The depth of field will be tricky because it can get so narrow that only one tiny flower is in focus.
|f/2.0 1/640 ISO 100 50mm! No crop|
|1/800 f/2.2 ISO 100 50mm!|
One other thing I really like about it is that I can be so much closer to my subject and still get a lock on focus. I haven't looked up the amounts exactly; it is probably only a feet or two, but right now with my zoom lens 55-200 4.0-5.6, I am always backing up to get a focus lock. I apparently like to be close AND zoomed in. Here is an example:
|1/320 f/6.3 ISO 100 200mm|
|1/400 f/2.5 ISO 100 50mm!|
So the main reason I wanted the lens was to be able to capture lower light indoor shots. I didn't get much chance to practice that yet as my usual models went to bed. Getting the handle of where I need to be to use the lowest possible aperture indoors and still have my whole child in focus (a selective focus on the nose will not be very useful even if it does work for flowers) will take some time. But I have time. I don't get another new lens for a very long time now!
Here is one example of today's indoors evening shot with some natural light of the best husband ever--did I mention the birthday present was from him? I didn't just buy it for myself; I wouldn't do that though I might hint and beg until it came a month early!
|1/160 f/1.8 ISO 400 50mm! No flash Ran Ashley's Action Nice and Easy--no other edit|