A f-1.8, 50mm prime lens is ideal for portraits, and the f-1.8 aperture allows in more light than the 18-50mm lens does. While you can’t zoom with this lens, it produces nice sharp images, ideal for portraits. Another bonus is while you can’t zoom with it, this lens makes you move around to get the shots you want, getting you out of the rut of planting your feel and not trying shots from different angles and positions.

It’s also a nice light lens, which you’ll definitely appreciate when you’re lugging a camera bag around all day!