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

Started Jan 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
joneil Regular Member • Posts: 177
Re: Does anyone use a 50mm as their main lens on a full frame?

glo wrote:

Since you have a 50, there's no harm in keeping it, certainly you'll find a use for it. For me, there's no such thing as a main lens unless I'm shooting an event, food shots, portraits, etc. They all require a different lens. The 24-85 is a nice lens, even if you get it, I'd not get rid of the 50. Your 50 will get you images you can't get with a 24-85. Don't know your experience or the the type of shooting you do. There are those who are happy with one lens for everything.


+1 on everything above.   Back in my film days, I found my  "normal" everyday lens was 35mm, and today it is my 24-70mm zoom.    But there are times you will be glad you have that 50mm, so don't get rid of it.

Today, in terms of primes, I find my 24mm f2.8 is almost my "everyday" lens.  Small, light and sharp, and I like shooting buildings and landscapes.

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