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Old Jul 1, 2007, 7:39 PM   #1
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finally got a 50mm f1.7



here is first shot i have taken with it.




well i thougt the pic would have went but apparently the file is to large.

how do i make the file smaller to add pic.






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Old Jul 1, 2007, 8:57 PM   #2
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Most image editing programs have a command for making an image suitable for e-mailing, etc. Which program or programs do you have?
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Old Jul 1, 2007, 9:49 PM   #3
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for Win XP -> 'microsoft image resizer powertoy'

adds 'resize image' to right click

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Old Jul 2, 2007, 12:24 AM   #4
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Use google to find the program: Faststone MaxView. There's another one called irfanview which is good for changing a bunch of image sizes at the same time.
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Old Jul 2, 2007, 1:42 PM   #5
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i think i got it this time




alright i got it this time.

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Old Jul 2, 2007, 4:07 PM   #6
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Nice shot. Unfortunately, Brutus looks a little soft. (NICE DOGGY! NICE DOGGY! siT! Good dog.)

The EXIF data shows you shot this at f/2.8. If you look closely, you'll see that his haunch is sharp, but the rest of him is outside the depth of field. Notice that the grass in front of him (that is, between him and the camera) is nice and sharp, but the grass by his paws is soft. Perhaps if you had focused on his head instead, his body would have been sharper.

The 50mm f/1.7 lets you play with depth-of-field a lot more than lenses that have f/3.5 as their maximum aperature. You can see the effect of the aperature on the depth of field using the Depth-of-field preview button. Set the camera to manual focus, Aperture priority, hold down the Depth-of-field preview button, adjust the aperture with the Control Dial, and turn the manual focus ring. You 'll see the effects the different apertures have of the depth of field.
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Old Jul 3, 2007, 10:09 AM   #7
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The depth-of-field preview is interesting to ding about with, but it will not show anywhere near as well as looking at the finished photo on a largish screen. That is particularily true for smallish aperatures (large f/numbers) since the image will get very dimm when stopped down. TCav's suggestion is good for largish aperatures (narrow depth-of-field)

Being on dial-up (and will be for a long time since we are on the end of the land line more than a mile from the next subscriber and in a valley so cell type coverage doesn't come in) I think your image is still to large. Making the physcial size 450 pixels tall will cut the file size about in half.
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Old Jul 3, 2007, 11:01 AM   #8
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I don't find the 50mm is very good for mid-range shots. It's best for real close-ups so you can get in there and have one single focal point with everything around the subject blurred:



What use is the f/1.7 if you can't take advantage of it?

Have you tried indoor candle-light shots? She's fast and doesn't need flash either!
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Old Jul 7, 2007, 1:47 PM   #9
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sorry it took so long to respond, been working.

thanks for the info i will play with it some more and see what i get.
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What use is the f/1.7 if you can't take advantage of it?





speed for action shots..indoor use..

for the newer camera and the digital world, it's not such a big deal anymore...
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