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I wouldn't get it if I were you......what do you like to shoot? Both of those lenses are mediocre at best UNLESS you like to shoot landscape/out door photography in bright light but your body will be limited by the sharpness of those lenses that I know for a fact as going from a kit 18-55 to a Canon 50 1.8 prime followed by a Tamron 17-50 2.8 both trump the hell out of the kit 18-55 lens on my 12MP Rebel XSI......

I hate to bump an old thread but after using my T4i for a few months. I have realized that the 18-55 isn't cutting it. I just ordered the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens. Thank you!thumb.gif
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Out of curiosity what in particular about the kit lens doesn't cut it? Is there a certain type of shot you were looking for that the kit lens wouldn't let you get?
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Low light for me.

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Low light for me.

Exactly! And the wider aperture.

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Exactly! And the wider aperture.

Oh, I know why certain lenses are better than other lenses - in fact, your response above (in response to 'low light') indicates that you don't really know what you're talking about (you essentially just said 'Exactly - and the physical apparatus on the lens that allows more light, so I can (amongst other things) shoot in low light'.

so, explain why you need 'wider aperture'. What's holding you back with the kit lens?

I swear, I'm not trying to single you out or belittle you, but I'm trying to drive home a point about knowledge and skill being more important than gear.
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Oh, I know why certain lenses are better than other lenses - in fact, your response above (in response to 'low light') indicates that you don't really know what you're talking about (you essentially just said 'Exactly - and the physical apparatus on the lens that allows more light, so I can (amongst other things) shoot in low light'.

so, explain why you need 'wider aperture'. What's holding you back with the kit lens?

I swear, I'm not trying to single you out or belittle you, but I'm trying to drive home a point about knowledge and skill being more important than gear.

You have valid points yessir.gif the knowledge and skill applies to pretty much everything. i.e guitar playing for example.

I bought the f/1.8 mainly for the shallow depth-of-field it can provide. I like a lot of background blur, especially when shooting portraits. From what I've researched, this lens is what I'm looking for.
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Yep, definitely an improvement on DOF with the 50 f/1.8, so if that's what you were looking for, then it was probably a wise investment.

and no real reason to lock the thread
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Yep, definitely an improvement on DOF with the 50 f/1.8, so if that's what you were looking for, then it was probably a wise investment.

and no real reason to lock the thread

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Oh, I know why certain lenses are better than other lenses - in fact, your response above (in response to 'low light') indicates that you don't really know what you're talking about (you essentially just said 'Exactly - and the physical apparatus on the lens that allows more light, so I can (amongst other things) shoot in low light'.

so, explain why you need 'wider aperture'. What's holding you back with the kit lens?

I swear, I'm not trying to single you out or belittle you, but I'm trying to drive home a point about knowledge and skill being more important than gear.

I don't know a lot about Cannon lenses, but with my e mount 18-55 F/3.5-5.6 kit lens vs my 50mm F/1.8...I can't even stand using my kit lens..for ANYTHING. it's seriously garbage, and takes bad pics in general, looks slightly distorted compared to the 50mm lens. not only that but for low light photography, there's no way in hell I can take any decent shot with the kit lens compared to the 50mm.




I had those on hand easy access, but maybe I'm retarded and a bad photographer, but that rave was so dark that the kit lens was about 3 times darker than my 50mm. It was well worth backing up an extra 8 feet to get the shot. That rave made me wanna throw my kit lens out the window frown.gif
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The kit lens doesn't take bad pictures, you take bad pictures with it.
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