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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.4 stars
(based on 397 reviews)
98% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Describe Yourself:
Beginner(30), Casual photographer(27), Casual user(21), Enthusiast(153), Photo enthusiast(70)
Pros:
Cheap(9), Clear glass(18), Consistent output(205), Durable(56), Easily interchangeable(202)
Cons:
Blurry focus(12), Difficult to clean(3), Lens creep(3), Noisy focusing(6), Plastic(3)
Best Uses:
Art(13), Back-up(22), Documentary(9), Fun(18), General purpose(170)
Was this a gift?:
No(40), Yes(3)
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The Gateway Prime
By Seean KimVerified Reviewer from Holmdel, NJ on 5/23/2011
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Sharp
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is a great lens for the price! Although it doesn't have a metal mount like its predecessor, it is still a very good buy! Simply buying this prime has lead me to sell my 28-70 2.8L and to start getting into primes, it is very sharp and snaps to focus very quickly! The ONLY qualm I have about this lens is the junky af/mf switch cause it doesn't click like a high end lens, but it is still a great lens nonetheless

 
Amazing portraits
By Kat the EngineerVerified Reviewer from Auckland, New Zealand on 5/20/2011
Pros:
cheap, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Low Light, Nice Bokeh, Portraits
Cons:
Plastic construction, Poor autofocus
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Macro Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is a cheaply built lens with quality glass inside. It takes lovely portraits, with nice (slightly pentagonal) bokeh. The large aperture allows for indoor photography without a flash.

The autofocus has trouble picking a target at any distance. The manual focus ring is very narrow, but allows much greater focus control. Personally, I wouldn't even bother with the autofocus.

Overall, a very good product for the price - I've never taken such crisp portrait shots before.

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Great lens for the money!
By LuigiVerified Reviewer from Costa Rica on 3/26/2011
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Night Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is really a nice lens. According to other reviews, it behaves better than the 1.4 and it's cheaper! Definitively a must have in your camera bag.

Great for portraits, low-light environments

 
great price for a great lense
By yakumoVerified Purchaser from Calexico, CA on 3/23/2011
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Macro Photography, Night Photography
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Real good lense for portrait, has a nice shallow depth of field. Cant get any better than this as such cheap price, for the great works on this lense.

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Basic tool box must have lens
By Professor Mad BradVerified Purchaser from Joshua Tree, Ca on 3/13/2011
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Think f stop
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Night Photography, Sports/Action, Video, Weddings/Events, Wildlife Photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is what you use to get as a standard kit lens in the film days of the 70's. This aperture range is great for low light and depth of field. You could do most ant thing with it if you were a good photographer. Zooms weren't as available as today. So you simply got close and personal to your subject and wow you have the light to do it. Thats back in the days when auto features were a light meter in the view finder. You worked the camera. This lens gets us old timers as close to that as possible. I still use it with macro rings, wide angle , tele. converters, and bellows. This lens is a must for your collection because you will find it handy , easy to use an most of all Value!

 
This was a good purchase
By KathyVerified Purchaser from Indianapolis, IN on 3/13/2011
Pros:
Consistent Output
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is a good "low level" lens for the casual photographer. I have never done many Portrait shots but this is proving to be a very useful lens for that type of photography.

 
I simple love this lens.It's perfect.
By georgeVerified Purchaser from Florida on 3/13/2011
Pros:
5, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Love this 50MM Lens

 
Best Lens In My Bag
By North CoasterVerified Reviewer from Cleveland, OH on 3/11/2011
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Macro Photography, Night Photography
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

OK, first, let's go over the cons: It's got a plastic mount, that I worry about durability. The autofocus bears some watching at wide apertures, because it's pretty much unforgiving (ever see a portrait where it manages to get somebody's ears in focus, but not their eyes? Bizarre).

It's small, light, and gives excellent image clarity and crispness. Great as a general walking-around lens (my other is the EF 28-135)

[1 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nothing better in this range!!
By DeeVerified Purchaser from Ecuador!!! on 3/1/2011
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Extremedely sharp, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Really cheap, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Great depth of field, Indoors/Low Light, Video
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

The canon 50mm, is one the greatest adquisitions you can make if you´re a canon user, really cheap, really really sharp, if your into hdslr video, this is a must have!! you can geat cinematic depth of field with ease, with out throwing away big bucks!!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great for the money!
By The Dynamic RangerVerified Purchaser from Cincinnati, Oh on 2/21/2011
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Overall, I like this lens. It's light and great in low light situations. I used it to shoot a band onstage. The lighting was low and unpredictable due to lasers and smoke machines. This lens enable me to easily get around the stage and capture quite a few good shots. The only drawback was the focus was sometimes slow.

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[0 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Cheap but nice prime lens
By flytyer57Verified Purchaser from Mountain Home, AR on 2/20/2011
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Night Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This lens was rated higher than the 50mm f/1.4 so I purchased it and I am not at all sorry.

[1 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Canon EF 50mm WORKS GREAT
By BengieVerified Purchaser from L.A., Ca on 1/20/2011
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Night Photography, Sports/Action, Wildlife Photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I've been using this for indoor photography and some night photography. It works great with low light. Unfortunately it doesn't have macro so it can be a bit hard at times for indoor work but so far I'm Enjoying It

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Lens really works for shooting objects
By professorVerified Purchaser from Dallas Texas on 1/15/2011
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Macro Photography
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I am an artist and bought this lens to shoot my work to apply for competitions and exhibitions. It does exactly what I want. Great sharpness and depth of field for studio shots.

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great lens!
By Mfisher photographyVerified Purchaser from Colorado on 1/13/2011
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is a great portrait lens for getting started. Like the depth of field.

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good Lens for the Money!
By HeidiVerified Purchaser from Nebraska on 1/13/2011
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Sports/Action, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Was this a gift?:
Yes
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great lens a little slow on focus on close ups.

[1 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
reasonable price, great quality
By chrisVerified Purchaser from lansing on 1/13/2011
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

With f/2.0, a picture is sharpest. Lens is very light and proper to use for portrait. For less than $100, this is the best choice for fast and light lens.

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nice for the money
By William DavidVerified Purchaser from Charleston SC on 1/12/2011
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I used this for family photographs at our Christmas get togethers. I get nice candid pictures because I'm not disrupting anyone with the flash. Nice for low light situations.

 
Good Lens but difficult to focus closer
By RiteshVerified Purchaser from Louisville, KY on 1/12/2011
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Night Photography
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Excellent value for your money. Nice lens for taking indoor and night shots. Little slow and sometimes do not focus to closer subject as expected. I dont know if that is the problem with my Rebel t1i. Otherwise an excellent lens.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good lens for the price
By PhotogalVerified Purchaser from GA on 1/12/2011
Pros:
Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Cons:
noisy AutoFocus
Best Uses:
Potrait
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This lens was recommended to me time again from friends and my photography instructor. I decided to buy this to add to my arsenal of lenses after I wasn't getting favorable results from my kit lens. Although the focusing is a bit noisy, I think it is bearable for the photos that I produce.

 
Awesome!
By ShooterVerified Purchaser from Columbus, OH on 1/12/2011
Pros:
Sharpness
Cons:
Build Quality
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This lens is awesome for the money! Beats the heck out of my kit 28-135mm. Definitely worth the money, in fact its probably worth twice as much.

 
Awesome Lens For The Price!
By THawkVerified Purchaser from Joplin Mo on 1/12/2011
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Performace VS Price, Super Clarity
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is one great lens for the price.
It is an excellent compliment to my 105mm fixed lens.

 
the professional was right!
By mollyVerified Purchaser from santa fe, nm on 1/12/2011
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Portraits, Video, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

My friend Katie went to school for photography and has been a professional photographer for the last several years now. She has been telling me for the last couple of years that I HAVE to have this lens (although, the 1.2, not the 1.8 like I got--what can I say? I'm not as rich as she is, haha!). So I took her advice, and she was SO right about it! My portraits have changed immensely. I LOVE what it does to the depth of field. It does not disappoint.

[0 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
You get what you pay for
By jayjayVerified Purchaser from Newport Beach on 1/12/2011
Pros:
Lightweight
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This lens is just ok. For the price it is fine however I probably will not use it since the pictures are not razor sharp. Should have known better and coughed up more $ for a better lens.
Live and learn.

 
Great portraits in low light at a value
By RobcatVerified Purchaser from Midwest on 1/12/2011
Pros:
Consistent Output, Construction is adequate, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Macro Photography, Portraits, Sports/Action, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Family Photos / People Pictures
Great in low lighting situations
Construction is not as robust as other canon lenses I Own but not nearly as expensive either.

 
Good for the price
By ChiaVerified Purchaser from Richmond on 1/12/2011
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
Yes
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

For the price, this lens is worth it. I wish the casing was a bit stronger but overall its a nice lens. I would have like USM with this lens.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awesome lens!
By JeremyVerified Purchaser from Albuquerque, NM on 1/12/2011
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Cons:
Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Video
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is a really nice fast lens for the money. I am using this with the Canon Rebel t2i and have been getting some amazing photos with the lens. Much better than the kit lens that came with the camera, great for portraits.

Highly recommend for anyone looking to add another lens, cant beat the price.

 
Great value!
By The Network GeekVerified Reviewer from Houston, TX on 1/7/2011
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Portrait
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Have to admit, I got this lens from[...] but for pretty close to the Adorama price. I agree with reviewers who have said that this is a great bargain. Very low distortion of any kind any time I've used this lens. I'm a relative newbie, only having been back to photography for about three years and going all digital, but I've loved the results I get from this lens. I've mainly used it to do some portrait work and some holiday shots in relatively low light, but it's preformed admirably!

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
It's Prime Time!
By Mr. Secure the ShotVerified Reviewer from NY,NY and Atlanta GA on 12/24/2010
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Macro Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great lens! Got it on Christmas eve and hit the city with it......all I can say is amazing!! Every shot is amazing. I've done jobs with my standard lens and no picture taken compares to the ones with this lens. People are complaining about the build of this lens....which I must admit is not one to take a hit from a sledgehammer....but really c'mon.. CHECK THE PRICE! For great portraits and candid shots in low light....GET THIS LENS!!!!!!!!!

[1 of 9 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awful Lens
By StardanVerified Reviewer from USA on 12/20/2010
Pros:
Lightweight
Cons:
Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

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.

 
Great lens!
By DMVerified Reviewer from Woodward, OK on 12/13/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Was this a gift?:
Yes
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I finally broke down and got this lens after looking at it for 6 months. I wish I hadn't waited so long! I put it on the camera and got some terrific photos of my kids. Uses existing light well and had terrific bokeh. They only problem I've had so far is trying to take my son's picture with Santa. The sun was streaming in a window and I had trouble with the glare. Great lens for a great price! Can't wait to spend more time with this lens!

[2 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
You get what you pay for...
By ambrdVerified Reviewer from PA on 12/12/2010
Pros:
Inexpensive, Lightweight
Cons:
Bad Bokeh, Blurry Focus, Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This was a waste of money. I plan on selling it on [...] and upgrading to the f/1.4 version. I don't know what I expected when I ordered it. I guess I was comparing it to the Minolta 50mm f/1.7 I had for my Sony. (I recently switched to a Canon system.) As everyone already mentioned, it is so flimsy feeling! I feel like I'm going to break it. Yes, it is a fast lens. Great. What's the point of shooting with a fast lens if the bokeh it produces is so ugly? I'm comparing it to my 85mm f/1.8 lens which has nice, buttery bokeh. This bokeh from this lens is not smooth at all. Also, the autofocus is loud and slow, and the picture quality is just not very good!

[3 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
A must have!
By StanimalVerified Purchaser from Newcastle, CA on 11/17/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

When I was researching putting together the perfect DSLR package I read countless reviews from professional and amatuer photographers alike. They all told of the outstanding performance of the "Nifty-Fifty" lens and said it was a must have. I ordered this lens along with the Canon T2i and other Canon accesories from the great folks at Adorama. The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II has already proven itself to be a great low light portrait lens. I first used it for some family photos when I first got my camera. Those pics came out so great that they will be made into a family Christmas photo package.

