I learnt taking photo with a 50mm standard lens.  It was a Canon FD f1.2L lens on a Canon New F1 body.
This was really a magic combination: the lens with the widest aperture and a body built like a tank. In the old days, we were using films and the focus was done manually.
50mm is an all-round, forgotten prime lens because almost everyone pursues a zoom nowadays.
But when you think of the widest aperture of a zoom lens is only f2.8 (or commonly f4), you should ditch it for a 50mm prime lens.
Today I used a 50mm lens to shoot a single Daffodil in my frontyard.  You can see it is also a very good lens for shooting flowers or plants.
Can Spring be far behind?

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