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Getting my first lens !!! (50mm 1.8 II for the XSi).. I think.

 
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Feb 19, 2009 15:10 as a reply to  @ post 7361573 |  #16

What do yu find yourself thinking most often, I wish I could use a faster shutter speed or I wish I could get a bigger image, its just too far away. I f its the former the 50mm a great choice




  
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Feb 19, 2009 15:16 |  #17

the reason to get the 50/1.8 (aka Nifty Fifty) lens is not only because it is cheap, but also because it has a maximum aperture of f/1.8, which allows you to shoot pictures indoors under low lighting, at faster shutter speeds (no motion blur) without using the flash. To me, this lens is like a training lens...once you own it, use it, like it...you will want to buy other prime lenses like the 28mm or the 85mm or the 50/f1.4 which is whats happening to me now.

the 55-250 like the guys said above is also a good lens, but think to yourself, do I need to take photos of my kids inside my house (which then you will use the 50/1.8) or do i need to take photos of my kids out in the soccer field (you would need the 55-250), or, you may even need both.


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Feb 19, 2009 15:24 |  #18

ruben00 wrote in post #7361675 (external link)
the reason to get the 50/1.8 (aka Nifty Fifty) lens is not only because it is cheap, but also because it has a maximum aperture of f/1.8, which allows you to shoot pictures indoors under low lighting, at faster shutter speeds (no motion blur) without using the flash.

I agree. Personally what can you lose with such an inexpensive piece of glass? I enjoy goofing around with it and using it indoors.


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Feb 19, 2009 16:26 |  #19

I was thinking the same as bonzl. I have the 18-55IS, 55-250IS and the 50/1.8.

Depending on what you shoot, the 55-250 might be more useful. I personally like shooting a lot more indoor low light type shots, which makes the 50/1.8 a great lens. I love the fact that it was cheap and gives me the opportunity to really learn how to shoot with a DSLR. The shallow DOF is really a lot of fun to shoot too.

However, if you're shooting mainly outdoor type shots, the 55-250. Give you a nice range and you won't need the large aperature.


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Feb 20, 2009 13:33 |  #20

alright im about to order it..
just gonna double check, THIS is the right one right??

http://www.adorama.com …searchinfo=50mm​&item_no=1 (external link)


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Feb 20, 2009 13:35 |  #21

Have you tried the 50mm 1.4?


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Feb 20, 2009 13:57 |  #22

nickbunyun wrote in post #7368500 (external link)
alright im about to order it..
just gonna double check, THIS is the right one right??

http://www.adorama.com …searchinfo=50mm​&item_no=1 (external link)

Yes sir.



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Feb 20, 2009 14:35 |  #23

Just ordered it ;)
Hehehe....
Thanks guys !


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Feb 20, 2009 14:53 as a reply to  @ nickbunyun's post |  #24

You will love it! Here are a few shots I took last weekend with my nifty-fifty. All natural light.

IMAGE: http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g115/tundraman02/XSI_Test/Carnation.jpg

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Feb 27, 2009 20:17 |  #25

nickbunyun wrote in post #7368917 (external link)
Just ordered it ;)
Hehehe....
Thanks guys !

Have you received the lens yet? How do you like it?


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Mar 09, 2009 07:31 as a reply to  @ tundraman's post |  #26

Hey!
Thanks for checking up.. :)
I absolutely LOVE IT!

Its the first time im using a fixed lens, so im still adjusting to the whole not being able to zoom deal, but for the price... i really can't complain.

Heres some pics I've taken with it.

They are a little bit edited, mainly in CameraRaw, just enhancing some stuff:

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Great lens ;)

Thank so much for all the help guys

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