[1 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellent for the price
By DavidVerified Purchaser from Summerville, SC on 11/7/2010
Pros:
Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I am very happy with this lens. I can see where people say the built-quality is not super-sturdy and that the auto-focus can be slow. But the ability to shoot at f/1.8 more than makes up for any short-comings this lens has. Also, it is lightweight which is a plus. The images are sharp and I find that 50mm on a crop sensor is a good length for a lot of things (but not everything, of course). For the money, you can't beat this.

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Deal
By ShellVerified Purchaser from Davidson, NC on 11/1/2010
Pros:
Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I love it. Great performance in low lighting situations. Can't beat the price!

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great buy
By RoyVerified Purchaser from Lebanon on 10/31/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Portait, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

At this price, you won't find any better

[1 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
for the price what a lens
By bobVerified Purchaser from gatlinburg, tn on 10/31/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Macro Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

enery one should have one of these, I have 3

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great buy Canon EF 50mm f/1.8
By martinVerified Purchaser from maine on 10/31/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Night Photography
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I can now keep my 1987 50mm on the EOS 650 and this one goes on my XSI

[1 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Worth the money
By Baseball OG from Columbus, OH on 10/30/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Sharp
Cons:
Annoying AF noise
Best Uses:
General Purpose, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Night Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I bought this lens because i wanted a prime lens for my camera, i use it so i have to try to frame my shot up better without just zooming in or out to make the shot work, i found that it has helped me greatly in that aspect,
The best thing about the lens is the cost and the quality of the pictures it produces
The only con i have with the lens is the slightly obnoxious AF noise but for the cost i can ignore that, after all i bought this while working in a budget.

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LOVE THIS LENS!!!
By AngieVerified Purchaser from Monroe, MI on 10/12/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Macro Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Exactly what I was looking for...I needed a lens that would focus mainly on the subject with less depth of field (blur out the backround). Great for portaits and close ups of objects/subjects.

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Great for theprice
By DugoutVerified Purchaser from Delaware on 10/10/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Sharp images

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great lens for the price
By Robert CVerified Purchaser from Spanaway, WA on 9/25/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
NONE
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is a great lens for use in situations where using a flash is distracting or is not advisable. This Canon lens is a wonderful addition to my other standard lens.

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Lens for the price
By SusieVerified Purchaser from Northern Illinois on 9/20/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great little lens for the price. Best part about it...if it breaks, you're not out a huge chunk of change.

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellent lens
By jtalbotVerified Purchaser from alabama on 9/20/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Cons:
Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Night Photography
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Excellent lens and even better when considering the cost. Again, optics are excellent but don't expect lens to be even the slightest rugged.

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
One heck of a bargain
By RossmckVerified Purchaser from Durham, NC on 9/6/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Nice, lightweight lens. Focuses fairly quickly and accurately, and isn't as noisy as I expected while focusing. Not that it's silent - but it's far from obnoxious. I enjoy the low light capability.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
For [$], it does the job.
By NickadamsVerified Purchaser from Sunnyvale, Ca on 9/5/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is a great way to replace the zoom that comes with most digital SLR cameras. It is nice to have a standard (albeit moderately tele on a 1.6 crop camera) lens that can deliver decent low light performance, but that is also pretty nice when stepped down a bit.

It needs to be said that this lens is made of lightweight plastic and will probably not last as long as a nicer canon lens, but given the price difference between this and the next-best lens, and given the fact that the optics are good enough for most, it is a solid purchase.

On a 1.6 crop, the 50mm gives an odd image frame that makes it less than ideal as a "normal" lens, but if you have a 1.6 sensor camera then you will either already know this, or may soon find out.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awesome in Low Light
By Vader19Verified Purchaser from Detroit, MI on 8/9/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Night Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is a great prime lens. It's great to have it when I'm out shooting bands, because they usually have very little light at the small venues.
The very slow, "stepy" autofocus is a bit of a drag, and the tiny focus ring doesn't help either, but once you get used to the focus ring, the appreciation for it's low light capability becomes all the more apparent.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great lens for a great price
By ReaperVerified Reviewer from MA on 8/6/2010
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Perfect lens for anyone on a humble budget - certainly gets the job done, and considerably better than some other higher priced lenses.

At just under 100$ its a steal.

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Just Purchased from Adorama
By 1st D SLR T1iVerified Reviewer from Southern NJ on 8/1/2010
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Purchased this with the Canoon T1i D SLR. Together there is definitly the realm of beautiful pictures. I have a problem with hand shake. I will use this camera & lens with my tripod from now on. Even using it propped on something sturdy, I was getting blur. You need to really brace yourself for hand held operation. Wide open, lots of AHHHHH! Just getting into using it. I will really put it to the test when I have a few hours tomorrow. This will take that long just to get started. You must learn to use these lenses before you get what you want. The camera has the ability also. Start small work into this level of photography. Adorama had the best price for what I wanted. thanks. customer again.

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[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great product!
By RosealeeVerified Purchaser from va on 7/30/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Weddings
portraits

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
CanonEF 50mm f/1.8 11 Standard Autofocu
By EdVerified Purchaser from Mt. Vernon Ny on 7/28/2010
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This lens is easy to handle ,and sharpness is good.
I like it

Edward G.

 
Great value for money
By gayang3Verified Purchaser from houston, Tx on 7/26/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Cons:
Flimsy, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Night Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great lens for an unbeatable price. Miles ahead of the kit lens when it comes to image quality. The only bad thing I can even think of this lens is it's all plastic build, but for the price it's unbeatable value for money.

[1 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Amazing for the price!
By MFornoNT85Verified Purchaser from Troy, NY on 7/26/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Night Photography
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

A great deal for the price! if you are looking for your first prime lens this is the way to go. dont forget with an APS-c sized sensor the 50mm becomes 83mm. Incredibly sharp photos with an impressive depth of field.

[1 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Love to Hate
By Joey BowmanVerified Reviewer from Hickory, NC on 7/22/2010
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Cons:
Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus, Small focus ring, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Night Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

To put it simply, this lens is cheap. Its great if you want to experience a lens with a large aperture with out spending $500 or more, but it is not something that should be taken seriously.

At f/1.8 results are inconsistent with some images being sharp and others very soft. I also have an issue with this lens creating a white haze over the entire image, kind of like lens flare but in situations where lens flare would not be an issue.

Focusing is slow and noisy and in low light situations very rarely locks focus on the first try.

The lens is tiny which can be a good thing in certain situations but because of its size the focus ring is practically non existent for some one such as myself hard to use.

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[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best Value Canon Lens
By Techy Turned PhotographerVerified Reviewer from Fremont, CA on 7/20/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Great value, Lightweight, Sharp
Cons:
Noisy focusing, Plastic construction, plastic mount, Slow Focus
Best Uses:
candid, General Purpose, Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I rated this lens with the fact that it costs [$] in mind. For that price, I definitely do not expect a USM lens, so while the autofocus is definitely loud and slow, it's not a major fault.My gripes with this lens, however, are its plastic mount, plastic body, and brokeh. The 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS kit lens is only a bit more money, yet has superior body construction and a metal lens mount. With the volumet they're selling these lenses at, it's hard to imagine Canon cannot profit even after adding a metal lens mount.Now for the pros (since I like to end on a good note). This lens is the best value lens I own. Obviously there are better lenses out there, but for $100 the lens performs remarkably well. It's very sharp, and performs well even at f/1.8. As more experienced photographers also know, the fixed focal point also forces the photographer to move around to properly frame their shot, rather than just zoom in/out, resulting in a much better eye for composition. For the beginner photographer who wants to add a good lens to their kit, or the photographer who just wants a great value lens, I definitely recommend this.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Buy
By BobsanVerified Purchaser from Elgin, Ill. on 6/29/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Macro Photography
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

portraits and macro

[3 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
50 mm 1.8
By Chris from Dallas, Texas on 6/20/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Cons:
Slightly small focal ring
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Night Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I love the 50 mm 1.8. I use it on my Canon 7d and it is almost always on the camera. It is absolutely my favorite lens for it's lightweight build, it's great depth of field, and low light capabilities at 1.8.

[1 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
A great lens.
By winkVerified Purchaser from Chesterfield VA. on 6/3/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Nothing at this time
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This lens allows me to shoot indoor shots without flash.

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good portrait lense
By TomVerified Purchaser from Wichita, KS on 5/25/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Good entry level lense

[1 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Pretty good.
By NobodyVerified Purchaser from SF, CA on 5/24/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Cons:
Difficult to Clean, Poor in Low Light
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Night Photography, Sports/Action, Video, Weddings/Events, Wildlife Photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

After being used to pancake lens, this thing is huge. It will make the camera feel a lot bigger, which can be annoying.

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great "fast" lens for a very reasonable
By BobbytVerified Purchaser from Providence, R.I. on 5/24/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Night Photography, Sports/Action
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

not designed for rugged use, but provides a low cost option with good optics and low light capabilities.

[1 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best lens for the price
By Oscar from TX on 5/23/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight
Cons:
NONE
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is a great lens for this price and the result is almost the same with my L lenses. Must to have for Canoners

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
I LOVE it!!
By C and C's momVerified Purchaser from Temecula, CA on 5/23/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Nice Bokeh
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I love this lense. It takes awesome portrait shots of my kids. The background is blurred and their faces are beautiful. I have noticed it working best with my canon rebel on the AV setting and make sure that the f-stop is at 1.8 for the best blurred background.

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Perfect lens for a beginner
By mehau01Verified Purchaser from IL on 5/23/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Cons:
noisy AutoFocus, Slow autofocus
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Night Photography
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This lens is my favorite lens. I use it as my primary lens on my Canon Rebel T2i. It's cheap, it's great for low light and indoors, and it's got great aperture. I don't like the autofocus because it's too noisy. NOTE: This lens is not for you if you plan to use it to record video if you use autofocus. Other than that I love the camera. Definitely worth the [$].

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awesome
By steveVerified Purchaser from clovis nm on 5/23/2010
Pros:
Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Bokeh
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

perfect for bokeh photography

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great lens
By CHVerified Purchaser from Santa Ana, CA on 5/14/2010
Pros:
cheap, Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This lens works well under low light condition. The image quality is great, and price is fantastic for people with low budget.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Love my Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
By NoviVerified Purchaser from Philly, PA on 5/9/2010
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Love this lens. Very sharp pix.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great for indoor shots
By ecornwellVerified Purchaser from Ohio on 5/9/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Video
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I got this lens at the recommendation of a professional photographer. I wanted to be able to take indoor shots without using flash and still have them look ok. My first child is very close to making his appearance and I purchased it to take pictures of him. So far my test pictures have turned out much better than I expected and I love this lens!

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Gets the job done!
By mjfonteVerified Purchaser from New Orleans, LA on 5/9/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Photographed a band at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2010. This lense, for all of its shortcomings, offers great value, good-enough performance and nice yields photos. It got the job done without breaking the bank! I'd recommend this lense to anyone on a budget.

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Bobby Lonero and the New Orleans Exp. at Jazz Fest

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Fantastic little lens
By GeorgeVerified Purchaser from San Francisco, CA on 5/9/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

The lens does a wonderful job. Perfect for low light conditions. The sharpness is incredible. The casing is plastic but for the price one can't complain and the results are amazing. Stays on my full frame camera 85% of the time.

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Worked Great
By JohnVerified Reviewer from Northwoods, WI on 5/5/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight
Cons:
Lens Creep, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Night Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I had been using this lens for about 5 years. I just recently replaced it with another 50mm. It held up great and did a great job. It focused slow and loud, but I didn't care much. Good lens for the price.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Fantastic portraiture lens for APS-C
By Ricardo from Brazil on 5/5/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Ultra cheap
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Fantastic and cheapest portrait lens for Canon APS-C 1.6x cropped cameras. f/1.8-2.0: strong color blur and low contrast; f/2.2-2.5: acceptable contrast and sharpness, good for portraitures with blurred bokeh; f/2.8-3.2: no color blur and good sharpness and contrast; f/3.5-9.0: perfect contrast and sharpness exceeding the EOS XS/1000D 10Mp sensor resolution (f/9 is the diffraction limited resolution of this camera).

