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[Update]

photolog: 50mm f1.4

by Reviewer Rob

I was shooting photos in a bar (Casbah SD) and on the street last night with 1970’s Nikon lens technology mounted on my sturdy D5200. Even before I went digital 11 years ago I preferred either 200mm or wide-angle fisheye lenses so this 50mm has been stored in my camera bag with only intermittent usage since like 1991, for a long long time, but I finally decided to break it out for novelty purposes and to begin taking advantage of its f1.4 capability again for low light environments. I like the way things look but you just have to do everything like flash and focus manually of course and not through the camera’s ttl system.


My old school glass,

My old school glass.

I think this band was called Idylwyld, and that the singer mentioned something about Scotland...

I think this band was called Idylwyld, and that the singer mentioned something about Scotland…

50mm, f1.4, about 200th/sec, really high ISO

50mm, f1.4, about 200th/sec, really high ISO

with camera flash, stopped down to like f8 at maybe 250th of a sec

with camera flash, stopped down to like f8 at maybe 250th of a sec

camera flash reduced, at f1.4 and 250th of a sec, I think... lots of Photoshop balancing here...

camera flash reduced, at f1.4 and 250th of a sec, I think… lots of Photoshop balancing here…

Casbah urinal stickers, at f1.4, manally everything.

Casbah urinal stickers, at f1.4, manally everything.

One of the main reasons to visit the Casbah SD of course is to view the outstanding wall art in the hallway. Here's one of the posters announcing an upcoming show... shot at f1.4, handheld at ISO 25600 and 250th of a second...

One of the main reasons to visit the Casbah SD of course is to view the outstanding wall art in the hallway. Here’s one of the posters announcing an upcoming show… shot at f1.4, handheld at ISO 25600 and 250th of a second…

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