My most recent acquisition, a 50mm prime 1.8 lens, has settled into my camera bag as a very strong player. It is perfect for many situations, but mostly when I want to get some dramatic depth of field action, which makes the lens especially fitting for a solid portrait. This doesn't come as a huge surprise, I mean, it's calleda portrait lens. But still I was surprised ot see just how much the lens' speed, clarity and over all what I am going to call "tightness" the lens allowed me. No fooling with zooms, just point a shoot and make a great picture.