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Well worth the small price-tag.
By JackVerified Purchaser from Dallas,TX on 4/25/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Night Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I am just a casual photographer and when I set about buying a 'starter lens' for my Canon30D.,I read many on-line reviews. This great little lens always got high marks. I purchased one and am very happy with it. Just attach it,take your time composing shots and it will give you great photos.

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best bang for the buck.
By James the GreatVerified Purchaser from Anaheim Hills, CA on 4/25/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Night Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This lens never comes off my camera. It is my FAVORITE lens.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great image and value
By FilmsazVerified Purchaser from Los Angeles, CA on 4/25/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Macro Photography
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I bought this lens to photograph my newborn without a flash. It is absolutely perfect for low light shooting. You can get amazing sharpness and depth of field control. The only con is that it is pretty cheap in the construction department. But at this price, who cares?

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellent Lens!
By ChrisVerified Reviewer from Austin, TX on 4/22/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This lens is excellent! I always dreaded that the shutter speed was completely destroyed when doing indoor low light shots with the kit lens. I got this lens after reading some reviews and the results are excellent. The shots are fast in low light and have excellent results, usually bright and sharp. Only complaint is the bokeh shape.

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Great lens great price
By SoveyVerified Purchaser from Madison, WI on 4/21/2010
Pros:
Fast Glass, Good in low light, Lightweight, Shallow DOF
Cons:
No Image Stabilization, plastic mount, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Photo Video
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This lens is inexpensive because it's made of lower quality materials. But it can allow you to get some fast glass for less cash. The depth of field is great! If you take care of it, it will last. But keep in mind it probably wont survive a drop to a hard surface.

Overall it's a great buy but pros will want the high end model.

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Plastic ef mount

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[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
does what it needs to at a great price..
By lilkngstrVerified Purchaser from WNY, NJ on 4/17/2010
Pros:
Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Got this at a recommendation of a friend who said this would be the best lens for my first prime. I cannot disagree. In terms of portraits of baby at home, I am very happy with the bokeh. As expected, pictures come of "nicer" than the 17-55 f/2.8.

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Great Lens for the buck!
By NewbieVerified Purchaser from Scotia, NY on 4/15/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Macro Photography, Many situations
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I read many of the reviews before purchasing this lens. There are more pros than cons. I have only used this for about a month now and I LOVE IT. I am very happy with the results, from low light to up close and away shots. I also bought the lens hood and a Hoya UV filter. I love the set up. The body of it is plastic and ok. That would be the only gripe I have of the lens. It is perfect for what I do and want out of pictures. It gets that blury background look I want. Plus I don't have the cash to cough up for the more expensive lenses. I use this lens more than the kit lens.

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Cat in sunlight, no flash, Auto mode

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Love the Nifty Fifty
By JimboVerified Purchaser from Frederick, MD on 4/14/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

A must have in every camera bag!

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A must-have for portrait photography
By HeatherVerified Purchaser from Baltimore, MD on 4/13/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Macro Photography, Weddings/Events, Wildlife Photos
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Purchased this lens at the suggestion of a friend. Always go to it when I'm taking portrait shots. Does better in low light then the lens that came with my camera kit. Blurs the back ground beautifully.

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Worth every penny!
By nbconductVerified Purchaser from Oakland, CA on 4/12/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Reading blogs, comments and watching user video, is how I heard about the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II. I took the [$] I saved in taxes purchasing threw Adorama and decided to go for it and purchase this lens. I couldn't be happier with this purchase. Absolutely brilliant color and rich blacks. A must have for low light video and photography.

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Great Value!
By PhotocrazyVerified Purchaser from Knoxville, TN on 4/12/2010
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Price
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great way to venture into portraits without spending a bundle, allows you to experience the benefits of a fast lens before going for top of the line.

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Great little lens for the price
By JasonVerified Purchaser from Mobile,Al on 4/12/2010
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Night Photography
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great little lens, For the price you can't beat it. [...] THe plastic casing doesn't bother me, BUt overall I love this little lens

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Worth the money
By bartonboVerified Purchaser from Dallas, Texas on 4/12/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Cons:
Lens Creep
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I read these reviews before I purchased this lense and I found them helpful, but for the low cost of this lense it was worth the investment to check it out. I really like this lense, it is supefast and tack sharp. I have gotten some really nice photos, not only close ups but distance shots as well. If your looking for a lense like this one, I think you will be very pleased. I know I am! Attached a photo of the mountains near Salt Lake.

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Near Salt Lake

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Excellent output considering the prise
By arivaVerified Purchaser from Raleigh/Durham, NC on 4/12/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Excellent in low light, Good quality output, Lightweight
Cons:
Not durable feel, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Night Photography
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

My review heading says it all. Excellent output for the price, must have if you don't want to spend a couple $100 more for the 50mm-1.4. Cant go wrong with this. I'd like to reduce one star because the construction feels cheap and for plastic mount, but if it breaks you won't loose a lot.

Another thing to note is, i am not sure how this works with weather sealed camera, and i cant afford to test it... So use caution in bad/extreme weather conditions even if your camera is weather sealed.

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Great first lens
By JMBarnesVerified Purchaser from Louisiana on 4/12/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great first lens. I was blown away by the quality of pictures it took especially for the price I paid. Of course the 1.4 is on my wish list but this lens is doing the job until then.

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Great for Portraits!
By WaldoVerified Purchaser from Oklahoma on 4/12/2010
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Portrait
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This lens is great for portraits. It give awesome depth of field. I'm no pro and am just getting started in the dslr world. I used this lens for snapshots of the family at the zoo. Compared to my sister-in-laws kit lens at the zoo I really liked the photos I got. Takes a bit more skill than the kit lens on auto but the results were gorgeous.

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Penguin

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Cheap price and Great Quality.
By Hussein AhmedVerified Purchaser from Blacksburg, VA on 4/11/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Night Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

If you are looking for a FAST and YET cheap lens then go ahead and buy it now.

This lens is TACK sharp, to get the full sharpness it can offer you should though for around 2.8 to 3.2. If you want its great bokeh then go wild with the f1/1.8.

If you can afford its bigger metal sister and faster 1.4 then go for it. If you think you won't be using it that much, want to play with Bokehs and tight in budget then no need to pay triple the price and go for this great lens.

Its still a Canon...

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Well pleased with lens [...]
By KBVerified Purchaser from Atlanta,GA on 4/11/2010
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Macro Photography
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Very nice for the price. Manual focus only but photos are nice. What you see is exactly what you get on your image !

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Lens, for a Great Price.
By traydmarcVerified Purchaser from Round Lake, IL on 4/11/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Night Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This lens is Great.

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Great Images Better Price
By Darren DVerified Purchaser from Lake Charles, La. on 4/11/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Cons:
NONE
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Night Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is a great lens for the price very sharp images, you cant go wrong.

[1 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Lots of bang for your $$$$$
By surfdude72Verified Purchaser from Eugene,Or on 4/11/2010
Pros:
Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This lens is great for the price and very nice to use on my 7d. I did notice some problems with lens flares on a few shots but for the price it is hard to say much bad about it.. Overall it is something that all Canon owners should have in their lens arsenal.

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Light. Fast. Affordable.
By giltee2Verified Purchaser from Elgin, IL on 4/11/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Cons:
Feels a little cheap
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Macro Photography, Night Photography, Portraits, Sports/Action, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

At first, felt like a toy. After shooting with it, it obviously wasn't. I love the shallow depth of field although I had to get used to how shallow it really was! Its snubbiness made it fit perfect in my Tenba shoulder bag. It's made me more creative and willing to shoot "outside the f/3.5 box."

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1/100s 1600iso f1.8 nightime streetlight

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Great lens
By DimastikVerified Purchaser from Seattle wa on 4/11/2010
Pros:
Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Macro Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

A lot better than 1.8 one. Worth every dollar

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This lens is terrific
By hglawVerified Purchaser from Sarasota, FL on 4/11/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I have heard a lot about this lens. It may be the best Canon lens bargain out there. Very nice lens for the price.

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Excellant!
By Psychotic picture taken Mama!Verified Purchaser from newton, iowa on 3/23/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Macro Photography, Night Photography, Sports/Action, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I love this lens!! I actually had to replace my old one. (my 2 yr old got a hold of it and dropped it right on the front of it.) It is not a durable lens, but anyone who halfway careful with their lens' will have no problem with it! The price and quality of the photos are fantasic and worth the cheapness. If it breaks you'll go back out and buy it again! I literally ordered it within the next few minutes after it was broke, I love it that much!

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it's a good one and not expensive
By mara10donaVerified Purchaser from fargo,ND on 3/21/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Night Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

i use it as proterate

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Great lens
By WendyVerified Purchaser from Wood Ranch, Ca. on 3/21/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Good little lens and a great price.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
By far BEST lens for the $$$!!
By Brent the MOD'rVerified Purchaser from Palm Bay, FL on 3/21/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Love the Nifty Fifty lens....
By far the best "walk around" lens available..for the money..
The only thing what would be better is the 1.2L..but that is 15x the cost!!!

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Love it great in low light situations
By project86Verified Purchaser from whitehouse, tx on 3/21/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Sports/Action
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Love the lense great for low light , able to use fast shutter inlow light conditions

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Works Well for less than $100
By MMNWVerified Purchaser from Fox Island, Wa on 3/21/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Macro Photography
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Nice enough for less than $100, fast AF of course I don't think Canon can make a lens that searches for AF. It's a fun little thing, works well on my 5D MkII and on my fun little Rebel Xsi. Don't know if I'll use it on gigs too much, but it has it's purpose.

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Great Lens
By tlcmommyx4Verified Purchaser from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 3/21/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Macro Photography
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I love this lens. It has given me several great portrait photos.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Shocking results for the price.
By DeadHandMaiVerified Purchaser from Portland, OR on 3/21/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

For the weight, size and price, every photographer should have this lens. This is the second time I'm purchasing it--if you bump this, it can break easily. It's not built like the multiple hundred (or thousand) dollar lenses. I recommend investing in a dedicated hood. But note that I still loved the results of this lens so much I didn't bother buying the sturdier f/1.4 the second time around. Nothing's convinced me to bother. I rarely open the aperture all the way to 1.8 anyway.

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Fave lense :)
By ApplemooVerified Reviewer from Knoxville, TN on 3/20/2010
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Macro Photography, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

So excited had to use straight out of the box :) Love this lense. Does exactly as I wanted and in perfect condition! Light weight, easy to attach and remove, and focuses perfectly.

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Amazing results
By MichaelVerified Purchaser from Lexington KY on 3/20/2010
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Indoors/Low Light, Landscape/Scenery
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

It is small and fast.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best Lens for the Money!
By ThumperVerified Purchaser from Bridgewater, NJ on 3/2/2010
Pros:
Lightweight
Best Uses:
Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I use the 50mm f/1.8 primarily for candid portraits indoors. It allows a sufficient distance from the subject on my 1.6 crop 40D in an average room, and low light provides no problem due to the large aperture. It yields great bokeh as long as there's no strong backlight on the subject, and is priced so that anyone so interested in a fast normal-focal length prime can claim one for themselves. Great results are achieved with this lens but careful handling is a must due to it's weak build (not meant to be a slam due to its cost). Very glad I bought it, and would do so again in a heartbeat! [...]

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Great starter lens, but not perfect
By DTang from Los Angeles, CA on 3/1/2010
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I recommend this lens to anyone wanting to start experiencing with primes, or even get into photography. This was my first lens when I bought my T1i, and I learned a lot from it. It focuses fast (1.8 aperture), very light, and costs very little to own.

Since it is so cheap it shouldn't be too much of a deciding factor for anyone who is thinking about buying it or not.

The cons that started coming out after I have used it for a little while: this lens WILL hunt and hunt for autofocusing in low light; images will be soft at wide open aperture up until 2.8 or so; and third (not really a con), compared to my Sigma 30mm I bought recently, this lens is loud when autofocusing.

