Just received my 50mm 1.8 from B&H. So naturally I'm excited to play with it and take some pics. Played with it a few minutes, nothing great, just some quick snaps. (ha ha ha, as if I've ever taken a great pic). So I'm in Chicago and I'm going to the motorcycle show at the Stevens (Stephens?) Convention center. So I decide this will be a great place for me to test out the 50 (WRONG!). I figure the place will be filled with all kinds of background mess, so if I shoot at 1.8 it will help blur the crap in the background. So I pop the 50 on my D80 and off I go. I don't even bother to bring another lens. So I get there, pull out the camera and start looking around. My mistake was instantly obvious. This thing was not nearly wide enough to take pictures in a situation like this. Standing at a comfortable distance I couldn't fit the complete motorcycle in the frame. So I'm stepping back. And stepping back. And squatting down. Step back some more. People in front of me. Of course people are in front of me, I'm standing 15 feet from the bike. At this point I'm wishing I had my 18-55. So I never considered that the 50 wouldn't be wide enough (I am a noob afterall). There was tons of cool stuff to take pics of and I basically blew it. Oh well, lesson learned. 1. I should probably learn when a lens is a good option and when a lens is a bad option. 2. Bringing just one lens? Duh. What sense does that make? Well, its 1 a.m. and I don't feel like downloading my crappy pics. I'll take a look tomorrow and see if any of them are any good.