Several months ago I, like many, went through a lens delimma. Which lens for this, which lens for that. I was searching for something a bit lighter than my Tamron 18-250. Yet a lens that would provide me the best lens for every situation! We all know the latter is not possible.
Upon recommendation of many on this forum, I purchased a Nifty-Fifty, 50mm f1.8. Well yesterday I had my first opportunity to really give the little nifty a test. Spent the day at the San Diego Zoo. I took photos in all distance ranges, probably 5 - to maybe a few hundred feet. Upon uploading them to my iPad, I became pleasantly surprised. Most shots came out excellent. To me, the clarity is far superior to the 18-250. I mean sharp enough to count whiskers on the big cats and feathers on ducklings.
So, thank you to all that steered me to this little jewel of a lens. I'll post a few photos this weekend.