Anyways, here are some Swabeng Tips from The Phoblographer
1. Zoom with your feet: As Sir Jo has mentioned in his lectures a few years back, using lens like these require movement to fill the frame of your intended subject. This would also help aspiring photographers to compose their shots by either moving forward, backward or sideways.
2. Manual Focusing at its finest: Some 50mm lens can have problems auto-focusing, hence making photographers focus on their subject manually. Though I have yet to encounter any focusing problem on my ninfty-fifty, I may give manual focusing a try.
3. Setting Aperture to f/4: They say most 50mm lens reach optimal sharpness at f/4. Setting your lens at f/1.8 or even f/1.4 will not allow users to get as much focus as needed. The wider the opening, the more chance of making a shot that may go out of focus on some areas. This would hold true on portraits as I observed in my shooting Marien, some parts of her face gets blurry though her eyes remain sharp (that's where I set my focus point at).
4. Take a closer look where it focus: When shooting at wider open F stops like f/1.8 or f/2, it is very possible for the photographer to think that they are getting everything that they want in focus. Again, when I take pictures of my baby at f/2, I make sure to check if other parts of the picture are properly focused. Adjusting your lens to f/4 to f/8 may help especially if the area is well-lit.
5. Remove your UV Filter: I'm not sure whether I agree or not. But I'd say I'd rather have my nifty-fifty protected than not. I'd advise aspiring photographers to invest in a high-quality UV Filter to ensure that their shots are still good.
These tips may be quick, though unfortunately, some do forget them. =P
Do you have any other tips to share for 50mm users? Let me know.