I bought a new lens! It was my first time buying a new lens for my camera as the lens I normally use (Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM) belongs to my girlfriend. I am currentlyyyy, permanentlyyyy, borrowing it… So technically before I bought a new lens the other day I only owned the standard Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.
Finally… the big reveal! (actually small reveal if you see the size of the lens) I bought the Canon EF-S 24mm f2.8 STM pancake lens! The reason I wanted this lens is mainly for structural photography that this wide lens gives me the ability to do. Well that and it’s cheap (cheap for lenses anyway).
The 50mm lens I normally use on my Canon EOS 750D is actually around an 8omm lens due to my camera’s 1.6x crop sensor. The 24mm lens I bought is the equivalent of roughly a 38mm lens which enables me to see a lot more through the lens from a further back perspective. This enables me to fit more in the frame within the space I am given to move around at shooting locations.
I would also like to try using my new 24mm lens for street photography sometime as it would force me to get closer to the subjects of the images which would hopefully help improve my confidence when taking pictures of strangers which I normally do.
I’m considering attempting to write my own review for the lens after I’ve used it for a couple of months but I believe I will have to study lenses more before doing so. Given that I wouldn’t consider writing the review for another couple months, I think I’d be able to learn enough about lenses and analysing them by that time to give it a good shot. On that note…