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Old 05-20-2005, 11:06 PM   #1
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I finally got my camera back today and I finally got to test out my Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens. Yes, a f/1.4 lens. It'* incredibly sharp, incredibly fast, and rivals the Canon professional lenses in terms of photo quality.

I am still learning how to use the big apertures, but here are some shots that turned out pretty nice:

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It'* a great lens for portraits and such. I'm very impressed by it. It makes excellent background blurs.
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Great pics! What a precious dog!!!
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Great pics! What a precious dog!!!
Thanks. She'* 11 years old ... can you believe it? She still acts like a puppy.
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Cute pictures...omg!! They're so cool-I applaud your definate talent and I think your dog is super cute.
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Can't wait to see pics of Red Hot...........

Awesome lens!!!!!!!!!!!!
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What a great lens. I've been meaning to get a 50mm prime for a while, but other toys just keep coming up. I notice that your images look a tad soft, probably due to the resizing process and/or JPEG compression. Do you ever apply any USM to your images? My workhorse lens is a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L. That thing is a champ, but my alltime favorite lens has to be the Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM. Not that I own one, but every time I've put one on my camera I've regretted having to take it off.

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I also had the pleasure of using a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM last weekend for the Formula SAE competition in (hehe) Pontiac, MI.

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Nice pics Sol...That camer really seem like it'* made for that lens.
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You're making me want to go buy a 50 Mil for my Pentax SLR now.. Get some nice B&W Film...
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What a great lens. I've been meaning to get a 50mm prime for a while, but other toys just keep coming up. I notice that your images look a tad soft, probably due to the resizing process and/or JPEG compression. Do you ever apply any USM to your images? My workhorse lens is a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L. That thing is a champ, but my alltime favorite lens has to be the Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM. Not that I own one, but every time I've put one on my camera I've regretted having to take it off.
I don't use USM unless I really have to. Mind you those pics look soft because they are taken at f/1.4. When stopped down to even 2.8, they get very sharp.

I really like that lens you have. I wish I could afford it. Those pics you have are amazing.
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