The Nifty Fifty
It’s a DSLR camera users absolute must have. It’s bargain basement price gives you the best return on investment of any camera lens out there. For around 130$ for either Canon or Nikon, the nifty fifty, or 50 mm 1.8 lens, should be in your bag. Well, no, it’s should be on your camera- a lot.
Firstly, the nifty fifty is lightweight and makes for a comfy lens to carry around. Heck a nifty fifty on a Canon Rebel is easy to toss into your purse and take with. Sure, you’ll have to get close to your subjects- but you won’t get a sore neck, and you’ll have the cheapest flexibility when it comes to what kind of light your shooting in.
Yes. Light. The ability to shoot at a wide aperture of 1.8 opens the doors to shooting in low light. Before you buy a speedlight, buy a nifty fifty and learn to work with it where you can without having to go to your pop up flash.
Add depth. Let your creativity be born in aperture priority mode, where you can really open up wide and get that shallow dept of field. Food, flowers, people. This lens is great for catching slices of life in interesting ways.
Make people (or pets!) sing (well, maybe just look great) when you use this as your go to lens for portraits.
If your branching out from your kit lens, try this lens before you splurge on more expensive prime or zoom. You will be suprised at just how sharp and nice this lens is for the money.