Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 28 Nov 2009 (Saturday) 19:20
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

50mm f/1.8 for ASP-C sensor

 
Baselerd
Member
156 posts
Joined Jul 2009
Location: Texas
     
Nov 28, 2009 19:20 |  #1

I was looking for a real fast lens, and this "nifty fifty" is so cheap I was considering purchase. However, I have a 1.6 crop factor sensor, giving an effective field of view equivalent to an 80mm on a FF camera.

Is this too long for general purpose photography? Currently, I often use my f/2.8 60mm (although that's a bit long) or my 18-55mm f/3.5 for indoors and darker areas.

Thanks,


Rebel XSi (450D) | 18-55mm IS Canon| 60mm USM EF-S macro | 55-250 IS Canon | Canon Speedlite 420EX | ProOptics Extension Tubes | Opteka Fisheye | Lumiquest Softbox

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
rob2278
Member
149 posts
Joined Oct 2009
Location: Halesowen
     
Nov 28, 2009 19:23 |  #2

It's a nice lens. Cheap & chearfull, but gives a good result!


Another 7D on it's way:)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tkbslc
Cream of the Crop
24,567 posts
Likes: 18
Joined Nov 2008
Location: Utah, USA
     
Nov 28, 2009 19:42 |  #3

If you feel your 60mm is too long, you will likely feel the same about the 50. In my opinion it is a short portrait lens only. I ended up with a 30mm prime instead for general use.


Taylor
Galleries: Flickr (external link)
60D | ELPH 330 | iPhone 5s

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
JeffreyG
"my bits and pieces are all hard"
Avatar
15,539 posts
Gallery: 42 photos
Likes: 608
Joined Jan 2007
Location: Detroit, MI
     
Nov 28, 2009 19:47 |  #4

The 50/1.8 makes for a nice cheap portrait lens for 1.6X shooters on a budget. I'd not call it a general purpose lens because it is a short telephoto. Also the AF system on this lens can be a little innaccurate.


My personal stuff:http://www.flickr.com/​photos/jngirbach/sets/ (external link)
I use a Canon 5DIII and a Sony A7rIII

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tone.tran
Member
181 posts
Joined Jul 2009
Location: Toronto, ON
     
Nov 28, 2009 20:19 |  #5

I'm pretty happy using just my 50mm. It was my first lens and it may be a bit long but honestly, you can make it work. It was generally fine except when indoors trying to take pictures of groups of people.


*Insert Something Witty Here*
 (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
yogestee
"my posts can be a little colourful"
Avatar
13,845 posts
Gallery: 5 photos
Likes: 36
Joined Dec 2007
Location: Australia
     
Nov 28, 2009 22:02 as a reply to  @ tone.tran's post |  #6

A 50mm whether it be the f/1.8 or the more expensive f/1.4, has a place in everyone's camera bag, the 50mm f/1.8 especially if you are on a budget..

The nice thing about the f/1.8 it's relatively cheap and if you get that one shot every few months that makes you go WOW it's more than paid for itself..


Jurgen
50D~700D~EOS M~G11~S95~GoPro Hero4 Silver
http://www.pbase.com/j​urgentreue (external link)
The Title Fairy,, off with her head!!

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
rx7speed
Goldmember
1,204 posts
Joined Jun 2008
     
Nov 28, 2009 22:42 |  #7

yeah but all it takes is one decent bump on the front and whammo no more lens :-(

well that and the focus isn't the greatest, it's loud, sloppy and makes some interesting banging noises as it tries to hunt for focus :p.

but all in all it's not a bad lens even more so for the price.


digital: 7d 70-200L 2.8 IS MKII, 17-55 2.8 IS

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
JayCee ­ Images
Goldmember
Avatar
1,544 posts
Joined Aug 2007
Location: CA
     
Nov 28, 2009 22:59 as a reply to  @ rx7speed's post |  #8

I bought my 50mm 1.8MKI(metal mount) 3 years ago...its left my camera bag on two occasions that i can sort of remember in that timeframe. A wonderfully sharp lens yes, but its too long for most indoor work and to short for any great distances when outside. Probably should just get rid of it for someone who will actually get some use out of the thing...

