Rating: 7 out of 10

Cheaper than a tank of gas, this little plastic prime seems to be in every Canon shooter’s kit. Although better than it should be, the lens is easily out-resolved by today’s crop of dSLR camera bodies.

Unless I simply can’t bear to carry a couple more ounces in my bag, I will always opt for either the 35mm f/1.4L or the 85mm f/1.8 — either of which will deliver far superior results. That’s not to say the lens doesn’t have its uses. Lately, I’ve been reverse–mounting it, thereby pressing it into service as a poor-man’s macro.

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