50mm F/1.8

Started Aug 7, 2007 | Discussions thread
PicPocket Veteran Member • Posts: 5,873
Re: 50mm F/1.8

Kev2380 wrote:

I currently have the kit lens and an IS USM 70-300. After reading
all these posts I keep seeing the 50mm mentioned. I'm looking for a
good portrait lens and at that price range, I think this would be
perfect. Is the only real drawback of the lens no zoom capability?

yes, if you consider it a drawback (its no more a drawback than the 60mm that none of your current lenses cover)
In addition, its build quality is a bit fragile

But when it comes to IQ its a real good one. Add the wide aperture and it gives immense possibilities for portraits and low light

Here are 2 galleries that I shot exclusively with the 50mm f/1.8 in quite low light
http://pictures.ashish-pragya.com/DragonAndPhoenix.html
http://pictures.ashish-pragya.com/CNY07Parade.html

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