This is one of the most inexpensive lenses I own. It is also one of my of my favorites.
Well for starters it is a f1.8 lens. This lets you get those great blurred background shots. I frequently use it in weddings to blur out things that I can't get out of the frame. It's also great for the soft feel so many of us like for bridal portraits. Oh yeah, if you shoot boudoir you need this lens.
It's small. So it helps you be a little less intrusive. If you have tried shooting with an f2.8 70-200 in a small room with a wedding party then you know how the lens really makes it hard to blend into the background and get natural behavior from the subjects. This lens doesn't draw eyes to like other lenses do.
The image quality is great for such an inexpensive lens. I have used it for a lot of my best images.
In general you can't go wrong with this nice little lens.
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