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08-31-2009, 11:14 AM   #1
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The fifties association

We have many clubs, dedicated to specific lenses. Grouped around series of Pentax lenses (Takumar, A, M, K, etcetera clubs), around off brand lenses (e.g. Sears lenses), specific types of lenses (the brand new mirror lens club), and around lenses from one country (the Soviet lens club). But what about a club of 50mm-owners? I guess at least 80% of the PF members have one or more 50mm lenses. (I myself own 9 50mm lenses right now...). And if zooms are included, probably around 100% of us have at least one 50mm. Once the standard, now a somewhat odd length, but loved by many.

So, let this be the place to show your favourite 50mm pics. Well, lets say: anything between 50 and 60mm. Plain, but also combined with tubes, bellows, converters etc. What are your 50's capable off?

I'll start with this one, shot last weekend in Amsterdam, shown before, but I like it.

Pentax-A 50/1.7


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Here's one of my favorite pictures of my dog Marley.

FA 50 1.4
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Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4 on Canon 40D.

f/1.4, 1/100th, ISO 800. Tri-X preset in Lightroom.
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FA 50mm f1.4 & K200d





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from my 50mm f/1.2 - @ f/2.8

Fast 50's are probably the most underrated lenses in digital photography...some lens manufacturer comes out with a "fast" f/2.8 zoom and everyone wets themselves...

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K200d & FA 50mm f1.4 followed by a SV & super tak 55mm f1.8mm on Kodak BW400cn.



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My first shot with the M 50mm 1.7. The purpose of the shot was solely for testing high ISO but I thought i'd post it anyways.



Camera: k200D
Shutter speed: 1/50
F-stop: 1.7
ISO: 1600


Edit: Does flickr do anything to the photo? It seems very slightly sharper than the original (using the windows picture viewer) and noisier.
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A couple that I took in the backyard this afternoon with a K200D and a Pentax-A 50 f1.2. No post processing.

@ f1.2


@ f1.2


@ f3.5


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and another same settings as before




btw I envy you guys and your 50mm 1.2's so much! Such a great lens
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Helios 77 50mm f1.8 for a starter. Either I go through all my pics and hope to get the lenses right or start of fresh with pics from my 15+ 50mm lenses. You are a cruel man Rense.
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QuoteOriginally posted by xjjohnno Quote
Helios 77 50mm f1.8 for a starter. Either I go through all my pics and hope to get the lenses right or start of fresh with pics from my 15+ 50mm lenses. You are a cruel man Rense.
Start over with new pics, that is more fun!
Great shots everybody!
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Eye popping resolution from the 50mm f/1.2 - Iso 100 f/8 1/125s

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rense Quote
We have many clubs, dedicated to specific lenses. Grouped around series of Pentax lenses (Takumar, A, M, K, etcetera clubs), around off brand lenses (e.g. Sears lenses), specific types of lenses (the brand new mirror lens club), and around lenses from one country (the Soviet lens club). But what about a club of 50mm-owners? I guess at least 80% of the PF members have one or more 50mm lenses. (I myself own 9 50mm lenses right now...). And if zooms are included, probably around 100% of us have at least one 50mm. Once the standard, now a somewhat odd length, but loved by many.

So, let this be the place to show your favourite 50mm pics. Well, lets say: anything between 50 and 60mm. Plain, but also combined with tubes, bellows, converters etc. What are your 50's capable off?

I'll start with this one, shot last weekend in Amsterdam, shown before, but I like it.
We should stick to just 50mm lenses. If you say 60mm, than why not 43mm? I say stick with 50's only.
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QuoteOriginally posted by K-9 Quote
We should stick to just 50mm lenses. If you say 60mm, than why not 43mm? Then, we already have a pic using a 77mm lens. I say stick with 50's only.
Actually, the Helios 77 is a model name for a Russian 50mm lens. I say keep it to 50mm, 55mm, and 58mm lenses however.

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Actually, the Helios 77 is a model name for a Russian 50mm lens. I say keep it to 50mm, 55mm, and 58mm lenses however.
This was my intention, indeed. These were once the standard primes on cameras of (almost?) all brands. Besides, there are 50mm lenses that are not really 50mm, but somewhat more, or somewhat less

PS: Blue, I guess you mean the Helios 44....
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