Here's what I shared with the group today.
Inexpensive lens suggestions for documenting your daily life
Most of you are using a crop sensor camera – so while a 50mm 1.8 (nifty fifty), is a great portrait lens and good for outdoors, it’s going to be tight inside. So I am going to suggest you use a 35mm focal length or wider (smaller number). I find a wider lens very handy for shooting our day to day.
The kit lens that came with your camera is okay for snapshots, but I recommended a lens with a fixed aperture (we’ll talk about why later!) of at least 2.8 or wider.
Canon 24mm 2.8 pancake: around $130 new. This is a great inexpensive choice for crop sensor bodies. However, it will not work on a full frame camera if you plan to upgrade later.
Canon 28mm 1.8: Around $500 new, but you can find it used for closer to $300 (I bought mine used) I loveeee this lens. It works with crop sensor and full frame cameras. It’s fast, sharp and gets some fun sunflares that I like to play with.
Canon 35mm F/2 EF: The first version of this goes for about $300 used. The new version is a little more expensive