: September 20, 2015, 05:07:05 AM »
Bought this lens about a year ago. I took about 20 photos with it (wide open) and was extremely dissapointed with it. Not sharp enough! Then i went through this post two weeks ago and decided to try it again. Used it excusively for the weekend. I am sold. The soft focus wide open now a positive instead of a negative. Great bokeh. I took some really plain snapshots that came out with a pop that was not planned. Still playing with it, now actually planning some shots with it and it is (suprisingly) fast becoming a favorite. It is never too late to learn how to use a lens properly. Pin sharp lenses is not the be all and end all I believed them to be.
 

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #108 on: September 20, 2015, 05:30:20 AM »
Bought this lens about a year ago. I took about 20 photos with it (wide open) and was extremely dissapointed with it. Not sharp enough! Then i went through this post two weeks ago and decided to try it again. Used it excusively for the weekend. I am sold. The soft focus wide open now a positive instead of a negative. Great bokeh. I took some really plain snapshots that came out with a pop that was not planned. Still playing with it, now actually planning some shots with it and it is (suprisingly) fast becoming a favorite. It is never too late to learn how to use a lens properly. Pin sharp lenses is not the be all and end all I believed them to be.

How did you afma it?
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Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #109 on: September 20, 2015, 05:51:39 AM »
I afma it on 70d and 7dii. It did take a lot more effort on the 70d, the focus was more incosistent. On the 70d I did it at f1.4 and then again at f2.8 and  used the average. Is it a good approach? The lens i have is a lot sharper at f2.8. But still love using it at f1.4

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #110 on: September 20, 2015, 07:26:04 AM »
One of the photos that changed my mind. A simple snapshot without effort or design. Yet, to my mind/eyes it came out real nice.

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Re: Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #111 on: September 20, 2015, 07:28:26 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #112 on: September 20, 2015, 07:42:24 AM »
One of the photos that changed my mind. A simple snapshot without effort or design. Yet, to my mind/eyes it came out real nice.
This came out very soft and dark. Uploaded from a Samsung S5. Dont know what went wrong. Will post photos from computer in future.

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #113 on: September 21, 2015, 11:30:53 AM »
One of the photos that changed my mind. A simple snapshot without effort or design. Yet, to my mind/eyes it came out real nice.
This came out very soft and dark. Uploaded from a Samsung S5. Dont know what went wrong. Will post photos from computer in future.

On the contrary, Bundu, on my calibrated monitor, it looks great all around. 

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #114 on: September 22, 2015, 09:30:13 AM »
Thank you for your kind words YuengLinger. Now I am even more determined to use the lens more often and not once a year!

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #115 on: October 07, 2015, 05:22:56 AM »
A completely different use for this lens. We were camping near a waterhole in Botswana when we heard a lot of elephant around us. There was moonlight but too dark to see where they were exactly. Took photos in all directions to be able to see where they were. We were completely surrounded! Not great photos by any means, the focus was way off and handheld (F1.4, 0.6sec, iso 12800) but at least we could see in the dark!

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #116 on: June 07, 2016, 10:26:18 AM »
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Tokyo Skytree & Asahi Building
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Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #117 on: June 07, 2016, 11:35:46 AM »
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Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #117 on: June 07, 2016, 11:35:46 AM »