thomas

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photoblog image The poor man's prime lens

The poor man's prime lens

The Canon 50mm f/1.8 Mark II - for £80 this is a must have in your camera bag. I haven't seen crisper portraits with any other lens and the 1.8 apperture lets in enough light to shoot indoors at lower shutter speeds. Add to that the super bokeh, and you have your money's worth. It is plastic indeed, and one fall might put an end to its story. Hence I am exremely careful while handling this (I better be careful with the kind of reputation I have for being clumsy)

Half of the sharpness on this shot should be attributed to the low-end Canon Speedlight 270 EX flash which I used by bouncing the flash light off the ceiling.

The poor man's prime lens

The Canon 50mm f/1.8 Mark II - for £80 this is a must have in your camera bag. I haven't seen crisper portraits with any other lens and the 1.8 apperture lets in enough light to shoot indoors at lower shutter speeds. Add to that the super bokeh, and you have your money's worth. It is plastic indeed, and one fall might put an end to its story. Hence I am exremely careful while handling this (I better be careful with the kind of reputation I have for being clumsy)

Half of the sharpness on this shot should be attributed to the low-end Canon Speedlight 270 EX flash which I used by bouncing the flash light off the ceiling.

comments (2)

  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 15 Feb 2010, 12:06
It's a Canon, Thomas, and that's the only thing you need to tell me. grin I love it.
excellent shot! looks like a great lens....

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camera Canon EOS 450D
exposure mode shutter priority
shutterspeed 1/60s
aperture f/2.8
sensitivity ISO400
focal length 50.0mm
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