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Review of the Canon 50mm 1.4 Camera Lens: Is It Right For You?

In the market for a new lens?  You might be thinking about purchasing a 50mm 1.4 But before you make the decision to drop that kind of money (lenses are expensive, right?)  You want to make sure it’s right for you.  Let’s see if it is. Clarity This lens is like it’s sister, the 50mm…

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3 Reasons You Should NOT get a 50mm 1.8 Lens

3 Reasons You Should NOT get a 50mm 1.8 Lens: A Review So you may have heard many photographers talking about a “nifty-fifty” or also know as the 50mm 1.8 lens.  Both Canon and Nikon have a version.  If you are a new photographer, or are looking to make a purchase of your next lens you…

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  • Michael SturgeonApril 17, 2017 - 7:49 pm

    The title of your article got my attention. As a professor, teaching portrait photography, I frequently have newbies in my classes and they ask me for advice on their next lens purchase (beyond the kit lens). The nifty-fifty (or fantastic-plastic) 50 f/1.8 is always my advice. After all, they are college students and money is something they seldom have a load of for extra lenses.

    Thanks for the article – I will share it with my students.


  • WILLIAM J OCONNORApril 2, 2017 - 4:30 pm

    I . a]m looking for a good workable camera primarly for outdoor and boating. Some thing with flexible lenses but simple to use ie throw it in auto and it works well most of the timeReplyCancel

    • Cozy Clicks Photography LLCApril 2, 2017 - 7:27 pm

      Hey William! I started out using an older Canon from the rebel series, the most recent model is the Canon t6. I think that would be a great one to use on the go and easy to use in auto:) -EmilyReplyCancel

  • KarilynApril 1, 2017 - 10:15 am

    You know I do love my 50 mm!! After a couple of years I’ve switched over to tge canon 90 mm macro. It’s the older one, BUT I bought it for $175. It is absolutely fabulous!! Mt daughter is now getting into photography and she is using my old canon t5 with the 50 mm lens. Yep! Great investment!!ReplyCancel

    • Cozy Clicks Photography LLCApril 2, 2017 - 7:24 pm

      Hi Karilyn! I haven’t tried the 90mm yet, but you have me intrigued:) And awesome you’re able to share your older t5 with your daughter- that with the 50 is an excellent combo! -EmilyReplyCancel

  • TC ConnerMarch 23, 2017 - 1:32 pm

    I agree 110% with everything you mentioned about the nifty fifty! I bought one shortly after getting my Canon T5i. Another great upgrade from the kit 70-300 is the 55-250mm with image stabilization (IS STM). It stays on my camera!ReplyCancel

The Best Photography Books For New Photographers

The Best Photography Books For New Photographers If you are a new photographer, you are probably trying to get your hands on all the photography information you can.  It’s a little overwhelming all the resources out there, you probably aren’t sure where to start.  Luckily for you, I’ve tried to simplify that for you with a…

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5 Reasons Why The 135mm Lens Should Be On Your Wishlist: 135mm Lens Review

     Are a photographer that is trying to figure out what lens you should purchase next?  It’s a big decision, I know! Camera lenses are expensive and an investment. Different lenses will give you different results and you want to make sure that you’re buying the one that is right for you.  I get…

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  • Rhonda TillerApril 9, 2018 - 8:30 pm

    Is this lens manual or automatic focus?ReplyCancel

  • LydiaJanuary 27, 2018 - 5:30 pm

    I agree 100%. I purchased the 100mm macro and the 135. I do a lot of event photography. One day I picked up my 135mm because I was giving it one more go before I sold it thinking I only need one of the two and OMG!  Major game changer for me. 
    And it didn’t break my bank. Right now it’s growing my balance. ReplyCancel

  • MelJune 19, 2017 - 4:41 pm

    I am trying really hard to choose between the 100 2.8 for its macro ability or the 135. There are times I would like to get really close to a subject…..have you shot withthe 100? Any thoughts? I would really appreciate it. I generally shoot portraits.ReplyCancel

    • Cozy Clicks PhotographyJune 19, 2017 - 9:33 pm

      Hey Mel! I wish I could be of better help, but I have not used the 100. I have considered it for macro shots, but I’m very happy with the 135 so have never added the 100 to my collection. Good luck with whichever lens you decide and feel free to send me some of your shots with either lens 😉 -EmilyReplyCancel

  • MariaMarch 4, 2017 - 1:43 pm

    Hi Emily!!! how are you? Would you use this lens for a newborn photo shoot??

    Thank you 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Cozy Clicks Photography LLCMarch 4, 2017 - 8:15 pm

      Hi Maria!
      This lens would work for newborn photos, however, you would need to have a lot of space or a bigger studio to really get the most out of it. It also wouldn’t be the only lens that I would use for a newborn session. I like shooting newborns with my 50mm 1.4 🙂 -EmilyReplyCancel

The 3 Best Lenses to Buy for New Photographers

The Best Lenses to Buy for New Photographers      If you are new to photography, you are probably wondering what your first lens purchase should be.  It’s a lot of fun to start trying out new lenses to see how they work and what types of images you will be able to produce with…

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  • R.August 18, 2017 - 10:17 pm

    Hi Emily,
    I want my pictures to be rich, warm and natural and really have that professional look. Right now I’ve got the 50mm 1.8. So my question is do the pictures I see that are all those things I want,  that way because of a lense, expodisk, photoshop, or some mad skills I have not yet acquired?!ha I’d really like to figure out how to get that look and what I need to focus on to get there. ReplyCancel

    • Cozy Clicks PhotographyAugust 19, 2017 - 7:23 pm

      You are on the right path shooting with a 50mm. That is a great starter lens. Really, to get a professional look, it takes practice and patience. With time you will develop the style that you are really wanting. Photoshop and great editing skills will helps too:) If you check out my youtube channel here I have several free Photoshop tutorials you might want to check out;) Good luck!ReplyCancel

  • Onyekachi adrianDecember 20, 2016 - 1:00 pm

    Dear Emily,
    Thanks a bunch for all information you have beend dishing out free of charge. May continue to bless you and your family.
    Please,I aquired a nikon 70 – 300 mm recently and have been experinces some challenges using it indoors on my nikon D7000 . The pictures always appear blurry or and the subject out of focus. But when used outside, it is super.
    What could be the possile cause and how can I correct it.

    Thank you.


    • Cozy Clicks Photography LLCDecember 20, 2016 - 7:21 pm

      Hi Adrian! I have found sometimes that when I use my camera indoors the photos are less sharp than outdoors. Make sure that indoors you have enough light and that you are exposed properly. Even with proper exposure inside, if your ISO is high, it could cause some extra grain that you do not see when taking picture outside. Hope that helps a little! EmilyReplyCancel

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