And it takes photos like this? http://i.imgur.com/BK5vPRw.jpg I'm desperately trying to find which lens will allow me to take photos like this. I already have a canon camera.

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    Lens aside, do not take photos like this. Putting a child on a train trestle is incredibly irresponsible. What would you do if a train came? Tell her to jump? – mattdm Oct 13 '15 at 2:10
  • @mattdm If he doesn't know what the lens is, he obviously doesn't have it and didn't take the picture? Or are you assuming he meant on train tracks, rather than the crappy bokeh? lol – icor103 Oct 13 '15 at 3:11
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    what makes you IMMEDIATELY jump to an uninformed assumption that the track was in regular use Matt????? – Digital Lightcraft Oct 13 '15 at 7:34
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    @Digital Lightcraft Guessing that they aren't, or that it will be easy to tell if a train is coming, is how people end up dead. And obviously Kristy didn't take this picture — the warning is against imitating it. And that said, the tracks and bridge look recently maintained. Why on earth would you IMMEDIATELY jump to the defense of such reckless behavior? Here's a story from less than a month ago: petapixel.com/2015/09/18/… – mattdm Oct 13 '15 at 9:07
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    Can we keep the comments on topic? I.e. asking clarifying information about the question to better answer it or to suggest improvements. – dpollitt Oct 14 '15 at 1:08

The lens in the camera in the picture you linked appears to be either the EF 50mm f/1.8 or the EF 50mm f/1.8 II. The latter can still be purchased but there is a newer version, the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, that was recently released that is available for about the same price new.

Here is an excellent review of the newest version that compares the two.

Please don't take pictures like your example, though! Not only is it trespassing to be on railroad property but it is very dangerous. Trespassing on a bridge or trestle is particularly hazardous because there is no quick escape route if a train approaches. There are between three and four hundred deaths per year in the united States due to people being where they shouldn't on railroad property and being struck by trains. Trains can't stop very easily and usually by the time they see a person on the tracks it is too late for them to stop until they are well past the point where the person was spotted.


Looks like the canon 50mm f/1.8, to me...

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