The Humble and Sometimes Forgotten 50mm f1.8 prime lens

Here is a post I wrote for the Lighthouse Camera Club about the 50mm lens.

Lighthouse Camera Club

Hello LCC members,

The humble and sometimes forgotten 50mm f1.8 prime lens is something every photographer should have in their camera bag. Why, well for two reasons it is a fast lens at f1.8 and there are very inexpensive.

The Canon 50mm f1.8 goes for about $125.00 it has been jokingly called the “plastic fantastic” as the housing is made of cheap feeling plastic. I have one and it works great!

canon 50mm

For all who shoot with Nikon cameras they also have a version of this 50mm f1.8 lens. It sells for about $105.00

Nikon 50mm

It is great to have one of these in your bag for low-light situations. The best part, they are very light-weight. The Canon Lens weighs in at 4.6 Oz. and the Nikon weighs in at 5.44 Oz. The 50mm is also great for street photography because of the small size and that fast f1.8 aperture. They…

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