Lets see your 58mm samples, was it worth it?

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ranalli
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Re: Lets see your 58mm samples, was it worth it?
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alabaster wrote:

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What a sensational example of near and far OOF bokeh, and a great pose as well. Absolutely first class.

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I gotta be honest though....this photo is very good but it is more the photographer than the lens IMO.  I feel he could have done this with nearly any 50mm 1.4.

But this is a great photo though no matter what factors contributed to it.

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Re: Lets see your 58mm samples, was it worth it?
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ranalli wrote:

I gotta be honest though....this photo is very good but it is more the photographer than the lens IMO. I feel he could have done this with nearly any 50mm 1.4.

But this is a great photo though no matter what factors contributed to it.

You are correct in saying there are more factors than just the lens. It takes a good photographer to create good images with this lens. Expensive gear never makes up for lack to skills or vision. I can say after shooting with the 50mm f.18g for a couple of years and now shooting with this lens, this is not just "any 50mm lens".

I have seen some really bad photography done with the 58mm f1.4g as examples of "see it's not that great". And honestly I don't think, from the examples I've seen, that this lens really shines on a DX camera either. This lens becomes just one factor in the final image but IMHO, removing this factor would degrade the image visibly.

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Re: Lets see your 58mm samples, was it worth it?
In reply to ranalli, 6 months ago

ranalli wrote:

alabaster wrote:

Bo Photo wrote:

What a sensational example of near and far OOF bokeh, and a great pose as well. Absolutely first class.

You're making my credit card squeal.

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I gotta be honest though....this photo is very good but it is more the photographer than the lens IMO. I feel he could have done this with nearly any 50mm 1.4.

But this is a great photo though no matter what factors contributed to it.

It has always been the photographer...always has been, always will be. The 58 1.4G will not magically make you a better photographer because it costs $1700. Hell, I've seen some pretty bad photos with the 200 f/2.

I think most people are expecting to be "extremely blown away" by this lens just because of the price tag. Well guess what.. YOU need to blow people away, not the lens. The lens just makes it easier, but the effort is totally on you.

I am in the process of selling my 85 1.4G, and replacing it with this lens............. I'm kinda tired of the 85's predictable nature. To me it's like a faithful wife..kinda boring. Right now I want a girlfriend that parties all night, and that IS the 58.

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Re: Lets see your 58mm samples, was it worth it?
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I am in the process of selling my 85 1.4G, and replacing it with this lens............. I'm kinda tired of the 85's predictable nature. To me it's like a faithful wife..kinda boring. Right now I want a girlfriend that parties all night, and that IS the 58.

Yeah, I'm fixing to go visit the Biltmore house and plan to take my D800 plus a couple of lenses. I think I'm going to go with 28mm f1.8G and this 58. Be interesting to see how it works for that type of subject matter.

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Re: Lets see your 58mm samples, was it worth it?
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xtm wrote:

ranalli wrote:

alabaster wrote:

Bo Photo wrote:

What a sensational example of near and far OOF bokeh, and a great pose as well. Absolutely first class.

You're making my credit card squeal.

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I am in the process of selling my 85 1.4G, and replacing it with this lens............. I'm kinda tired of the 85's predictable nature. To me it's like a faithful wife..kinda boring. Right now I want a girlfriend that parties all night, and that IS the 58.

Well, that pic illustrates something that the 85m is still helpful for. Flattering the face by being further away. For pics where the subject fills more of the frame, longer lenses are going to have their place.

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