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The STM version replaces the II version. Optically, they are identical. However, the STM has several advantages: 7 rounded aperture blades vs. 5 non-rounded (no more pentagonal bokeh) Metal lens mount vs. plastic A much improved manual focus ring STM vs. Micro Motor (should be faster and much quieter) FTM (Full Time Manual) focusing 13.8" (350mm) MFD ...


Raising and keeping your skills and results to a level where people are willing to pay for it is a long never-ending quest, so you better get started as soon as possible. In this regard, the 35mm seems to be a better match. Based on my experiences, 50mm on a crop body is an uncomfortably long focal length as sole/main lens for indoor event photography, ...

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