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Tips for using the 50mm 1.8 on the street

Started Feb 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Tips for using the 50mm 1.8 on the street
Feb 26, 2012

Yesterday I was walking around the city using the 50mm 1.8 which I acquired recently (body is 600D).

I bought it for probably the same reason as everyone else, it's cheap and a fast prime to start with.

I found it quite difficult to get anything useful out of it, without stopping, correcting the aperture and taking a few shots until I was happy. This is not what I want to do with this lens, I just want to walk around and fire off shots without interrupting what I am doing or where I am going.

Is that just down to my inexperience? Do many of you adjust the aperture subconsciously before taking quick shots?

I also found the lens not as sharp as my kit lens, 18 - 55mm IS . Again, is this just down to my inexperience?

Canon EOS 600D (EOS Rebel T3i / EOS Kiss X5)
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