Is the 50mm 1.8 still useful on a APS-C sensor?

Started Jul 18, 2010 | Discussions thread
Player9 Senior Member • Posts: 1,099
Re: Thanks for the heads up

I have the Tamron 17-50mm and the 50mm f/1.8. Both say 50mm, but on the Tamron the actual focal length reduces a lot when you get closer to the subject. Imo, that makes the 50mm prime much better for your typical half body portraits. That said, I don't think the 50mm is very versatile on a 1.6x format. My Tamron lens is way more useful overall. I'm usually shooting in the 17 - 30mm range anyway.

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