sigma18-200mmLast weekend, I finally bought a Sigma lens with an 18-200mm range, with f/3.5-6.3 aperture, auto focus and optical stabilizer. The total aperture range is the same as my 18-55mm lens kit but the huge difference here is the distance that my new lens can accomplish. I do not have to worry being far from my subject because this is more than enough.

Sigma lenses are cheaper than Canon branded lenses. And for me, there really is not much difference. It gives the same result as I want it to. That is all I care. And with its huge price difference, people usually go for Sigma brands and so far I have not been disappointed.

The reason why I heavily looked for the auto focus feature of the lens is so that I do not have to tweak the second focus area to fully focus my subject. The auto focus feature handles the rest. The 200mm feature of this lens is what I am really after the most. No more frustrations in being required to be close to the subject to get good shots. I can finally idle and take shots wherever I want. Well … not that far ;).

img_6455The Canon EF 50mm lens is great and ideal for portrait pictures. The only drawback is that there is no zoom capability. However, it makes it up with its large aperture which is capable to be set at 1.8f maximum. It is also expensive so especially for beginners and budget conscious people, this lens is the best.

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 lens is a good low light indoor photography lens, especially when a flash is not appropriate or desired. And if you are the pro-blurry type of photographer, you would surely love the results at f1.8. The lens also feels like a toy when you hold it and its material feels like it is made of plastic.

This is the major advantage that no zoom lens have, large aperture openings. I have not seen any long range lenses from Canon so far that have apertures of less than 2.0, I think the maximum is like 3.5? Price and result-wise, Canon’s 50mm lens is very worth it and a must have for every photographer.

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