I’m so excited about my newest purchase.

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Taken with Motorola smartphone

Yes. I bought a lens, something I seldom do, because I am on a very limited budget. This one, however, was totally affordable on Amazon and takes the most beautiful photos.

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Canon Rebel, F/1.8, ISO 400, 1/800

It is a simple 50 mm F/1.8 lens, which means the depth of field is very, very shallow. This is the type of lens needed for those beautiful Bokeh shots and blurred backgrounds on portraits.

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Canon Rebel, F/1.8, ISO 400, 1/500

The subject, when taken with this lens, is the only thing in focus.

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Canon Rebel, ISO 400, F/1.8, 1/640

The foreground and background remain out of focus.

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Canon Rebel, ISO 400, F/1.8, 1/400

When you pull out slightly on the subject, the effect is similar to that of a tilt-shift lens.

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Canon Rebel, ISO 400, F/1.8, 1/500

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Canon Rebel, ISO 400, F/1.8, 1/500

I did discover quickly that I could not trust my auto focus with this lens.

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Canon Rebel, ISO 400, F/1.8, 1/800

I allowed the auto focus to choose where to focus for the above shot and it chose the closest point. I wanted the flower head to be the focal point of the picture. If I had manually focused on the flower head, this shot would have been perfect.

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Canon Rebel, ISO 400, F/1.8, 1/800

I was pleasantly surprised to  discover that you can also take landscape shots with this lens, as long as the subjects are within the same plane of the photo.

Next, my cat portraits with this lens. They are purrfect 🙂

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