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A common prime focal length of 50 millimeters

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How to achieve a normal 50mm look with a Nikon APS-C camera?

I have an APS-C camera and want a lens that will achieve a normal 50mm look. Do I buy a DX 50 mm or get the FX 35mm? Will they have the same effect?
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What part of Canon 50mm f1.4 is responsible for failure to autofocus?

I have the Canon 50mm f1.4 which had the common focus issue due to deformed inner focus ring. I have straightened the ring and the lens now had full range of manual focus, but Autofocus cannot find a ...
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Is a 50mm f/1.8 or 50mm f/1.4 a good lens for portraits in low light?

I only have one lens right now. It's the Canon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit lens. I think this lens is great when the lighting conditions are right but in low light I usually have to resort to flash. ...
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35mm or 50mm for full body portraits for Nikon DX camera?

I have the Nikon D7500 which comes with the two kit lenses. I found that I did not get satisfactory bokeh when shooting full body images outside. My main aim is to be able to shoot full body portraits ...
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Is a 50mm lens suitable for product photography?

I have a 50mm lens, and I am still a beginner. Is this lens suitable for product photography, especially food?
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On shutter priority mode and the Fstop won’t change and constantly getting dark pictures

So I’m using canon 5d Mark 2 with 50mm lens and just taking pictures on the different modes, while on shutter priority mode, I understand you control the speed and iso but the fstop remains at 1.8 all ...
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Can I use a combination of extension tubes + 50mm prime + raynox dcr 250, for a high magnification macro setup?

I understand that raynox dcr 250 works mostly on telephoto end of lenses like 100mm. But can I add a set of extension tubes to the 50mm and attach the dcr250 on the front for a better magnification? ...
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Canon 50 1.8 STM: AF adjustment not possible?

My 50 1.8 STM back-focuses a little when focused through OVF. I visited Canon Service in Bangalore today. The technician there outright told me that there is no adjustment possible for 50mm 1.8 stm ...
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My 50mm lens isn’t focally fixed anymore?

I’m relatively new to photography and had recently purchased a Canon Rebel T7i. I had also purchased the Canon 50mm 1.8 lens to have at my disposal. When I first used the lens it was very “zoomed in” ...
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Why am I getting an "ERR" while using my Nikon 50mm 1.4G lens?

I'm using a Nikon D610. In the middle of shooting a wedding I switched from my Nikon 50mm 1.4G to my Nikon 70-200mm 2.4. When switching back to the 50mm, any aperture smaller than 2.2 would result in "...
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Black corner on pictures

I noticed that all the pictures I have taken the other day have the top right corner that is black (see example below). There is various pictures with different aperture and exposure, all with the ...
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Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens won't go down to f/1.8

Bought a 1.8 lens. Today on manual I realised it won't go down to f/1.8, the lowest is f/2.8, but on other modes it does. The camera is a Canon 5Ds. p.s - just moved to canon so is there a setting ...
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Why is aperture stuck at F1.8 on Yongnuo 50mm for Canon EF?

I recently bought a Yongnuo 50mm for my Canon 5D MkIII. I'm having problems adjusting the aperture, it seems like it always shoots at ƒ/1.8. I adjust the aperture in the camera up to ƒ/22 but it ...
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Is it worth to upgrade from Canon 50mm f/1.8 to Canon 50mm f/1.4 on 550d?

I'm a newbie in the world of DSLR photography, having played around with my Canon 550d for few months. After posting my first question here and getting some superb advices I decided to buy Canon 50mm ...
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AF Nikkor 50mm 1.8 stopped being recognized by D3500 [duplicate]

My lovely bride, of 40 years, bought me a new Nikon D3500 bundle. Loves me. I own a Nikkor AF d 50mm 1.8. Think it is about 13 years old. I have used it about 200 shots with the D3500 and worked great....
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On a Micro 4/3s camera with a Speedbooster adapter, does a 50mm lens still effectively become a 100mm lens? [duplicate]

I'm admittedly rather new to the world of interchangeable lenses, and have just purchased a Panasonic GH4 and adapted it to a full frame lens with a Metabones speed-booster. I've been using a 50mm ...
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What's the real focal length for 18-55mm in my APS-C camera? [duplicate]

I want to buy a new lens (canon ef 50mm f/1.8 stm) that I know that the real focal length in my camera is around 80mm, but my question is if this happens in the same way whit my actual lens (18-55mm). ...
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Canon 50mm lens: f/1.2 L or f/1.4? Alternative brands?

