Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens Kit, USA with 52mm UV Filter, Lens Cap Leash, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit

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Save $41.90 when you by this Canon 50mm F/1.8 . Bundle comes with: Canon 50mm F/1.8, Adorama Cleaning Kit, Pro Optic 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, and a Universal Lens Cap Tether and Shipping is free! . Bonus: No sales tax either, unless you live in New York or New Jersey.

Make the most of your Canon DSLR with this Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens, perfect for zooming in low-light conditions and its Gaussian optics provide sharp delineation from near to far focusing distances. This Canon 50mm F/1.8 Bundle comes with a Adorama Cleaning Kit, a ProOptic Digital UV Filter and a FlashpointCapKeeper Cap Holder plus shipping is free! At a mere 4.6 oz.(130g),this is Canon's lightest EF Series lens. This compact, high-performance, standard lens offers excellent color balance,a shallow depth of field focus and it is particularly effective in low light conditions.

Product Highlights
•Lightest EF lens ; only 4.6 oz
•50mm focal length
•1:1.8 maximum aperture
•46° diagonal angle of view
•0.45m / 1.5 ft. closest focusing distance

The Canon 50mm F/1.8 is commonly used for Low light, Weddings and more.The Canon 50mm F/1.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Canon 50mm F/1.8 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 50mm F/1.8: Consistent output, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight and Nice bokeh

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (445),Easily interchangeable (381),Consistent output (372),Nice bokeh (154),Durable (126),Strong construction (64),Super-sharp images (45),Rugged (31),Easy to clean (24),Cheap (19),Easily mounted (19),Clear glass (18) Good in low light (15),Fast auto-focus (13),Inexpensive (13),Simple controls (13),Sharp (9),Superior build quality (9),Fast (9),Good price / value (7),Great in low light (7),Quiet (6),Price (6),Compact (5),Great picture quality (4),Low price (4),Amazing value (3),DIRT CHEAP (3),Great for portraits (3),Great value (3),Versatile (3),Good value (3) View All
Lightweight (624),Weak casing (205),Slow focus (93),Poor build quality (31),Blurry focus (19),Slow auto-focus (15),Poor in low light (13),Plastic mount (9),Noisy focusing (7),Lens creep (6),Semi-sharp images (5),Plastic construction (5) Noisy (4),Difficult to clean (4),Build quality (3),Loud focus (3),Cheap construction (3),Flimsy (3),Noisy autofocus (3),No zoom (3),Plastic (3),Scratches easily (3) View All
Best Uses:
Low light (306),Night photography (222),General purpose (176),Portraits (167),Weddings (165),Landscape/scenery (106),Macro photography (78),Sports/action (58),Video (37),Wildlife photos (31),Portrait (22),Back-up (22) Travel (22),Landscape photography (21),Special effects (21),Fun (18),Art (13),Wildlife (13),Photojournalism (10),Documentary (9),Upgrade (9),Professional work (7),Food photography (3),Portrait photography (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (218),Enthusiast (159),Casual photographer (102),Semi-pro photographer (81),Semi-professional (42),Beginner (30),Casual user (21),Professional (19),Pro photographer (19),Photography student (8)

Canon 50mm F/1.8 Features

  • Adorama Camera Valuable Bundle. Kit Includes.
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard AF Lens. E-58U 58mm Snap-On Lens Cap, Lens Dust Cap E (Rear), Canon 1 Year Warranty
  • Pro Optic Pro Digital 58mm Multi Coated UV Filter. Flashpoint CapKeeper 2 (Model CK-2) Lens Cap Leash (1)
  • Adorama 1836A Cleaning Kit for Optics and Cameras. Includes: Spray Cleaning Fluid, Cotton Swabs, Lens Cloth, 3 Sheets Universal LCD Screen Protectors, Squeege Card, Lipstick Brush, Blower Brush, Lens Tissue, New Deluxe Storage Bag

Canon 50mm F/1.8 Specifications

5 groups / 6 elements
Angle of view
F stop range
Closest Focusing Distance
0.45m / 1.5 ft.
Maximum Magnification
Filter Size
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
2.7" x 1.6" / 68.2 x 41.0mm
4.6 oz. / 130g

Canon 50mm F/1.8 Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


Handy kit!

For the sake of helpfulness, I will divide this review into 3 important sections: 1) How I use it: - This lens is a great back-up for me when I need even more lighting and using a zoom lens isn't all that much a priority. - This lens is also my 1st choice when I want the most bokeh possible, especially for portraits. - I use this lens when the lighting situations challenge me. - It's used on my Canon EOS 5D Mark II. 2) What's great about it: - It's the cheapest prime lens I know. - It gets am...

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For the sake of helpfulness, I will divide this review into 3 important sections: 1) How I use it: - This lens is a great back-up for me when I need even more lighting and using a zoom lens isn't all that much a priority. - This lens is also my 1st choice when I want the most bokeh possible, especially for portraits. - I use this lens when the lighting situations challenge me. - It's used on my Canon EOS 5D Mark II. 2) What's great about it: - It's the cheapest prime lens I know. - It gets amazing shots for something so cheap. - Having f/1.8 versus the average 3.5-5.6 on a 18-55mm kit lens is a breather for lighting and for shallow DOF. - It's light and portable. 3) What's not so great about it: - It's not as good as its predecessor, which is a metal mount with a distance meter. - Although it is very lightweight, I do seem to appreciated the weight of the Mark I version of this lens, as the Mark I weighs more than this version with manual, inside its box! - It has a cheap plastic build and is fairly fragile because of that. Overall: I feel like it's a photographer's must-have, unless you're going for a better prime lens. Especially for beginners.


Most Liked Negative Review


Poor build quality

I liked the photo quality vs. the price of this lense. Unfortunately the quality of the non-optical materials were sacrificed to achieve that price point. I put this lens on my camera once and it never came off again. Canon had to detroy the lens in order to remove it from the camera (and wouldn't honor it as a warranty issue).

Reviewed by 784 customers


Great glass


from Palm Beach, Florida  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Very clear pictures


from Florence, WI

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.


Very satisfying purchase


from Undisclosed

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.


High quality, low weight and low price


from Southern Arizona

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Excellent Lens!!!


from Athens

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...

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Super Lens


from Upper Freehold, NJ

Price is deceiving.It is a fantastic lens, sharp and fast.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Amazingly great lens


from Portland, OR

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!


You get what you pay for


from Seattle  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


EF 50mm f/1.8 II


from Phoenix, AZ

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).


A must have.


from st.louis  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.


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CHRISTINE H  Love this lens I have it with me all the time when I'm out with my camera
Linda j  will this fit a Canon 40d?
VAN B  Well, not to steer you wrong, I'm not sure if it will fit your 40D. It slid right onto my EOS Digital and it's my favorite lens, if that helps any... Van
JOSEPH F  I am not sure if it fits the camera in question . I have used it on my old Rebel XT digital and my new T5i. Hope this helps.
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