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I recently bought a canon t5i and i am not happy with the 18-55mm lense that came with it. I am thinking about getting one of these:

EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

I will mostly shoot portraits, indoors, peoples, i am concerned about the angle of the lense, i don't want it too narrow that i have to step very far from my subject but i don't want it too wide that it will produce a fish eye effect, i heard that the 50mm is the "just right" lense for full frame sensors but i have an aps-c.

I also want to learn bokeh shooting, thanks in advance!
post #2 of 35
Of the three, EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
But really something around 100mm would be best for portraits.
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post #3 of 35
35/2 or better yet the sigma 30/1.4

since it doesn't sound like you know your crop factor, with a canon it is 1.6x. so that means if you take lens length (35mm) you times that with crop factor (1.6) and you will get 56mm (35x1.6=56) equivalent FOV on a fullframe.

if you get the sigma you will get 48mm which is even closer to 50mm.
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Out of those I'd get the 35mm. It's a nice focal length on cropped sensor cameras but I still find mine a bit tight in some situations.
     
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The 35mm doesn't have distortion/fish eye efect?
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The 35mm doesn't have distortion/fish eye efect?
35mm on a crop body will give you a 56mm equivalent focal length which isn't wide at all. You may have distortion but no fish eye effect, which is easily corrected in post.
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The 35mm doesn't have distortion/fish eye efect?

You may get slight barrel distortion, but as the poster above said it's easily corrected in post processing. My Nikon 35mm distorts but it's so unnoticeable that I don't even bother correcting it unless I'm doing head and shoulders portraits.
     
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post #8 of 35
I just curious why you dont like the kit lens.

For prime, maybe you want to check out the sigma 30mm f/1.4
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Just grab the Canon EF 50mm lens ''nifty fifty''....thumb.gif
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post #10 of 35
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Just grab the Canon EF 50mm lens ''nifty fifty''....thumb.gif

The 50mm f1.4 is much better than the nifty fifty.
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