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Roger M Jul 5, 2002 11:48 PM

Golden Gull - 50mm f/1.0(!)
Inspired by Tom C...
For the forth of July I found myself on a boat and I had a new lens to try out... so of course the the subject had to be a gull.

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D60 - EF 50mm f/1.0(!!) Yes that is f/1.0

I borrowed the lens from a friend and I only had a few minutes with it, but I've gotta say, it was pretty amazing. It was starting to get dark by the time I started shooting with it and I stll managed to over expose this picture a bit... Boy that lens is FAST. For those interested, you can click on the image to see the full, uncropped original.
I was really amazed that I was able to get good pictures on a moving boat in poor light. For example, I was able to use natural light to get pictures of people inside the boat cabin at sunset, and pictures of other boats from our moving boat with their lights on.... Now if I could just get the D60 to focus fast when its that dark...


[Edited on 7-6-2002 by Roger M]

Tom C Jul 6, 2002 1:20 AM

Wow Roger beautiful shot, even I don’t have any golden gulls and I also don‘t have the 50mm f/1.0. :(
I do have the 50mm f/1.4 that is an incredible lens, can’t imagine what the f/1.0 would be like.

Roger M Jul 6, 2002 10:40 AM

OK, OK... I may have been a bit misleading. Golden Gull is more of a title than an ID of the bird. This is your standard Western Gull. I just called it a Golden Gull since the sunset started to make him appear a little more golden than white and, after all, I am in the golden state.

Sorry for the confusion.


Tom C Jul 6, 2002 4:14 PM

LOL, no confusion, I have a few red ones as the sun was going down. ;)

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