Articles Tagged '50mm'

Lenses: Primes vs. Zooms

In the photography world, the topic of prime lenses vs. zoom lenses is one of those enduring debates. As someone who has used both types of lenses extensively over the years, I will offer my views both for and against both types. Let me preface by saying that I made a conscious choice to use [ read more ]

The 50mm Focal Length: Boring

For years I have held a strong distain for the 50mm focal length. Inexplicably, I hitherto had never ranted about it here. To me, 50mm is an utterly useless and boring focal length, and I do not quite understand why so many people bother with it. On the 35mm camera system, 50mm is considered a 'standard' [ read more ]

Overview of the 'Plastic Fantastic' Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, known as the 'Plastic Fantastic' or the 'Nifty Fifty', is a very popular lens, and for good reason: it is fast and cheap. I used to own one of these, but I later sold it.  I have no need or desire for a 50mm lens, as the focal length [ read more ]