I haven't used my Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens for yonks, and I dug it out recently to see how it would work shooting portraits of my cute kitten, Venti.
What a fabulous lens for this kind of work - far lighter and easy to manouvre quickly, and I love how at f/1.8, it practically wipes away the background.
It was also a great lens to use indoors at the RSPCA last weekend, where I photographed some more adorable kitties looking for their furever homes.
Jimmy, the second cat below seems to have been adopted out already, but Mimi, the spunky boy in the third photo is still looking for a permanent home. You can find more details about him at the RSPCA's AdoptaPet site.
Meanwhile, I'm working out what to shoot next with the "nifty fifty".