But overall, this lens is something I recommend to anyone who haven't experienced it before or is looking into getting primes.

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So far so good :)
By Bubbly BVerified Purchaser from Austin, TX on 2/22/2010
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Lens Creep
Best Uses:
Food photography, Landscape/Scenery, Night Photography, Portraits, Sports/Action, Travel, Weddings/Events, Wildlife Photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I LOVE the DOF I can get with this! The only problem I'm having is that my Rebel won't chose a higher shutter speed than 1/4000... so in bright daylight, forget the DOF it's not gonna happen. Also, when I want fill-in flash, my Rebel automatically stops at 1/200 so again, blown out... more a problem with the camera than the lens but something to keep in mind.

I have noticed that when I'm on a tripod and using manual focus, the more the lens is pointed down, the worse the lens creep is :( Gotta snap it quick when you got it in focus! Other than that, I LOVE this lens!

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Cheap construction, but worth purchasing
By ESVCASMVerified Purchaser from San Salvador, El Salvador on 2/21/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Low light photography, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

The lens is very flimsy, all plastic, and weighs nothing. It really feels cheap. But... the output quality is very good and focus is really sharp. I seem to have gotten a good copy, as there is no front focus that I can detect. I had an EF 35mm f2, but it had some front focus, and the distortion of its wide angle was not very good for portraits. This new 50mm is much better and sharper.

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Fantastic Plastic
By TJ Art PhotoVerified Purchaser from Kernersville, NC on 2/21/2010
Pros:
Good value, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Awkward manual focus ring, Noisy, Poor lens cap design, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Portraits, Stillstudio
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I did a lot of research prior to purchasing this Mark II over the more durable, metal-mount Mark I, and decided for [$] I couldn't really go wrong. I was right--for the money, I can't complain about the performance of this little lens. The autofocus is noisy, but quite fast, even in not-quite-deal lighting conditions. It does hunt in low light, but I usually use the manual focus ring, so not much of a problem. The casing build is not what I've come to expect from Canon, but as long as I'm not unduly rough with it, I am confident it can hold up to average wear. I had expected sub-par bokeh for this price, but was very pleasantly surprised. It's not as smooth as my 100mm prime, but I didn't expect it to be.My only real complaints about this lens are the design and placement of the manual focus ring (at the very end of the lens--awkward in the extreme) and the lens cap (difficult to get off with the outside pressure-release; an inside pressure-release cap would be better).Overall, I can't fault the performance of the lens. For [$], I can get a good-quality lens while saving up for the better f/1.4 or (dream dream) the f/1.2L.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Love this lens!!!!!!!!!1
By LaurieVerified Purchaser from Hagerstwon, MD on 2/21/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I finally got this lens and wish I would have done it a long time ago!!!!! This lens rocks, great photos with it!! Great value for the money

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great little lens
By JGDVerified Purchaser from Boca Raton , Florida on 2/21/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Night Photography, Travel, Wildlife Photos
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Just what I expected. I read all the other reviews and they are true. Small ,plastic lens but crystal clear and a great deal for [$] .Buy it with the filter and cleaner [...]

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Impressively-Sharp Shots!
By RayVerified Reviewer from Valencia, CA on 2/9/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Fragile, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Food photography
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I got this lens yesterday and immediately put it into action. Wow! It exceeds my expectation from such an inexpensive lens. This was shooting at night lacking natural lights. Anyone should definitely keep one in their bag.

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Short List MUST PURCHASE
By CYVerified Purchaser from Providence, RI on 2/3/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Night Photography, Portraits, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Makes the short list of things to buy with any new Canon DSLR ... perhaps the perfect prime lens. Tack Sharp with low f/stop allows you to grab plenty of available light. Price and weight can't be beaten. After the 18-55 that usually comes with the kit, this would be my recommended second purchase. Makes portraits a cinch with sharp focus on the primary subject and very soft background. Each additional piece of gear you buy should solve a particular problem. For the beginner, this takes care of your first basic challenges -- low-light and depth of field issues. If new, I would recommend this prior to buying an external bounce flash. Even experienced photographers should make this part of their inventory because of the price alone.

[3 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Unbelievable for[$]
By Racer XVerified Reviewer from Omaha, NE on 1/28/2010
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
NONE
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I have read reviews not just here but all over the net before buying. I don't the understand the common criticism of its construction. Sure, it is plastic. Don't understand why people whine about it. What? You need heavy housing so you can use the lens as a door jam? It was obviously engineered by Canon to be light weight. I look at the results instead. I shoot on film. Though in this day and age film is not convenient nor practical for pros work flow wise, nor the average consumer microwave Retilan set. Film is a far superior image with more nuance in colors than digital. Resolution? Digital isn't even in the same universe---still. With that said this lens puts out quality images of similar lenses that are $1K or more. At f/1.8 it is very, very fast. As a prime 50 mm you don't have to worry about the vignette effect in the corners. The sharpness on film is incredible. The same will be true of DSLRs as well I am sure. It is now my workhorse lens. Again, only [$]. My only beef is when you do a tight depth of field shots. The blurry background seems to lose its punch in color somewhat. For the money it is stupid not to have this lens whether you have digital or film Canon EF mounting.

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Great Product
By KenneeVerified Purchaser from Chicago on 1/26/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great Product..

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
The Nifty Fifty
By nick_benipayoVerified Purchaser from Virginia Beach, Virginia on 1/25/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is a necessary lens for anyone who wants to start out in photography. I switched my gear from Nikon to Canon, and even with that, a 50 is still very much important, regardless of brand. Do remember that you get a 1.6x multiplier when using this lens with a digital camera because of the sensor, so if you want a true 50, you may want to get a 28 prime.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Unbeatable --especially for the price
By Photo PhilVerified Purchaser from Sarasota ,Florida on 1/25/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Wanted this lens for portrait photography but it also works well with doing night photography.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Another "Nifty Fifty" owner!
By Chefd60Verified Purchaser from Narrragansett RI on 1/25/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Everyone said you need to buy this lens, so I did.
For the price I said how can I loose, so far very happy.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great for those just starting out
By 50D DaveVerified Purchaser from Turlock on 1/25/2010
Pros:
Lightweight, Price
Cons:
Dappled Bokeh, Focus Hunts
Best Uses:
Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is a great lens if you're just starting out and have never experienced a fast prime. For the price you really can't go wrong. Fast primes take some getting used to so rather than spending the money on rentals, I'd work my way into them with this one. The bokeh tends to be a bit dappled and is no where near as smooth as the 1.2 or Sigma's 50.4, but it'll be far better than the kit lens. The focus tends to hunt in low light, which is a shame since fast primes are great for low light. I also find that mine tends to front focus. Definitely not something I'd shoot a wedding with, but great for getting to know primes.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Worth every cent, and MORE!
By Gwen JVerified Purchaser from Clayton, NC on 1/25/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Portraits, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Completes my studio for closeups and portraits. Crisp focus, I see long term use. Wish I had purchased this lens much earlier.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awesome Lens!!!
By DocVerified Purchaser from Las Vegas, NV. on 1/25/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Night Photography, Portraits, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I have to agree with most of the reviews on this lens in regards to sharpness and bokeh. They are both AWESOME! Also, the ability of this lens to collect light in dim light is superb as well. Initially I was afraid to buy this lens because of all the talk of weak lens casing, etc... I disagree in that the casing is no weaker than that of the original 18-55mm lens that came with my camera. Hesitate no more. Get this lens and you will NOT be dissapointed.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great little thing
By firomeroVerified Purchaser from Valencia VE on 1/25/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Night Photography, Portraits, Travel, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

this lens is great i mean [$], 1.8 that can give really sharp images......but dont expect too much it's built like a toy and the focusing ring barely works but then again it's [$]

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
I will never be without this one!
By CanonRobVerified Reviewer from Phoenix, Arizona on 1/18/2010
Pros:
Lightweight
Cons:
Plastic Shell
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This 50mm is with me at all times. Great quality, crisp, fast lens. If you have a canon you must have this one. [$] WOW. Just handle it with care, its plastic not to durable to hard knocks.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great bargain lens.
By DaveEccVerified Purchaser from Ottawa, ON, Canada on 1/15/2010
Pros:
cheap, Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Low Light, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Night Photography, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This lens is sharp and capable of shots in fairly low light. I have sharp handheld shots of my daughter in candle light on a T1i, with ISO3200, 1/80s.

If you have no low-light lenses, and can't afford the better 50mm f/1.4, do yourself a favor and pick up this lens. It's dirt cheap as far as DSLR lenses go, but it's a great sharp low-light lens.

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Good lens Good Price
By JasonVerified Purchaser from Virginia Beach, VA on 1/13/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Quick Focus
Best Uses:
Landscape/Scenery, Night Photography, Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I use my camera to take pics of my 1 and a half year old and for a few other family events and this lens is great for portraits and getting quick shots of babies who won't sit still for long at all. It is not ideal if your subject is running around a lot and I have not had a lot of time to use it in other situations as I find my 18-85mm zoom more convenient as I want to stay in one area but take pictures around the room like when everyone is opening Christmas presents. I recommend this lens and for the price it is a great one to have along with you. I think I will get more enjoyment out of it when I can take nature pictures when the weather is more accommodating.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
inexpensive, reliable tool
By noahVerified Purchaser from pittsburgh, PA on 1/11/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I use this lens on a Canon 5d for portraiture. Of course I'd like to have the 1.4, but for a third of the price, this is a steal. Great lens...sharp focus, and super light weight. It does struggle a lot to autofocus in low light, but most lenses do, and for 100 dollars, you can't complain.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great lens , its a must have
By EdSarVerified Purchaser from Bridgeport, CT on 1/11/2010
Pros:
Best for the price, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Plastic, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I use it all the time with a tripod. good lens for the money.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Very good product. Just what I expected.
By RobbieVerified Purchaser from Montevideo, Uruguay on 1/11/2010
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Use it almost everyday. So far, so good.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
As a super novice, this was a great buy!
By JadaVerified Purchaser from Santa Cruz, CA on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I am very new to the world of photography, but I m determined to not use my new DSLR as an expensive point and shoot. This lens consistently performs well for me...wish I had skipped the kit lens and just gotten this instead. As a newbie, I found that I tended to spend more time playing with the zoom of the kit lets, but with this one, I find that I spend more time on the actual exposure, so I feel like it is helping me to build my skills.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
A "must have" in every camera bag.
By SivaVerified Purchaser from Austin, TX on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Night Photography, Portraits, Weddings/Events
Describe Yourself:
Casual Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I took several shots in low light at f/1.8 with my canon T1i, and they came out superb. I also took some portraits with flash and the quality is very good. I am going to use this lens, whenever I am not in big crowd, and don't have to rely on zooming.

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
good
By skeeVerified Purchaser from Ann Arbor, MI on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Durable, Lightweight
Cons:
Blurry Focus
Best Uses:
Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

good lens

 
Great value
By SaharaVerified Purchaser from WI on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great little lens. Takes sharp portrait shots. Can't beat the price :)

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
I would buy this product again and again
By BLVerified Purchaser from Tulsa on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Durable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
NONE
Best Uses:
Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

A must have in your bag

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best bang for the buck "nifty Fifty"
By BillVerified Purchaser from Ocean Springs, Ms on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Price, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Plastic
Best Uses:
Indoor Sports, Portraits, Sports/Action
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I bought this lens to donate to the High school Yearbook staff for low light shooting. I also have one that I shoot basketball from the floor on my 1Dmk3. It works great!

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nice lens, weak body
By jayVerified Purchaser from seattle, WA on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

nice pictures, but broke in half within a couple of weeks of buying it. Plastic body.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
its ok
By Michael MirendaVerified Purchaser from Las Vegas on 1/10/2010
Pros:
Dramatic, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Difficult to Clean, Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Portraits
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Plain and simple, its ok. Yes it works in low light, but the focus range is cut super thin by the apeture almost nothing will be in focus. 50mm length can become a hassle on crop sensor bodies.(Rebel, 10d 40d etc) Super light and mostly plastic. Focus motor is loud, and doesn't have full time focusing, so you have to change into manual mode if you want to make adjustments. The best thing i've ever done with this lens is throw a +4 filter on it and get creative with water droplets. Fantastically creative and FUN lens. Just know what your getting into(not everything lookds good @ 1.8) If you can afford better, do so if not know that you will be somewhat limited.

