50mm lenses are probably one of the first non-kit lenses that most photographers get, or at least one of the first prime lenses that most people get. But there are many options out there, Canon for example has three different versions themselves for you to choose from. So it begs the question, which 50mm lens should you get?

The guys over at DigitalRev recently released a great video on their YouTube channel on this very subject which I have embedded below for your reference. In the video they give you their reason, But to me it basically comes down to a few simple questions:

a. Your Budget – The number one thing that you need to take into consideration when you are looking at a 50mm lens is your budget. There is no point of looking into a 50mm f/1.2 is you only have the budget for a 50mm f/1.4 or f/1.8.

b. Build Quality – What sort of build quality are you willing to accept? Do you want your gear to be able to take hit or are you ok with having to be extra careful with some plastic crap?

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