The 50mm Prime

More photography goodies arrived today, a 50mm f1.8 prime lens, a lovely gift from my friend, Mark, who upgraded to the newer version of this lens.

The 50mm f1.8

The lens is in perfect condition and even has a haze filter.

I played with it a bit this afternoon, and discovered that it is sharpest at f2.2, two stops from wide open. This is pretty common for wide aperture lenses.

I like the shallow depth of field and resulting bokeh.
Lined Up

Ready for Take Off

The paper cranes are extras from a holiday tree our friends won at the recent Festival of Trees. They are beautiful origami cranes and will look great on our tree.

MaggieGem  – (November 27, 2010 at 9:52 PM)  

Lovely dof on these shots! I love my 35mm/1.8 prime, and like you I've found it to sharpest at about 2.2.

Puna  – (November 28, 2010 at 8:46 AM)  

I want one! We have some origami cranes on our trees from our time in Japan. They are so special to us!

Sandra  – (December 1, 2010 at 12:19 AM)  

Love love love that oragami and your images of it are great!
Great lens to have too.

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