new 50mm 1.4

Started Nov 26, 2004 | Discussions thread
piep
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Re: it's not the lens
In reply to proto23, Nov 27, 2004

Thanks for all the replies. It is such a relief to confirm that the problem could be the camera's awb. Will try to do as you guys suggested and let you know what happens. I can't finetune kelvin wb btw as it's not available on the rebel. Again, thanks for the comments.

proto23 wrote:
Hey piep,

The problem is the lighting not your lens. I had the same problem,
did some research, and found that the color temperature of a
fluorescent light cycles over time. Try some longer exposures or
shooting outdoors or in a different type of light and your problem
should go away. Or alternatively you could use higher-quality
fluorescent lamps that flicker at a much higher frequency.

piep wrote:

just bought a new 50mm 1.4 lens last weekend and have been trying
it out on my 300d for the past few days. I have read about the
"problems" with regards to this lens but still decided to buy it
over the 50 1.8 II because of the better build quality, metal
mount, distance scale and usm(micro). So far its been a "hit and
miss" situation in terms of the sharpness and color saturation. The
sharpness i'm getting a bit better once i got used to the very
shallow dof the lens has(especially at 1.4). But the main thing i
can't seem to rationalize is the sometimes " bit yellowish" cast on
some of my indoor(fluorescent light) portraits. I'm using the AWB
of the rebel at ISO 400 and I'm still getting a yellowish cast,
although this only happens in my room. Which gets me to my
question. IS THERE A CERTAIN TYPE OF LIGHTING SITUATION THAT PUTS A
YELLOWISH CAST ON THE PICTURES? OR IS THIS A DEFECT OF THE LENS
ITSELF. I would really hate to return it only to find out that the
replacement has the same thing/problem/quirks. IS THIS COMMON FOR
THIS LENS. I'm not saying its not user error. It could very well
be considering that I am not a very experienced prhotographer and
have only been recently trying to expand my knowledge towards 35mm
photography. Have been reading the forums for the past 6-8 months
now and i know I can get some semblance of an explanation here.
Advance thanks to those who will take the time to answer a newbie's
question.

pie
minolta 600si
powershot A50
eos 300d
eos 20d?(wish)

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