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50mm discussion thread thread
There is no other lens that is more over used and less understood. It is not a portrait lens even on a crop, it is not a low light lens though it may have a bright aperture, it is not a lens that "sees what your eye sees", but is can be a nice walk around lens.
The 50mm is a common lens and therefore challenging when it comes to creating something that stands out. Unlike an ultra wide or telephoto, you cannot use distorted perspective as a visual crutch, so the lens relies purely on composition, contrast, and colour to make or break a photo.
The 50mm is a purists lens.
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My brother has gotten into film photography the past few months and I'd like to get him a cheap dedicated film scanner for 35 and 120, <~$200 price range. I've heard internet talk about epson's budget models, and on googling, stumbled upon this, a plustek (incidentally, never heard of them):
Anyway, he'll be using this for as long as he can't afford something better, so I hope to do good here. Any suggestions or thoughts on the current stock of budget scanners?
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