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    Quote Originally Posted by enzeru21 View Post
    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..
    where can i rent lens to shoot? is it from friends, or is there shops in SG that provides rental of lens?
    and and is there any difficulty that you met while only mounting that 50mm prime lens for that long period? mind sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebelriot View Post
    where can i rent lens to shoot? is it from friends, or is there shops in SG that provides rental of lens?
    and and is there any difficulty that you met while only mounting that 50mm prime lens for that long period? mind sharing
    you can check out the camera equipment rental service at Mass Sales
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    As what I mentioned in a parallel thread of yours, I think most of us here buy when we see a need/find a limitation with equipment that we need to overcome. On the other hand, you have a piece of equipment and then figuring out what to do with it...

    Best is just go out and shoot with it. Force yourself to use the 50 f/1.8 and don't change lens. You will get used to it eventually. Otherwise, you will keep depending on zoom. Use a smaller aperture first and when you get used to how to focus with this lens, then move to larger apertures which have much shallower focus for things (DOF).

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    Default Re: how should i utilise my 50mm f/1.8 lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by rebelriot View Post
    hey all.

    gotten my 50mm f/1.8 lens for quite a while. in fact, its my dad who bought it when he got the 550D.

    kind of underutilise it nowadays, didnt really use it. in the dry cabi for quite sometime, and only used it for the fun of bokeh effect. anyway anyone can share ideas how "what situation /when /how" to utilise it,so that i dont waste the beauty in the cabi?
    Go out and shoot more with it. You wouldn't know how much you would have missed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rebelriot View Post
    where can i rent lens to shoot? is it from friends, or is there shops in SG that provides rental of lens?
    and and is there any difficulty that you met while only mounting that 50mm prime lens for that long period? mind sharing
    you can borrow from frens if they are willing to lend...

    or just check out the rental services under commercial services section of the forum...

    using the 50 is great for shooting almost anything...

    the only drawback or problem that you will likely to encounter is when trying to take group shots... you have to be far enough from ur group to get everyone within the photo... and also cannot open aperture too wide or in-focus distance will cause some people to be blur...

    but so long as you're able to move, you can move backwards, to counter the tight angle issue.. and so long as you have sufficient lighting you don't need to open aperture all the way, (so either, find a brighter place, increase ISO, use flash, make sure they are all at e same distance from the camera.. ie. no front row/back row..)

    but i really love using the lens.. awesome candid portraits..
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    As what I mentioned in a parallel thread of yours, I think most of us here buy when we see a need/find a limitation with equipment that we need to overcome. On the other hand, you have a piece of equipment and then figuring out what to do with it...

    Best is just go out and shoot with it. Force yourself to use the 50 f/1.8 and don't change lens. You will get used to it eventually. Otherwise, you will keep depending on zoom. Use a smaller aperture first and when you get used to how to focus with this lens, then move to larger apertures which have much shallower focus for things (DOF).
    hmmmm thanks on this. will do

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    Quote Originally Posted by enzeru21 View Post
    you can borrow from frens if they are willing to lend...

    or just check out the rental services under commercial services section of the forum...

    using the 50 is great for shooting almost anything...

    the only drawback or problem that you will likely to encounter is when trying to take group shots... you have to be far enough from ur group to get everyone within the photo... and also cannot open aperture too wide or in-focus distance will cause some people to be blur...

    but so long as you're able to move, you can move backwards, to counter the tight angle issue.. and so long as you have sufficient lighting you don't need to open aperture all the way, (so either, find a brighter place, increase ISO, use flash, make sure they are all at e same distance from the camera.. ie. no front row/back row..)

    but i really love using the lens.. awesome candid portraits..
    thanks for sharing. will do

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    i shot the moon tonight. do check it out guys http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/sh....php?t=2876870

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    this saturday/tmw will have a fashion show at Mandarin Gallery around 3pm and 6pm. Give the 50mm f/1.8 a testdrive there.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=767082

    just remember the basics on depth of field among other things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    this saturday/tmw will have a fashion show at Mandarin Gallery around 3pm and 6pm. Give the 50mm f/1.8 a testdrive there.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=767082

    just remember the basics on depth of field among other things.
    hmmm basics on dof?hmmm why?

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    this thread really gave quite a lot of insight on this 50mm prime lens

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    Default Re: how should i utilise my 50mm f/1.8 lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by rebelriot View Post
    hmmm basics on dof?hmmm why?
    because if not, you are going to get alot of pics at wrong focus...
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    Quote Originally Posted by alancwr View Post
    this thread really gave quite a lot of insight on this 50mm prime lens
    haha yeah.. same here. when i started this, my mind was, why did my dad even bought this prime lens that has so much restriction.

    and with this thread started, the lens got out of the dry cabi,and is now firing frequently liao

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    Default Re: how should i utilise my 50mm f/1.8 lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by rebelriot View Post
    haha yeah.. same here. when i started this, my mind was, why did my dad even bought this prime lens that has so much restriction.

    and with this thread started, the lens got out of the dry cabi,and is now firing frequently liao
    actually i don't feel that its a restriction.. its more of a specialized purpose piece of equipment... its like buying those multi purpose device and those device that is only meant to do one thing...
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