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Old 07-23-2012, 08:39 PM   #24681
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What about reflectors.. do you use those?

Great stuff by the way
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:01 PM   #24682
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Thanks man I appreciate it. And I will occasionally use them but I rarely do. Basically it's always just natural sunlight..
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He is lying.

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Old 07-24-2012, 12:17 PM   #24687
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I know exactly where this is, right across the street from the surfliner. Went from LA to SD on it. Nice pic.

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Everything Evan shoots is basically with the 50, or occasionally the 85.
Wow, his pictures are really good. I got wrapped up in looking at them and found myself on page 10. Lots of good ideas and I like that he lists what he used to shoot it.

I can shoot 50 1.4 with the stock lens(18-55) on a D5000 right?
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No. The 18-55 isn't fast enough (AKA, not wide enough aperture). The 50/1.8 is a prime lens, which means no zoom; it's fixed at 50mm. It is, without a doubt, the best money you can spend on glass though.
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No. The 18-55 isn't fast enough (AKA, not wide enough aperture). The 50/1.8 is a prime lens, which means no zoom; it's fixed at 50mm. It is, without a doubt, the best money you can spend on glass though.
OOOOO okay, is the focal length also fixed then on these lenses? Also, why does 18-55 not encompass 50mm?

like this? http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Nikon-AF...item45fdff3d07

Do you guys even see a use for the 18-55 once you have a 50 f1.8 and another long zoom lens?
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I can shoot 50 1.4 with the stock lens(18-55) on a D5000 right?
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yeaaaa...no? yes? Okay cool... Just asking for some help is all... Thanks for making me feel bad though.


Not everyone is a photography pro like you, so be nice and share some advice.
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Not everyone is a photography pro like you, so be nice and share some advice.
Let's start with the basics. Your f stop (aperture) is a ratio of the diameter of the front glass to the diameter of the aperture blades at a given focal length. That ratio manifests in photography as the ability to take in light in X amount of time (if you ever took an electricity and magnetism course, think magnetic flux, just light instead). Your 18-55 is likely a 3.5-5.6, meaning at its widest (18mm), you can achieve f/3.5, and at 55mm you're at f/5.6. So even at its fastest setting (fast because it can capture a lot of light in a short time scale), it still can't achieve f/1.4. You'll find a direct relationship between price and speed when it comes to a lens.
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The 18-55mm is a zoom, variable aperture kit lens. The best it can do is f/3.5 and that's at 18mm. At 55mm it's going to stop down to f/5.6 which is essentially useless for fast aperture photography. The 50mm is f/1.4 on the other hand. Very fast (lets in a lot of light), and lots of bokeh. So while your 18-55 does encompass the 50mm range, it is not a substitute for the fast 50mm lens.

I've taken a photo of my lenses for comparison. From right to left, the sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, nikkor 35mm f/1.8d, and finally the nikkor 85mm f/1.4d.



See how much light the f/1.4 lets in compared to a variable aperture lens?

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Here's a gif I made at varying apertures with the 50. This is f/1.4--->f/22
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Is anyone here able to make money off of their hobby? Specifically make money on pictures NOT of people? I am trying to figure out if there is anything productive I can do with my stuff...
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Is anyone here able to make money off of their hobby? Specifically make money on pictures NOT of people? I am trying to figure out if there is anything productive I can do with my stuff...
I've sold a few here and there, but nothing substantial. It's a sad truth, but talent will only get you so far. I've read a lot of what professional photographs have had to say and it seems like marketing is just as, if not more, important than actual quality of work. You either have to be Peter Lik good, or just market the everliving fvck out of yourself, but probably both. I know the feeling though. I would love more than anything to shoot full time but I will not be a wedding photographer and I really don't enjoy shooting people. The only way I would want to make a career out of it is selling fine art.
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I think Peter Lik is just as good at marketing as he is at taking photos. Thanks for your insight.
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Let's start with the basics. Your f stop (aperture) is a ratio of the diameter of the front glass to the diameter of the aperture blades at a given focal length. That ratio manifests in photography as the ability to take in light in X amount of time (if you ever took an electricity and magnetism course, think magnetic flux, just light instead). Your 18-55 is likely a 3.5-5.6, meaning at its widest (18mm), you can achieve f/3.5, and at 55mm you're at f/5.6. So even at its fastest setting (fast because it can capture a lot of light in a short time scale), it still can't achieve f/1.4. You'll find a direct relationship between price and speed when it comes to a lens.
Ooooh okay, so I can still use 50mm with my 18-55, but the aperture physically can't be set to f/1.4? So the higher the f stop, the smaller the aperture blades, the less light is being let in, right? What speed is usually used for f/1.4?

Why does aperture effect the photo so much, like physically what is going on that makes the picture so different?

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