one day at a time

day 146: street scene

street scene © Verena Fischer 2012

street scene © Verena Fischer 2012

I have had my Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 for a little while now and still I’m sometimes struggling to get the pictures how I want them. Maybe it has to do with my 450D, which is a crop body, i.e. you get a crop with a normal EF lens due to the smaller sensor. You have to be quite a bit away to get it all in the picture and then there is also the missing image stabilization. Several times I thought that I was just not focusing right, because it looked that way on the camera screen, but on the computer I had to realise that I actually wasn’t keeping the camera steady enough for the shutter speed I was using. Well, I will have to test this a bit more scientifically, maybe shoot a series at different shutter speeds and see what’s the lowest I can go. Apart from these little issues I’m really quite happy with the lens. It has a much better contrast than my two zoom lenses apart from being a bit more sharp and it also seems to me that the colours come out a tad bit nicer. One thing is clear, it makes a huge difference in low light and I’m eager to try it for shooting at tango.

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9 responses

  1. i really like this scene…i’m looking at getting the 50mm 1.4….let us know how you go with it…keep shooting!

    January 5, 2012 at 11:29 pm

  2. I reallly love this one. Very Nice.

    January 5, 2012 at 11:38 pm

  3. Well, this one is a lovely image!

    1.4 is great to have – my favorite lens is the 85mm 1.2 and the things you can do with 1.2 and 1.4 are really fantastic.

    January 6, 2012 at 5:40 am

  4. SaptarshiC

    I like all the colors in it – specifically the fact that it’s warm but has some splashes of blue in it as well.

    January 6, 2012 at 3:31 pm

  5. It’s hard to beat a fast prime lens!!! Love your street photography!

    January 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm

  6. Like how the two figures compliment each other.

    January 6, 2012 at 6:25 pm

  7. As David says, I also like the two figures walking towards one another.

    January 8, 2012 at 9:33 pm

  8. I agree with what everyone has already said…
    these figures and the interaction (or lack there of) between them is fascinating…

    January 9, 2012 at 7:17 pm

  9. I can understand why you left this photo in color…its lighting is fantastic! And that is primarily due to the fact that so many different colors of light are present in this street scene. The colors make it seem so vibrant and full of life even though there are only a few people pictured. Great composition too…well done!

    January 25, 2012 at 4:41 am

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