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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-01-2005, 03:22 AM Thread Starter
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Just Playing with my new lens :-) (56k warning)

I bought a 50mm F/1.8 for my Canon Rebel. It's not really the ideal lens for taking pictures of fish tanks, but it does the job until I can afford a fancy macro lens and it is quite versatile for other things. I'm also still figuring out which settings work best.

As for the tank, I don't think a whole lot is new since my last post, except that things have grown a bit and the tank is on the whole a lot messier.

This is a 20 gallon tank with do-it-yourself lighting.

All the pictures were taken with the new lens. I'm having lots of fun with it!








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It's a jungle in there. the 50mm 1.8 is the best bang for the buck, nothing is sharper for that price and it has a decent macro. Nice tank btw.
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ooooh.....aaah.....nice shots indeed. Nice impression of depth, I like your tank too
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your tank is gorgous
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Yes, nice tank indeed.

Quick question, were you using a tripod for those shots?
And yes, the 50mm f1.8 is a nice cheap lens...thrifty fifty/nifty fifty

Sure the 100mm is nice, but so is the price...

BTW, if you are interested...
http://aquatic-photography.com/


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looks really good, nice sharp and clear, as far as macro goes, while I was saving for my macro lens I bought a set of closeup rings for my camera, while not as clear they did a presentable job until I could get the lens. my personal favorite is the +3
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Yes, nice tank indeed.

Quick question, were you using a tripod for those shots?
And yes, the 50mm f1.8 is a nice cheap lens...thrifty fifty/nifty fifty

Sure the 100mm is nice, but so is the price...

BTW, if you are interested...
http://aquatic-photography.com/
Yes, these were all hand-held. The camera was set to Aperture Priority, aperture at 1.8 and 2.8 (1.8 is great, but the depth of field is limited) and ISO at 400 or 800. The shutter speed ended up anywhere form 1/60 to 1/200.

Yup, the 50mm is great value for money. I definitely want the 100mm Macro as well, but it is about third or fourth down the list.
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You should also consider the tamron 90mm Di macro. It's sharp and works just as well as the canon 100.
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