i had a nifty fifty, but i found that shooting on a crop body, i found myself hugging walls or shooting from the other room. decided to go with something a bit wider so that i can effectively get to a normal FL on my T2i. ive been looking at the canon 28 1.8 and the sigma 30 1.4... it seems that sigma is the better of those 2, as reviews mention terrible CA on the 28 1.8.
after speaking to a friend, he suggested that, while i will have a close-to-normal lens with either one, i lose the portraiture compression from using a 50mm. i dont really do portraiture, so not sure if ill miss the compression. even at my F&F events, i prefer to capture a scene with ppl/ambiance rather than focus on one person and fill the frame with their face. OTOH, the discussion it got me thinking if i should maybe stick with 50mm (but upgrade to the 1.4, since the AF noise of the nifty-fifty was driving me nuts). plus i love bokeh in my shots, so the shallower the better
i mostly shoot friends/family events. i dont do landscape, so not much need for UWA. i have a 17-50mm tamron, and a 24-105 f4.
what are your comments/critiques/recommendations?