I am in the market for a 50mm lens for my Canon DSLR. I've read plenty of reviews, and all of them have great things to say about both lenses. From a scientific perspective, the f/1.2 performs better ...
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Err 01 after cleaning lens

I recently cleaned my Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM lens using eyeglasses cleaner and a microfiber cloth. A few minutes afterward, I noticed condensation inside the lens, so I placed it in a safe place and let ...
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What exposure mistake caused this film photograph to come out dull and gray?

I am new to shooting film and was wondering what mistake I made between these 2 photos?
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Why there is no image-stabilized Canon 50mm lens?

Canon's 50mm prime lenses are all non-IS (Image Stabilization) for some reason. Considering the popularity of these range primes, shouldn't Canon be interested in shipping a new, optically improved IS ...
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Do I really need a fast 50mm lens?

Everyone I speak to says that a 50mm lens is the best and beats them all as an all-rounder. I was wondering whether to get myself a decent, fast 50mm as well. However I'm still not 100% sure whether I ...
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What can an 11mm lens do what a 50mm can't?

I think that with 50mm I will be forced to shoot at minimum f8 to keep everything visible, and will have to move back to include everything in the scene. Is there anything else that will stop me from ...
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Is not having AF-S in Nikon 50mm f/1.2 a big concern?

Nikon 50mm f/1.2 doesn't have AF-S, it's manual focus. Given that I will mainly using it for taking portrait where I presume to have enough time to focus properly on the subject, can there be any ...
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Which is the better lens for nikon d3300. Is it 50mm FX 1.8G or 35mm DX 1.8G

I am really confused whether to buy Nikon 35mm DX f/1.8 lens or 50mm FX f/1.8 lens for my Nikon D3300 camera, because of its 1.5 crop factor. I know that if I use a 50mm FX lens on my camera, it will ...
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Losing sharpness - lens AF broken? [duplicate]

I have an 10 year old camera (Canon 400D) and primarily use a fixed Canon 1.8 50mm lens. This weekend I was using it and noticed most of my photos with that lens looking blurry and unfocused. Over ...
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Canon 50mm f1.8 vs sigma 17-50mm f2.8 [closed]

I wish to buy a second lens. which one should I buy? I was thinking to buy a canon 50mm f1.8 as suggested by many youtube videos but then I thought why not take a zoom lens (a sigma 17-50mm f2.8?) by ...
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Is having only a 35mm lens on APS-C sufficient for travel shooting in NYC/Washington DC? [closed]

I am taking a trip to New York city next week. I would be visiting the usual tourist places - Statue of Liberty, Top of the Rock, One World Observatory, Brooklyn Bridge etc. I am also planning to take ...
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Nikon 35mm 1.8g or 50mm 1.8g on D3200? [duplicate]

I've got a D3200 and two zoom lenses, 18-55 and 55-200. I want to buy my first prime lens now and I have a hard time deciding between 35 and 50mm (both 1.8g). The price difference can be ignored, as ...
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 stopped focusing? [duplicate]

I have a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 that refuses to autofocus. When I mount the lens, turn on the camera, and press the buttons to begin autofocusing, nothing happens. I don't even hear the AF motor trying ...
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Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM vs Nikon 50mm f/1.8G lens?

Is there anyway we can do some kind of comparison between these two prime lenses from Canon and Nikon respectively? Things to look for are - CA, Bokeh/color fringing, Bokeh ball rounding, sharpness ...
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What are the high level differences b/w Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G and f/1.4G, and G/D [duplicate]

I am a beginner in DSLR, and would like to purchase another lens other than my kit lenses came with my D3400. After so much googling, and reading blogs, I have decided to purchase one 50mm lens. I ...
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Ideal way to focus for portrait photography using a prime lens with narrow depth of field?

I recently invested in the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens for Canon. I want to know which is the best way to focus for portraits. I am using a camera with APS-C cropped sensor. Should I use focal points to ...
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What's a nifty-fifty?

In the comments on Who, or what, is an "Uncle Bob"?: ... it does have a place amongst the terms and slang used by photographers (nifty-fifty is another example, if you're versed in ...
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(film) What can cause blue vignetting on sub-exposed or dark shots?

