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   Old Thread  #1334 10 Sept 2011 at 8.32pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
some cracking shots there lads .

its good to see the photo thread up and running again .

ive got the 18-55 vr kit lens the 105 macro and 70-300 vr and the 35mm f1.8 and ive found the 35mm to cover most situations us carpers find our selves in , Out of all my lens the 35mm is used without doubt the most its great in low light bulb stuff if that s your thing, sharp as hell on trophy shots with great for a shallow dof , heres a few recent carp related stuff (last 12 months) ive took .

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   Old Thread  #1333 10 Sept 2011 at 8.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks 60sRules the snow cloud scene was one of the first shots i took with my D5000.
I was taken in vivid mode only added a bit of sharpness and a little contrast.
i have been offered a secondhand sigma apo150, the earlier version without the stabiliser though i think its a bit expensive at £400
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   Old Thread  #1332 10 Sept 2011 at 2.39pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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i would like both lenses though I must get a good macro and prime wide-angle first

A macro lens is at the top of my list as the 18-55 does not do it for me. The shots look ok until you see what a macro can deliver. In fairness to the 18-55 it was not designed to complete in this field.

I am quite happy to use the 18-55 for most work and I have also found that the lens works better at the wide angle end

Thatís a stunning cold weather shot. One of the few shots that actually make me feel cold looking at it. Any post production work done on this?
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   Old Thread  #1331 10 Sept 2011 at 8.15am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You can always experiment with your kit lens, put it on a tripod and set the kit lens on about 50 then take a few shots on timer of your self at different distances.
then repeat at the same distances with the lens on 35 i would like both lenses though I must get a good macro and prime wide-angle first
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   Old Thread  #1330 10 Sept 2011 at 8.02am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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You do notice a small drop in quality with the kit lens though i think it is at its best at wide angle.
I haven't got a prime wide angle yet and still use my 18-55 kit lens.
The 35 is ok for street candid shots though i think the 50 would be better.
As i said with the 50 you would have to have the camera a fair distance from yourself which can be a problem with self taking.
this was taken with my kit lens at 18mm

Highbridge 23/12/09
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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

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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

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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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