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06-18-2016, 11:02 AM   #181
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Also known as Love-in-a-mist.....Going to take some shots of mine when the DA50-1.8 arrives next week!
I am new to DSLR and serious photography in general......Up until recently just been a snapshotter with a point n shoot compact, but got the urge when seeing the results my friend and my son got from their outfits. So I got a K50 with usual 18-55 DA WR and also in the kit a DA55-300 WR..............I was amazed at how good the results came out even in my hands...............Then tried a few manual lenses, got a couple I will keep, a Chinon 50mm 1.7 and a Pentax M 135-3.5.
But of course these can be a bit slow to hand when a photo opp appears, so decided to get an AF. I was looking around for a used one, ( not much budget!) but saw the DA50-1.8 new for 79 so just got that..............I hope to be able too get some shots soon and put something on here.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stree Quote
Also known as Love-in-a-mist.....Going to take some shots of mine when the DA50-1.8 arrives next week!
I am new to DSLR and serious photography in general......Up until recently just been a snapshotter with a point n shoot compact, but got the urge when seeing the results my friend and my son got from their outfits. So I got a K50 with usual 18-55 DA WR and also in the kit a DA55-300 WR..............I was amazed at how good the results came out even in my hands...............Then tried a few manual lenses, got a couple I will keep, a Chinon 50mm 1.7 and a Pentax M 135-3.5.
But of course these can be a bit slow to hand when a photo opp appears, so decided to get an AF. I was looking around for a used one, ( not much budget!) but saw the DA50-1.8 new for 79 so just got that..............I hope to be able too get some shots soon and put something on here.
Welcome! I think you will really like that da 50. Can't wait to see some shots from you!
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Finally got hold of the lens...............Just had a half hour or so to try it today, kept it very simple: Scene mode "landscape" and that is it..........I will play around with it in greater depth when I have a bit more time.
So the pics are nothing special compared to some of the outstanding ones on this thread but I am sure I will enjoy this lens.
The Abbey gatehouse near where I live.
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Trying to get to know how to ........well everything......only second ever month of DSLR ownership.................
Anyway......decided to do the following on advice: setting to AV manual aperture .........went through stops from 1.8 to 13.....can now see how depth of field works, how bokeh is affected, sharpness and softness etc...........feel like I am learning something useful now.
Here are 2 of the shots, probably sharpest ones. first is at 5.6

second at 6.3

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Stree, looks like you're off to a great start! Keep up the good work!
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The Florence Cathedral (Il Duomo di Firenze) poking out of the city of, well, Florence.
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Another couple from the weekend..............
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I haven't posted for a while . For the money this is a great lens , and it's my go to .
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A little architectural detail that I found in Tuscany:
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07-24-2016, 05:47 PM   #190
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QuoteOriginally posted by Freo Quote
I haven't posted for a while . For the money this is a great lens , and it's my go to .
Nice Freo. I really like the second one...I am partial to African Greys, but really like this shot.
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Nice Freo. I really like the second one...I am partial to African Greys, but really like this shot.


Thanks mate . It's nice to get lucky every now and then .


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Plastic fantastic huh?
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Just recently got one of these and got lucky on my first night using it. At least I thought these were good.
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Just invested in DA 50 1.8 and tried a couple of shots with and without a 4X magnifying Filter.
The first shot was done without the filter and the second done with the filter
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Applefest. Sometimes a little help is needed.
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