best normal lens for a 5D?

Started Jun 23, 2008 | Discussions thread
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ndlaw Senior Member • Posts: 1,483
Suggestion...

Why not give the "plastic fantastic", the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II lens, a try. For around $75 it it is one of Canon's best kept secrets. Yes, it is cheaply built (hence the price), but is produces sharp images with nice bokeh:

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/big.asp?photoID=5387907&catID=&style=&rowNumber=109&memberID=125176

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/big.asp?photoID=6406575&catID=&style=&rowNumber=7&memberID=125176

http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/big.asp?photoID=5851331&catID=&style=&rowNumber=64&memberID=125176

Play with that lens and your new camera for awhile before dropping the big bucks on another lens. Good luck with your decision!

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