The Incredible Versatility of the 50mm Lens — 4 Comments

  1. I was more upset the time when the AF-motor on my 50mm prime died than the time when my kit-lens gave up the ghost. I can’t wait to see how my photos “change” when I put the prime on a full-frame camera. Thanks for your post, Dan!

  2. Ah yes, what memories you stir in this old guy! I well remember when my 50mm f/1.4 lens was the only one I had for my first SLR, a Honeywell Pentax H-3. Most of us had 40mm lenses because they came with the camera back then, and we shot everything with them. Versatile, yes! And, as you say, they still are. I prefer the Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 over the f/1.8 version, and have that one. But the f/1.8 version is a super bargain, for sure. Thanks for the memories. I need to use mine more!

  3. The Canon 50mmf1.8 is garbage. Built poorly, focuses slowly, and not all that sharp unless closed way down. Get Canon’s 1.4. Totally agree that Nikon’s different 50mmf1.8 lenses are wonderful.

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