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Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by mhambi, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. mhambi

    mhambi κολασμένος

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    I was having eye problems yesterday - I just couldn't see myself going back to work after lunch... ;) So I grabbed the old Fuji STX-2 and a couple of rolls of film and headed into the mountains. The lighting wasn't great. The weather was windy. It even threatened rain a couple of times.




    What a great afternoon! :supergrin:


    I was reminded though how much I love the little 50mm lens I have. I've got a couple of others that I use sometimes, but the vast majority of shots I take with this old SLR are made with this:


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    It just flat out takes great images. :)



    So - what's your favorite....and why?
     
  2. krinkov

    krinkov Shutter Maniac

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    Next to the "50", I fondly adore the 35mm. On a 135 film camera, it hangs just as well as a "50" but gives me just a little more elbow room to make quick snaps at almost anything I point at. It shoots tighter than a "24" but that's just perfect when I do street photography, informal portraits and landscapes. The only thing I sacrifice is speed being an f/3.5 but I don't like the f/1.4 versions because they're too bulky and tend to flare more. I can leave all my other lenses at home but this is what I can never be without.
     

  3. MrsKitty

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    Would have to be the 50 1.8 for both my XT and AE-1. I got a 50 1.4 for my AE-1 today so it might become the new favorite :supergrin:

    I have found that I prefer primes over zooms. Too bad I can't afford to buy all the primes I want for my XT :rofl:
     
  4. ponykilr

    ponykilr Off The Porch

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    When I switch to my 50mmf/1.8D I am reminded why I love primes. Fast, sharp, light, sweet. A simply great portrait lens on a 1.5x digital.

    The beast is on my camera now, I love it too, but she's a little chunky....28-70f/2.8.

    I plan on using my 50 for bridal prep shooting(low light where wide open 1.8 is awesome) but before it's all said and done, I may just use primes for it all. Time will tell. Zooms are great but zooming with your feet can be good too.

    My favorite...the 50 for sure.
     
  5. hwyhobo

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    I will be the exception here. Never developed much love for the 50mm. Instead, I found the 35mm perspective more natural.

    I am talking about film (135) camera here.
     
  6. Laramie In MT

    Laramie In MT

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    You show us the lens but NO pictures from the trip to the mountains??? shame...
     
  7. mhambi

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    I'm finishing 2 more rolls before I send them all in for processing.



    :supergrin:
     
  8. Laramie In MT

    Laramie In MT

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    Look forward to them...sounded like a great outing...
     
  9. spober

    spober

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    agree 100% 35mm is just right.
     
  10. jolly roger

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    For low light nothing beats my 50 1.8 and my 85 1.8 on a Nikon D50 or N90S
     
  11. nipperwolf

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    1. Nikon 80-200 2.8

    :bowdown:

    2. Nikon 50 1.8
     
  12. spober

    spober

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    my fav focal length is 35mm for above stated advantages.i like speed so a 1.2 50mm is the best bet for inside avalable light photograghy.I also love the 100mm tele.i have 2 a nikkor 1.7 and a 2.8 micro (macro)