Candids w/E 50mm

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DezM
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Candids w/E 50mm

I was asked to get some real world shots with my new E-mount 50mm f/1.8. I noticed that in Aperture mode, I had set the aperture to wide open but the setting had inadvertently moved, due to the position of the rotary dial

These were shot Raw, Center Focus w/re-framing or by touch AF on subject. Mind you, on some I was on a moving train.

More here (first 17 photos): http://dezsantana.com/nex

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flicks Forum Member • Posts: 59
Re: Candids w/E 50mm

nice... can't wait to get my own copy.

Joe Josephs Senior Member • Posts: 1,836
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Sharp, accurate color & WB (always tricky when dealing with subway lighting) and rich deep contrast. All equals one fine street lens - especially in your hands DS.

What would you use for a wider filed of view? I've found that 28mm (on my D700) is well proportioned for NYC subway cars and platforms.
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DezM
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flicks wrote:

nice... can't wait to get my own copy.

I waited a bit for mine. It's worth the wait.
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DezM
DezM OP Forum Pro • Posts: 34,287
Re: Candids w/E 50mm

Joe Josephs wrote:

Sharp, accurate color & WB (always tricky when dealing with subway lighting) and rich deep contrast. All equals one fine street lens - especially in your hands DS.

What would you use for a wider filed of view? I've found that 28mm (on my D700) is well proportioned for NYC subway cars and platforms.

Thanks Joe. That's why I went with Raw so I could tweak WB if needed. At times, I actually wished the focal length was a little longer because I had to get closer to the subject. With the flip LCD screen & flipping it up, it's very "stealthy". They didn't notice that I was photographing them

As for a wider & fast lens, I don't have one for the NEX. The 18-55mm lens suits just fine for that right now. The NEX version of the Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 is sweet but priced too high.

Curious, do you think this set would look best in B&W?
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aerosol Regular Member • Posts: 174
Re: Candids w/E 50mm

I can tell that you are good photographer, so nice to see a lens test done by a person who clearly understand what and how to show during the process of obtaining pleasure from the new lens.
Nothing more nothing less- it's a great lens in a right hands!!!
Thanks a lot, and don't stop!:)))

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V1V1D
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Re: Candids w/E 50mm

DezM wrote:

Curious, do you think this set would look best in B&W?
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Most of the candids look nice in color, maybe the 2nd pic with the sign would look nice b&W?

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Joe Josephs Senior Member • Posts: 1,836
Re: Candids w/E 50mm

I'd surely check these out in B&W.

For me, 'street snaps' are about face & attitude - color adds its own 'weight' to an image.
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baltimorecaesar Regular Member • Posts: 386
Re: Candids w/E 50mm

I'm pretty sure I read in the manual that you can lock the 3-dials by holding the navigation button for a couple seconds.

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Vinter
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Re: Candids w/E 50mm

Anyone else think it looks like Eric Kim on shot 3??

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Fredy Ross Veteran Member • Posts: 6,728
Thanks DezM

Now I can see the good bokeh so thanks.
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DezM
DezM OP Forum Pro • Posts: 34,287
Re: Candids w/E 50mm

baltimorecaesar wrote:

I'm pretty sure I read in the manual that you can lock the 3-dials by holding the navigation button for a couple seconds.

What 3 dials? Im using a NEX-5N not NEX-7.
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DezM
DezM OP Forum Pro • Posts: 34,287
Re: Candids w/E 50mm

I'll try it. Thanks V1V1D.
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DezM
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Re: Candids w/E 50mm

Joe Josephs wrote:

I'd surely check these out in B&W.

For me, 'street snaps' are about face & attitude - color adds its own 'weight' to an image.

True. I'll give some a whirl.
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DezM
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Thank you aerosol. Its a lens that i'll get used to you
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DezM
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Vinter wrote:

Anyone else think it looks like Eric Kim on shot 3??

https://plus.google.com/photos/111943154038712688786/albums/profile

Looks like it could be him, although i don't know who he is.
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DezM
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Fredy Ross wrote:

Now I can see the good bokeh so thanks.

Actually, it would be better if they were shot wide open at f1.7 and if i were closer to the subject
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Fredy Ross Veteran Member • Posts: 6,728
Re: Thanks DezM

Still you are the first to show the bokeh as up till now I couldn't understand why buy it when the kit is so good in low light. Would love to walk around New York like you. Stay warm.
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These are great Bravo I also have Sel50 1.8 wonderful lens
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golfpan Regular Member • Posts: 258
Re: Candids w/E 50mm

You are pretty much my favorite photographer on this site. Tons of real-world stuff in a broad range of environments and lighting conditions, and you make it all look great. Just excellent.

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