hmmmm i used to use it for bokeh effect. so if i wanna shoot portrait , how do i minimize the bokeh effect ? set the aperture with a higher number?
I think you dun bring your child to studio for shoots day in day out... so its still okie...
but if you are doing it yourself on a regular basis... i think its not advisable... ur kid only have 1 pair of eyes... so better to be safe than to be sorry...
but look at the number of kids wearing glasses these days... any chance they were flashed at when they were young?
You wanna take the chance, you go ahead with your own kid. I don't want to be blamed if anything does happen to my kid or my fren's....
50mm is a standard lens, its field of view is probably almost similar to human vision on a full frame camera body.
Since it is a lens, it CAN be used to SHOOT pictures. The only differences is that the DOF is different from other lenses of difference focal length. DOF can be adjusted by adjusting the aperture.
I use it mainly to shoot indoor, people and food. Pretty good lens, just that I prefer to use it with manual focusing, which felt more accurate. Whenever I am taking photo indoors, my first choice is still this lens. Cheap and good for me.
Oh and nowadays, I use it from f/2.2 onwards.
The 50mm f/1.8 is always on my body most of the time.
Here's my take from the 50mm f/1.8
Think fast, aim for the best !
thanks for the feedback !!
will keep all this sharings in mind.
so this is how i conceptualize. correct me if im wrong.
bokeh effect = longer focal length + wider aperture = thin DOF
dont want bokeh effect = shorter focal length + aperture = deep DOF
Hmm..longer focal length for 50mm prime?
Tink u can achieve thin DOF just by opening the aperture to F/1.8 or F/2 (wide open)..
The higher it goes,f/8,f/11,f/22(smaller aperture(, the deeper the DOF.
actually when i 1st started shooting, i prefer my tamron 17-50 coz i'm the "big picture" kind of guy, but now i'm more and more fond of my 50 1.8. the more i shoot with it, the more i know its capability and limitation. when you're used to it, generally w/o raising the camera you can "see" your frame. i find myself wasting less time zoom zoom zoom to frame, just move, look, shoot.
and the significant thing is this: i don't miss my wide-angle lens even when i can't "take it all in" (due to space constrain or such). the fixed focal length forced me to isolate details and shoot them separately. and the results are totally different altogether. totally!
i would say you need to spend more time with your lens to know it and to use it. don't condemn it after just a few outings.
i believe there is more positions, angles for me to learn and try out before i can reallly appreciate this lens yeah?
i love the 50 1.8... use it all the time~!!
you can do wonders if you knew..
just bring it out, and use it as if its the only lens you have..
it was the only lens i had for 6 half a year.. before i started renting lens to shoot with..
It is a good lens, i use it alot too apart from my default kit lens, so far in most situation either my kit 18-135mm or my 50mm can handle it well
Current: 550D + EFS 18-135mm IS + EF 50mm f1.8 II
Yup, love this lens. Cheap and good IQ, what's more to ask for?
Rebel I suggest you do a few only 50mm outings to shoot for a day. Like catchlights said, pick a topic , or a particular type of lighting, or some sort of [fill in the blanks] to take. Over at my "APAD" thread..rather, the 12 weeks assignment thread, the majority of my shots were taken with my 50mm. A couple on 135mm.
But yeah, point is, make it a discipline to take your dusty buddy out! You can/ you will / take shots for sure. Just make sure to give it some thought