I was surprised when I started taking pictures with the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens. The lens is comparably inexpensive and I didn't expect high quality photos but I that's exactly what I got. This lens is an ideal walk around lens because it's small, light, simple and very effective. I think it works best on a full frame camera because you get the actual 50mm as opposed to a cropped sensor camera where you would get an effective 80mm - but sometimes you may want that too. I have heard this lens referred to as the "Nifty 50" and now I know why. I'm very happy with my purchase. Thank you Canon.
I've been wanting a 50mm lens and was trying to hold out for the more expensive versions. However I needed one quickly and Target had this in stock at many stores near me, so I went ahead and purchased it. It did a really great job, very happy with it! Perfect lens at perfect price point.