8. Januar 2013

The very first pics // lens review

Hey guys!!
How are you? Uni classes started this week and i'm.. kinda sleepy :D Writing my first exam this friday & i should probably study but decided to take a break & show you the very first pics taken with my new lens (the 2 previous outfit posts were already shot with that lens)! 
I got my reflex cam 1 year ago together with an 18-55mm 3,5-5,6 zoom lens.. it's a great lens, perfect for travelling/taking snapshots.. but since i do a lot of photo shoots (outfit posts) on my own, i wished for a better lens, more precisely: one that creates a stronger bokeh. 
Couldn't choose between the 50mm 1,8 and the 50mm 1,4, but i the end, i bought the 1,4! I saw that a lot of bloggers got the 1,8 for christmas & they seem to be satisfied, but a lot of negative critiques on the internet made me choose the other one! I tested it during the first days & i'm very satisfied, so i kept it!

Here are some examples:
 This is the very very first pic, i took it right after i unpacked the lens! The strong humidity outside made the front of the lens so steamy.. great effect :) But now to the proper pics!

 Here you can already see the great bokeh.. plants are a great object to photograph since they have a lot of details.. can't wait to shoot outside with plants & trees in the background!

 Very close pic of a small object.. would probably look great with every lens! What i especially like about this pic are the small lights in the background! 

Now to some pics of people! The weather is really nasty outside, it's foggy & rainy, so i had no other choice than test the lens inside. I let my sister take some pics of me inside but they turned out really blurry & i got really disappointed & almost wanted to send the lens it back! One day, the sun was shining outside so my sis & i skipped out of the house & took some test pics.. and wow! the pics turned out great! With proper light condisions (enough light) the lens is perfect for people photography!

 Again, great bokeh & a blurry background even on full body shots! (sorry for the cat faces, but otherwise my sis wouldn't let me upload the pics :D ) 

 The auto focus works really well too!

 This pic is completely unedited - just love the brown tones! The colors come out really  rich!

 A shot of an amazing sunset that we had a week ago! Again, the pic is unedited - beautiful colors!!

What i like about the picture: again, the really rich colors! What i don't like: if you zoom in, the pic is slightly blurry! This lens is really great for portraits/pics of people & objects but definitely not for sceneries & landscapes! Firstly, because you have to shoot them from a large distance, secondly the pic is always slightly blurry. But i wouldn't list this as a negative point since the lens simply isn't made for the scenery shots! I will simply have to change the lens for every shoot!

Hope you liked the post, i was planning another photography post for some time already, since a lot of you liked the other ones! In my opinion the 50mm 1,4 lens is absolutely worth its price & definitely great for high quality outfit posts / people photography in general! Hope i could help everyone who is planning on buying a new lens & can't decide :) Now i can't wait for a better weather to shoot some outfits outside!


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  1. Loving the one with the glass and the lights. <3 :) Thinking about a new lens, too.. But I need one for concert photography, not sure which one to get, though.

  2. beautiful photo's!!

  3. Cats all over the town lol
    thank you for stoping by


  4. It looks like a great lens! Those pics are wonderful!

    Kisses, Lucy :)

  5. Following you !


    Coline !


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