You know, Sean ... if you just correct for White Balance, you can get the image to really work for you a little more.
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See thats what happens when you fall into that AUTO mind set. Suggestions as to settings?
shoot AUTO (since you shoot RAW) and adjust afterwards
You know, I'm always amused when I put the 50mm f/1.4 on my camera. It automatically becomes what I used to see as a 75mm lens on my film cameras. Using the 28mm f/2.8 on the DSLR is a lot closer to what I used to see with the 50mm on the 35mm-film camera ... but, no where near the bokeh.
How are you two getting along using the 50mm PRIME? Do you seem to find it a little too long for indoors?
Meanwhile, back to the 70-200mm f/2.8
I think I will do the Chicago Botanical Gardens, one last time, this season ... in the AM, just to grab those waterfall shots with the sun behind me. Those wedding parties had me a ... little jumpy, I guess.
I'm going with a four-lens pack out (10-20mm, 28-75mm, 70-200mm, & 200-500mm) and the tripod. Hey ... maybe I'll get lucky.
Haven't done much of anything with the 50 yet, to busy on the soccer and football fields. Hope to get some use out of it soon, I really need to work with my lens to get the feel for them and how they work under different light and shooting situations. Practice practice eh.
So is this thread going to live for ever? Or is it about time to put it down?
At the same apertures, I think the Tamron edges out the Minolta 50/1.7. It's better at low lights though. :)
Some basic setup ideas:
Speed: 1/500 sec
ISO: 1000 or 1600
Lens shield: On
No EV adjustments (All +EV adjustments do is force the camera to perform slower)
No circular polarizer
Don, and others I used these settings the other night, I flipped back and forth with WB between auto and 4000k much better images, I had to bump up ISO to 1600 pretty quick and as the night went on dropped speed from 500-400-320-250 as shots kept getting darker on me, some still pretty dark but the soccer field is NOT as well light as football field. I will post images soon for additional advice on setting adjustments.