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trenchmonkey
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 50 f1.8G saves my butt


Shot a fundraiser the other night, usually my go to glass is the 28-70/70-200 f2.8 zooms.
Learned a long time ago to pack a fast prime just in case the light is extra bad....it was
Homie don't do flash so I was really pleased with the 'Fitty G' Hardly any misses, here's a few SOOC for your perusal.



riversbendphotography

  NIKON D3    50mm    f/1.8    1/80s    6400 ISO    -0.3 EV  





riversbendphotography

  NIKON D3    50mm    f/2.0    1/125s    6400 ISO    -0.3 EV  





riversbendphotography

  NIKON D3    50mm    f/2.0    1/80s    6400 ISO    -0.3 EV  





riversbendphotography

  NIKON D3    50mm    f/2.0    1/100s    6400 ISO    -0.3 EV  




Dec 17, 2011 at 02:18 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 50 f1.8G saves my butt


great shots! looking at those numbers, lighting indeed was bad. that 1-stop sure made a difference!!


Dec 17, 2011 at 02:53 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 50 f1.8G saves my butt


static808 wrote:
great shots! looking at those numbers, lighting indeed was bad. that 1-stop sure made a difference!!

Thanks a lot, Rob. Yeah, the pressure was on as my wife's coworker had a stroke and I put
up around 100 shots to a gallery so he could see who all came out in support. They raised over
$3K in about 2 hrs. Does yer heart good...especially around this time of year, eh?!



Dec 17, 2011 at 03:14 PM
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trenchmonkey wrote:
Homie don't do flash<snip>


I love this! I battle with flash, too and I've always felt like I was half a 'tographer for it. I'm using this phrase from now on Will! If ever challenged, I'll tell them it works for the Trench Monkey - it works for me!

Looks like a fun time. I hope you had a chance to enjoy a brew, too.

Vinny



Dec 17, 2011 at 03:22 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 50 f1.8G saves my butt


Hey TM, I'm going to shoot some stuff this afternoon. Was planning on the 24-70/2.8 only, but now I'm throwing the 50/1.8G in the bag just in case.


Dec 17, 2011 at 03:26 PM
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Great stuff as usual, Will! That is a great bunch of caring and giving people, too. That's what friends and community is all about.
btw...That lens is on my "to git" list as soon as I recover from Holiday spending.



Dec 17, 2011 at 03:55 PM
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trenchmonkey wrote:
Homie don't do flash<snip>

squareeyez wrote:
I love this! I battle with flash, too and I've always felt like I was half a 'tographer for it. I'm using this phrase from now on Will! If ever challenged, I'll tell them it works for the Trench Monkey - it works for me!

Looks like a fun time. I hope you had a chance to enjoy a brew, too.

Vinny


Glad to help, Vinnie...thanks!



Dec 17, 2011 at 04:02 PM
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scorpio1 wrote:
Hey TM, I'm going to shoot some stuff this afternoon. Was planning on the 24-70/2.8 only, but now I'm throwing the 50/1.8G in the bag just in case.

yeah, Ed...it's light & it's right



Dec 17, 2011 at 04:03 PM
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eos-m42guy wrote:
Great stuff as usual, Will! That is a great bunch of caring and giving people, too. That's what friends and community is all about.
btw...That lens is on my "to git" list as soon as I recover from Holiday spending.

Thank you kindly, Don. The band and I showed up for free, the brewpub gave us the space
and chips & salsa on the house (the latter probably didn't hurt sales of the 22 oz'ers)



Dec 17, 2011 at 04:09 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · 50 f1.8G saves my butt


I usually point my flash straight backwards in situations like this. However, most of the time I take my 35/2 and shoot ambient. That extra stop can make a difference. Also it's small and easy to carry.


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I had the opportunity to test the new 50 F1.8G indoors with contrasty pan lights. The good results, and no flare, made me sell my 50 F1.8D.


Dec 17, 2011 at 04:48 PM
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williamkazak wrote:
I had the opportunity to test the new 50 F1.8G indoors with contrasty pan lights. The good results, and no flare, made me sell my 50 F1.8D.

Yeah...it's a 'no brainer' lens, William. Pretty fond of the bokeh too!



Dec 17, 2011 at 05:21 PM
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trenchmonkey wrote:
Yeah, the pressure was on as my wife's coworker had a stroke and I put
up around 100 shots to a gallery so he could see who all came out in support. They raised over
$3K in about 2 hrs. Does yer heart good...especially around this time of year, eh?!


YES! + 1000



Dec 17, 2011 at 05:26 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · 50 f1.8G saves my butt


It's better than the price would suggest, that is for sure. Nice shots. Now how about adding an 85 1.4G to your lineup?


Dec 17, 2011 at 06:34 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · 50 f1.8G saves my butt


Beautiful, Will! Hope your wife's coworker recovers nicely with very little aftereffects.


Dec 17, 2011 at 07:01 PM
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squareeyez wrote:
I love this! I battle with flash, too and I've always felt like I was half a 'tographer for it.


Flash is worth learning. In fact, any and all lighting is worth learning. It will do you no harm, and it may do you a great deal of good if you choose to use it. After all, any and all light is still just light, and the mastery of light is the essence of photography. Some people choose to use flash sometimes, some choose never, but the knowledge of how to do so successfully is still worth acquiring.

If I wanted an easy way to use flash in a case like this, I'd probably do what the wedding guys do... point the flash straight up with a diffuser on it, so that most of the light goes toward brightening up the overall light levels in the image (even 1/3 or 2/3 of a stop is sometimes a godsend) and a little bit goes toward the subject to reduce noise, fill in shadows, and add catchlights to the eyes.



Dec 17, 2011 at 07:19 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · 50 f1.8G saves my butt


Nice work Will (what else would we expect?) Yu Da Guy!
I've been debating selling my D & getting the new G. My D is so sharp though that I hesitat to make the move.



Dec 17, 2011 at 07:32 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · 50 f1.8G saves my butt


lhdvries wrote:
Nice work Will (what else would we expect?) Yu Da Guy!
I've been debating selling my D & getting the new G. My D is so sharp though that I hesitat to make the move.

In the center my 1.8D and 1.8G were about the same, but off center the G was way better at or near wide open.
The G has better flare/ghosting too.

Happy I made the switch. Now I just need to find a good home for my 1.8/D.



Dec 17, 2011 at 07:35 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · 50 f1.8G saves my butt


The D3 saved your butt too!

I still get blown away by the ISO performance of the FX pro bodies.

Nice shots.



Dec 17, 2011 at 08:48 PM
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