18-55mm IS kit vs. 50mm 1.8 (canon)

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18-55mm IS kit vs. 50mm 1.8 (canon)
Oct 11, 2011

Hello,
If you had to have ONE, which would it be?

I currently have the 18-55mm IS and 55-250mm. I like the range of the 18-55mm, but I can't help but notice how soft it usually looks. I am lead to believe that it is more so the lens than me, because the 55-250 typically provides me sharper pictures. Also, the kit really is not great in lower light conditions.

Side notes:
I am using a canon t1i.

Even though these are very inexpensive lenses, I am planning to buy an UWA (possibly tokina 11-16) in the near future, so cash will be tight.

I am toying with the idea of just replacing my 18-55mm kit lens with a 50mm 1.8.

What say you?

Thanks in advance for any input!

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