Fast 50mm prime lens

Amateur Photographer - - Tech Talk -

QOwn­ing a Canon EOS 6D Mark II and a 24-105mm lens has been fan­tas­tic to take my pho­tog­ra­phy to the next level. How­ever, I am re­ally look­ing to get a fast prime lens for the sys­tem, es­pe­cially as we lose a lot of hours of nat­u­ral light in win­ter. I am happy to spend up to £650, but I would like to con­sider lower- cost lenses as well be­cause, as I un­der­stand it, they can of­ten be very good qual­ity when it comes to primes. I was hop­ing for a 50mm prime as that’s the fo­cal length I use my 24-105mm at most. What can you rec­om­mend? Andy Brown

AIt’s true that a lower- cost prime may meet your needs just fine. Prime lenses, at wide or stan­dard fo­cal lengths, tend to have quicker max­i­mum aper­tures, mak­ing them per­fect for long win­ter nights. Be­low are ex­am­ples of primes in three price brack­ets. Although it may not seem like there are huge dif­fer­ences be­tween the mod­els, there may be dif­fer­ences in the lev­els of dis­tor­tion such as chro­matic aber­ra­tion and flar­ing. Re­mem­ber you can al­ways pop into one of our Wex Photo Video stores if you’d like to try be­fore you buy. Call first to check if the store has the item you’re after.

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