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shoturtle Apr 7, 2010 5:52 PM

Both your lenses are quite good. And unless you are not happy with them, I do not see how any of the ones you listed is really better then what you have.

If the 28mm was a 1.8 prime, then that would give you a very bright lens. But at 3.5 it is about the same as you 18-55mm

And none of them are wide angles on a crop body. So you are not gaining there either.

scarface199 Apr 11, 2010 5:48 PM

Alright. another question. One of my hobbies is taking pictures of cars. and today I was going 65mph down the road and took a photo of a car going down the highway along side of me, and it looked like it was standing still.. I want the background to be blurry to actually make the car look like it is moving.. would this lens be suitable for that? NIKON 50MM F/1.8. or do you have any suggestions to achieve this?

shoturtle Apr 11, 2010 5:51 PM

You can use the 50mm, but you will need to stop down and pan the shot. You will want to get you shutter speed down to at least 1/60 sec to get the good motion blur.

scarface199 Apr 11, 2010 5:57 PM

How do you suggest getting the shutter speed down that low on a bright sunny day. I tried to lower it down, but once i went below 1/1000 the picture would be far to exposed. Thanks for the help.

shoturtle Apr 11, 2010 6:12 PM

stopping down to say f7.1 and setting the iso to 100. That should get the shutter speed low enough and should give you the sense of motion that you are looking for.

scarface199 Apr 11, 2010 6:28 PM

ISO 200 work, nikon d40 only allows to go to 200, And thanks for the tips, I will give this a try the next time I am out

shoturtle Apr 11, 2010 6:30 PM

If that is still to fast of a shutter speed go to say f8 or 9

paniolo Apr 13, 2010 1:56 PM

and/or use a ND or polarizing filter.

scarface199 Apr 14, 2010 5:13 PM


Originally Posted by paniolo (Post 1079108)
and/or use a ND or polarizing filter.

I have heard that suggestion from a couple people. I have heard that filters cut back on Image quality. Will it really be noticeable?

shoturtle Apr 14, 2010 5:25 PM

Filters have their purpose.

ND filters are very useful for when you want to shoot wide open but want to slow down the shutter speed.

ND4 will add 1 Fstop
ND6 will add 2 Fstop

Also the are other filters that adds different effect like C-PL that cut reflection. Giving you a blue sky when shooting perpendicular to the sun.

Using a filter protectors do just degrade imagine, but other filters are useful tools in the photographers bag.

I use a haze 1 filter as a warming filter as I like the effects it gives.

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