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15 With the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Project

Starting on Thanksgiving Day I'm going to add an image made with my Canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens every day for 15 days. This combination of Canon's third most expensive camera (behind the 1DX and 5DS/5DSR duo), currently $2500, and Canon's least expensive lens, currently $110, should make for an interesting exercise.

In addition to the camera and lens combination I'll use a small Canon 270EXII Speedlite and my old set of Cokin Series A filters which consist of warming, graduated gray and blue, neutral density, circular polarizer and an combination warming and soft effect filter called SunSoft. I'm going to eschew HDR processing and have some fun the old fashioned way. I also will not be cropping for composition.

I'll add each day's photo, which may or may not have been taken that day, at the top of the images on this page and occasionally post a blog entry with some photos and a link to the page.

Update: Well, the focusing motor on this lens does not handle the Cokin filter adapter/holder so the filter option is out. What I may do on occasion when the camera is on a tripod is to simply hold the filter in front of the lens without using the holder.

The full images are in a gallery on my Zenfolio site at: http://trulandphoto.zenfolio.com/15withthe50. Here are the images resized to 1200 x 800 or 800 x 1200 with title and exposure information:

12/10 - Holiday Lights - f/4, 1/20 sec., ISO 3200

12/9 - Mohawk River Scenic - f/6.7, 1/1500 sec., ISO 100

12/8 - Sharing the Trail - f/5.6, 1/45 sec., ISO 400

12/7 - Nature's Garland - f/8, 1/250 sec., ISO 800

12/6 - Foggy December Morning - f/6.7, 1/180 sec., ISO 400

12/5 - December Sunrise Clouds - f/8, 1/1000 sec., ISO 400

12/4 - Old Canal Lock - f/8, 1/125 sec., ISO 800

12/3 - Park Tree - f/4, 1/750 sec., ISO 400

12/2 - Keyboard Bokeh - f/1.8, 1/30 sec., ISO 800
(It's Raining Today)

12/1 - December Green - f/2, 1/250 sec., ISO 200

11/30 - Mossy Log - f/8, 1/30 sec., ISO 400

11/29 - Ornamental Grass - f/4, 1/1000 sec., ISO 100

11/28 - November Meadow - f/8, 1/250 sec., ISO 100

11/27 - Mossy Forest Floor - f/5.6, 1/125 sec., ISO 400

11/26 - Rusting in the Woods - f/2, 1/350 sec., ISO 400

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