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Next to the 85mm 1.4G, I think the 35 1.4 (here with D800E) is pretty special.

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Very nice, I love the 35 f/1.4
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a night out at the rehearsals.

 

D800E with 70-200 VR2

 

D800E with 85 1.4G

 

1DX with Sigma 35 1.4

 

Leica M with noctilux 0.95

 

D800E with 70-200 VR2

 

all taken at 3000K JPEGs and sharpened slightly at 100%

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That's what larger format photography is all about... planning. Since I was raised shooting film both small and medium format, I find myself shooting entirely different than younger people who have always known digital. My camera is in the bag most of the time while I size up the composition in my head. Once I've decided what I'm going to do, then I grab the camera and focus on the technical issues of achieving what I want. I shoot, then the camera goes back into the bag. I don't get a lot of shots, but they're almost all "keepers". When I'm shooting, you rarely see me looking through my camera, but even when the camera is tucked away, I'm still actively shooting. This technique is ingrained in me. I could never walk around with the camera on my face snapping hundreds of shots like an event photographer. But there are definite advantages for planning out the shot in the street photography I enjoy doing. My subjects don't realize there is a camera, so they don't perform for it. Better spontaneity.

 

Now shooting with the Mamiya is different. It's usually on sticks, so there is no hiding it. When I shoot with it, I try to stand between the camera and the subject blocking their view of it as much as possible. More of a challenge with spontaneity there.

 

Nice breakdown. As someone who regularly shoots 4x5 film (and grew up shooting medium format), this all sounds very familiar. :)

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cover shot Cowboy Junkies.jpg

Cowboy Junkies tonight


Edited by Frank I - 3/1/14 at 10:03pm
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I thought I'd drop by and say I purchased the 35mm f/1.8G for my D3200. I haven't taken any good photos with it yet though. :o

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Do you guys think it is a good idea to buy the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G, if i currently have the kit lens (18-55) which already has the 50mm focal length?

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Yes, the DOF of the prime lens are razor thin and not to mention much better isolation of objects.
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The 50 1.8G will be sharper and render the backgrounds smoother than the 18-55 3.5/5.6 wide open.

That said, if you shoot under great light and at f5.6 to f8 most of the time, then there really maybe little difference.

The versatilities of having a zoom should outweight the speed advantage, sharpness and bokeh under most situations, especially during vacations, parties, etc.

 

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Do you guys think it is a good idea to buy the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G, if i currently have the kit lens (18-55) which already has the 50mm focal length?

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If all you have is the 18-55, I would recommend getting a focal length you don't have first... either an ultra wide (10-20) for landscape photography or a long zoom (55-200) for sports or portraits.

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If all you have is the 18-55, I would recommend getting a focal length you don't have first... either an ultra wide (10-20) for landscape photography or a long zoom (55-200) for sports or portraits.
+1

Another criteria that could change my answer is what do you shoot? What is it's intended output for? Newer bodies can up the ISO so the speed may not be as critical as it was. If you have PS skills then a blurry background is only a selection away.
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Sigma 150-500 on Nikon D7100 


Edited by Frank I - 3/22/14 at 9:34pm
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D800 24-70 2.8. ISO 3200 1/125th @f4. Just finished detailing my buddies Z06. This is the oldest operating Mc Donald's. It was the 3rd one to open. It's in Downey, CA
Edited by musubi1000 - 3/23/14 at 8:26pm
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I think I'm done purchasing Nikon lens, this is my last one (that was what I said last time too)

 

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I think I'm done purchasing Nikon lens, this is my last one (that was what I said last time too)

 

how many do you have? 

 

I really wanna get an 85mm f1.4 - have you ever used one? Or a 1.2 even, i would love to give one of them a go. 

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