Michael Axel , May 04, 2009; 08:15 p.m.
The Canon 50mm f/1.8 is a superb and affordable lens. That's what I would go for. I shoot both Nikon and Canon 5D, and use this lens a ton on fashion shoots when I'm in tighter surroundings. Otherwise I'm using a zoom. I think we sometimes conclude things about a piece of equipment based on its commonality and price, but this should not be the case with this lens.