The delicious pancake lens: My Thoughts

Shekinah Shazaam Photography · December 10, 2017 · Blogging, Photography, Reviews · 0 comments


Once again, I’m sure you’ve noticed my biased title. Since it’s already clear that I love this lens, I’ll delve into why below.



– Affordable

– Compact

– Nice image quality



– Close to 50mm focal length

– Small


This was actually the first prime I picked up years ago. I think the main reason I purchased this instead of the nifty fifty was because Best Buy had it on sale/in stock. For a beginner, the price point is just right. I also love how slim this lens is, it can be left on my camera body with no worry or tension on the attachment ring. And though this is a lower price compared to other Canon lenses, the image quality is excellent. I especially like using this for closer up views of makeup or product shots.


Another reason I waited to get a 50mm for so long was because I already had this one. It’s slightly different but not enough to make a noticeable difference. The size is an advantage for leaving on the camera, but could be a disadvantage to people who lose things easily. This is slim & light and could easily slide out of your sight if you aren’t careful.


I don’t think you should get this if you do already have a nifty fifty, but I do think it provides a better image for about the same cost. Or you could wind up like me one day and eventually own both. Either way, I would definitely recommend this lens as a starter prime.


May the light be with you.







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