"This should be your first lens to buy!"5.0 starson by ceschiutti
Pros: Very fast! You won't need a flash in low light.
Great way to get portraits/still life/scenery
Very inexpensive! Great glass for the money - very simple so it's very unlikely to malfunction.
Cons: Plastic mount - would prefer metal but for the money you would have to pay double!
Noisy motor - could potentially scare away animals
Summary: This lens is the holy grail of lenses. Why? Because you can do almost anything with this lens! For APS-C size cameras like the XS/XT etc. this is a great portrait because it is more like 70mm. You can stop down to f/1.8 (go a couple higher though for sharpness) and get a great subject with a beautifully blurred background (called "bokeh"). Want to do 1:1 macro? Get a reverse mount for about $15 or a bellows for $50+ and you can get REALLY close to things - and... because it is really fast, you can get a great picture. I have cool pics of leaves/moss/oranges and they are life size and great! I have this lens on almost all the time when I am shooting in the city or the country. Zoom lenses will have distortion at either focal length - unless you can afford the L-series lenses from Canon. I totally believe that this lens is the ideal lens for amateur photographers and after mastering this lens you will become a great artist!
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