New lens, new discoveries & a ?

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New lens, new discoveries & a ?

So I went and bought the F/1.8 35 mm lens this afternoon. I played with it a little tonight, and OMG I'm in love! It's amazing at how much brighter and crisper my pictures turned out. So my question is--- how does the color look to everyone in this one? On the camera display it was perfect, but it's looking a little pink to me now. Which leads me to a new discovery-- I can adjust the pre-programmed white balance settings in my camera! It might be common knowledge to others, but it sure excited me. Smile So I had the white balance set to incandescent, but adjusted b2 m2, because it still looked too yellow. Another discovery-- and this one really has me pumped-- my husband was reading the D5100 user's guide on kenrockwell.com and found that Auto ISO can be set to automatically increase as much as needed for a certain SS to be met. YIPPEEE!!! We set it to where the ISO will adjust as needed for my SS to be at least 1/200. BiggrinBiggrinBiggrin

1.8 1/400 ISO 2500 (I still can't get over the very high ISO with so little noise)
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Here is a crop and conversion that I ran through that noiseware software (which I love btw, thank you). Just look at her eyelashes. Smile I know that since it was quite a crop that the resolution will be low when blown up, but for use on FB it's fine.
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I've heard to be careful with auto ISO. I can't remember why though Wink Maybe do a little searching on ILP and see what the others have said. I didn't pay too much attention to it, since my camera doesn't offer that feature. I'm so glad that you're loving the new lens! And so jealous of the higher ISO's! I'd love to upgrade my camera sometime, but I don't think it will be any time soon. Maybe hubby will surprise me when he gets his bonus Wink Ha! Dreaming of course.

I'm not really digging the crop on the second. I kinda want to see her ear.

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"Ladybugsteph" wrote:

I'm not really digging the crop on the second. I kinda want to see her ear.

I was thinking the same thing, but was really trying to make it fit the rule of 3rds. It was just too centered to begin with for it to do nicely. And taking this pictures I realized why most of mine tend to be centered. While looking through the viewfinder, I frame the shot off center, but then it hardly ever focuses where I want it to. So I move the subject to the center for the focus, and with the kids I just try to take the picture quickly before the move, not paying attention to the fact I haven't re-framed it yet. Anyhow, that's a focus for another day. Here's a different crop I have. And I personally like this conversion better. I wish I knew what I did differently so that I could duplicate it. Oh well, I will learn eventually.

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I don't use auto iso but I know plenty who do. I don't think I would ever use it tbh, I like having the control! As for the colour, the whole image looks a little warm, but as I like warm images, it doesn't bother me. I agree with Stephanie about the crop, but I like the second crop you posted. Sometimes rules are meant to be broken Wink

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I don't use auto ISO, but I also don't know much about it. I think it's a very sweet pic and YAY for a new lens!

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I do agree it does look a bit pink, I am on a work machine brightness isn't right but colours are ok, maybe try adding a bit of cyan in PP. I really do like the horizontal crop.