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Traveling with the Canon 50mm 1.8|| (no zoom)

New article posted: Traveling with the Canon 50mm 1.8|| (no zoom)
Canon equipment
Posted: 11/30/2012, 16:05:05 PM
It can be a useful exercise. My first camera when I was 12 had only a 75-150mm zoom lens, and I think it was responsible for teaching me to choose and capture a subject, rather than just shooting the scene with a wide angle...
f/2.8 Pro, ZD 50mm Macro f/2...
Posted: 11/30/2012, 16:47:03 PM
Great images and nice experiment :) Congrats!
Canon 450D 18-55mm, 55-250mm, 50mm f1.8
Posted: 11/30/2012, 16:59:34 PM
A very nice photo journal of your trip. The Canon 50mm 1.8 is certainly one of, if not the cheapest, lenses Canon makes, but it is a great lens, especially for Astrophotography.
Canon T2i, XT and a variety of lenses.
Posted: 11/30/2012, 17:25:26 PM
A lot of famous photographer used fixed lens but now zooms have(almost) same quality as fixed and overall you can avoid problems with lions...
l, canon 85mm f1.8, sigma 50 2.8 macro, canon 18-55 is, samyang 8mm f...
Posted: 11/30/2012, 17:33:14 PM
Astrophotograpy with the 50mm? I never tried it before...When the night is bright I certainly will try it out. Thanks for the comment...
Canon equipment
Posted: 11/30/2012, 17:34:11 PM
Very nice images. Zoom with your feet : )
Cameras, lenses, phone, eyes, feet and a car.
Posted: 11/30/2012, 22:02:15 PM
Great images!Congrats!
Posted: 12/01/2012, 07:03:17 AM
good decision! However I don't know if I would have the guts to do it :)
Nice pictures!
Posted: 12/01/2012, 07:37:02 AM
Congrats to some really nice shots!
I´m actually going there in just a couple of weeks from now.
Will definitly bring some more than the fifty :-)
Nikon system. D750 and D7100 are the latest cameras.
Posted: 12/01/2012, 09:35:05 AM
Nice photos!

When I bought my expensive Nikon D700 body I had no more money left for a good zoom. Therefore I used my Nikkor 50mm 1.4 D from my analog time for quite a long span of time. It kept me busy to walk around to find the best place to shoot.
ED, Nikkor 24-70mm 1:2.8 ED, Nikkor 70-200 1:2.8 ED VRII, Nikon S...
Posted: 12/01/2012, 09:35:38 AM
Which places will you visit in Tanzania?
Canon equipment
Posted: 12/01/2012, 15:27:09 PM
Working with the 50mm lens only, requires a lot more careful positioning, and as you say you probably missed opportunities. But I was surprised how close you could get to the animals just with the 50mm. Next time when you go, take a super-zoom point and shoot camera as well. Small and relatively cheap. You'll be surprised at the results especially those in good light.
I wish I could go...
Posted: 12/02/2012, 03:18:23 AM
Long before there were zoom lenses, photographers got along fine with just the "normal" lens and maybe one other. The biggest problem of only having the 50mm lense would be getting those close-ups of poisonous snakes, large spiders, etc. I'm guessing the colobus monkey was cooperative.....
Posted: 12/02/2012, 18:09:08 PM
prime lenses remind of the time when all I had was a Minolta Hi-Matic 7sII. I never had a problem with that camera so I guess getting used too much with zoom lenses may cause some discomfort when forced to use only a single focal length. But it never really does become a big problem.
Canon EOS 550D and a Mutant Calculator
Posted: 12/04/2012, 18:36:39 PM
Well, your images are amazing, great job.
and equipment: - Nikkor 70-300 mm - Nikkor 18-105 mm...
Posted: 12/04/2012, 19:03:53 PM
Limitation makes you get creative - you've proven that :) Anyway, I think you did the right thing. If I would go on that trip and had to take only one lens with me, I would take my 2.8/90 macro.
Nikon D700 with Nikkor's, Nikon 90x, Leica X2, Canon S100
Posted: 12/04/2012, 21:14:32 PM
"Limitation makes you get creative " Totally true!! Well said! Thanks for the comments..
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Posted: 12/05/2012, 06:06:59 AM
spending days with a fixed (no zoom) lens is indeed a very good exercice to work on composition! Try it for sure!!!
50mm f1.8 Canon 70-200 f4 L...
Posted: 12/14/2012, 06:57:54 AM