Can someone please educate me on when the 50mm @ f/1.8 should be used? Essentially, if shooting outside on sunny day, wouldn't one use f/8 (per sunny 16 rule)? If so, how is this prime superior to say a general 18-55 f/3.5 - 4.5 lens at same aperture?
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i just got my lens in the mail i am so excited but have not gotten a chance to really use it yet only thing is i am shoot with a d3100 so i really have to get use to Manuel focus any "pointers"?
Your not invincible
Managed to even use this little thing at a political rally I covered yesterday!
Attention! I shoot basketball from the front row. I spend hundreds of dollars for expensive tickets. I smuggle in long, expensive cameras and lenses, and security doesn't even bat an eye. That's right. I'm special. All because I want to sell you a 50mm 1.8 lens so you can be just as cool. Have a good day.
Some of my 50mm 1.8 shots ..
poop spot by kennyfcknpowers, on Flickr
98 911turbo by kennyfcknpowers, on Flickr
$30k art by kennyfcknpowers, on Flickr
pelican saftey net by kennyfcknpowers, on Flickr
more shells by kennyfcknpowers, on Flickr
airbus a319 cockpit by kennyfcknpowers, on Flickr
handle by kennyfcknpowers, on Flickr
top by kennyfcknpowers, on Flickr
chew toy boots by kennyfcknpowers, on Flickr
corks by kennyfcknpowers, on Flickr
When i was in NYC, i was eating at a restaurant with my friend when Bill Murray passed by, took a french fry from our basket, dipped it in ketchup, ate it and said:"No ones ever going to believe you" before walking out.
Forgot I had a couple old Nikon lenses in the closet...here are some samples from my Canon T2i the old Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 non-AI attached (about a 50 year old lens):
The lens in use (not my photos of it):
It's incredibly sharp at f/2.0 and higher. It gets what most people describe as a soft focus effect at 1.4...but it's still sharp. This older lens is not multicoated, so apparently it has some interesting flare effects. I've yet to experience that part.
Loving the lens much more than my Canon 50mm f/1.8...though autofocus is nice
Last edited by helement2003; 04-17-2012 at 05:13 PM.