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Old 09-07-2017, 11:17 PM   #1
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Default Advice on All-Purpose/Portrait Lens

I'd like to spent around $400 on a somewhat all-purpose lens, or basically a wider-framed upgrade from the popular Canon 50mm 1.8. I often shoot people/activities, animals, and occasionally find myself wanting to shoot macro. I currently have a Tamron 18-200mm telephoto lens ($200), which has a nice zoom but not always the best quality, and the Canon 50mm 1.8 lens ($100), which is a bit tight-framed but great for the price.

I'm considering the Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 Macro IS STM ($350), which has excellent macro, but people hardly talk about its ability with portrait/people photography. I'm also considering the more expensive Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Wide-Angle Lens ($550). Any advice would be appreciated.
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