Let me preface this by saying yes I fell for the hype. I had been using my trusty 40mm pancake lens for years now but I kept seeing this “nifty fifty” everywhere. Seeing how inexpensive it was, I thought heck, why not give it a try?   I was not as amazed as many online voices seemed to be.   Don’t get me wrong, this is a great little lens (that’s far better than the 18-55mm zoom that comes with most entry level rebels) but it didn’t give me the WOW factor that I had expected. In hindsight, I think I should have just waited and saved up a bit more to get the 50mm 1.4, but I’ll just plan on upgrading later once I have another camera body.   I should also note that these are my experiences with my T3i. Things may be different on a newer cropped sensor or full frame body.   So with that back story out of the way, I’ll list pros & cons of this lens and share my final thoughts.   PROS -The focal length causes no distortion -The ability to have a shallower depth of field and congruently creamier looking […]
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