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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens New $85.99

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• EF Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
• Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
• Optimized Lens Coatings
• STM AF Motor Supports Movie Servo AF
• Manual Focus Override
• Metal Lens Mount
• Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
• Minimum Focus Distance: 14"

• Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
• E-49 49mm Lens Cap
• Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)​

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Quote from JonB4
I'm on the fence about buying this lens. I own an older Canon ef macro 50mm f2.8. It's heavy and loud, but it gets the job done. I purchased it cheap for macro purposes.

Now I'm starting to take outdoor portraits, and have been using my 18-135 IS kit lens with my 80d to shoot with. I'll probably be doing more indoors pretty soon as well. Do I stick with what I have, or would this be a preferable alternative to either of the 2 mentioned?

Thanks everyone!
The 50mm (it's an 80mm equivalent) and the longer end of the 18-135 should be fine for the 80d for someone new to portraits. If you're shooting outside during the day, you probably don't need the extra light the f1.8 gets you, but you're probably having to stop down quite bit and you probably don't get much bokeh.

So if you have $85 to invest, you might be better off with an ND Filter, which would let you shoot with a shallower depth of field outside in bright light.

If you're shooting outside at night, then the f1.8 would be pretty helpful.
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This is a great price on an excellent lens that performs well in low light and takes great portrait shots. Even after 11% tax it's $95 new so I'm gonna bite. Thanks, OP!
11% tax?! Ouch.

And I thought my county's 7% tax was terrible.
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