[1 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
WOW
By MacVerified Reviewer from Philly on 12/13/2009
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Night Photography, Portraits, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Don't believe people when they say that cheap lens are no good. If they do, they are clearly telling you a lie...This lens as well as the kit lens that comes with the t1i are both excellent lens. I own an L lens and don't really notice that much of a difference except for the price. You dont have to spend thousands to take so called pro photos; you just need imagination and this lens:)

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
LOVE IT!!!
By katVerified Reviewer from exton, pa on 11/26/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Portrait
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

i love this lens! i have it for almost two years now and i am able to shoot kids portraits for family and friends. so incredibly sharp! sure light and maybe not as sturdy but it has survived me. i can recommend this lens to anybody who needs a 50 mm lens! my dad bought the more expensive one but now wants this one. LOVE IT!!

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Useful Lens
By FreeRangerVerified Reviewer from Nebraska on 11/22/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
Loud focus
Best Uses:
Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I bought this for use for my semi-pro business. I use it for portraits and find that even though it's lightweight, it's not "cheap". It does great work, the only negative thing I can really say is that it's a bit loud when focusing. That's the only reason I gave 4/5 stars. I'm very happy with the quality of pictures it takes, (as are my clients, most importantly) and I feel that for the $, you get a great lens to add to your collection.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
very affordable, high-quality lens
By Cowboy JohnVerified Purchaser from Southest Missouri on 11/2/2009
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I use this lens to take photos of my horses to avoid distortion that regular lens give, also to take advantage of natural light that is less than optimal for others.

The connection to the camera is made of plastic rather than metal, and will probably only last me for a few hundred years -- ha!

This is a great lens for the money.

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good bang for your buck.
By MichaelVerified Purchaser from Las Vegas, NV on 11/2/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Bottom line, this lens is worth your money. Canons sharpest, fastest, etc? Not by far but for the price and what you get it does the job fantastically well.

Autofocus motor IS noisy, but the focus isnt' that slow. It hunts at night so focus with flash then put it back into manual.

Very very lightweight
The mount is plastic(BOOO)
Has a fast/wide aperture.

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Canon EF 50mm Great Lens
By The HobbistVerified Purchaser from Wappingers Falls NY on 11/2/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I just recently acquired this lens, and I will be using it for protraits, but it is a great "general purpose" lens as well. Its focus is great, and the lens itself is easy to use. My pictures are crips and clear when printed!
I love this lens!

[2 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best Canon lens for the price
By AshishVerified Purchaser from Vancouver, Canada on 11/2/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Cheap Construction, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Night Photography, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

The Canon 50mm f1.8 is a must have lens and for the price it is almost a no-brainer. Very sharp pictures, beautiful bokeh, works well in low light, light weight. It does have cheap construction and is very plastic but for the price i can live with that.

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[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
an absolute must
By Picture taking MommyVerified Purchaser from Panhandle, FL on 9/29/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I don't go anywhere without it now. Leaps and bounds over the kit lens...different uses than my 75-300...

[2 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
nice overall lens
By cdVerified Purchaser from decherd tn on 9/29/2009
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Just getting started and got the lens the other day and done some portraits and they turned out great.

[8 of 9 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best performance + value lens at [$]
By Velvia 4 everVerified Reviewer from Santa Ana, CA on 9/25/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Lightweight
Best Uses:
Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

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!

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
too much plastic
By InfinityVerified Purchaser from State below Madison on 9/22/2009
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

this thing is too... plastic-y.
but that doesn't make this lens garbage because the image quality is like no other.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great value
By RolandVerified Purchaser from CA on 9/9/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Fast, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Noisy focusing, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

For ~$100, this lens is an incredible value. This is my second lens, after the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens on my T1i, and being able to shoot at f/1.8 is a real pleasure -- it's possible to get shots with a reasonable ISO and shutter speed in unbelievably dim situations, and I really like having the ability to get a really small depth of field. Some people complain about the cheap plastic construction, but I like having a really small light lens -- this lens with a Rebel is so light and easy to handle that it's almost like having a point-and-shoot. The biggest drawback is probably that the wide-angle and telephoto primes you'll want to get after this lens aren't quite as cheap :)

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great buy!!
By bugbearsdadVerified Purchaser from Bluffton, SC on 9/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great lens for the price.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nice Lens
By Bill form OhioVerified Purchaser from Columbus, Ohio on 9/5/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This lens provides consistently good color and sharpness.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awesome affordable lens!
By RosegrowerVerified Purchaser from TX on 9/3/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is a great afforable lens, I use it to take portraits of my children.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best Value ever
By oxepyonxoVerified Purchaser from irvine, ca on 9/3/2009
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Super sharp, great portraits, super cheap.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
best for the price
By quiqueVerified Purchaser from Bronwsville on 9/2/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Lightweight
Cons:
Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

this is definitely the best 1.8 for this price. Good lens, not so bad speed, but incredible for portraits

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Deal
By Cpt. AnericaVerified Purchaser from Pittaburgh, Pa on 8/19/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

None.

[4 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
handy little lens!
By JamieDVerified Purchaser from Knoxville, TN on 7/8/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Cheap price, cheap construction pretty good pictures. I would'nt rank it as good as my L glass, but I can still take some good pictures given the right light. This lens seems best suited for indoor portrait work, and seems to muddle colors if used outdoors w/ lots of lighting and color. Could just be my own learning curve w/ this lens as well.

All in all, everyone should have @ least one high speed prime in their bag, this is a great one to start with..

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my little buddha-ette

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Love It!
By hmsphotoVerified Purchaser from Yuba City, CA on 7/8/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Lightweight
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Overall this is a great lens - priced right for the quality & really can add a lot to your photography work! I think it's a mucst for every photographer. However - if you have the budget get a more expensive one!

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Surpasses the standard kit lens.
By Kyle. from New York, NY. on 6/25/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Anything above f/2.2 is pretty sharp. Sure it's used for low light but the focus is lousy. Construction isn't the best but you get what you pay for. Reliable upgrade from a kit lens and can/should be used until you can afford a good L. For instance a 24-28 f/2.8L. Until then, this should suffice.

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Manual focused @ f/2.8 along with a 580EX II.

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Great lens for the money
By gooseVerified Purchaser from utah on 6/24/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great for indoor shots of my two year old that won't sit still.

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Great First lens
By DustinVerified Purchaser from Cincinnati Ohio on 6/10/2009
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Fast Apature, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Poor bokeh, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great first lens or upgrade from a kit lens. The fast aperture makes it great for low light events, when mixed with an ISO of 3200 its great. When it starts getting dark there can be issues with focus, but that also depends on the camera. I just came from a Minolta with manual focus so it focuses plenty fast for me.

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F/1.8 at Min. Focus Distance

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Awesome lens for the price
By WolfmanNeversVerified Purchaser from Provo, UT on 5/22/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

For the price, you really can't beat this lens. I don't usually write product reviews, but I had to for this lens. I can shoot in just about any lighting and get good results because the lens opens to f/1.8. However, in all but broad daylight, the lens is slow to focus. It hunts for upwards of 5 seconds sometimes in indoor lighting. Unfortunately, the focus ring is pretty wimpy and feels somewhat clunky to turn manually. Even so, I prefer manual focus with this lens to avoid missing a good shot while it takes its time to focus. The casing is plastic, so plan on babying the lens if you want it to last. That said, again, the price makes it hard to complain about anything on this lens.

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Great lens for starters and the price!
By G-manVerified Purchaser from Inland Empire, CA. on 5/13/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Portrait, Special Effects
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

So far it has been a great lens. Getting good pictures with it. Only had it for a couple of months.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Good deal
By CostaVerified Purchaser from Costa Rica on 4/16/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus
Cons:
None so far
Best Uses:
General Use, Portrait
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Better than expected for the price.[...]

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Great lens - wonderful price
By swindstarVerified Purchaser from Pittsburgh on 4/10/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I have taken photographs since 1980 and simply adore this lens. It is crystal clear in sharpness and a real prize for the money. The casing is plastic and not sturdy, but as long as you don't throw it on the ground, it's fine.

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No Brainer
By willinncVerified Purchaser from Greensboro, NC on 4/8/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Quick Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is the best bargain in photography!
It's sharp, light and inexpensive.
The build quality is not robust though but
for the money what do you expect?

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Great portrait lens
By KellyVerified Purchaser from Roseville, CA on 4/8/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I LOVE this lens! It is so much better than the lens that came with my Rebel Xsi. It is wonderful for portraits. Gaussian blur at 1.8 is incredible, and I use it all the time for general photos as well. It works great for low-lighting situations, allowing for faster shutter speeds indoors. It is a great lens to learn with!

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Excellent lens
By Larry GVerified Purchaser from Oklahoma on 4/8/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Loved this lens. Was well worth the money.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Very affordable price
By seanVerified Purchaser from Boston on 4/2/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

general use. lightweight and sharp

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Love it!
By AshleyPhotogVerified Purchaser from Manchester, NH on 3/30/2009
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Pros:
Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Detail
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I love this lens and it gave me a great DOF effect on detail shots.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great lens
By SunderVerified Purchaser from Cincinnati, OH on 3/30/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great lens for the money. No complaints. I love to use this lens on babies.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
great cheap lense
By KenVerified Purchaser from Cal. on 3/30/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Sharp pics for a cheap lense. How many good lenses can you get for less than one hundred dollars [...]? Great sharpness & contrast. Very light weight.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great deal for the hobbyist
By phooeyVerified Purchaser from Chicago, IL on 3/30/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great glass for the price! It's a great alternative from the more expensive canon lens.

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Happy with this lens
By AmberVerified Purchaser from Orem, UT on 3/11/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Pretty Nice Bokeh, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Looks
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Low light photography, Night Photography, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I got this lens to use with my new Canon Rebel XSi. It's my first dSLR and I'm loving it. But the lenses that came with it (18-55mm 3.5-5.6 and 55-250mm 4-5.6) require flash (or a tripod and kids that can hold still for a few seconds) for low light photography. This lens seems to do really well for me in that department, and I can get some nice indoor shots of my children without a flash. I also really like the blur (bokeh) this lens gives, even though it's not the best quality bokeh according to more advanced photographers. The lens is a little noisy while focusing and a bit slower than my kit lenses, but the quality of the photographs captured with this lens outweigh those small issues by a longshot. The lens does look a little on the "cheap" side, but considering the price I can't complain. I'm just getting started with creative photography, as this is my first SLR camera. For the price, I think this lens is well worth it and that you will be happy with the pictures you can get with it.

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Excellent beginner lens
By SchmidodenVerified Reviewer from Los Angeles, CA on 3/10/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Durable, Lightweight
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Landscape Photography, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This lens is great for beginner photographers who want sharp images, shallow depth of field, and a low price tag. It's best used for a film camera because when used with a DSLR the focus seems to be just a little off if using a cropped sensor camera. Honestly this lens is not good for everything. It's mainly good for art application where you don't have to rely on the auto focus. Great for available light situations. Great as a backup lens for intermediate and professional photographers as well.

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Great Lens
By KellyVerified Purchaser from Bozeman, MT on 3/10/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Portrait
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I really enjoy this lens. From the moment I got it I have been more and more impressed with the images that I have been getting. It is everything I wanted and more!!

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Does it's Job
By Steve from Louisville, KY on 3/9/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
cheap, Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Cheap, Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Portrait photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

It costs under a Benjamin and takes clear crisp photos at f/2.2 and above. It does reasonably good bokeh, and for the price you cant beat it. It was between this and the f/1.4, and I finally convinced myself that this was the better choice for the price, I cant tell the difference between pictures taken with the 1.4 which costs 3.5x as much.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
great little lens
By picture takerVerified Purchaser from Las Vegas, NV on 3/7/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
I find nothing wrong with
Best Uses:
Landscape Photography, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

it's also great for close ups

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellent lens for the price!
By Stevecam1Verified Purchaser from Phoenix, AZ on 3/7/2009
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I needed a fast lens for shooting weddings in low light at a reasonable price. This was the perfect choice to go with the zooms I already have. Very fast at a 1.8 and very sharp. Would have given 5 stars but the focus can be a bit slow sometimes in very low light. It has a plastic housing so be careful not to drop it or bang it around too much and you'll be very happy with it. Can't beat this for the price!

