Given what you've already got, this would probably be a great lens for you. While the quality won't be as high as your zooms, it's still faster than what you've got, it hits a versatile focal length that you don't have already have covered, and you can find out if you like prime lenses before blowing a couple grand on an L lens. Most of the time it's wide enough but not so wide that it would distort photos of people. That makes it a good option if you aren't sure what you are planning to photograph and maybe just want to go for a stroll and leave the heavy stuff at home. Also, it's less conspicuous and deals better with the low light of say a museum or inside a church. Combined with IBIS in the R5, you should get excellent performance from this in dark situations. The EF version is what I carry if I plan on being in a more harsh scenario, think sandy beach, or while out drinking If that cheap lens gets damaged, it's not that big a deal.I have $. That's not an issue. Just talking about THIS LENS and what are the benefits if paired with a r5! That is all. I'm rich, beeyotch. So if If I pair it with my 70-200 RF and 15-35 F 2.8, just looking for the best uses of the item talked about in this thread.
Agree looks like a good edition to the RF family.Including this as a kit lens with the RP will be great for lowering the barrier to FF mirrorless.
That being the case, there is nothing to prevent Canon from following this up with an RF 50mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro for those who would like the matching set of affordable 35/50/85 IS Macro primes.
Well, a fool and their money are soon parted, as has been said before.I have $. That's not an issue. Just talking about THIS LENS and what are the benefits if paired with a r5! That is all. I'm rich, beeyotch. So if If I pair it with my 70-200 RF and 15-35 F 2.8, just looking for the best uses of the item talked about in this thread.
You'd use this lens if you needed a small and light relatively fast prime. It's 50mm, so roughly right in the middle of the zoom range of the 24-70. It's f/1.8, so you get about a stop more light than the 2.8 24-70. If you needed a wider field of view, then step back, if you needed a tighter field of view, step forward. 50mm is the "standard prime" for 35mm full frame. For a lens of this size and price, the only time I'd use it is if I wanted/needed a smaller lighter lens than a big ole zoom, but if you have a big ole body (like the R5), it'll work, but it's really much better paired with something like an RP. Small and light body paired with a small and light lens makes for a super easy carry around.Thanks! What situations would you use this lens?
As far as I'm aware, Canon has said nothing about DSLRs. Whether they have released their last is a matter of belief and supposition at this point.I was hoping/expecting Canon would do an APSC R-series camera, if only to tap the entry level market. Have they said if/when they are going to discontinue the non-pro DSLR's yet? What is the point of making Rebel or xxD series DSLRs if their mirrorless lines are the future?
yes, the switch on the barrel switches between control ring and manual focus. If it’s set to control, it’s a control ring and you get autofocus. If it’s set to focus, you get manual focus and no control ring.it does not have a dedicated focus ring. Can it be manually focussed with the "control ring"?