Lens Review: Canon 50 mm f 1.8

OKAY so this lens is one of the CHEAPEST out there for Canon! It's a Prime lens, meaning that it is fixed at the focal length of 50 mm (no zoom in or out) and its aperture is very WIDE at maximum of 1.8!!

I HIGHLY recommend this lens for people who want to do more with their Canon, whether they just have a Rebel or even a full-frame more professional camera. 

I have to admit I was frustrated with this lens on my previous Rebel T3i. My photos were never TACK sharp, even with a larger depth of field like f/3.2. In lower light, it just didn't work out that great -  and I blamed it on the lens. So I was always afraid of using this lens at its widest (f 2.0 or f 1.8) because I thought it would NEVER be in focus

However, I took a leap with my NEW camera- the Canon 5D Mark III - and shot at f1.8!!!! On a portrait! Woooo. When I came home and popped the SD card in to check out the results- I was shocked! The photo was focused and sharp and everything I hoped! 

50 mm f/1.8 1/400

50 mm f/2.0 , 1/400


So- it's a great lens on a great camera with a good sensor like the Mark III. Yay!