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It does work
By JimVerified Purchaser from Houston,Tx on 3/7/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I've been using Canon film SLRs for over 30 years and the FD lenses...this doesn't even come close to equaling the quality given by any of the FD lens...however it does do what it's supposed to, and that's simply produce an image, in my case using for FF.

James

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I great lens!!!
By rnrphoto98Verified Purchaser from Weiser, ID on 2/22/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Night Photography, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I love this lens, it is super sharp, love the low light uses also. Takes great portraits!!! I would recommend this to anyone who wants a great lens at a price you cant beat!!!

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nifty fifty
By BetianVerified Purchaser from Arkansas on 2/20/2009
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Special Effects
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I love this lens, very sharp and am so glad i purchased it !

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
[$] and delivers the goods....
By tundramanVerified Reviewer from Northern California on 2/20/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
cheap, Lightweight, Low Light
Cons:
Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Low Light
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Everyone should have one of these in their bag. Great lens for the price. Very versatile.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Does what it says on the can
By Amateur photographerVerified Purchaser from Merrimack, NH on 2/20/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I use the lens in mainly low light situations and it works just great.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Excellent lens for the money
By SpeedygonzoVerified Purchaser from Texas on 2/20/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I use this lens for taking indoor photos of my Grandchildren without flash photography in most cases. Great for low lighting conditions.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Bang for Buck
By MissMollVerified Purchaser from New York, NY on 2/20/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Cons:
Blurry Focus, Slow Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Portrait
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is a great lens if you want to cheaply experiment with low depth of field, low light situations and portraiture.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Canon 50mm F1.8
By vgopalVerified Purchaser from Winston Salem, North Carolina. on 2/20/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great macro lens. Super bokeh. 1.8 works nicely at low light, but i think it is the sharpest between 2.8 and f8.
The Auto Focus is very fast and the noise at higher ISO's is surprisingly less than my other 28-135. It's a steal at this price.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best deal 50 mm
By HLCVerified Purchaser from Maryland on 2/10/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This Lens is a great buy. It has excellent optics.It is fast and light.I have even used it for wide field Astrophotos. It stays on my camera most of the time. Like it so much, I gave one to my son who uses it for sports.

Henry

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Great clear
By JeffVerified Purchaser from Montrose, NY on 2/9/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Basic photography.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great lens for the price
By Sandy HVerified Purchaser from San Diego on 2/9/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Bargain, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Thrifty
Cons:
5 blades, Plasticky, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Bokeh starter, General Use, Night Photography, Special Effects, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This thrifty 50 is quite possibly the best lens for the money. A fast lens with a wide range of applications. Do your research. Every photog worth his salt has a a 50 prime in his bag. Good images with mediocre glass.

Two gripes...

1 - plasticky body. But you get what you pay for.

2 - this lens uses only 5 apeture blades when there should be 7 blades. This had led to less than ideal bokeh.

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Great lens for the price
By Chapita4Verified Purchaser from Seattle, WA on 2/8/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is an amazing lens for the price. It is lightweight and easy to use. I had read about it and thought it would be a good addition to my lens collection for my Canon 40D. I've taken several pictures of my toddler son and the focus is quick and the pictures are high quality. I have had to do less photo manipulation after the fact with this lens. I think it's a good investment for the price.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Awesome little lens for the price
By Weejo83Verified Purchaser from Dayton, Wyoming on 2/7/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Quick Focus
Cons:
Blurry Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great little lens, especially for the price. Having trouble with sharp focus, but that could be the user, not the lens.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
as advertised
By 02138Verified Purchaser from cantab mass on 2/7/2009
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

lens is great for low light indoor situations, e.g. pics in restaurants, esp. if you want natural light. Just keep that in mind. If you want to use flash, or capture a wider view of action, well, it aint meant for that. And at the price, worth it-- just for restaurant shots.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
A good buy for little money
By amyVerified Purchaser from san antonio, tx on 2/7/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is a great lens for the money. It takes very clear photos and separates and blurs the background nicely. It's wide aperture allows you to take in plenty of light without needing a flash in a variey of condiitons.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Bang for the Buck!
By Julion BVerified Purchaser from Atlanta, GA on 2/7/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Cost effective, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
Noisy focusing, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great lens for the money. Focusing is a bit noisy, but for under $100.00 its well worth its price tag. Gives a spectacular Depth of Field and is decently sharp. The casing isn't the strongest, but if you don't beat up your gear it shouldn't be an issue.

I find myself using this lens 95% of the time over my kit lens because it is so versatile. If you are a beginner and need a cost effective additional lens, pick this up now, you will not regret it.

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Great lens for the money
By DCPVerified Purchaser from Boulder, CO on 2/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Fast, Inexpensive, Lightweight
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I find myself using this lens quite a bit since it is much faster than my other lenses and better for low light. I'm using this lens on a 450D and have the 18/55 kit and 55/250. I can't compare this lens to the more expensive f1.4 but for what I'm asking the lens to do it's just fine. The lens has been staying on my camera more often than not as I find myself shooting a lot of family candids indoors where I need more aperture. It's not bomb-proof build quality, just the opposite. But for a casual shooter you can't go wrong for the price. I think it's a must have lens for the beginner/intermediate Canon shooter.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
you can't go wrong, just buy it
By bubbagatesVerified Purchaser from E-Town, PA on 2/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Special Effects
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

You can't go wrong on this lens, jsut buy it. The price is as good as it gets and you get some wonderful bokeh and it's also great for nighttime work due to the large aperture it is capable of

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Love it!
By SlothsladyVerified Purchaser from Palm Springs, Ca on 2/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I love this lens. Produces a great photo!

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
great lil lens
By HollisVerified Purchaser from Nashville on 2/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

great portrait lens, hunts a bit in low light.

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Mr Fluffy

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Love it!!
By Mommy2twoFinalVerified Purchaser from Southern New Jersey on 2/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Bought this lens for my 10d, many recommendations from fellow users. They were all right about it, a must have in anyone's bag! Well worth every penny and totally affordable! Gotta love that.

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Excellent lens
By Duncan HVerified Purchaser from Sacramento, CA on 2/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I've been using this for casual portraiture and night shooting; being able to shoot small children in available light has been wonderful. Much has been said on this lens's ability at portraits and I'll be happy to confirm it.

Taking this out at night is also interesting; the large aperture makes it simpler to capture the quality of light.

 
Love it!
By TrishVerified Purchaser from Richmond, TX on 2/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Portrait
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is the first lens I bought for my first DSLR camera, and I love it. It focuses quickly, and gives very consistent results, picture to picture. I use it mainly for pictures of my toddler.

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Great for Babies!
By NicoleVerified Purchaser from Arlington, Texas on 2/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Plastic Lens Mount
Best Uses:
Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I absolutely love this lens for baby portraits and headshots! It's easy to use and it offers consistant results when I need close-ups.

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Nifty little lens.
By Miss CthulhuVerified Purchaser from Sacramento, CA on 2/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Special Effects
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I really like this lens. I use it mostly for portraits and it suits my style perfectly. The shallow depth of field I can achieve is fantastic and I'm loving that it's light weight. I haven't had this lens for too long, so I really can't give any cons to it. I would recommend this lens to anyone that is interested.

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LOVE this lense!
By blu23girlVerified Purchaser from Alaska on 2/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Portrait
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is my favorite lense! i consistently get good photos from it!

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Very happy with purchase
By MelVerified Purchaser from Pacifica, CA on 2/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Portrait
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

We purchased this lens to experiment with portrait photography and are very happy with the lens. You can't beat the price to try something like this. Though the lens feels toy-like, it has worked out very well for our purpose.

 
Great lens for the price!
By momamyVerified Purchaser from Seattle, WA on 2/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

It is a great lens for the price. I use it quite often when taking portrait type pictures. It is extremely light.

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A quick picture i took using the lens!

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Great lens for the price
By horpskiVerified Purchaser from Ketchikan, AK on 2/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

A great prime lens for scenery shots. Replaced my zoom lens pretty much for these shots.

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Std. Focus Lens
By arobi44Verified Purchaser from Smyrna, DE on 2/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

The lens is what I had hoped. It does the job.

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A must have for all photo enthusiast
By BiffsterVerified Purchaser from Chico CA on 2/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus, Small and lightweight
Cons:
All plastic, feels cheap
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I purchased this lens primarily for indoor pictures. The fixed lens is a great way to learn how to position yourself for great pictures.I am very pleased with this purchase.

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Canon 50mm f/1.8 II
By ErinVerified Purchaser from Idaho on 2/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Good value, Lightweight
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I'm a new DSLR user, and this is the first additional lens that I've bought for my XSi. What a bargain! I've gotten tons of complements on the bokeh this lens produces, and some great pictures. I primarily take pictures of my young children, so I also get plenty of blurry photos because they are never still for a moment (and I am also still learning photography). The auto focus has some trouble when my kids get really close to the camera and are moving, but other than that I love this lens. Haven't taken it off since I received it.

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Great lens for the money, recommeded!
By Jake the title guyVerified Purchaser from Long Island, NY on 2/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Night Photography, Sports/Action, Upgrade, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This lens is perfect for shooting portraits indoors and in locations where lighting can be a problem. You cannot get a better lens without spending much more.

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Thrifty fifty!
By YoshiVerified Purchaser from Boston ma on 2/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Night Photography, Portraits, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Excellent optics, best bang for your buck possible for lenses. This is a lens that every bag should contain. The price is unbeatable and while the build quality is sub par, that was done for a reason in order to keep IQ exceptional and the cost to the consumer low. Do yourself a favor and purchase this lens!

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Great lenses, great shopping experience!
By FilVerified Purchaser from Houston, TX on 2/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portrait, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Price and performance were decisive factors.

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Better than the price
By Sexy, casual photographerVerified Purchaser from New York, NY on 2/6/2009
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Night Photography, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Make sure that you have enough distance to shoot things.

 
Great value, great lens
By ScottVerified Purchaser from Cedar Rapids, IA on 2/5/2009
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Special Effects
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Takes great photos without trying too hard, very sharp and great boke effects

 
Everything I was looking for.
By foamnessVerified Purchaser from Waynesboro, PA on 2/1/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Special Effects
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I needed this lens, I found it to be all that I wanted it to be!

 
Love this Lens
By okeefekkVerified Purchaser from St. Paul, MN on 1/28/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Night Photography, Portrait, Special Effects
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I love this lens, finally an affordable low f-stop lens. No more adding the lens blur in photoshop. Yes there is a better canon f/1.4; however for the price this is a wonderful lens.

 
Perfect
By stephe2mmVerified Purchaser from michigan on 1/26/2009
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This lens is great for beginners. It is light weight, pretty durable for being made out of plastic and not costly!

You can not go wrong with this lens

 
Great Lens
By The rookieVerified Purchaser from Venezuela on 1/26/2009
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Quick Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is a Great Lens, I Recommende 100%

 
good beginner's lens
By just clickingVerified Purchaser from Berwyn, Il. on 1/24/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Quick Focus
Cons:
Scratches Easily, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

The lens is good for a beginner,but it feels like it could not handle heavy use, It feels cheaply made. Pictures are good, though.

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A must!
By StephVerified Purchaser from CT on 1/23/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Slow Focus

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

You've heard it before, but I'll say it again - a must have lens. If you can't afford the 1.4, the 1.8 is great! I love it for shallow dof shots, puts out great bokeh. It's also super light & small which is a nice change to the chunky zoom lens you might be carrying around.

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Great lens
By Michael2kVerified Purchaser from Sparks, NV on 1/23/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Fast, Lightweight
Cons:
Cheap Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraiture
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

It would be nice to know if this was gray market or not. Even now I'm not sure; the box says for China market.

