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In the film era, the 50mm/1.8 was the kit lens, so any books/instruction from that era may emphasize its use. In the digital age with crop bodies, a 50mm lens is still relevant for a number of reasons: The Canon 50/1.8 II is super-cheap as dSLR lenses go. It makes an easier blind recommendation than a more expensive lens. If the beginner asking the ...


Everyone needs a cheap 50mm. With f1.8 vs say your 28-300's f3.5(at it's widest aperture), you have more than a stop of light-gathering ability. 50mm gives you super powers.


Sure. Because you are on a Full Frame (FX) camera, it is a 'normal' lens and it will help you a lot to understand better the art of photography. See here for the details. D700 is a good camera, however its ISO performance is somewhat... um... outdated. It has let's say 'problems' in indoors and other low-light conditions. An F/1.8 is a must in such ...


The 50mm/1.8 lens is a very sharp prime lens and one of the best lenses I have for D5100. I just love it and use it very often. You have lots of room for cropping your images due to its sharpness. For example, if you cut off 1/2 of the image, you'd have the 100mm equivalent and still 8 megapixels of resolution. Also, this lens works very good for portraits ...


I'd probably suggest neither. For the range of things you want to do, the 50mm isn't going to cover shots from far away, despite the fact it would be a great portrait lens. The 55-200 on the other hand covers a long range, but it is probably a bit too long to handle all of the situations well. If you have the kit lens, I'd probably start out with a lens ...

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