A quick question to those who use a 50mm lens

Started Jul 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
CrapCamera Regular Member • Posts: 142
Re: A quick question to those who use a 50mm lens

SohoAperture wrote:

I currently use the 24-105mm on my 5D3 but have this awful habit of using too much zoom. Although i normally end up with lovely portrait shots i normally miss out on what is really happening in the scene and only capture the small details rather than the main event. I know i should discipline myself but thought a 50mm could maybe help prevent me from doing this.

I see a lot of people using the 50mm as the lens of choice for everyday photography, would you recommend this as the lens of choice for everyday street, holiday shots, etc? Would the 35mm or the 85mm be a better choice?

Also a photographer friend tells me the Sigma 50mm 1.4 is better than the Canon 50mm 1.4 - is this the case?

Or would you recommend i sell one of my kidneys and buy a canon 50mm 1.2?

I am still swaying to the 50m 1.4 but would like to hear other peoples experience

Thanks in advance.

This is the reason many street photographers use a 35mm, you need to include the context of the subject.

I'd recommend the Canon 35L

It is a very good lens, and worth the price.

More 35L examples

Since I wasn't going to be using a 50mm for moving people shots so much, I decided on the manual focus Zeiss 50/2 Makro-Planar for this focal length.

It is a very versatile lens be macro (half life size), and superb colour, micro contrast and sharpness.

More Zeiss 50/2 examples

I have no regrets on these two lenses.

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