50mm f/1.8 good for portrait?

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KingSpence
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50mm f/1.8 good for portrait?
Aug 7, 2012

I've been getting fairly good looking portraits using the 18-55 kit lens on my 5N and have only heard good things about the 50mm f/1.8. The only thing holding me back is the fact I may not use it much outside of portraits. Would you guys recommend it JUST for shooting portraits? Or has anyone found that this focal length is effective for landscape, macro, and other various types of shots as well?

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