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Anyone here NOT have a 50mm in their kit?

 
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May 30, 2009 13:26 |  #76

i went with out one for a long time, thinking that it was a bit of a "nothing" focal length :oops:

i found it took a while to figure out how to "see" in this focal length and now i love it- so versatile and great also for picking out details that a wider lens would miss.

couldnt be with out one now:)


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May 30, 2009 13:40 |  #77

I don't have any 50mm in my bag...


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May 30, 2009 16:13 as a reply to  @ post 8015995 |  #78

I might as well not have a 50mm... It never gets used. I bought a 50mm f1.8 for my wife to use, but she took over my 28-135 when I got another lens. I think I've taken less than a dozen shots with my 50mm since I bought it...


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May 30, 2009 16:24 as a reply to  @ JWright's post |  #79

I pop mine on when I don't want to have to think about shooting in what light or where. It is so versatile and at 1.4, fast enough to shoot indoors without a flash.


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May 30, 2009 16:44 |  #80

Your grandchildren are popping up on every thread Mo!:D




  
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May 30, 2009 16:48 |  #81

Yup. I save the world travel shots for you :)


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May 30, 2009 16:49 as a reply to  @ Roy Mathers's post |  #82

I bought mine on a whim thinking I would use it every once in a while, but in the six months since I got it, it's been off the camera maybe 5 times. Love it all to pieces.


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May 30, 2009 16:55 |  #83

Had the 50mm 1.8 which was a great lens but since getting the 85mm and having the other lenses I felt we didn't use it much. I ended up giving it away to a really nice couple we are shooting a wedding for, the groom is in to photography and I felt he would get a lot more use from it.




  
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May 30, 2009 16:56 |  #84

Maureen Souza wrote in post #8018802 (external link)
Yup. I save the world travel shots for you :)


You're too kind Mo.:)




  
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May 30, 2009 17:01 |  #85

None in my bag,either. I had a 50 mm macro--great lens, but not as good as the 100 mm macro I replaced it with. I cover the 50 mm focal length with my 24-105, which suits my shooting style better.

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May 30, 2009 17:04 |  #86

Roy Mathers wrote in post #8018836 (external link)
You're too kind Mo.:)

I bought my cameras to take photos of my kids, then grandkids. Anything else I shoot is by accident:lol::lol:


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May 30, 2009 17:22 |  #87

Maureen Souza wrote in post #8018868 (external link)
I bought my cameras to take photos of my kids, then grandkids. Anything else I shoot is by accident:lol::lol:

Maureen,

I love your avatar :) . I find it interesting how some people "see" in terms of differing FL's. It seems though, that nearly every time I use the 50/1.4 (esp on FF) it just feels like an awkward FL and I end up grabbing for another lens. Otoh, the 35mm FL works for me, both on FF and 1.6x. Go figure :D .

Of course, the 16-35 and 70-200 are my only zooms, so I really don't have 50mm covered. I may have to buy another 50mm f/1.8 again, as I gave my old one to my (lovely) wife :) . But I doubt I will. Instead I'll probably just use my upcoming 35L on the 50D if I need to cover that AoV.

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May 30, 2009 17:30 as a reply to  @ twoshadows's post |  #88

Don't have a prime 50mm. Haven't really found the need for one yet, granted I have come close to pulling the trigger on a 50mm f/1.8


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May 30, 2009 18:08 |  #89

I have thought, at times, about tossing a 50mm f/1.8 in my kit. Cheap, light and reasonable decent IQ. Now, watch me get one and then never use it.

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I don't have one as it's not actually 50mm's once on a crop.

Wrong, it's a 50mm FL regardless of which camera it is put on. And, even if it sits alone on a table. You can't change the FL.



  
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May 30, 2009 18:10 |  #90

I recently picked up a 50mm 1.8 Mk I from a forum member, and it's barely been off my 40D since. I love it so far... but we'll see how long it lasts once the new wears off. I have had a 50mm 1.4 for years with my Minolta SLR's and used it all the time. It was my "go to" lens for portraits and indoor low-light.


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