Hi friends !
Today I write one article which focuses on my beloved lens, the Canon 50mm 1.8. Find out more here below!
CANON EOS 700D + 18-55MM + 50MM 1.8 KIT
When I bought my Canon EOS 700D camera, two lenses were included: the 18-55mm IS lens and the 50mm 1.8 STM.
By buying this kit, I imagined doing landscape photography with the 18-55mm and portraits with the 50mm. Eventually, the usage that I have today is very different from which I imagined !
MY DISCOVERY OF THE 50MM
Initially, the use of the 50mm was a little disturbing, since it was my first fixed focal length. The impossibility of zooming implies that the photographer has to move so that the subject is in the frame. But over time, I learned moving to take pictures. By dint of use, one gets used to the necessary distance between oneself and the subject. The shootings become much more intuitive. If you ask me now, I even prefer fix focal lengths. They force me to think about my composition without having to think about another variable: the zoom.
MAKING LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH THE 50MM
Eventually, it is not for portraits that I mostly use my 50mm, but for landscapes ! Although it is not necessarily recommended in store for this purpose, I think this lens is absolutely great for landscapes. As I love clean and minimalist photography, this lens pleases me much. Since the focal length is long, the angle of view is reduced. This allows me to focus on my subject and remove from my frame anything that bothers me.
QUALITY OF IMAGES
If you want to know the whole test of the 50mm in terms of quality, you can refer to this article (in French, so use Google Translate if necessary). As stated in the article, the images produced with this lens don’t have good sharpness below f/2.8. Indeed, with high aperture, we observe that the images lack of sharpness, especially on the edges. This is a phenomenon that I notice quite often when I shoot portraits with this lens.
However, the 50mm lens can render much better quality images if it is used at f/8 (maximum performance of the lens). Personally, when I take landscape photography, I have to close it a bit more to keep a greater depth of field, that is to say to keep a larger focus range (foreground and background). I try to use it most often at f/11 so that my photos are of good quality.
HAVE FUN !
This is the message I wanted to convey to you today. The key is to do what you like with your material. Although since my first equipment I also have a wide-angle lens now, my 50mm is still always in my bag, ready to take some shots.
In another article, I will tell you about my wide angle lens !
SHOOTS TAKEN WITH THE 50MM
I leave you with some shots taken with the 50mm…
See you soon and don’t forget !
Practice makes perfect