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    Default 50mm f1.8 just simply a Portrait lens?

    Hi there, any others usage for this 50mm f1.8 lens? Or it simply a Portrait lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by right550 View Post
    Hi there, any others usage for this 50mm f1.8 lens? Or it simply a Portrait lens?
    why so quick to classify this lens as just a portrait lens?
    It can be used for anything you can think of.
    50mm is just a focal length.
    You could even take landscapes with it.
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    Quite a good choice for food and night shoot when lighting is dim.

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    you can also used it for macro, by adding filters, extenders or DYI stuffs. it is good and cheaper alternative for portraiture, but i wont call it portrait lens, it is a fun lens in general. u can also maximize the low-light capability of this lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    why so quick to classify this lens as just a portrait lens?
    It can be used for anything you can think of.
    50mm is just a focal length.
    You could even take landscapes with it.
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    dont be too quick to classify it.
    It can be used to shot anything you want... I used the 50mm f.18 to shoot this ring shoot at a recent ROM. I thought it works fairly well. (the lens lah)

    anyway its quite affordable and light. Good for travels too!


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    It is MORE than jus a portrait lens
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    Quote Originally Posted by mimik07 View Post
    Well said
    hehehe tks bro...
    My point is that Nikon doesn't market this lens as a "portrait lens", and neither is it inscribed on the lens.


    The Porsche 911 GT3 is a highly-tuned and thoroughly developed road-legal race car, but what do most Singaporean buyers use it for? To go clubbing....


    maybe should call it the "clubbing car" eh?
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    I use it for reverse lens macro more than portrait, so not exactly a portrait lens to me.

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    its everything you want it to be
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    Default Re: 50mm f1.8 just simply a Portrait lens?

    I use my 50mm mainly for walkabouts and architecture and landscape shots... but that's mostly what I shoot nowadays. Oh ya... candid too.

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    my 50 is my kit lens... so its my everything lens....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    why so quick to classify this lens as just a portrait lens?
    It can be used for anything you can think of.
    50mm is just a focal length.
    You could even take landscapes with it.
    With slower shutter speed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OoStarDustoO View Post
    Quite a good choice for food and night shoot when lighting is dim.
    night shoot when lighting is dim?
    May I know normally you use what ISO, Speed, and Aperture for this dim lighting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by right550 View Post
    Hi there, any others usage for this 50mm f1.8 lens? Or it simply a Portrait lens?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    I use it for reverse lens macro more than portrait, so not exactly a portrait lens to me.
    You mean you use it as a macro lens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by magicianhisoka View Post
    its everything you want it to be


    agreed. you might want to add in "and it is not what you don't want it to be."
    it depends on how you use it.

    when i first got my 50mm prime, it was used for portraits, food photography, and low light photography.

    bought a kenko extension tube, and it became my 'cheapo' macro lens (:

    although i don't use this range as much as previously, can't deny the feelings i have developed with it =/

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    Quote Originally Posted by right550 View Post
    You mean you use it as a macro lens?
    Yea, i reversed it an use it as a macro lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by right550 View Post
    You mean you use it as a macro lens?
    there are a few ways you can 'convert' your 50mm prime into a macro lens.
    reverse lens, teleconverters like raynox or extension tubes from kenko.

    you can go read up more if you are keen into macro photography but is a bit hesistant to spend hundreds on a dedicated macro lens.

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    Default Re: 50mm f1.8 just simply a Portrait lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by right550 View Post
    With slower shutter speed?
    I don't understand your question.
    If you want to stop it down and put ND filters, also can wat.
    It's not any different to drag out long exposures with this lens than a UWA, for example.
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