Battle of the 50mm Primes

I have as of a few months now, I have two 50mm prime lenses – the Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro and the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II. I wanted to compare them to see if one is clearly better for another. After all, if I’m going to use a prime lens, why not …

Review: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Recently I got my fifth lens, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II, Canon’s entry-level nifty fifty lens.  This is the cheapest lens Canon makes and, build-wise, it shows.  Unlike the other lenses I own (even the kit lens), the 50mm is very plastic-looking and plastic-feeling. So why get this lens?  First of all, it only …