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).
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..
i shot the moon tonight. do check it out guys http://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/sh....php?t=2876870
this saturday/tmw will have a fashion show at Mandarin Gallery around 3pm and 6pm. Give the 50mm f/1.8 a testdrive there.
just remember the basics on depth of field among other things.
Last edited by Reportage; 25th September 2010 at 12:54 AM.
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this thread really gave quite a lot of insight on this 50mm prime lens