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Nifty Fifty: Please share some 50 mm pictures!

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#1 goldchen96

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 10:13

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Dear all

 

I am quite the average photog. Try this, try that, nice Camera, lovely rendering, tele-lenses, wideangles, sunstars with f11, wide open shots, one or the other pretty decent shot.

But it all boils down to this: For personal work and for the everyday joy of taking some snaps, I always come back to enjoying my 50mm lens. Sometimes I try to convince myself that using the standard focal lenth is supposed to be "boring", uninteresting field of view and all, so I try out different lenses, different shooting styles...

 

All valid, of course, but I personally love the 50mm lens:

 

- A bit of compression, but not very much so. Perfect for environmental scenes without having too much information in the frame.

- Foreground (or background respectively) is not too sharp and overly distracting but still recognizable, especiallly using faster apertures like f2 or f2.8,  so it still helps getting a message across.

- Street photography with hyperfocal setting and gigantic DOF can produce wonderful results (depends on the ability of the photographer's eye anyhow!) but it's not for me.

 

Can I invite you to share some shots that show a normal lens producing some interesting shots and why?

 

Attached files show pictures taken during a 60 minute stroll at a horse fair with Sony A7ii and old Leica Summicron 50mm f2.

 

English is not my mother tongue; please excuse any errors on my part.

 

Cheers

J

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 10:15

Two more

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 10:16

And the last two

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 10:17

Ups, this one is not bad either.

Thank you.

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 13:11

J, your English is excellent, as is your post.
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Posted 25 March 2017 - 21:56

Is your loving description only good for Leica 50mm or is it also valid for Nikon 50mm?

I love FOMAPAN 100.


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Posted 25 March 2017 - 22:05

I don't agree with a lot of things you say and I'm not sure why you insist on including blurry objects heavily interfering with the quasi non-existant subjects.

I love FOMAPAN 100.


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 01:48

Here you go:
Owned the Noctilux for less than an hour and took this:

WTF is with the 500Kb image size restriction?! That's ridiculous.
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Posted 26 March 2017 - 06:36

Some people have slow internet; we mustn't inconvenience them (prolly the same ones who are allergic to religion, politics and guns).

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 07:47

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Some people have slow internet; we mustn't inconvenience them (prolly the same ones who are allergic to religion, politics and guns).

People living in the sticks in Europe, Great Britain or the U.S.A. often have to rely on copper land lines which are not blindingly fast. People using mobile devices often have not only limited bandwidths but also limited data volumes. I see no reason to ridicule those members. Some of them make much more interesting and valuable contributions as some of the belittlers here.


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 07:57

Indeed, only a limited number of users worldwide will be using 4G on their mobile devices for instance, but even the percentage of Internet users that have a  fixed broadband connection is still less than half at best worldwide.

Note that for instance the USA comes in # 15 world-wide in broadband penetration, 32.6%.

 

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 10:51

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I don't agree with a lot of things you say and I'm not sure why you insist on including blurry objects heavily interfering with the quasi non-existant subjects.


Hey Ned, nice to meet you. Heard a lot about you.

Of course you are right, it's more or less just a stylistic device that I might have overdone. It surely stands to reason whether it does even help the photographs or just neatly disguise the fact that there is not so much to tell anyhow.

But hey, I don't wanna win the Putlitzer, I just had some fun with the camera, so don't be too hard on me.

Cheers
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Posted 26 March 2017 - 12:25

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Hey Ned, nice to meet you. Heard a lot about you.
Of course you are right, it's more or less just a stylistic device that I might have overdone. It surely stands to reason whether it does even help the photographs or just neatly disguise the fact that there is not so much to tell anyhow.
But hey, I don't wanna win the Putlitzer, I just had some fun with the camera, so don't be too hard on me.
Cheers
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Posted 26 March 2017 - 16:43

Here you go:
Owned the Noctilux for less than an hour and took this:
WTF is with the 500Kb image size restriction?! That's ridiculous.


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Posted 26 March 2017 - 18:59

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DSC01180 by Charlie Webster, 50 Cron v4 M9
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Posted 28 March 2017 - 01:15

Downtown Miami under perpetual construction. M9M and 50 Summicron.

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 01:19

One more, same camera and lens but this time in midtown Manhattan.

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 14:12

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This is one of my own favorites with the 50 Summicron.

 

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 15:01

testing a new 50mm lens in Tokyo

 

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Posted 28 March 2017 - 17:26

This photo taken with Summilux 50 at 1.4.  An iconic bar in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona.Attached File  L1000406.jpg   382.46KB   173 downloads


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