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11-14-2007, 05:24 PM   #31
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I actually shoot most things with my 50 f/1.4 exclusively these days.
I find I will move closer or further away rather than switch over to a zoom.

The pictures taken with this lens are special as everyone has said. The extra f stops are well worth it for indoor shooting with natural light.

I like the "feature" of the extremely shallow DoF when the lens is at the open end. As has been mentioned, it softens skin blemishes and draws you into the eyes.

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11-14-2007, 08:57 PM   #32
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hrm... i sorta see what you mean

do you have any bigger pictures with some more harsh lighting?

how close were you to her face with the camera? 50cm (a yard) away?
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more harsh lighting in this one. full daylight over a pool



In the first pic I was very close yeah probably about 50cm away. In this pic I am probably between 1 and 1.5 metres away.

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11-16-2007, 05:34 AM   #34
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ahhhh yes.

that photo shows the quality of that lens

damn thats a fine lens

i notice you're also in australia

where did you get your lens and how much was it?

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The Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4 has superb bokeh - and this is the main reason why I like the lens. When shooting landscapes at infinity, or any distance for that matter, it is not as sharp as various 50mm f/1.8's. This shot was taken with a k100d and Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4.

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