- Sep 13, 2007
- Northern VA suburb of Washington, DC
When using my previous set of lenses (12-24mm zoom, 35mm, 85mm, 180mm and 300mm) mounted on a camera with an APS-C sensor, the 35mm lens was close to a 50mm effective focal length. I probably used that lens more than all the other lenses combined. That's also the one lens I kept for use with that camera as my backup camera. Now that I'm using 24-70mm and 70-300mm zooms on a full frame camera, I broke down and simply had to buy a 50mm prime.50mm is a boring focal length. You can't take interesting photos with a 50mm lens.