The Canon 50mm f/1.8 MKii was a later edition, it didn’t actually get to go along the Silk route with me.
I know plenty of people rave about these little lenses and i personally think you either love them or hate them. Yes, it’s small, yes, it’s light, yes it’s a f/1.8, yes, it’s cheap (compared to other lenses), and yes, it is a very decent lens….if you want to stand 2 miles away from something just to get it in the frame!!! OK I exaggerate.
This lens really does lend itself more in my personal experience to either macro or close up work. Or as a lot of people do a Portrait lens. Did I say it also has amazing bokeh?? well yes, it has amazing bokeh!!
When taking people images with the head near filling the frame it gives the most amazing background blur any photographer could wish for! Just not the sort of lens for Architecture.
Interestingly I was given my first one as a gift from my late mother in law, and I sold it because I never actually used it once I had tried it out and seen it’s limitations to my style of photography.
Even more interestingly I then when and bought another one second hand some two years later…what was I thinking? I still haven’t used it as much as I know I could do. It just doesn’t work for me!
Again absolutely nothing wrong with this lens, but for me I would be better investing in the 24mm version for my crop camera.