50mm f1.8 just simply a Portrait lens?


right550

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

ZerocoolAstra

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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. :thumbsup:
 

zorlak

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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.
 

mimik07

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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.
Well said :thumbsup:
 

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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!

 

ZerocoolAstra

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Well said :thumbsup:
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?
 

wildcat

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

right550

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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?
 

right550

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Quite a good choice for food and night shoot when lighting is dim. :thumbsup:
night shoot when lighting is dim?
May I know normally you use what ISO, Speed, and Aperture for this dim lighting?
 

flashbug

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its everything you want it to be
:thumbsup:

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 =/
 

flashbug

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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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