Thoughts On || The 18-55 lens vs. the 50mm


You know I've talked a lot about the 50mm. It's my favorite lens so far- at least not counting the lenses I've gotten to use and borrow from friends. Like this one- eek! So amazing, yet so expensive! 😮

Anyways, here's some pros and cons on why I use my 50mm and my 18-55 both.

THE 18-55:


This was the first lens I ever started out with. It's also one of the cheaper ones, yet one of the ones that are perfect for beginners. It's a zoom lens, mainly zooming out wider than closer. I love it because you can get wide angle shots and easy shots from above, like the one below:


PROS:

  • It's a very easy lens to work with
  • It can zoom out and in, making it perfect for big family portraits
  • You can get wide-angle shots
  • You can get above shots
  • You don't have to move around a lot
  • You can get a low (er) f-stop number.

CONS:

  • It doesn't go lower than 3.5
  • It isn't the best quality lens
  • It's loud & noisy when focusing
  • It doesn't do well on M mode
  • You usually have to do more editing on your photos

THE 50mm:


PROS:

  • It makes clearer photos
  • The color pops more
  • The f-stop goes lower, depending on which 50mm you get
  • You get amazing portraits

CONS:

  • It's a fixed lens; meaning it doesn't move
  • Um... you can tell I love the 50mm because I can't find anything wrong with it! 😅

Do you have a 50mm or 18-55?

If so, which do you like more?

Hadassah <3

Comments

  1. Oh my goodness Hadassah, I love this post! It was so helpful! Especially for me, because I am still trying to figure out what ways to work my camera. Your tips are always so helpful! I love the picture of the water and the one of Blue Eyes! Oh my goodness she is so cute!
    Thanks so much for this wonderful post!

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  2. I don't have a camera that I can put lenses on, it's just a simple camera. :) But I have to say that your pictures are AMAZING!! Good job!
    Lily @ lilymaesday.blogspot.com

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  3. It looks like the 50mm is the way to go. I'm glad I found this post I have been thinking about what camera would be best for me and this certainly helps.

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