I recently purchased a 70's-something Canon AE-1 and started experimenting with film. I was using a Kodak Ultramax 400, and took some night shots hand held at 1/30 with a 50mm f1.8 lens. Those shots ...
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Canon 50mm f1.4 no longer focuses reliably

On my Canon 6D, other lenses work as expected. But my 50mm f1.4 which has been very reliable for many years is not focusing correctly. It can sometimes focus when the subject is close (1-5' away). ...
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Missing focus with Canon 50mm 1.8 lens - is it the lens or me?

I purchased a Canon EOS 650D and EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens. Unfortunately, the auto-focus seems to miss focus at f/1.8. I've tried setting it to single-point auto-focus: it is better, but still not good ...
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What's the advantage of buying a fixed 50mm f/1.8 lens when my camera has an 18-55mm zoom lens?

I've got a Nikon D3100 with an 18-55mm zoom lens. I'm keen to experiment with some other lenses and a friend of mine recently reccommended I purchase a fixed 50mm f/1.8 lens as he said it's good for ...
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What's the difference between using a 50mm f/1.8G and a 50mm f/1.8D with a Nikon D80?

Recently, Nikon announced their new 50mm f/1.8G lens, as revamp of the old 50mm f/1.8D. Here's how Gizmodo describes the difference: The main difference between this new "nifty fifty" and the ...
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Lens for beach and portrait photography

I own a Nikon D3300, which I bought along with an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6. I am a complete newbie and until now I've been shooting in auto mode. Recently I learned about Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO ...
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Sharpness and bokeh comparison of Nikon 50mm f/1.2, f/1.4G and f/1.8G

The contestants are Nikon 50mm f/1.2, f/1.4G and f/1.8G. The list prices are 38,550 INR, 27,990 INR and 18,000 INR respectively. Bokeh: As with any portrait lens, I want a creamy bokeh performance ...
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Please review the image and comment [closed]

Hey fellow Photographers, I've taken the below image today and info attached. Please review and comment on it which would help me to improve. Exif : Body : Nikon d5300 Lens : 50mm Exposure : 1/...
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Is there a low light picture quality difference between 50mm 1.8 G and 85mm 1.8 G Nikon?

Yesterday I went to the Nikon showroom and tested both the lenses with 5500 and 5300 bodies. Not sure which lens was mounted on which one though. There were florescent yellow bulbs in the shop, no/...
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How to achieve sharpness on image [duplicate]

I'm new to photography and got my new 50mm Nikkor f1.8g for my DX camera D5300. I've taken first Portrait photoshoot of my friend in an outdoor park which looked nice on my camera screen. But when I ...
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Nikon D3300 with AF 50mm lens [closed]

I'm going to buy an AF 50mm lens for my Nikon D3300 because I do not have money to buy an AF-S lens. I plan to use it with manual focus. Will it be worth it and give good results ?
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Why do zooms have small apertures even around 50mm?

A 50mm f/1.8 prime from one of the major manufacturers can easily be found for $200 or less, but zooms that include 50mm in their range always seem to have much smaller apertures even at 50mm until ...
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Is there any critical feature present in Nikon 85mm f/1.8G over 50mm 1.8G? [duplicate]

While comparing Nikon 85mm f/1.8G and 50mm 1.8G, I found the former to be quite a bit costlier. The differences, as I find, are obvious ones because of the focal lengths, e.g. angle of view, dimension,...
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What is that labeled scale on Nikon 50mm f/1.2?

Nikon 50mm f/1.8G looks different from f/1.2 or f/1.4G. What is that extra labeled scale that makes it look different? Nikon 50mm f/1.2 Nikon 50mm f/1.4G Nikon 50mm f/1.8G
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Is it stupid to purchase AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D over AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G to save a few bucks? [duplicate]

I own a Nikon D5300 body, but wish to upgrade to a Pro FX body in future (not any time soon). Between AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D and AF-S NIKKOR 50MM F/1.8G, I prefer to buy the former, but at the same ...
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Is 35mm or 50mm better on a cropped DSLR for street photography?

I am going on a trip to Thailand and want to visit the night markets and temples. Considering that on a cropped sensor the following focal lengths will be: 35mm - 52.5mm 50mm - 75mm My understanding ...