Posts tagged ‘lights’

March 19, 2018

Passau – part 4

by ada

December 17, 2017

my Linz neighbourhood

by ada

September 14, 2015

Prater by night

by ada

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June 12, 2015

lens test (Sony Alpha DT 50mm F1.8 SAM)

by ada

Somewhere around the middle of April my kit lens gave up on its focusing skills. I was already contemplating buying a new one for a long time, I just couldn’t justify giving out money. Since making decisions isn’t my prime skill, it took me weeks to pick the new lens (out of the two that were available for Sony cameras in my price range, haha). I got the 50 mm f 1.8 lens because it was cheap I want to learn from scratch. Here are the first photos I took with it, along with some thoughts on my experiences (I’m now using it since one month).


  • it takes very nice photos under less than ideal light conditions (dusk, night, inside)
  • really good for portraits
  • it was really cheap – like 88 GBP on Amazon


  • the large aperture, that allows the low-light photos to be so nice makes the lens literally unsuitable for bright daylight use. I need some ND filters, asap
  • it is very tight – I should have known that, because it is a portrait lens. Unfortunately, for me a portrait lens is A Lens That Makes Nice Portraits – while, in reality, a portrait lens is A Lens That Is Unable To Cover Any Other Subject Than Portraits. I crept on dirty grounds like those cool wildlife photographers do while shadowing lions, and still could not get the tiny castle of Liechtenstein on the picture in whole. I don’t miss the zoom of the kit lens, but I do miss its width
  • it is not suitable for macro photos
  • I expected it to be sharper than it is
  • unrelated, but I really hate the way my Sony camera autocorrects color saturation. My fault – I should finally start to use modes other than intelligent automode

Anyway. I am slowly, very slowly, but actually learning some things about photography. All we need is just a little patience, haha.

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January 4, 2015

Wien – December recap

by ada


Christmas lights Vienna

MuseumsQuartier 1

Vienna Stephansplatz pavement

handmade Christmas ornaments Vienna

Batala 1

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home 1

December 27, 2014

Wien – Christmas market at Karlsplatz

by ada

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December 12, 2014

Wien – the tree lights at the Wiener Christkindlmarkt

by ada

Rathasuplatz Vienna Christmas

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red heart shaped Christmas hearts at Rathausplatz Vienna

Vienna Rathausplatz Christmas lights

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violin-shaped Christmas lights at Rathausplatz Vienna

December 11, 2014


by ada


December 8, 2014

a cure for the spleen or, amusement for a winter’s evening

by ada

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mulled wine 1

Hungarian sausage 1

pita 2

Hungarian pottery

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February 9, 2014


by ada

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December 29, 2013

Znojmo – by night

by ada


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December 17, 2013

Bratislava – Christmas market

by ada

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Bratislava Christmas decoration

Bratislava Roland Restaurant

Bratislava Christmas market 1

Bratislava skate ring

Christmas market Bratislava

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December 16, 2013

Bratislava – the nighttime edition

by ada

Bratislava Hlavná Stanica

Bratislava castle traffic

Prezidentský palác Bratislava

Bratislava menu

Bratislava street 1

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Bratislava street

Bratislava night

Bratislava tram

Graffiti Bratislava

Presser Gábor

December 12, 2013

Winter. Time to eat fat

by ada

food Vörösmarty tér Christmas market

yummy food

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December 12, 2013

Budapest – Christmas market at Deák tér

by ada

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December 3, 2013

here in this ornamental winter

by ada

Christmas market at Kálvin tér

Christmas lights by FSZEK

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November 29, 2013

Wien – Christmas market at Maria-Theresien-Platz

by ada

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Christmas ornaments at Weichnachtsdorf Wien Maria-Theresien-Platz

Weichnachtsdorf Wien Maria-Theresien-Platz Museumsquartier

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Naturhistorisches Museum Wien

November 25, 2013

some more Viennese pre-Christmas tree decorations

by ada

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November 23, 2013

before you know, it’s Christmas here

by ada

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November 11, 2013

city that does not sleep

by ada

Wien beleuchtetes Stephansdom

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Wien Julius Meinl

Wien Hotdogstand

November 11, 2013

it’s never too late to have a happy childhood

by ada

Wien Lipizaner

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Wien Douglas

Wien clothes

Wien Bücher

Wien bird

Wien Aida

Wien leaves

Wien teddybears

es ist nie zu spät

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