Best lens for Canon Rebel XSi under $100?

Started Nov 17, 2012 | Questions thread
Ralph46 Senior Member • Posts: 1,183
Re: Best lens for Canon Rebel XSi under $100?


By all means get the 50 mm f/1.8 but as a 2nd lens and not as a replacement for your 18-55 kit lens. 50 mm on a Rebel is not for general purpose but is a telephoto and very suitable for portraits and low light. The difference to your 18-55 mm lens at 50 mm is that the f/1.8 has more than 3 stops advantage. At large aperture you can separate your subject much better from the (unsharp) background.

So it is certainly worthwhile having both lenses.

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