01-16-2019 07:22 PM
I've been looking into the Nifty Fifty for a while, and I requested it from my lovely bride. I've read lots of great things about it and I'm looking forward to exploring it.
My attraction was the wide f/stop (apologies, old head 35 mm shooter here) and versatility.
Going to be fun!
01-17-2019 10:10 AM
By all accounts a great lens, don't forget to show us some of the results you get.
Please don't call it a "nifty fifty", this outdated term has been applied to just about every manufacturers 50mm lens so is a bit irrelevant.
01-17-2019 10:19 AM
The great thing about a 50mil is the fast f1.8 aperture. The bad thing is, it is a difficult FL for general use. Especially on a cropper, not as bad on a FF. The only reason a 50mm was designed at all is, it is considered "normal" human eye AOV.
Don't know how 'nifty' that makes it. However, almost everybody has or had one. I have three right now with the 50mm f1.2L being one of my mostest favorite lenses of all time.
One last thing, the 50mil is a very sharp lens. Perhaps that is it's best attribute. I do hope you enjoy you new lens.
01-18-2019 06:37 PM - edited 01-18-2019 06:38 PM
I'm just an amateur enthusiast having fun with a new camera. While I come from the old school 35mm world, DLSRs are brand new to me.
Whole new world.........
01-19-2019 12:32 PM
"I shall strike "nifty fifty" from my lexicon"
I wouldn't. No mater what it is, it still is a 'fifty' and you will decide if it is 'nifty'. If, yes, then it is a nifty fifty! Right?
01-27-2019 04:25 PM
01-28-2019 10:12 AM
"As far as a general purpose / on the move / go anywhere lens, I think the kit 18-55 does a better job."
The same conclusion most photographers come to. It isn't a first or only lens.
"The 50 will work very well for portraits. I'm happy."
For that work it is great. Glad you like it, money well spent!