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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.
•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
Most Liked Positive Review
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 ...View full Review
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).
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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.