Originally Posted by T.Dot_E30
Everyone should still have a 50mm 1.8f prime lens, they are great for portraits and they are cheap compared to most low f-number lenses.
It's a good lens, just not for his use. It is no where near wide angle....
Everyone does not include the OP. No disrespect to the OP, but if he couldn't recognize that 50mm isn't a wide angle, he likely won't take advantage of it as a portrait lens (with the larger aperture) any time soon while his kit lens will do just fine.
Return the lens for a refund if possible, and whenever you become ready to add a fixed-length lens, for portraiture or whatever your specific needs, then you'll be in a better position to make that purchasing decision at that time. The 50mm 1.8 is crap anyways!