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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:25 pm 
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ooh i want that 'nifty fifty'.

great lens, really. especially for the price.

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The only thing that you have to be aware of, is that you'll need to stand and walk a lot to get your photo...

It is not like when you have your zoom lens. This lens takes you out of your comfort zone!!! :)

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for sure - i think we all get spoiled on zoom lenses that when we switch to prime ones we feel like we're in a little bit less control as before.

i used to shoot with a 50mm prime on my ae-1 and it always kinda bugged me that i couldn't zoom in when i wanted to ;)

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You had one AE-1!!!

I had one and the photos coming from it were (even with my evil eye for photography) amazing.

This was the SLR that hooked me up with photography. Amazing 50 lens.
Such a fast lens gives you total control on DOF.

That's why I gave it a try to this 50.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:40 pm 
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yep:) i still have it, but it's in need of repair. the winding gears are jammed. the 50mm needs to be looked at too, as before the camera itself went wonky my son grabbed the strap and it hit the floor, lens first. (ouch)

i got it off of ebay for sentimental value, mainly. my dad has an ae-1 and growing up i'd always get chewed out for messing with his camera. he's got the 50mm, a zoom of some sort, a speedlite and a 400mm prime telephoto for it. it's great. i want it lol... oh, and a strap that just screams 'i'm from the 70s', lol.

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That's a classic, and with such a fast lens I could get the best from low light conditions.

Mine had the timer jammed, but since it was my first SLR I didn't pay attention. The camera screams about its age, but definitely is a quality piece and still rocks.

Again, I learned that with a 50 you have to walk and ask for permission on whatever you want to shoot.

Cheers b.

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