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   Old Thread  #1329 10 Sept 2011 at 0.29am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Just been having the same thoughts myself over rethinking the 50mm due to the fact it will actually be like shooting at 72mm on my DX body.

Think I'll go for the 35mm, controversial Ken Rockwell seems to rave about it on the D40 too. Would the 35mm be Ok as a walk around, candid lens as well?
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   Old Thread  #1328 9 Sept 2011 at 11.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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The kit lens is OK for landscape at the wide angle setting. I would have a rethink on getting the 50mm as posted the 35mm would be more use for trophy shots. You can always crop in post production. It would also be great for lancsape shots, keeping the kit as a general lens.

You do notice a drop in quality when using the kit lens over a prime normally when taking close ups. My 75-300 does produce a crisper image when used at the minimum focus distance.
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   Old Thread  #1327 9 Sept 2011 at 9.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Beautiful Picture Dave

Fully can't decide between the 35mm or 50mm, really like the shallow depth of field with both lenses and it seems some prefer one and others prefer the other.

I'm leaning towards the 50mm 1.8 though at the moment, not fishing too tight swims atm so can frame the shot without too much hassle. Also thinking of sticking to the kit lens at wide angles for the landscape shots for the time being. Any thoughts on this?
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   Old Thread  #1326 9 Sept 2011 at 9.29pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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AFS-35 f1/8 is the Best lens i own, great for self takes and great for lake scenes.
35mm is about the same angle of view as 52mm in old film 35mm.
Think you would find 50mm a bit narrow for self taking in tight swims.
this is one of my favourite lake scenes taken with my D5000+ AFS-35mm f1/8 DX

Sunset on high 12-02-2011
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   Old Thread  #1325 9 Sept 2011 at 0.50am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #1324 9 Sept 2011 at 0.50am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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After a bit of advice please guys, Just purchased a Nikon D40 on ebay which is coming with the Kit lens, I'm after a fast prime lens for my catch shots. Due to the cropped sensor should I get the 35mm AFS 1.8 DX lens or the 50mm AFS 1.8 (which is not a DX lens meaning an equiv. 75mm FOV)

The 50mm can be had for about £190 or the 35mm for £165ish

Also looking for a landscape lens, would the kit lens 18-55mm used at 18mm be ok for this? aperture would be around 3.5

Thanks
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   Old Thread  #1323 7 Sept 2011 at 11.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Using a new monitor and images are looking a lot crisper. Flower heads `shopped` to bring out texture and colour
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   Old Thread  #1322 31 Aug 2011 at 0.16am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Hi Neil
Carrying on from our PMís. Bin shots 3 and 6, you are a much better photographer than these shots suggest.
Shot 5 is good stuff, thatís the standard apply it to every shot. If it doesnít match up bin it. Great photographs are the ones that you donít bin. They will always be a small percentage of your work. I guess it all comes down to wanting to be known for producing great shots not OK ones.
I spent all day yesterday developing a shot that I had in mind. I tried natural lighting, a full electronic flash studio set up and loads of other stuff. The end result was 80 shots which were rubbish and ended up being deleted off the system. A couple did have something going for them but I have produced better images so why go backwards when forward is the way.
Great Swallow shot. A real Walkers. Crisp, just made that up.
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   Old Thread  #1321 30 Aug 2011 at 7.39pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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yes 500mm f/9 1/500sec OS on iso 400
Great lens though is a bit heavy
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   Old Thread  #1320 30 Aug 2011 at 7.34pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks mate, really like the quality of picture you get from that lens.. may have to try and get hold of one. Is the swallow shot zoomed all the way in?

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   Old Thread  #1319 30 Aug 2011 at 7.27pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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nice shots all-on-black
Swallow shot is only about 20% cropped, managed to get fairly close with my sigma 150-500
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   Old Thread  #1318 30 Aug 2011 at 7.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Awesome shots!!

Are they cropped or straight off?



Just a few shots from fishing over the weekend..













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   Old Thread  #1317 30 Aug 2011 at 6.50pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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cracking swallow shot Keebs
heres one i took of a swallow singing early morning in june.

Swallow  (Hirundo rustica)
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   Old Thread  #1316 30 Aug 2011 at 4.43pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just a quick plug for the set of PKA Auto Extension Tubes I am selling in the classifieds, if anyone is interested.

'ere 'tis!
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