What's the big deal with a EF50mm f/1.8 ll Lens? (genuine quesion)

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  1. playthefilm

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    What's the big deal with a EF50mm f/1.8 ll Lens? From what I have read, it seems that this is a great lens for taking portraits whilst blurring the background. Is that so? And presumably it's no good for taking pictures of objects far away...? Is it just fixed to one length (ie no zoom etc).

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    (still to buy my 350d :( )
     
  2. midtones

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    Fixed prime yes, good value for money, there's a ton of links just wack it into google :)

    K.
     
  3. Johndm

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    Fixed 50mm = 80mm on a 350D, better in low light than the kit lens. Aproaches 'L' quality if you get a good one...cheap worthwhile lens for your bag........:D
     
  4. stevegreen

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    ............and i've just posted two pictures in the sharing thread, just had it, just messing :D

    It's not just for close up's either :)
     
  5. Temujin

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    Whats the best deal for a 50mm right now?
     
  6. Johndm

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    £74.99 delivered, PM me for details...:D

    Don't forget you'll want this too..........
     

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  7. Temujin

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    You sure thats the cheapest? ABC does it for £73, and I'm sure there are cheaper elsewhere...
     
  8. Jazz Monkey Jr

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    How much is a lens hood for them?
     
  9. Zone

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    £17 approx, probably get it cheaper if you shop around, look for ES-62 AD Lens Hood.
     
  10. kez

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    try here, if you want to make your own lens hoods.

    they work very well :)
     

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