If you aspire to the likes of Henri Cartier-Bresson or Diane Arbus, a 50mm lens is a prerequisite. Street photographers have long praised the 50mm’s ability to capture images with a low level of distortion and to grab a still image with essentially the same perspective of what your eye sees. This makes composing images fast and relatively painless. 50mm lenses also tend to be lightweight, affordable and sharp, which gives you no excuse for not having one in your kit — this is especially true for Canon’s Nifty Fifty EF 50mm f1.8 STM. Today on Canon’s website, you can snag a certified refurbished Nifty Fifty for just $80 — down from its retail price of $126. Use code MRGREENIE at checkout.

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