ART Probably pretty obvious, but a 50mm is not ideal on a crop body + NY pics

hootpie

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Oct 5, 2003
48,125
Northern California
I've had the thrifty fifty for a few months now and it's just not wide enough on my 40D. I've been able to take good pictures with it, but I've had to go extremely out of my way for some of them :rofl:

Here are some from NY--feel free to C&C:

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5 (when the buildings are straight, the statue is totally crooked...not sure how to fix this :rofl:)
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6 (set my focus on the statue...it ended up focusing on the sky :hs: )
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Waddup you?

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Aug 1, 2002
45,008
Sandy Eggo
concentrate on a particular thing that spells out "NY!" with that lens. or for a scene, you could stitch several shots to make one shot, like a panoramic shot. panoramic shots dont have to be of a landscape
 

Cicada

Abraham $LINK’in
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Sep 30, 2008
177,762
SoCal
50mm on a crop is pretty worthless...i'm actually considering getting rid of mine because I just don't ever use it.
:werd: i jsut sold mine because between my 35 and 85...i never used it...ever.

right after i got my 50 1.4, i got a 35L, and since then i never mounted the 50 except on maybe one or two occasions.
 

huntz0r

New Member
Apr 18, 2005
15,859
Charlotte, NC
I'm actually thinking about selling my 50 and my 35 :o

I just don't use either one. An 85 or 20 would be a lot more useful to me I think. (on crop digital and on film too)
 

johnbriner

New Member
Apr 26, 2011
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Cool pictures, I'm sure you'll do better than those, just keep on taking pictures and practice! Looking forward for the updates! Thanks for sharing!
 

jsmonet

egg
Sep 20, 2002
1,328
so cali
I love 85 on fool frame, so 50 on a crop seems useful. :dunno:

you would think that, right?

i *hated* my 50 on my crop cam. i'm ok with it on full frame, but bored. and now i *love* my 85 on ff.

//is it too p.o.t.n. to say "ff"? i'm lazy

i can't justify that opinion. i just can't. it doesn't even make sense to me.
 

MB300E87

Active Member
Jun 4, 2001
13,023
California
I bought a 50mm 1.4 a few weeks ago and barely use it :(

I think i'm stuck in this mode where i want to capture the entire subject in my shot rather than interesting parts of the subject.
 
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hootpie

hootpie

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Oct 5, 2003
48,125
Northern California
I bought a 50mm 1.4 a few weeks ago and barely use it :(

I think i'm stuck in this mode where i want to capture the entire subject in my shot rather than interesting parts of the subject.

That's what happens to me. I think getting it was still a good idea because it forces me out of my comfort zone. There's a lot more thought in terms of my positioning and how I compose pictures as a result.
 

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