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CANON EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens
What does it take to elevate a standard lens to an extraordinary lens? It takes a lens capable of doing a little bit of everything—a renaissance lens, if you will. Meet the CANON EF 50mm f/1.8 II, a renaissance lens for the modern photographer, capable of meeting a range of demands, including:
Want standard? Buy any old lens. But if you want a standard lens that truly performs, then it’s time to put some thought into your go-to lens.
Learn about the CANON EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens
In the photography industry, the word “standard” gets thrown around a lot. A “standard” lens is a lens that handles just about everything you can throw at it, doing no one particular task with any exceptional quality. But a “standard” lens like the CANON EF 50mm f/1.8 II may officially be “standard,” but you should expect nothing less than exceptional quality.
But how do you know when a lens like this Canon-50mm is indeed above the “standard,” ordinary lenses you’ll see out there on the market? What elevates its photography game high above the other standard lenses out there, giving you exceptional picture quality at “standard” prices? Let’s look beyond what’s “standard” about this lens and find out where it truly shines:
If you want a standard lens that’s hard working and capable of working in just about any environment, there are a lot of quality lenses out there that will do the job. But if you want consistency and excellent color balance, only the Canon 50mm will suffice.
From the Manufacturer
This is the lightest EF lens of all at a mere 4.6 oz. (130g). Compact and high-performance, standard lens. Its Gaussian optics provide sharp delineation from near to far focusing distances. The color balance is excellent for a standard lens.
The Canon 50mm F/1.8 is commonly used for Art, Back-up, Documentary, Fun, General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Landscape photography, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Photojournalism, Portrait, Portraits, Professional work, Special effects, Sports/action, Travel, Upgrade, Video, Weddings, Wildlife, Wildlife photos and more.The Canon 50mm F/1.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Beginner, Casual photographer, Casual user, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Photography student, Professional, Pro photographer, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 50mm F/1.8 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 50mm F/1.8: Cheap, Clear glass, Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Easily mounted, Easy to clean, Fast, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good in low light, Good price / value, Great in low light, Inexpensive, Lightweight, Low light, Nice bokeh, Price, Quiet, Rugged, Sharp, Simple controls and Strong construction
Most Liked Positive Review
great beginner lens
Great lens for the price. Makes useful portrait lens on a digital with fov crop. Super light weight. It is a great lens for beginners but when wide open it is a little soft on edges, with the digital crop that is fixed. For advanced users this lens has horrible Bokeh(out of focus area) when stoped down, if this is important to you get the 50mm 1.4. After a year dust entered the lens. Focusing is not the greatest but then again the price of this lens is 3 times less expensive than the 50 mm 1....View full Review
Great lens for the price. Makes useful portrait lens on a digital with fov crop. Super light weight. It is a great lens for beginners but when wide open it is a little soft on edges, with the digital crop that is fixed. For advanced users this lens has horrible Bokeh(out of focus area) when stoped down, if this is important to you get the 50mm 1.4. After a year dust entered the lens. Focusing is not the greatest but then again the price of this lens is 3 times less expensive than the 50 mm 1.4 Over all big bang for the buck. I keep this lens in my bag at all times
Most Liked Negative Review
What good is an f1.8 if it cant focus in f1.8 conditions? AF was horrendously bad. I sold this lens and got an FD to EOS adapter and get much better results with an old manual focus FD mount lens from my old film cameras (loss of 1 f-stop, although). Image quality was bad to mediocre and displayed marked fringing & softness. If you are accustomed to sharp images and high performance lenses - this one will surely disappoint you as it has non of those features. I had this one and the f1.4 ...View full Review
What good is an f1.8 if it cant focus in f1.8 conditions? AF was horrendously bad. I sold this lens and got an FD to EOS adapter and get much better results with an old manual focus FD mount lens from my old film cameras (loss of 1 f-stop, although). Image quality was bad to mediocre and displayed marked fringing & softness. If you are accustomed to sharp images and high performance lenses - this one will surely disappoint you as it has non of those features. I had this one and the f1.4 version sold them both in favor of the fd to eos adapter.
Reviewed by 777 customers
Used for Portraits, Fast autofocus !
Lens focus is spot on. Really like the metal lens mount. Lens is perfect for the 50 mm DOF you seek. Produces crisp, clear images. Thunbs up Canon for producing and Adorama for selling a quality product.
Great for close-ups of faces
I have to state that 50mm isn't my most used focal length, even though I tried all Canon 50mm lenses before the new nifty-fifty. With all of them I wasn't ever satisfied for reasons well-known and discussed on many photography forums (e.g. focus shift, CA, noise motor, innacurate AF, etc). Despite this I was very eager to see what the new nifty-fifty had brought and I have to confess that it exceeded my expectation in all aspects, from IQ to AF accuracy and speed. Motor makes a little noise but nothing to worry unless you are using this lens for a Video recording. The only deficiency I found was some light falloff (vignetting) at wide apertures that improves a lot when stopped down to f/2.8 and above. Just expecting Canon to release firmware updates for my 5D3 and DPP so, Lightroom to be updated with the profile correction to the new 50mm STM. Now I can carry a low-cost light-weight lens that I can use when needed w/o breaking the bank.
The build quality is much better than the nifty fifty. It has a metal mount which it feels nice and secure on the body. If you already own a 50 1.8 II no need to upgrade until it breaks. If you don't own a 50 1.8, buy it . You won't regret the investment. If you shoot video , you will like the much quieter autofocus.
Compared to the last MK ii version: HUGE step up in optical performance. They were suppose to be the same formula and different multi coating but everything is better optically on the new lens. Less chromati abberation, sharper, better color, less flare and ghosting. Body is built WAY better then the plastic mounted version and has a metal mount Great focus for video. Closer focusing.
Is this the highest end 50mm lens you can buy? Nope. Is it one of the best anyway? Yep. I had been wanting to add a new lens to my gear bag for a while and read a lot of reviews of different tiers of 50mms. I decided on this one because, despite the comparatively low price point, it had a ton of really good reviews. I am so glad that I did. Color and clarity are impressive. Focus is sharp, (although out towards infinity it gets just a little softer than I like). Autofocus is spot-on, but not the fastest (I think mostly due to it not being a usm). The body doesn't Feel super quality, but it definitely is well-made. I love it for portraits and nature photography and it is fantastic for low-light situations. I currently have this lens paired with my T2i, and I can't wait to see its potential when I upgrade to a full-frame model. If you are even vaguely considering this lens - go buy one.
I use this lens as my "walk- around lens for long walks -- light weight and simple with sharp, clear pictures. Sorry, cannot think of anything not so great.
This lens is one that works well for taking portraits, or in my case, clients holding fish that they catch. The image quality is great, as one would expect from Canon. It takes a relatively long time to focus when shooting in the AF mode. This is the first lens that I have ever owned that us not a USM lens. Perhaps that is why it takes longer to focus. If that is the reason, then I would recommend that anyone purchasing this lens get real familiar with the creative settings, or get a lens with the USM. You will be frustrated if you don't. Other than that complaint, the picture quality is very good and makes this a very functional lens.
I have an older Canon DSLR body (XS Rebel) and this lens has made a huge difference in the picture quality. Well worth the little investment for huge payoffs when shooting.
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