View Full Version : 50mm f/1.8

09-19-2007, 08:08 PM
i just got this lense its pretty sweet except for something i noticed. i took an indoor picture of a rose it turned out good except the edges on the unfocused parts of the rose have almost a overexposed look. is that supposed to happen?

the lense is sweet just have to figure out how to use it i guess. it likes to over expose when i put it on the 0 on the meter. maybe its the D40 sense i don't know but here is how it looked after i post processed it. before the back edges were blown out in color. when i under exposed the picture in camera it made it too dark.

not sure of the exif does anyone know how to preserve it in Lightroom?


09-19-2007, 08:18 PM
Set your exposure compensation to -0.7 ;) you should be ok. There was another thread that talked about this issue recently. And at 1.8 the 50mm is going to have a really shallow DOF.

Read this thread it will give you more insight.

Here's the thread link:D80 Exposures (http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34305)

09-19-2007, 10:03 PM
thanks alot for that thread that helped me out alot.

its a good picture just had to do extensive post processing to make it look that good

09-20-2007, 03:14 AM
I enjoy flowers myself this year due to the drought there have been prety much nuthing but horrible specimens. :( Glad the thread worked out for you. :)

Don't forget to post some Images in the "Some D40 Pics" thread.;)