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Offline beingkishan

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what are the use of 50mm f 1.8 /g
« on: August 20, 2016, 09:50:31 PM »
[ lets discuss about the print lens of 50mm

Offline LightWave

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Re: what are the use of 50mm f 1.8 /g
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2016, 03:29:14 AM »
Good for low light and shallow DOF. Can be used for almost everything from portraits to landscapes to macro work. 

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Re: what are the use of 50mm f 1.8 /g
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2016, 04:00:22 AM »
Hello beingkishan.

Welcome to the Forum.

Many people regard the fifty as "normal" for the 35mm (24mm by 36mm) format.  In the past, before zoom lenses were the rage, cameras came equipped with a fast "normal" lens.  The fifty was regarded as the best all-around single focal length optic for general picture making.  A fifty millimeter f2 (or thereabouts) was pretty much the standard basic lens to come on an SLR a generation ago.  The fast normal lens was a great value because it was typically very good quality and very attractively priced ... at least when compared to other optics of the same brand.

Films were slow/insensitive in those days, and digital was unheard of.  A fast/light-sensitive lens was a great benefit.  Of course, as LightWave mentioned, the shallow depth of field that can be produced by a fast lens was also a great benefit.  And it still is.

With today's sensitive digital sensors, a fast fifty makes it possible to take pictures just about anywhere you can see, day or night, indoors or outdoors.  For that reason alone, the fast fifty is a good optic to have in your kit.

Many folks who use an APS/DX format camera regard the fast fifty as a good choice for portraiture.

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Re: what are the use of 50mm f 1.8 /g
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2016, 09:11:15 AM »
50F18 from sony was lens I ordered along with the 18-55 kit, I kept using it
lot more than the 18-55 for it was such a bright and can be used in any situation.

18-55 would come out only for the landscapes or in cramped location else it is 50F18
is my workhorse for any family gathering or vacation.

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Re: what are the use of 50mm f 1.8 /g
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2016, 06:52:09 AM »
Check this one taken at sunset with stage lighting.

Shamiyana stage by yndesai, on Flickr

50f18 rocks in such conditions.
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Offline Sairam Thiagarajan

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Re: what are the use of 50mm f 1.8 /g
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2016, 01:53:12 PM »
I have been using the 1.8D for a while and find to be tack sharp and I can only imagine that extra 2k-3k will help in focussing faster, maybe.

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Re: what are the use of 50mm f 1.8 /g
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2016, 10:26:09 PM »
● It is cheap.
● It is prime lens which has a fixed focal length.
● You can get actual sharpness.
● You can get a good quality photo.
● Professional use 50mm lens for portrait.
● It is light in weight.
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Offline Lokesh Gurnani

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Re: what are the use of 50mm f 1.8 /g
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2017, 10:44:29 PM »
50mm F1.8 is not only helpful for shooting portraits but only can be used in different occasions. I'm an Amateur Wildlife Photographer, and in my earlier days I shot this image with just 50mm lens!
It's not about lens but how you perceive things! There are great advantages of 50mm. It's an ideal lens for street shooting, can be used as a macro lens using reverse lens technique, is lot cheaper than 50mm F1.4 & produces excellent results throughout even stopping down to F16!