Canon 50mm 1.8 vs 17-55

Started Aug 10, 2007 | Discussions thread
Angelo Jacinto Forum Member • Posts: 81
Re: Canon 50mm 1.8 vs 17-55

It's never a bad idea to own a 50mm 1.8, since IS won't be able to help you every time and f/2.8 isn't always enough in extreme low light. The combination works most of the time, but not in every situation. Sometimes, there's just no substitute for the fast shutter speeds (not to mention the shallow depth of field) that a 50mm 1.8 can still offer.

The 17-55 IS is unique in being great as a jack-of-all-trades sort of lens for events work, but it also has its weaknesses. Having other lenses like the 50 1.8 addresses that.

Hope that helps.

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