I was pleasantly surprised to discover a package literally lying on my doorstep this morning (however, I was shocked that the postman had the nerve to just leave the package unsigned, and unattended. We didn't even hear a doorbell!)
As usual, I love to post pictures of the package being opened to bits.
Heh heh heh, can you guess what's inside? The box reads EF 50mm F1.8.
Yes, a new lens! At just £60 including postage and packaging, the EF 50mm 1.8 is probably one of the most cost effective Canon lens, and shared wisdom says it's one of the best lenses to buy. The optical quality is apparently excellent for the money (producing sharp images). Furthermore, the lens is also one of the fastest for the money, being able to catch tremendous amounts of light at F1.8.
Test image 1: I am finally able to produce very nice depth of field effects, and pleasantly blurred backgrounds as in the picture above.
Test Image 2: the 50mm 1.8 is excellent for portraits - can't wait for further experiments!