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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
Best performance + value lens at [$]
By paying only [$] for this lens and it gives you the ability to shoot under a very low light [e.g, indoors, museum, etc. shoot wide open at 1.8 or close it down to 2.2 or even 2.4 with ISO 800-3200] and you're in for a treat! In addition the lens is small enough by not being in anybody's face. What more do you want? Take it for what it is and stop comparing it to an L lens this and an L lens that, poor construction, slow focus, and IQ this + IQ that, etc. When you pay above 1K for an L lens,...View full Review
By paying only [$] for this lens and it gives you the ability to shoot under a very low light [e.g, indoors, museum, etc. shoot wide open at 1.8 or close it down to 2.2 or even 2.4 with ISO 800-3200] and you're in for a treat! In addition the lens is small enough by not being in anybody's face. What more do you want? Take it for what it is and stop comparing it to an L lens this and an L lens that, poor construction, slow focus, and IQ this + IQ that, etc. When you pay above 1K for an L lens, be my guess and to nickpick for everything that pleases you but at [$]? Just make the best out of of it and use your skills to show off your pictures instead. L lenses are not helping anyone to become a better photographer and real photographers do not spend their time looking at IQ this and IQ that. We are too busy shooting and not spending all of our time behind a monitor screen either! I miss the slide film days where your skills as a photographer are what your slides look on a light table. +/- 1/3 EV can make a big difference in a picture sometimes. Nowadays every one has become an overnight pro, thanks to photoshop!
Most Liked Negative Review
It's cheap alright...
This lens has a lot of large aperture for only a little money. But when it comes to a standard lens, the least a manufacturer can do is put a distance focus ring and a depth of field scale on the top of the lens. Minolta, Nikon, and Pentax all do it, but this lens comes up lacking. You can, however, get one that has this mandatory function. You just have to pay 3 times as much for the 1/2 stop difference and the USM AF. But it is there, never the less. Other than that, this lens works fine an...View full Review
This lens has a lot of large aperture for only a little money. But when it comes to a standard lens, the least a manufacturer can do is put a distance focus ring and a depth of field scale on the top of the lens. Minolta, Nikon, and Pentax all do it, but this lens comes up lacking. You can, however, get one that has this mandatory function. You just have to pay 3 times as much for the 1/2 stop difference and the USM AF. But it is there, never the less. Other than that, this lens works fine and is handy in low light situations, doesn't take up much room, and is good for beginners
Reviewed by 774 customers
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.
When I first purchased my Canon 60D, I ordered the kit with 18-200 zoom lens. This is a perfect all around lens, but not necessarily the best carry around lens. It gets a bit heavy on a strap or even in a backpack if you have much other stuff. So, I added this basic 50mm, Perhaps the best value of all the Canon lenses. It makes my 60D a much better carry around, and it is also better in low light than the 18-200. Nice addition to my slowly growing lens collection.
I own this lens for over a year now. I also own a lot of L lenses so I know a few things about the best glass there is for Canon users. This lens is not very well made, in fact it is in the opposite side of the L lenses. It is all plastic. It is very small and light, it fits in your jacket pocket easily. And then, there is the image quality. That is truly L grade. It is absolutely amazing. Super sharp, fast AF (although noisy). The only downside of this optic is the bokeh. It is not that creamy bokeh you find in other lenses, like the 85 f/1.8. I would recommend this lens to anyone using a Canon camera. It is so cheap and so good, you can't help but own it... Seriously, go out there and buy one...
Price is deceiving.It is a fantastic lens, sharp and fast.
I am new to photography and I was just using the 18-55mm lens and thought that was great. Until I received this lens! It is great for indoor and low light situations. I live in the Pacific Northwest and we hardly ever get light so this has been ideal! my only gripe would be the build quality, could be better. aside from that, its wonderful!
It's not a bad lens, especially considering that it costs just about a C-Note. It looks good and delivers some solid shots. However handle this thing like it was an egg. The first one I had, the front just popped off in my camera bag. The second? A bump on the ground sent it flying in two pieces. It's a good lens, but consider saving your pennies and get the $350 version. It's faster and WAY more robust.
Review Guidelines Focus on the product and your individual experience using it: This specific lens got stuck on my brand new EOS camera and rendered it inoperative! I am writing this review to let other people know about this. Provide details about why you liked or disliked a product: I dislike this lens because it got stuck on my camera the first time i used it. I checked online only to find that many more people had the same exact problem. Do not mention competitors or retailers by name: I didn't. Do not mention price: I didn't. Do not include links to other sites: I didn't Product reviewed must be available for purchase in the U.S.: It was purchased in the U.S. Words must have meaning, i.e. no dummy text: Done. Review must originate in U.S.: I am in the U.S. This is the 3rd time i am trying to post a review and they keep deleting it, saying i did not follow the guidelines (basically because i am posting a negative review, so this time i made sure to do this).
You never know when you will need a f1.8. For the cost this is excellent. I use it when I shoot video on a tripod. The view is a little to closeup on my crop sensor DSLR. But it is just so low priced and it's a canon.