Excerpt: My wife recently started a fashion blog and we were in need of a solid performing lens and the EF 50mm is nothing but solid. I'm just getting into photography but it doesn't take a pro to see the differences between this lens and the standard lens that comes with your initial camera purchase.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easy To Use, Fast Recycling, Lightweight, Versatile
Summary: This is an AWESOME lens and coming in a kit makes it even better since Canon chooses not to include a hood with their lenses. This is not a good lens for shooting indoors. You'll never be able to back up enough to get everything in the frame if you try. It is fast and works well in low light.