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06-06-2011, 09:31 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by sebberry Quote
I use it so little, but I agree, it's a good lens.
The way to use it is, to USE IT! Make it your lens-of-the-day sometime when you're wandering around indoors and out. Not every photographic problem need be solved with a zoom. (Every shot is a problem to be solved somehow.) I own 210 lenses now (and have sold another 110 to help pay for the keepers) and the lens-of-the-day strategy lets me use them ALL, not just depend on a few AF zooms.

Today I drove over the Continental Divide in Colorado a few times, and the only lens on my K20D was an old manual Vivitar-Komine CFWA (close-focus wide-angle) 28/2 -- that's wide-normal focal length. I shot mountain- and cloud- and town-scapes, cascading water, buildings, people, trees, lichen, artifacts, et al. Yesterday was similar (wow am I high!) shooting similar subjects -- with just the K50/1.2, nothing else. Other recent LOTD's have been Fifty's from f/1.4 to f/4, and other focal lengths from 16mm to 200mm. Just one lens per day. Whew.

I may have to move myself forward or back to frame the shot. Big deal. That's a whole different discipline than just zooming and firing. So keep the FA50/1.4 and get some more primes, both AFL and MFL. They make you see differently.

Last edited by RioRico; 06-06-2011 at 09:37 PM.

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