Nifty fifty: Taking the Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II for a spin

Since buying the 550D I’ve had many people suggest a 50mm lens to me, usually the 50mm f1.8. Convinced by the sheer volume of advice more than anything, I went ahead and treated myself!

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There’s no doubt this will be a fantastic portrait lens, but I’m not convinced it will be such a great match for my style. I appreciate the shallow depth of field, but the details are a bit too soft for my tastes. Nonetheless, the pictures have a lovely quality. I may have better luck with higher f numbers.

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2 thoughts on “Nifty fifty: Taking the Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II for a spin

  1. I remember reading this! Unfortunately new 50mm lens for Pentax are much more expensive that Nikon/Canon.Glad you are enjoying this:)

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