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    Quote Originally Posted by incubus View Post
    is a 2B pencil just for writing things on paper?
    May I ask some suggestion from you about the lens?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by right550 View Post
    May I ask some suggestion from you about the lens?
    So many examples given that are not "portrait", still not enough har?
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Yea, i reversed it an use it as a macro lens.
    With an addition adaptor? Or how you do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flashbug View Post
    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.
    Roughly I have to spend how much to convert it to macro usage?

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

    you don't have to think of it as can only use for one thing...

    heck if i only had a 70-200.. it can also be used for landscapes, portraits, food.. street.. etc etc...

    the different lens are just different brushes in the hands of different painters...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    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.
    I mean since it is f1.8, so if the shutter speed is too fast then cannt take a good picture.

    So what is your recommendation on shutter speed and ISO, if taking under dim condition with f1.8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by right550 View Post
    With an addition adaptor? Or how you do it?
    I use a reverse lens adaptor bought from mass sales and to increase the magnification, i use a 1.4X teleconverter as well.

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

    With a proper adapter, one can even use it for spoonfeeding.
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    Default Re: 50mm f1.8 just simply a Portrait lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by right550 View Post
    I mean since it is f1.8, so if the shutter speed is too fast then cannt take a good picture.

    So what is your recommendation on shutter speed and ISO, if taking under dim condition with f1.8?
    you have a lens which has maximum aperture of f1.8, does not mean you can only shoot at f1.8.

    suggest you read some books about lenses, you will have better whole picture of what are the difference of lenses and how to use them.
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    It can be used for anything you want it to be used for .... Only your imagination is holding you back ....

    You appear to be lost... lemme try to find some light.... hahaha

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/99827226@N00/

    cheers !!! many examples of anything as long as you care to search !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by right550 View Post
    Roughly I have to spend how much to convert it to macro usage?
    The adaptor ring is quite cheap, around $12 iirc

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    One culture that I dont understand...

    Since this is a Newbies corner, I would like to ask for some suggestions from who have more experience in DSLR industries.

    However, I realize that suggestion asking me to check back the books or what spoonfeeding things...Then what is the meaning to open a new thread to ask question?

    Yes, I am new in this field but would you like to give suggestions on my question?

    Only relevant suggestions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by driveanegg View Post
    It can be used for anything you want it to be used for .... Only your imagination is holding you back ....

    You appear to be lost... lemme try to find some light.... hahaha

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/99827226@N00/

    cheers !!! many examples of anything as long as you care to search !!
    thank you very much, appreciate that

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

    Quote Originally Posted by right550 View Post
    I mean since it is f1.8, so if the shutter speed is too fast then cannt take a good picture.

    So what is your recommendation on shutter speed and ISO, if taking under dim condition with f1.8?
    if f/1.8 results in too fast a shutter speed, then simply stop down to like f/5.6 or f/8 so that you can reduce the shutter speed, if that is your intention.

    Without knowing how bright "dim lighting" is, how to state a particular set of values? I also rely on my camera's light meter, since I don't have one built into my brain.
    Exploring! :)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by right550 View Post
    One culture that I dont understand...

    Since this is a Newbies corner, I would like to ask for some suggestions from who have more experience in DSLR industries.

    However, I realize that suggestion asking me to check back the books or what spoonfeeding things...Then what is the meaning to open a new thread to ask question?

    Yes, I am new in this field but would you like to give suggestions on my question?

    Only relevant suggestions...
    I think you misunderstood the purpose of the Newbies Forum.
    It is not to ask questions in a way that shows you have made no effort to learn on your part.
    Same thing in most forums wat... If you go into an iPhone forum, and ask blankly for people to suggest apps for you to download, chances are a number of people will ridicule you.
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by right550 View Post
    One culture that I dont understand...

    Since this is a Newbies corner, I would like to ask for some suggestions from who have more experience in DSLR industries.

    However, I realize that suggestion asking me to check back the books or what spoonfeeding things...Then what is the meaning to open a new thread to ask question?

    Yes, I am new in this field but would you like to give suggestions on my question?

    Only relevant suggestions...
    Yes, this is newbies corner, not a noobs corner. Before ask a question, please do some effort, like read the the Sticky Threads For Newbies, manual, books, and use google to find any information you want.
    This lens is a must have lens for every one as it's so bright and cheap. Better get this lens and use it so you'll know what this lens for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    if f/1.8 results in too fast a shutter speed, then simply stop down to like f/5.6 or f/8 so that you can reduce the shutter speed, if that is your intention.

    Without knowing how bright "dim lighting" is, how to state a particular set of values? I also rely on my camera's light meter, since I don't have one built into my brain.
    I will try again on the lens but I dont know either it can down to f/5.6 or f/8 or not...

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    Quote Originally Posted by flintflameinferno View Post
    Yes, this is newbies corner, not a noobs corner. Before ask a question, please do some effort, like read the the Sticky Threads For Newbies, manual, books, and use google to find any information you want.
    This lens is a must have lens for every one as it's so bright and cheap. Better get this lens and use it so you'll know what this lens for.
    If in that case, I agree.

    However, what kind of questions should be appear at this corner?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by right550 View Post
    I will try again on the lens but I dont know either it can down to f/5.6 or f/8 or not...
    You do know how to adjust the aperture value in either Aperture-Priority or Manual modes, right?
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    You do know how to adjust the aperture value in either Aperture-Priority or Manual modes, right?
    Yes. However, normally I use P mode...

    I think it is a silly question, but I wish to ask. Is there any Manual that teach how to use fully utilize the lens?

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