Does anyone use a 50mm as their main lens on a full frame?

Started Jan 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Art_P
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I've found I don't do normal

In my film days, I bought a 50mm 1.8 w my OM-4  Think I used it once on that camera.

Wasn't until I moved to 4/3 (2x factor) that this lens got any use- sometimes alone (100mm effective) or w 2x converter or extension tube.

With my zoom lens, I found most shots were at 60mm (120) or 12-14 (24-28)  Hardly any in the 'normal' range.

For landscapes, I'd think a 50mm FoV too narrow, something in the 24-30 range more useful.

Some people love the normal focal length, the question is does it work for you?

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