Just ordered a 50 mm macro

Started Feb 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP skysurfer5 Regular Member • Posts: 366
Re: Just ordered a 50 mm macro

Yep.  My plans for the 50 mm are about 50% macro/closeup and about 50% general purpose, including some astronomy imaging.  My 35 mm use has been about 75% macro/closeup and about 25% general purpose, except I haven't used it for astronomy.  There's no reason the 35 wouldn't be useful in astronomy, but the 50 would be better, if for no other reason than f/2 provides more light for focusing.

My oldest daughter has already asked to borrow the 50 to use on her Pen (I can't remember which model, there are so many of them). She sometimes does "favor portraits" for friends who can't afford a professional and the 50 would be big upgrade.  Last year she did three sets of senior pictures and one set of engagement pictures.

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