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06-12-2008, 04:45 PM   #1
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My K20 and 50mm came.....

I didn't get to try it out very much.... but, I am pleased with the clarity and detail. I used the new camera and the new lens (Pentax 50). Will this lens work well to take shots of groups at weddings or will the boken be too severe??

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06-12-2008, 05:05 PM   #2
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Gawd I love those fast 50s....

The lens should be fine for a wedding, but you'll need a little distance between you & subject. A wide angle or good general zoom like a 17-70mm seems in order.
06-12-2008, 05:41 PM   #3
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I usually use my 28- 80.... but I was thinking that this one would work great for shots with just a couple of people..... am I correct?
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Gorgeous shot Rene. You really nailed it.

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Nice work. The 50 is an amazing lens. As far as groups shots with it. You would have to be pretty far back to get groups of even three. Good luck.
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Boken? Did you see my suggestion on the other thread? By you asking if the "boken[sic] will be too severe", I think there's alot of fundamentals of photography you're missing (weird since you already have a very nice lens lineup).

As for the BOKEH, the amount of background blur depends on the f-stop, the subject-camera distance, and the subject-background distance. If the bokeh is too severe (did you mean to write "DOF is too shallow"), you can ALWAYS stop the lens down from f/1.4 to get what you need in focus.

As for group shots, you might have to stand a bit back to get a bunch of people in with 50mm. Surely you have alot of experience as to what the 50mm focal length gives you in terms of coverage, right?

Finally, did you use direct flash on that shot? Don't You have the 360, so experiment with using that and bouncing it off of stuff. (walls, ceilings, anything white/neutral)

Good luck!
06-13-2008, 07:14 AM   #7
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I guess that I forgot to tell you that I am real blonde. I knew that the DOF depends on the F-Stop. Gosh, I guess I really sounded stipid. I was trying out my lens inside without flash when if first arrived. I was so excited that I wasn't even paying attention to the F-Stop. You know like a kid with a new toy!

On that shot -- I did use direct flash.. all I had with me was the on camera flash.... I left my bag in the car.

Thanks for bringing me back down to earth.

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