They really worked well together. Actually take pictures at each focal length. It was so versatile. It was wide enough to shoot city scapes and indoor snapshots. Walk around for a while with your 18-55mm lens set to 28mm, then with it set to 35mm. I wondered how it could get much better than that. Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Telephoto Lens w/Deluxe Photo Bundle - Includes : Commander Optics 58mm Filter Kit, 64GB Transcend Memory Card, Hard Lens Hood, Neoprene Lens … 35mm is pretty close to 50mm, so if you only had two primes, 28mm would be a better choice in general as a focal length. As of now, my lens collection, while modest compared to some, covers a range of 14mm to 200mm. Then I tried a prime lens — a 50mm f/1.8 and I was hooked not only fixed focal length lenses, but 50mm in particular. The 50mm was more of a close-up lens for portraits and up close snapshots. I’ve said before that I’ve enjoyed using a 50mm prime lens for street photography because I liked the compact size (many 50mm lenses are very small because they offer such a normal perspective and require fewer pieces of complex glass). 28mm used to be a very popular wide angle, perhaps the closest thing to a standard wide lens. I think it’s fallen out of favor largely because of phones. When I had my Rebel T1i, I had the 28mm f/1.8, as well as the 50mm f/1.8. A Journey from 50mm to 28mm via 16-35mm. My earliest experiences were with a zoom lens — an 18-55mm. The 28mm was great for an everyday lens, indoors and outdoors.