Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 II Lens
About this product
|The Canon EF 50 mm lens is a compact, basic auto and manual camera lens with a F1.8 aperture. A standard lens made of plastic and high quality glass, the Canon EF lens weighs only 4.6 oz, making it highly portable. "EF" stands for electronic focus, and the Canon camera lens has an auto-focus motor built right in. Auto-focus works well; although the auto-focus motor produces a fair amount of noise and the lens' plastic manual focus ring moves with auto-focus. Touching the moving ring during auto-focus could damage the lens. The photographer uses a switch on the side of the lens to toggle between auto and manual focus. The Canon camera lens delivers clear, sharp pictures in a wide variety of settings, including low light conditions. As a standard auto and manual camera lens, the Canon EF provides excellent photos in a variety of settings, but its plastic housing requires some careful handling.|
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focal Length (mm)||50 mm|
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- illbebryanFeb 7, 2011by
Canon EF 50mm 1.8 Where have you been all my life?
I have several lenses. Only the wide angle's are prime in my bag. So I never felt the need for a 50 prime.
I shoot a Canon 20d so it's got the lovely cropped sensor, essentially making the focal length longer (you know what I mean).
I've stuck to fast zoom lenses merely for their "all in one" appeal.
Well let me tell you this little cheap'o lens performs wayyyy beyond it's price.
Sure the body is made of plastic, and it almost feels like a toy in your hand. BUT who needs an extra 3 pounds of glass in their bag???
Autofocus is really noisy... But it's the same way on the 18-55 kit lens too.
This lens is great for truly working with depth of field. If you don't understand how DOF can help/hurt your photos, this is a GREAT lens to buy and start learning.r>
It's also a great little lens lo leave on the camera for casual shooting. Family at the park, trip to the grandparents, etc.
I use it a lot in the studio as well, nice fast lens for beauty shots.
Only drawback there is you've gotta be pretty close to your subject, and some models don't care for the "in your face" approach.
If you don't own it, buy it. You won't be sorry. If you decide it's not for you, put it back for sale on ebay it will sell.Read full review
- scootxxxxxMay 26, 2011by
Canon SLR owner? Buy this lens!
Camera: Rebel T1i
Other lenses: EFS 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, EFS 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
What value for money!
I had read many other reviews prior to purchasing this lens. Many people talk about poor build quality and I feel I need to dismiss these claims. I would compare the build quality to that of the 18-55mm kit lens. I will say however that the manual focus ring is clearly designed to not get much use. If you want quality build then you will have to pay much more for the next level in prime glass.
Build quality out of the way.... how is the image quality?
Quite spectacular! What a surprise for the money this lens costs. Canon have been making this lens for quite some time and it shows. As this is a prime lens with fixed focal point you will need to walk around to capture the shot that you want. This WILL make you a better photographer!
At full open aperture there is some amazing shots available to you. Works fantastic in low light conditions where the EFS 18-55mm kit lens just cannot compete. I have taken some amazing shots indoors of my family. Faces being tack sharp with some amazing bokeh.
Unlike the zoom lenses I own the inner ring does not rotate when focusing, this makes it ideal for using slide in graduating filters etc. The use of these filters may add extra strain to the motor, however no bad news to report yet in regards to damage. If like me you own the standard kit lens or the EFS 55-250mm lens you will need to purchase an adapter as the kit lens is 58mm whilst this lens fits a 52mm thread. Lens flare can be an issue so I would suggest a hood also.
Fast, clear lens at an amazing price! I couldn't be happier. If you have to buy a lens make it this one!Read full review
- tlsparkmanFeb 3, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
Plastic and cheap, but tack sharp
Like so many other reviews, I agree that it feels light and cheap, but the optics are awesome. A great lens for the money. I have no regrets in making the purchase.
- julieh38Jan 25, 2016Verified purchase - NEWby
I love it!!!
My new nifty fifty arrived in only a few days. It is a great lens and is working beautifully!! Thank you!
- a_littlebird_an...Jan 23, 2016Verified purchase - NEWby
Must have inexpensive prime lens for all Canon users
This is a fun inexpensive lens with surprisingly sharp image! Made of plastic so it's really light, though it may not be as hardy as other lenses, feels still solid. With f/1.8, Bokeh created by this lens is pretty incredible. Great lens for everyday use and practice photography.