XDrive Photo Lesson 11 – Lenses (Part 3)

This is my third post for XDrive Photo Lesson 11 – Lenses. 😉

Another post for Lenses? For me, there is one more question that I would like to know the answer, and that is if I take the same photo with two different lenses, how similar or different they would look. Of course, if I want a good comparison, I should take one photo right after the other and I should use a tripod. But since my purpose was to see the difference in photo quality (and to satisfy my curiosity), I think it is okay that I took them on different days.

The first two photos were taken at F/14, 50 mm focal length. First one with 50 mm lens, and the second one with 28-300 mm lens.

50 MM lens: (F/14, 1/25 Sec., ISO-800, 50 mm)

28-300 lens: (F/14, 1/13 Sec., ISO-100, 50 mm)

It was pretty bright. I didn’t realize the second photo took 1/13 sec. 😉

The next two photos were taken at F/5.6, 28 mm focal length. First one with 16-28 mm lens, and the second one with 28-300 mm lens.

16-24 mm wide angle lens: (F/5.6, 1/160 Sec., ISO-200, 28 mm. )

28-300 mm zoom lens: (F/5.6, 1/125 Sec., ISO-100, 28 mm. )

I think 28-300 mm lens is not too bad, don’t you agree?

This is the end of experimenting lenses (for lesson 11), I promise 😉

Thanks for visiting my blog.


About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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9 Responses to XDrive Photo Lesson 11 – Lenses (Part 3)

  1. So beautiful Helen!!!

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  2. Raj says:

    To do a real comparison same conditions should exist, so it’s very difficult to judge. But, yes your 28~300mm looks very good. Having said that 50mm is the king of lenses. 😀

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    • Helen C says:

      Thanks, Raj. I, actually, agree with everything you said. Carrying 50mm is not a big problem since it is very small and light weighted. Choosing between wide angle and 28-300mm is a different story. I do zoom-in often — an easy way to get a candid shot. But at the same time, I often wish I have a wide angle in hand when taking landscape.

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  3. Amy says:

    It’s wonderful to view the comparison. I think the 28-300mm did a great job. I haven’t used 50mm for a long time. I have learned about lens so much from you and Raj. Thank you, Helen!

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    • Helen C says:

      Thank you, Amy. I don’t know a lot about lens either. This was the first time I tried a wide angle lens and the second time I use 50 mm. 😉 The zoom lens 28-300 is very convenient. Since I am not aiming to become a professional, maybe I will stay with 28-300 and convince my husband to use the wide angle lens so we can cover both 😉
      Good night.

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  5. carol1945 says:

    I think it is just so much fun to take the same photo with different settings. Since I am just beginning, I am experimenting with changing the aperture for the same photo, and finding out what difference it makes. Your fun with lenses is exciting.

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    • Helen C says:

      Carol, several professional photographer said that they are shooting in Aperture mode 95% (high number – I don’t remember the exact number 😉 of the time. You are heading the right direction! 😉 I am so glad that you are having fun trying different aperture. Are you ready for “black and white challenge”? 😉
      Have a wonderful day.


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