I know several others that have had experiences like mine..buy the thing and it just sits. Its a lens that you will either use alot or not use at all IMO.


Nobody cares about your gear list...

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gkarris
Goldmember
1,882 posts
Joined Jun 2009
     
Nov 28, 2009 23:16 |  #9

I have a 50mm (Nifty-Fifty previously and now a Contax Zeiss) and on cropped cameras, especially my Olympus at 2x, it's more a portrait lens.

I rented a 25mm Zeiss and it was awesome. So I just got a cheap Vivitar 28mm to hold me over and it's much better. Get as close to the 50mm equivalent as possible...




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Baselerd
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
156 posts
Joined Jul 2009
Location: Texas
     
Nov 30, 2009 09:58 |  #10

Thanks for the input. So can anyone recommend some decent fast 50mm equivalent lenses, I am not very familiar with this territory... I have EF-S mount.


Rebel XSi (450D) | 18-55mm IS Canon| 60mm USM EF-S macro | 55-250 IS Canon | Canon Speedlite 420EX | ProOptics Extension Tubes | Opteka Fisheye | Lumiquest Softbox

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gkarris
Goldmember
1,882 posts
Joined Jun 2009
     
Nov 30, 2009 10:06 |  #11

28 x 1.6 = 44.8mm
35 x 1.6 = 56mm

So either the above... 28mm or 35mm depending on if you want slightly wide or slight zoom from 50mm.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
DaveSt
Senior Member
407 posts
Joined Jul 2006
Location: Lima, Ohio
     
Nov 30, 2009 10:11 as a reply to  @ Baselerd's post |  #12

I think a 50mm lens on a crop body is a good general purpose lens outdoors. Indoors I find it to be too long to be of much use. Of course, dropping down into the 24mm-35mm range means a significant rise in cost, so taken in that context the 50mm is still a pretty good buy. I think having the 50mm lens was worth it to me simply to get some experience shooting with shallow DOF and flash-free indoor photography. Now that I have the Sigma 30mm I have a feeling the 50mm will rarely if ever be mounted on my 30D.


Dave

[30D] [Sigma 30 f/1.4] [50 f/1.8] [EF-S 60] [EF-S 15-85IS] [EF-S 55-250IS] [Sigma EF-500 DG Super]

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
e02937
Goldmember
2,714 posts
Joined Dec 2008
     
Nov 30, 2009 10:12 |  #13

For $100....it's a great value.

80mm effective is fine and has many uses.


Canon 7d
[15-85 IS] [70-200
f/4L IS] [I'm a PC]
[Full gear list and feedback]

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
iAMB
Senior Member
Avatar
847 posts
Likes: 25
Joined Mar 2009
Location: St. Louis
     
Nov 30, 2009 10:21 |  #14

If you are struggling with how you think the 50mm will feel, just set your 18-55mm to 50mm and walk around with it for a week. If it feels awkward, well then dont buy the 50mm.


Canon 6D Mk I
24-70mm F/4L , 70-200mm F/4L , 50mm 1.8 I , Rokinon 14mm F/2.8 & 35mm F/1.4
"I'm so far behind, it looks like I'm winning"
-Adam

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gkarris
Goldmember
1,882 posts
Joined Jun 2009
     
Nov 30, 2009 10:29 |  #15

iAMB wrote in post #9107617 (external link)
If you are struggling with how you think the 50mm will feel, just set your 18-55mm to 50mm and walk around with it for a week. If it feels awkward, well then dont buy the 50mm.

Or for that matter, go ahead and try 28 and 35 and see what fits you...




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

3,863 views & 0 likes for this thread
50mm f/1.8 for ASP-C sensor
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Shawvon
910 guests, 332 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.