Time and time again I read on various photography forums of people recommending Canon’s nifty fifty, i.e. 50mm f1.8 lens, as the best first upgrade lens. The Canon 50mm f1.8 lens has been around for several years, and in times gone by it may well have been the best “first proper lens” however time has moved on and things have changed.
The Canon 50mm f1.8 lens is a dinosaur and relic, and should no longer be at the top of your shopping list. It is still a good lens, I am not disputing that, it’s just that it is not a great lens and there are better alternatives out there.
There many cons and disadvantages associated with the Canon 50mm f1.8 lens, and many people seem to gloss over these or not mention them at all. Well, before you jump in and buy the Canon 50mm f1.8 lens you need to be aware of, and these are explored in the following clip:-
If, after seeing the above clip you still think the Canon 50mm f1.8 lens is for you (and it may well be – only you know for sure it is available from Adorama, Amazon (US), Amazon (UK) and eBay
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