A while back I wrote about needing some extra schooling on exposure, and that post sparked a very fun and useful conversation with an old friend from high school, Laura. She gave me a really great book suggestion (which I still haven’t picked up), but also a great recommendation for a lens. Well, Santa, a.k.a. mom bought me the lens for Christmas, and it’s pretty much amazing.
Said lens is the Canon 50mm 1:18 II. What a fantastic addition to my camera! This lens is nice because the aperture goes all the way to 1.8, allowing for amazing close up shots. Another fantastic thing about it? It was only about $100!
It’s definitely not as versatile as some of the other more expensive lens out there, but for what I want to do, it’s perfect. Huge thank you to Laura for preaching the gospel about this lens.
Here are some of the shots I have taken (with minimal tweaking and minimal composition):
I’m loving this lens. The pictures turn out so crisp and I love the blurred background. Definite recommendation for anyone looking for a nice, inexpensive lens for close up shots.