The lens itself is awesome. It takes a bit to get used to because it's so fast at large apertures that it sometimes focuses on the wrong object. User error, though, not lens.

 
So far so good
By kikiVerified Purchaser from venezuela on 1/22/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

So far so good.
I bought it because i needed a lens that would give me sharp image of a still object, of course that the price was an issue for me at the moment, so i decided to buy this one. and i'm very glad with the result.

 
Excellent for DOF
By pjminnieandmaxVerified Purchaser from Vancouver, WA on 1/22/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I am getting excellent results with low light photography without flash. I love the DOF the lens provides for head shots, specifically in a candid or natural environment.

 
A good all purpose landscape or portrait
By Photography nutVerified Purchaser from Los Angeles, CA on 1/22/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Night Photography, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is a good all purpose lens, I use mostly for general purpose and landscape photos. It's the 1st one I've ever owned, but it fits into my lens inventory perfectly. As usual, Adorama went over and above any of my expectations, with price, quality, [...]

 
best for this price
By booVerified Purchaser from Hamburg, Germany on 1/22/2009
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Quick Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Difficult to Clean
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Use this lens for my Canon 450D - perfect match. Best price - best perfomance

 
Great Value!
By MikeVerified Purchaser from Los Angeles, CA on 1/22/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight
Cons:
Bad Hood Attachment, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I bought this lens for my Digital Rebel XS as my first prime lens. It's more of a portrait lens on a crop sensor, but it's surprisingly versatile. It's a very affordable lens, and has great image quality. Optics are great, but the lens body is fairly plasticky. Yeah, it's not USM, so it's a little loud, but it still focuses fine.

If you use the optional lens hood, the pinch attachment is pretty annoying. Also, a lot of filters seem to ghost with this lens, even high quality ones.

Even with these caveats, this is a very good lens for the price, and in my book still deserves the 4 star rating.

 
Good in a Gym for the money
By Brad the builderVerified Purchaser from Minnesota on 1/22/2009
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Cons:
No zoom
Best Uses:
Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I use this in a gym to take pictures of my kids at sporting events. Gives you a little extra light.

 
The best we can get at low price!
By Ares LiaoVerified Purchaser from 1559 Drake Dr. on 1/21/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Rugged
Cons:
Blurry Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Special Effects
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great lens!

 
Best Bang for the Buck
By MikeVerified Purchaser from Ventura, CA on 1/21/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Lightweight
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I was debating whether or not to get this lens since I just got a 17-50 2.8, but now that I have it I won't go back. Being able to get that low light shot without going too high on the ISO or using the flash.

 
Great for the money. Buy one.
By Trip AdvertisingVerified Purchaser from Hampton Roads, VA on 1/21/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great all-around lens. I use it for everything, but orig. purchased it for situations where I do not want to be forced into using a flash.

 
Bang for the Bucks
By AK the VoyagerVerified Purchaser from Shelton, CT on 1/21/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I could not have got a better lense with such a cheap price. I am a new fan of DSLR and wanted to explore it with a cheap yet quality lense. The lense is sharp and the photo quality is stunning. However the motor noise is a bit distracting while auto-focusing. Also as said by others, the lense gives a cheap feeling. As a DSLR learner I use it frequently so it might not last long but I would like to purchase it again as its not that heavy on my pocket. I would definitely recommend this lense to any amateur DSLR enthusiastic.

 
50mm Prime
By BizoinkVerified Purchaser from Placerville, CA on 1/21/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
Only EF not EFS
Best Uses:
General Use, Indoor, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great lens, a 50 or 55mm prime should be in any avid photographers collection. [...]. Only problem was I thought it was ef-s but its just ef. Oh well

 
Wonderful!
By Jillian AnneVerified Purchaser from Staten Island, New York on 1/21/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus
Best Uses:
Events, General Use, Portraits, Special Effects
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I recieved this lens as a gift for the holidays, and must say, it is everything I dreamed of and more. I recently used it for an event, and the photography I took with this lense is being published in magazines.
Great gift, good for everyday use and for freelance!

 
great performance, cheap build but gr8
By tonyVerified Purchaser from santa fe on 1/21/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

this is an alternate primary lens for my new canon 5d mark ii. I expect to use it when I am not using wide angle or zoom

 
Fantastic for it's price
By HezzaVerified Purchaser from San jose, ca on 1/21/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Scratches Easily, Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This lens is the first prim I got. It's surpasses the kit lens 18-55mm by FAR in turn of sharpness and the ability to take pictures in low light.

However it's a lot of zoom when put on a 1.6x DSLR, so only good for face+shoulder shots. Hard to get anything better for 2x of this price.

 
Good value
By RandomSVerified Purchaser from New York, NY on 1/21/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Low Light, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is my first prime lens. The all-plastic casing won't win any durability prizes, but it's very reasonably priced, and I'm getting beautiful shots from it. Nice and fast for portraits when the light isn't so great.

At this price, I figure I'll use it until it falls apart and then upgrade to Canon's more expensive 50mm f1.4 lens.

 
Great Price, Great Lens!
By sharsanyVerified Purchaser from Houston, TX on 1/21/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I use this lens with my Canon EOS XSi and it takes great pictures! The DOF "Depth Of Field" is excellent. Focus was fast and this lens made me look like a great photographer when I used it for actor/actress headshots at a local Theater. If you are wondering if this lens is worth your $$$ (less than $90) from Adorama ... you won't be disappointed.

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good cheap lens
By PHVerified Purchaser from Norwood, MA on 1/21/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I needed a f 1.8 I got it with this lens. Fullfills it's purpose

 
Every Photographer needs one
By NWPVerified Purchaser from Seattle WA on 1/21/2009
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Fast, Lightweight, Nice for soft focus
Cons:
Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Special Effects
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I love this lens. I think every photographer should own one. Its fast and has a short depth of field.

 
this is a great lens for the price
By ChuckVerified Purchaser from Chicago Illinois on 1/21/2009
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This lense is fast and great for portraits.

 
Canon EF 50mm review
By PeteVerified Purchaser from Rogue River, OR on 1/21/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Portrait, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I picked this one to add to my small collection of carrying around lenses for my Canon Xsi. It is a light weight performer and for the price, it doesn't get any better. I can recommend at this price to anyone, its a shame not to own one. It focuses close up enough to compliment my style of photography. I do not use the autofocus with this one, but when I do have that occasion, it works as advertised. Great lense at a great price.

 
Love it
By TammyVerified Reviewer from Bossier City, LA on 1/14/2009
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Night Photography, Special Effects
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I use this for weddings

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Get more than what you pay for
By Light from Dhaka on 1/5/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I have been using this lens for about seven months. It is good for available light (until evening).You can take great pictures with artificial light in the night time. Good for portrait if you want to manage it in low cost then it wont fail you.

On the downside the constraction seems to me very filmsy. It gives me a constant fear that with a slight blow with an object this lens will tear apart. I have heard sombody experienced such a disaster. It is very difficult to focus automatically in the dark. The lens keeps on moving but never pin point the focus.

 
First Prime lens
By Florida DudeVerified Purchaser from Tampa Florida on 1/1/2009
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Night Photography, Portraits, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I shoot modeling type work ranging from beach to glamor. I bought this lens, because at the price what have you to lose! I put it on my camera a few days after it arrived, and once I got use to no zoom what so ever, I fell in love. No not with the model, but a [$]lens. We have become inseparable. I'm about to sell all my zoom lens and get a verity of prime lens. I've been converted!

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Great, But
By south texas photographer from Rio grand valley Texas on 12/29/2008
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Night Photography, Special Effects, Upgrade

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great lens, used it proffesionally, not good for moving object, but when you have control, the output is awsome, little secrete, turn your camera to predictive focus, and turn on all the focus points and its easier to get all you shots focused perfecty, this is tricky lens, it looks great on the lcd, but on screen its blurry, very goodlens[...]

 
Good versatile lens
By samVerified Purchaser from jonesboro, ar on 12/29/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is a good, general-use lens with very good optics but a weak plastic housing. Nonetheless, if all you're after is crystal-clear photos then this is a good choice.

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Plastic Melts!
By Kore from Chicago, Il on 12/27/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Beware in hot temperatures, it melts in the sun!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
love this lens for its purpose
By ryanjones from lawrence ks on 12/7/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Finickyfocusinlowlight
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Weddings, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I loved the lens. In the amount of use I have gotten out of it (300-400 shutters) I have really enjoyed it. The hardest part is getting used to the distance you need to stay back from the subject. The majority of my shots with this have been taken in low light with a 430ex II flash and it has sometimes had a hard time deciding on focus but when it does choose it happens quickly. I would recommend this lens for absolutely everything except low light use with auto focus. if manual focus is set it is remarkable. in daylight it cannot be beat for the price on clarity or really anything else for that.

 
Nice plastic lens
By ManxcloneVerified Reviewer from Lehi, UT on 11/28/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Touchy manual focus
Best Uses:
Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This was fun to use taking pictures of new babies. The autofocus is fast but seemed to focus everywhere but where I wanted. So I went to manual and found it satisfactory. Although it doesn't take much on the focus ring, minute movements is all you need.

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Great basic lens
By Emily C.Verified Reviewer from Pittsburgh, PA on 11/24/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I actually bought this lens with several others but put it on the shelf and didn't start using it for over a year. Now this is the lens that lives on my camera. Great for portraits, wonderfully lightweight, just good all around. [...]

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Just what I was looking for
By Jon BVerified Reviewer from Columbus MS on 11/20/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I was looking for an inexpensive fast lens that still gave me clear pictures. This was the lens turned pictures even better than I was expecting.

[0 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great for Portraits
By Al-Wabel from Manhattan, KS on 10/8/2008
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Pros:
Lightweight
Cons:
Blurry Focus
Best Uses:
Portraits

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I just got this lens today and I tried it for portraits outdoor. Regarding to the price I think its OK.

 
Good buy and fits my needs!
By BrendaVerified Purchaser from Parker, CO on 9/25/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Haven't found one yet
Best Uses:
Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I read that the construction wasn't the best for this lens, but it is working great for my outdoor portraits thus far. I just treat it gentle - as with all my lenses.

 
Great lens for the money
By Crazy EddieVerified Purchaser from Austin, TX on 9/25/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Have use this lens for a couple years and it's dependable.

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Canon XTi, very low light, ISO 800

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Awesome Lens
By DracVerified Purchaser from South Padre Island, TX on 9/24/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Quick Focus, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Macro, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Its great for the price

 
Excellent value
By jmthompsonVerified Purchaser from South Dakota on 9/24/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Night Photography, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Use for sports photography in poorly-lit gyms and so far it is very satisfactory.

 
Good
By JimVerified Purchaser from US, WA on 9/22/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Lightweight
Best Uses:
Learning
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

With my Rebel XT. Not quite sharp but works well. Worth of the money.

 
Nice introduction to prime lenses
By oates20Verified Purchaser from Illinois on 9/21/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use, Landcape, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This was my first prime lense purchase, and I have to say I am nothing but excited about it. I had bought this just prior to a trip to Canada and the pictures were incredible. With the large aperature of f1.8, I was able to stay at ISO 100 for a majority of the time. Only had to increase it for sunrise/sunsets and campfire pictures. Being able to change the background blur, and focus on your subject was very nice. This lens is a nice addition to my tele/zoom lenses, and the price is unbeatable. A little different not being able to zoom, but it opens a new angle to your photography. I do not own any L lenses,or other primes,so I am unable to compare it to them.

 
Great Lens for the Price
By JeremyVerified Purchaser from Irmo, SC on 9/7/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great lens for indoor sporting events. I used this to photograph a High School Volleyball match and was very impressed at the way my photos turned out with such horrible lighting in the gym.

