My favourite lens now is the the 50mm 1.8G
A steal at $200 and super sharp with creamy bokeh.
Only wished they made an equivalent 35mm in the same price bracket.
If it's like my 5D, there is an AF/WB button on the top plate.
If it is already set to AWB, and it isn't working, try tinkering with different WB settings until you get what you want.
Or just shoot raw and fix it in post processing...
In relation to the white balance issue, I just spoke to my neighbour who knows what he's doing. He said that the reason why the auto function is no good under a fluro light is that they flicker on and off many times a second. So the AWB is sometimes activated under light and sometimes not, resulting in blue or green pics (as above).
He says if I use the fluro setting at least the pics will be consistent to change in post production.
Last edited by mdt; 11-27-2011 at 02:58 AM.
Spent the weekend on an island 1 hour south of Port Moresby, lots of wallabies running around and happy with some sunset shots. I decided to put up with my old tripod which was my dads, an old Velbon, straight away I knew this to be a mistake as one of the legs wont tighten. I had to do a bodge job of bandaids to stop the leg collapsing. Will maybe post some photos tonight. 3 hour delay leaving Moresby, then stop in Brissy and another 1/2 delay cause some peanut couldnt read the time right and and boarded the plane late.
Matt that lens is a ripper, I use it to take Rugby photos with a friends canon setup.
That's because they tend to shorten the depth of an image (not very well explained, I don't mean depth of field, although they can help with that too) and because it tends to better isolate the subject, it also allows for nice background/foreground bokeh (your first pic is a good example of this where you've focused only on Lily).
However, the bokeh is also helped by a larger aperture (smaller ƒ stop number), with the lens being ƒ2.8 it's always going to help. For a more convenient walk around lens the 50mm ƒ1.8 should also achieve similar results to the pics you posted.
Hopefully the more learned snappers will agree with my theory.
Just got meself a used Mk1 1Ds + a brand new 550ex flash for $250.
The camera is well used (obviously) but I still think it is a good deal.
Now it's time to get some glass to suit a full-frame.
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And now for something completley different...A Scotsman on a horse.