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About Canon 50mm F/1.8

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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:

Product Highlights

  • Low-light scenarios. They’re difficult for many standard lenses to handle, but the excellent color balance of the Canon 50mm ensures accurate low-light photographs time and time again.
  • Lightweight construction means you can easily interchange this standard lens when it’s time to turn to a different tool in your photographer’s toolbox.
  • Consistent output might be the most important factor here, and the diligent construction and simple design of this Canon 50mm lens offers consistent output even in a wide range of photographic demands.

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:



  • Color balance. We can’t talk about a lens like the CANON EF 50mm f/1.8 II without mentioning the astounding color balance. As any professional photographer knows, color balance can be one of the most underrated variables in any photo. When there’s something “off” about a photo but you can’t quite put your finger on it, you should ask yourself about the color balance. Luckily this lens performs above and beyond the “standard” by offering color balance that doesn’t oversaturate; instead the colors are lush, accurate, and highly attractive in each and every shot. This makes the Canon 50mm ideal for a number of events, including wedding receptions and even run-of-the-mill studio shoots.
  • Low light is a concern with any lens you acquire, whether or not it’s standard. The Canon 50mm delivers well in low light conditions, as it’s well suited for night photography and dimly lit events such as wedding receptions and night club promotions. Grabbing enough quality light in these poorly-lit conditions often requires a big “above-standard” aperture, but this Canon lens offers a surprising amount of detailing even in conditions that other standard lenses might not handle so well.
  • Both near-to-far focusing distances will work exceptionally well with the Canon 50mm, which is a must-have on any standard, versatile lens. You need to be able to take near and far shots at a moment’s notice, especially when you don’t have the time to switch out for a new lens. That’s why it’s so important that your go-to lens be capable of handling near and far shots with the right focus and the proper accuracy.
  • Consistency is key as well, and if there’s anything the Canon 50mm has, it’s consistency. It starts with clear glass that makes for crystal-clear photographs, not to mention quality construction that ensures each lens element is in the right place. Consistency in photographs is easy to attain when you’re dealing with a multitude of lenses, but when you stick to one standard lens, you need to know that every shot will come out looking right.
  • Little details about a standard lens add up to a lot the more you use them: durability, interchangeability, easy mounting, fast autofocus, low-light conditions, how light it is, etc. That’s where the Canon 50mm truly shines, offering exactly what you need out of your standard lens at every corner.

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

Canon 50mm F/1.8 Specifications

Construction
5 groups / 6 elements
Angle of view
46°
F stop range
1.8-22
Closest Focusing Distance
0.45m / 1.5 ft.
Maximum Magnification
1:6.66
Filter Size
52mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
2.7" x 1.6" / 68.2 x 41.0mm
Weight
4.6 oz. / 130g
Mfr #
2514A002
SKU
CA5018AFU

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4.4

(based on 777 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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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....

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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

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Awful Lens

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 ...

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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

 
5.0

Sharp !!

By

Used for Portraits, Fast autofocus !

 
4.0

Nice NEW 50mm from Canon

By

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.

 
4.0

Don't let the price make you think the quality isn't there.

By

Great for close-ups of faces

 
5.0

The marvelous 50mm

By

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.

 
5.0

Cheap but not cheap on performance.

By

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.

 
5.0

Best affordible fast prime for blurring backgrounds portrait

By

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.

 
5.0

Best 50mm for the money

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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.

 
4.0

Great glass

By

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.

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4.0

Very clear pictures

By

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.

 
4.0

Very satisfying purchase

By

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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Julie L  Will this fit on a Canon -Rebel EOS XFI ? Thanks
WILLIAM H  There is no Rebel XFI, however, this lens will fit a Rebel Xsi. Remember, this is not the equivalent of a 50 mm lens for film cameras.
Julie L  thankyou
Shopper  Does this lens work on Canon 6D without cropping?
JAVIER C  Yes, there will be a little vignette though.
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
SOHAIL G  No brainer here! For the money you get a super low light lens. Opened up my eyes to what could be achieved without a flash. Great first low light lens.
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