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Old 11th August 2010
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Re: Is f2.8 enough?

Originally Posted by Alan Clogwyn View Post
You won't be disappointed with the 50mm/1.8, it's a joy to use. Not a bad price - mine was 21 but was from a non tog who didnt know much about it, and hadnt realised it was attached to a Tamron 2x teleconverter, which usually sell for more than that on their own!

Nice deal: I once bought a very clean Tamron zoom with Nikon mount for 15, sold the mount for 13.

Back to the original question: You might try a 28mm f2 or f2.8 to mimic an old style standard lens, and in fact I did the same a couple of years ago with my E400, but I found it very difficult to focus accurately.

These days I restrict myself to 50mm and longer for legacy lenses, but that may just be an eyesight thing. A 50 f1.8 will certainly give you nice tight DoF and should be a cheap solution.

Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.

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