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Monday, 10 September 2012

Sony 50mm Lens

Today is the day my in-laws coming all the way from Italy to visit us. Hopefully, my next posts will be of outdoor stories.

Well, two days ago, Dani and I had a deal done with a person in Cyberjaya. Thanks to my mom for gifting me cash as an early birthday gift, we finally bought our first prime lens, Sony 50mm! It came together with a UV filter.

Since we were also going to have lunch at Old Town White Coffee, I began to try out the lens.

1/25, f/2.8, 50mm
It's surprisingly different than my usual kit lens. The subject matter becomes very sharp and anything that is out of focus is much more blurry.

1/100, f/2.2, 50mm
No wonder this lens is used for portraits. Its maximum aperture is 1.8 so I don't have to worry much about shooting indoors with less natural light coming in.

1/50, f/2.8, 50mm
I could see Alisha's red spots on her face!

1/320, f/1.8, 50mm
Even her curly hair can be seen much better now.

1/80, f/1.8, 50mm
I like the beautiful bokeh it creates in the background, even though I realize that maybe sometimes I don't need the background to become too blurry.

1/125, f/1.8, 50mm
For taking pictures of food, this will be the lens to use. I'll be doing some work soon with pictures for menu, and the lens can provide the best blurry white background while focusing on the food.

1/60, f/1.8, 50mm
It can even snap a picture in my kitchen that currently has a broken lamp. I just need to use a higher ISO speed with it.

Now we're thinking of replacing our old Tamron lens. I'd still be using it, but if we really need to change, I'd go for a 200mm. However, to have a lens like that means we have to be sure that we'll have the time and money to use it. I can't wait to try the 50mm again some other time.

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