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I loved the 50mm
on 7 March 2016
First of all, I'm definitely a hobbyist photographer and not a professional. I can not state this enough.
I got a Canon 100D a couple of years ago now. With it came the standard kit lens, and the first lens I bought for it was a 50mm prime. I loved the 50mm, but when I was attending weddings, the constant lens swapping was doing my head in. So after quite a bit of research, I decided to get this lens.
My thinking was, the 2.8 aperture throughout the zoom was a big upgrade over my kit lens (was 3.5 - 5.5 from memory), and having 2.8 at 50mm was good enough to get away with not having to swap to my prime for those really good depth of field shots.
After having this lens for nearly a year now, and having using it at numerous weddings since, I can honestly say I love it. It matched every expectation I had from every review I'd read. The picture quality is great.
Being honest, it is a little on the heavy side (I assume that's the 2.8 at 70mm + IS), and after holding it for a whole the arms do start to ache, but you do get use to this. As I said, I'm quite lazy and don't want to constantly swap lens, and this worked really well for me in achieving that. The IS definitely helps when you get a little unstable too!