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Food-o-grafie #2 - Lens

>> Thursday, January 8, 2009

I promised Zorra of Kochtopf - 1x umrühren bitte to participate in her food photography event called Food-o-grafie for the second edition. After I joined in the first one that talked about my camera, now I have to share which lens I used.

Truthfully, I have only two lenses, one is the kitlens (EF-S 18-55 f/EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6) that attached with the camera when I bought it and the second one is primary lens (EF 50mm f/1.8 II) that I bought in Indonesia through my sister and my best friend brought it with her (sounds complicated, right?). After I got my 50mm f/1.8, I always shot my food with it. I love it very much and so far I am satisfied with the result. It can get you your desired DoF and make your dream bokeh. But, the AF (auto focus) is quite frustrating sometimes. Not only that it sounds quite loudly but also is easy to miss the focus. As I said here, I anticipated it with using MF (manual focus) yet it didn't work every now and then. Still it is recommended for people who likes food photography and the most important, it is inexpensive.

Nowadays, I used this lens also for landscape photography or portrait. Last week I used it for prewedding photo shooting. The result was good, unfortunately I cant share you the photos, since it cant be published until the wedding. In this photoshooting, I again proved that 50mm f/1.4 is much better than 50mm f/1.8.

To complete the task of Food-o-grafie#2 - Lens, I present you the two photos below. Both I took with 50mm f/1.8, I forgot to take with my kitlens and I realized the next day when the cake has gone. Sorry Zorra, hope you don't mind.

Camera: Canon EOS 400D

Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
Aperture Value: f/4.0
Shutter Speed: 1/5 (0.2 sec)
Focal Length: 50.0mm
ISO: 100
Shooting Mode: Manual
Flash: Off

Camera: Canon EOS 400D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
Aperture Value: f/11.0
Shutter Speed: 1 sec
Focal Length: 50.0mm
ISO: 100
Shooting Mode: Manual
Flash: Off

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Kitchen Flavours January 9, 2009 at 12:09 PM  

A lot of information here..... Knowing the secrets... Pics rock asusual...

Dwiana P January 9, 2009 at 4:50 PM  

great shot as usual. Lately my time is running out to update my blog:(

Isha January 9, 2009 at 6:24 PM  

great pic Sef, jadi pengen punya kamera yg canggih juga, hiks mimpi disiang bolong gw :((

mycookinghut January 10, 2009 at 12:00 PM  

Pretty shots and great composition!

zorra January 10, 2009 at 12:04 PM  

As en expat I know what your talking about how you get the lens. ;-)

Very informative post and wonderful pics. Thanks for participating.

Mochachocolata Rita January 12, 2009 at 8:59 AM  

yahoo! hidup 50mm 1.8 yaaaaa

aku dah pake ini males ngeluarin kit lens, sef...maklum...beratsssss

Theresia P. February 6, 2009 at 1:09 AM  

Sefa, aku add ya...., lg rencana nih minta dibeliin lens baru hadiah valentine.ha.. ha... ha...

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