 
Inexpensive Fast lens
By MarvylVerified Purchaser from Faribault, MN on 9/5/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I got this lens because even though it is not a heavy duty lens, it is fast. It will be a good lens to have in my kits for lower light conditions.

 
good for the money
By AndreaVerified Purchaser from Kansas on 9/4/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Lightweight
Cons:
Blurry Focus
Best Uses:
Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

:)

 
Love the bokeh
By KeirolVerified Purchaser from Chicago, IL on 9/4/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I love this lens. This is my first lens after the kit lens included in my 400D and its already fixed in my camera. For [$] its a real good buy!

 
good value
By wstapleVerified Purchaser from Franklin, TN on 9/4/2008
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Great light, Lightweight, Price, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

So far, so good. Great lens for the price. Still learning, but what I like what I've seen up to this point.

 
Can't go wrong
By tboxcarVerified Purchaser from San Francisco on 9/4/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
Noisy focusing, Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I was not expecting miracles, but for the price you can't go wrong, so light especially after switching off my Tamron 18-250 Di. I am still experimenting, but I do see many uses, especially in low light portraits, many more possibilities here. Cons: It's noisy and cheaply built, but that is what I expected. Everyone should have one tucked away!

 
I reccomond it
By On The Scene Action PhotosVerified Purchaser from West Kentucky on 9/4/2008
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Plastic case
Best Uses:
Back-Up, Fast lens f 18, General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Special Effects, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great cheap prime lens in the normal to very short telephoto range depending on the camera you use it with I use it on a Cannon xsi with a 1.6 factor making it a 80 MM equivalent which is a little on the long side for a normal prime lens but otherwise I love it could have a metal case and a few bells and whistles but for the price it's a great lens no complaints at all

 
So far...outstanding!!!
By DaveVerified Reviewer from Jacksonville, FL on 9/3/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Excellent bokeh, Inexpensive, Lightweight, Low Light
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I recently purchased a Rebel XSi with the kit IS zoom lens. This combo is great in lots of situations, but the kit lens is not very good for low ambient light shots (I hate to use a flash). I like taking photos of my 2 year old inside the house and so far my new 50mm f1.8 II works beautifully! I was shocked to see the first couple shots I took inside the house at night. The backgrounds are nicely blurred and the images are remarkably crisp for a handheld lens without IS that costs under $100.

I purchased the Hoya multicoated UV0 filter and the Adorama rubber lens hood which, so far, work well together.

 
Best Bang for the Buck
By therosemanVerified Purchaser from Cornwall, Ontario on 8/25/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Terrific, fast portrait lens. Beautiful Bokeh. Sharp focus. Can't be beat for 3X the price.

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Great product for the price
By LynnVerified Purchaser from Tampa, FL on 8/24/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast focus, Great for low light, Lightweight, Reasonable Price, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

The lens if fast and sharp. Great for low light conditions. What you see through your viewfinder is what you get. It's very lightweight.

 
Excellent for the price
By NathanVerified Purchaser from Virginia on 8/24/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Lightweight
Cons:
Low Light Focusing
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

If you're not a professional photographer, or maybe even if you are, this is the portrait lens for you. The difference really comes down to preference and how much money you have to spend. If the price isn't a problem for you, buy the 1.4, otherwise get this one. You'll be glad you did.

 
Cheap, light weight and nice pictures
By aligator 76Verified Purchaser from Houston on 8/24/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

- Small budget and very good pictures

- Small lens, very light weight

- 1.8 is a large aperture for portrait or inside the house.

- Plastic made, no USM, a bit small and noisy focus

 
Excellent for Low Light
By RichVerified Purchaser from Mesquite, Nevada on 8/7/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Back-Up, Night Photography, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

It gives great low-light results for a fair price.

 
My son loves this lens.
By Wings of GoldVerified Purchaser from Georgetown, TN on 8/7/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I bought this lense as a gift for my son but on his behalf he really loves it. We get to be hobbyist togeather in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee and as great as the lense and the hobby are the time togeather with family is invaluable.

 
Nice Inexpensive Lens
By K1Verified Purchaser from Easley, SC on 8/7/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is a very good lens for those on a budget or just starting out.

 
Best bang for the buck!
By g2newbieVerified Purchaser from CA on 8/6/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Back-Up, General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

No complain for the money I pay for this lens. Sharp at F2.8 and beyond.

 
A must have
By borismVerified Purchaser from Weston FL on 8/6/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Fantastic Image, fast lens very inexpensive a must have for the price!

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Buy this now
By Just an ObserverVerified Reviewer from Chino Hills, CA on 8/4/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great prime lens. Works well even in low lighting. The Gaussian blur it creates is amazing. At close distance, the auto focus sometimes does not work but there is a manual focus. If I lost or ruin the lens I would not hesitate to get another one. The price is incredibly low.

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Good lens for the price.
By M21Verified Purchaser from San Diego, Ca on 8/1/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This is a really good lens for the price. Very good for close-ups. The only con is the casing is not as great as compared to other Canon lenses but you get what you pay for.

 
Nifty fifty.
By waynetVerified Purchaser from Shreveport, LA on 7/23/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
All Plastic construction, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Back-Up, General Use, Low Light, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

At first glance, this lens is not impressive. All plastic construction, looks cheap. But wait till you see the pictures. At under[$]you can't afford not to have one.

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A very good lens for the price
By J MoVerified Purchaser from GA on 7/23/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
cheap, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

It is a great lens for the money. If you are just getting started, than this is a great buy to get you into either prime lenses, or into low-light photography.

 
excelent for the price
By DanielVerified Reviewer from Charlotte NC on 7/15/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Night Photography, Portraits, Special Effects
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Excellent for the price. plastic housing, but it doesn't seem weak. Made in Malaysia though but im not surprised for price. great for dusk/low light shots. really tight focal point makes it great for artistic shots. seems very solid once mounted.

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Great Lens
By simonVerified Purchaser from Trinidad, W.I. on 7/10/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Lightweight
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

The first time I tried this lens was for a shot at 10pm with no flash or external lighting, the results were great.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Perfect for the price
By RobVerified Purchaser from Philadelphia PA on 6/26/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I bought this lens for concert photography. It has been amazing for that. With no flash, you can get rich color for the stage with the artist in a sharp focus.

 
Great Buy!
By SarahVerified Reviewer from Columbia, MD on 6/22/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Plastic Housing, Weak auto focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I came from using a Canon F1 New (a film SLR) and am a die-hard fan of the old FD lenses. I was somewhat skeptical of the EF line to say the least.

I can say that I am getting the same consistent quality with this $90 lens that I do with my old FD 50mm! Great lens! I'm very impressed.

The bokeh (the quality of the blur. Seriously.) is wonderful, the focus is crisp and it's so lightweight. Not to mention the 1.8 F-stop makes it excellent in low light settings. The only drawback is the auto focus- it's not quite there. I've had better luck doing it myself. But, for the price who cares? I like manual focusing anyway, so I'm not bothered by it.

Overall, it's wonderful! It should be a staple in everyone's kit.

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Love my Nifty Fifty.
By TSEEJ from West Virginia on 6/19/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Best smallest investment you can make IMO, I use mine all the time with portraits, it does a great job. No issues at all after almost 3 years of use.

 
Excellent Lens!
By JoeVerified Purchaser from Batavia, NY on 6/14/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

The Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 lens is great lens at a low cost. Some People don't like the plastic construction, but it's the glass that makes all the difference so I don't worry about that. The pictures it takes are razor sharp. The only minor negative is the auto focus has a hard time in really low light. But for most situations this lens is fanastic. Buy this lens it will give you the most bang for the buck and you'll be delighted with the results you achieve.

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great for indoor photography
By Dayton cyclistVerified Purchaser from Dayton, OH on 6/13/2008
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Got this lens just in time for my child's birth, to supplement the 450d kit lens. Great lens for low light in relatively tight quarters. The depth of field and bokeh are fantastic for isolating your subject. It does hunt sometimes for focus, but overall a fantastic lens at a fantastic value.

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Fast and powerful
By CoreyVerified Purchaser from California on 6/12/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Back-Up, General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

It is a great lens for the price!

 
Major bang for the buck
By Photog DonVerified Purchaser from Auburn, IN on 5/21/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Excellent Low Light Lens, Lightweight
Cons:
A Little Noisy
Best Uses:
Back-Up, General Use, Night Photography, Portraits, Weddings
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I bought this lens solely for low light conditions and to compliment my other lenses and am very pleased with its performance, the only thing I wish it had is built in stabilization but if it did it would cost hundreds of dollars more.

 
Great for the price
By mr.eVerified Purchaser from madison, wi on 5/8/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Back-Up, General Use, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

great glass for the price. have not had any images that i was not happy with from this lens. overall i am very happy with my purchase.

[4 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

 
good starter lens
By Lightbender from New Orleans LA on 4/28/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight
Cons:
Blurry Focus
Best Uses:
General Use

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I shoot primarily fine art and portraiture with a 35mm SLR but recently bought a DSLR (Canon Rebel XTi) out of necessity for some projects. I chose this lens as opposed to the kit lens because I wanted a fast prime lens. The main problem I find is that it lacks the necessary sharpness below about f8, which makes it useless for a number of applications.

For anyone just starting out in photography, however, I'd recommend this lens simply because it demonstrates the kind of control over depth of field that's possible with fast lenses. You won't get razor sharp images at full magnification, but you'll be able to print 5x7 shots that look just fine. So if you're on a budget, pick this lens up, learn how to use it and save up for something better with similar specs -- the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard AutoFocus Lens, for instance.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Everybody should own this lens
By WBYoungVerified Purchaser from Barrie, Ontario, Canada on 4/24/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

This was the first prime lens that I purchased. I ordered it along with the 35mm f2 which would be my normal lens on a Rebel XTi. I seldom take the 50 mm lens off my camera now. I have read all of the comments about plastic build and mount and how cheap it is. That may be, but for such a small, light sharp lens at this price it can't be beaten. Buy it.

 
Great price! and good Quality
By RachelVerified Reviewer from Virginia on 4/21/2008
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I bought this along with my first DSLR (canon 30d) and am happy with how it perfoms, I have a lot to learn so I am sure I can get even better pictures from it.

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Low light and first attempt at using the DSLR+lens

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Great Lens For the Price
By CujoJpNVerified Purchaser from Brooklyn Park, MN on 4/16/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Great lens for the price, you simply can not go wrong with the nifty fifty. Every photographer should own one. Only prime lens that can substitute this one is the 50mm 1.4 or 85mm 1.8.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Best buy I've made so far...
By Soo from Seattle, WA on 4/10/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

Everyone told me that I should get one, so I did, and it was the best decision I've made yet. Great addition to your gear, takes awesome pictures for the price! [...] A++

 
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AF Lens
By PhotomanVerified Purchaser from Milwaukee, WI on 4/2/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
plastic mount, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Night Photography, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

If your looking for a cheap plastic lens (not the glass) this is the one to buy.

 
Wonderful Lens
By jnash67Verified Purchaser from Rock Island, IL on 4/2/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
None yet
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

I use it as a great low light alternative to the kit lens. Also, it is a Canon lens, how can you to wrong?

 
Lotsa Bang For The Buck
By bhowdy@charter.netVerified Purchaser from Maryville, Tn on 3/30/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

The "nifty fifty" is in my opinion the most bang for the buck in the digital photograhy world.[...]!Not built as solidly as the Canon "L" series lens it still has tack sharp focus and produces wonderful images.For the price every photographer should have one of these in their bag.

 
Incredible lens and an incredible price
By JeffVerified Reviewer from Michigan on 3/20/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Slow Focus, Weak Casing
Best Uses:
General Use, Night Photography, Portraits
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

It you cant afford an L quality lens, this is the one to get. In my opinion, this is the best lens you can buy and its under a hundred bucks. Perfect for portraits and family shots. The 1.8 aperture allows great blur wide open and help immensely in low light. Seems to be sharpest at around f8 however.

 
a must have. cant go wrong for the price
By leftygunsVerified Reviewer from denver, co on 3/20/2008
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
Cons:
Weak Casing
Best Uses:
Night Photography, Portraits, Special Effects
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - USA:

this is a great buy, and for the money you cant go wrong. the casing is a little 'cheaper' and the focus is a little on the loud side, but overall its a great buy.

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