Monday, May 11, 2009

Prime Lens

I tried out my new 50mm Prime lens the other night when I had some free time on a film shoot. We were in a dark alley that I had lit with two 800watt Kobold HMI's through a 6 by 6 Silk frame. I asked one of the actresses, when she had a spare moment, to come stand in front of the light and model for a few pictures so I could try out my new lens. I only had a few minutes so I gave a few instructions and went to snapping!

Dark Attraction

I was very happy with the results. The biggest plus to using a prime lens is the speed. Since there is lens glass in a prime lens versus a zoom lens, the lens is able to work at faster F-stops. This allows for two major pluses. First, you can shoot with a faster F-stop at a Slower ISO giving you more depth of field and secondly, you are able to shoot in lower light situations.

Reaching for shadows

I highly recommend investing in a prime lens if you have not yet. I'm very happy with mine thus far and I'm looking forward to getting plenty of use out of my new lens in the future!


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