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This is Why I Use 50mm Lens

Updated on November 6, 2013

Nikon 50mm 1.8g Test Video

Nikon 50mm f/1.8g lens
Nikon 50mm f/1.8g lens

"Wow" is the word which came right away i started clicking photos with this nifty little lens. Nikon has done a great job making it more affordable and at the same time keeping it nouveau.

Checkout my Nikon 50mm 1.8g Lens Video Test

First and foremost, this is one of my favorite lenses of all time. Gives me crisp and professional looking images. A great addition to my arsenal. Would suggest this even for amateur photographers.

Actually, 50mm lenses could be a great help while learning how to take photographs and how different focusing angle works. When i started taking photographs with the kit lens which came with my camera, which was a 18-55mm lens, never gave me a satisfaction. Anyone who is keen in photography would understand what i mean. That satisfaction you get when you keep on clicking multitudes of frames and several of those would be those BIG "AHA" ones. And that is what all of us crave for.

Well, this little lens gives me that feeling of satisfaction almost all the time i click a frame. With a 50mm lens i got to learn a lot by myself; i mean a lot. I would suggest the manual mode.

Manual mode in Nikkor 50mm 1.8g lens gives you a good understanding of how to control your position in respect to the subject. Helped me get a good knowledge on the shooting angle on the same subject but still get a better picture.

That Blurry Background

Added below is one of my many clicks i took with nikon 50mm f/1.8g lens. I've always been fascinated with that blurry background effect like most of you even long before i got into photography. Later i came to know that it is called Depth of Field. :-))

The picture as you can see here is crisp and saturated. This was a quick unexpected click while i was on a road trip. Saw the bee when i was in my car parked on a convenience store while my friend went out to get a couple of drinks for our trip. When i saw this bee hovering over a group of flowers, i grabbed my camera a made a quick shoot at it.

The Nikon 50mm 1.8g responds really fast. Can't complaint about the motor in fast shooting needs.

This is the lens with which i learned to control and master the depth of field effect. Just to let you guys know, i love taking photos in Aperture mode with manual focus. This practice helped me learn a lot about depth of field.


Nikon 50mm Blurry Background example click
Nikon 50mm Blurry Background example click

Great Video Quality

50mm lense is the only thing which pulled me into videography. Now i just love taking videos with my Nikon 50mm 1.8g lens.Embedded at the start of this hub is one of my video compilations i did with this lens.

Gives me crisp and professional looking videos. Another important thing i learned while doing this was on how to use the available light and to boost it with artificial lights if needed.

It is true that the camera used to record gives in a lot to the quality for both pictures and videos. But i always believe that even an entry level DSLR camera can make a big difference if used with a wisely chosen lens according to the needs. That being said, my Nikon D5200, which is not more than an entry level DSLR gives me higher quality pictures and videos with this 50mm lens.

Since this lens is with a fixed focal length, i had to move myself to and from the subject. This gave me a great insight on how to position myself to frame the subject to get a perfect shot.

Great Overalls

To conclude with, i am fully satisfied with the experience i have using Nikkor 50mm 1.8g lens. There is also a cheaper variant to this lens with no Auto focus motor, which is Nikkor 50mm 1.8d. I've used both and got with the 1.8g model. A bit more expensive, but you get what you pay for.

Again, i would recommend this to anyone who is new to photography. This is a great lens to learn and analyze not only different aspects of photography but also various functions of the camera its been put on.


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