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New Camera Old Lens

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I have a post about my New Camera, New Lenses and a post about my New Lens Old Camera, so it seems fitting that I should have a New Camera Old Lens post. In this case, I’m referring to my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV outfitted with my Canon EF 50mm 1:1.8 STM lens. Granted, that lens isn’t all that old. I bought it new in March 2017, but it is old relative to the Mark IV.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with EF 50mm f1.8
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with EF 50mm f1.8

I have been very pleased with the 50mm when I’ve used it with my Canon EOS Rebel T3 and my Canon EOS Rebel 2000. It was a big step up in quality from the kit lens of either of those cameras, especially considering how inexpensive it is. I was curious how it would perform on a higher end camera.

I have to say, I am likewise very pleased with the results. Although the pictures aren’t quite as sharp as they are with the lenses I bought with the Mark IV, they are acceptably sharp. Unlike my higher end lenses which top out at f4, the 50mm goes to f1.8 making it a better lens for darker situations. I had gone out on a photo walk late in the evening and had no issues with the dwindling light. And, of course, it gives me the option of a shallower depth of field.

Although one day I may want to upgrade to the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens, I think I’ll be content with my current 50mm for the near future.

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