Fast 50mm prime lens
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.