For the last year I've been wishing for a 50 mm lens for my Canon 7D, which came with a kit lens (28-135mm) that has worked ok for me but has definitely been lacking in a few areas. I love photography and spend much of my limited free time becoming more familiar with all the settings on my camera (not just AV mode haha) and learning to use editing software more proficiently.
With baby girl coming I decided to finally bite the bullet and order a new lens. I decided that the 50 mm f/1.8 would be fine for me (and much better for my budget for now) and I can't wait to try it out on my own squishy little newborn when she arrives. But for now I'm already loving it s o m u c h! The first day I got it I took hundreds of pictures of Riggs, Tutka and random things outside. I can tell a huge difference with this lens and am kicking myself for not getting it sooner. Obviously it's not good for everything, but it works so much better for portraits and up close baby/toddler pictures than the 28-135mm did (at least for me).
Here's some of my favorites from my first day having it home: