Sunday, February 2, 2014

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens


My  new lens was mentioned in a tutorial as an inexpensive lens for low light photography .....

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens




I am busy watching tutorials on YouTube to find out what I can do with this lens.



Yes, it was the last day of January and my tree was still out, and my candles were burning.....
don't fret, I took the tree down the next day...I miss it




34 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh, what fun for you to have a new lens to play with. And what fun for us to see what you do with it!

Blackberry Lane said...

Beautiful, warm photos in the candles glow. Have fun with the new lens.

Catherine said...

Have fun playing with your new lens!
xo Catherine

Linda said...

Louis Dean has been playing around again with his fancy camera and several lenses. I'm not sure he knows what he's doing but he's acting like a photographer!! (He's NOT!) Me - I just want the picture. YOU, my dear, I have said many, many times - are a true ARTIST with that camera of yours!!!

Montanagirl said...

It's always fun to experiment with a new lens. It looks like you're enjoying it!

Lisa RedWillow said...

These are all so beautiful. I love my 50 also.Enjoy your new lens.

TexWisGirl said...

you have a new toy. love the golden light.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

An F1.8 lens should do amazingly well in low light. I look forward to seeing many more great shots.

Barb said...

I've been seriously considering getting the Nikon version of the same lens. You've coerced into giving you some lovely shots here :)

GOOSE said...

Those are so beautiful. I love it. Sort of warms the soul.
Blessings,
Goose

DawnTreader said...

Good for you, having a new toy to play with :)

Rebecca said...

Well, you are doing beautiful things already.

Gail said...

I see you are just as talented with your new toy as your other lens.

I love the light, the glass, the warmth of these.

SweetMarie said...

Is this an early anniversary gift?? Have fun! Pretty pics!:)

Inger said...

I admire you for studying and learning new things. And so great that what you learn always end up as gorgeous pictures. Love these.

Madi and Mom said...

MS you know we love that kitty and the candles are sooooo pretty
Hugs madi and mom

Ann said...

I've driven by a few houses at night that I've seen full size trees still up.
Fun fun fun playing and learning with that lens. Love all the bokeh in these

LC said...

Hmmm. . . I hope you enjoy your lens. I certainly think I will enjoy the results!

A Quiet Corner said...

I am not talented enough to figure out what lens' can be used for,...:)JP

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful. I need a new lens. Now you've got me looking. Hope you were spared the recent cold snap.

Mersad said...

I have this lens too, and it's a life saver in low light, and yields amazing depth of field. Begrudged by pro's who use the more expensive 50 mm 1.4, I still think that the 1.8 is amazing for the price, and gives excellent results! Good luck with it and have fun!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

You are creating some lovely shots....so warm and inviting !
~Jo

Rose said...

We will just sit back and watch what you do...and enjoy your efforts. I am glad I don't have to pick a favorite. I really like all of these.

Val said...

Such pretty shots. I love my 50mm lens. Happy Sunday

Betsy Adams said...

Hi, I'm watching the Big Super Bowl game AND the commercials with one eye --and blogging with the other. The lady who sang the National Anthem was AWESOME, best I've heard that song sung in YEARS... Wow!!!!

Isn't it great to have a new lens to play with??? I have a new toy---a new laptop (Macbook Air)... Am trying to get it all set up right.. Fun Fun...

Hugs,
Betsy

Deb said...

nice photos Sandra....playing with lens are fun...I want a wide lens....hopefully soon...but the one I want is pricey...

George said...

You obviously got some marvelous low-light photos. The colors are great.

Betty Manousos said...

really like the wonderful bokeh and light, excellent shots!
have fun with your new lens!

Eva Ason said...

Loved what you've done with these pictures. And is looking forward to what new pictures you will come up with using the new lens.

Have a great day!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Lovely shots- isn't it fun to have a new lens to play with!

Amy Burzese said...

Nice warm candlelight. I know you will love your new lens. Isn't it fun!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Congrats on getting a prime lens, this is the start to a new adventure in photography. I have the 50mm f 1/4, it was and still is a lesson in progress. I have to do the zooming physically and I still have the urge to want to reach up and turn the zoom...but there is not one. I did find that about f2.2 is the sweet spot on mine, anything more wide open than that like at 1/4 everything is soft. I usually set the camera in A for aperture, set the lens on 5.6 and just go shooting to see what it will do outside. Inside, I find I like to use T mode, for shutter speed and start with 1/60 and work from there depending on the light situation. Like I said, I am still learning with this one. I took some great shots of my parrot at about f/3.3 one day and they were tack sharp. BUT...now... I tend now to put the 55-250 lens on (that is the one you have) and shoot.

The 50mm 1/8 and the 1/4 are portrait type lens, good for some macro shots with one of those magnifying filters attached. Just about town shooting and you will have to step back some to get what you want in, it called a short lens. Like I said, practice and see what the lens will do.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those are great shots, love how the lighting was captured!

Susannah said...

Your new lens sounds interesting. I really enjoyed these pics.....some are like...hazed...some are bright and clear. I love the background on one of them....Also,seems like you can see right through the candles. You are going to have fun with this lens.

We just took down our greens and lights over our big window in the kitchen. I guess it was time. At least, it brightened up January.