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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens

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  • 50mm focal length
  • 80mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
  • F1.8 maximum aperture; F22 minimum
  • Micromotor-type AF motor without full-time manual focusing
  • 52mm filters
  • 0.45m/17.72" minimum focus
  • Canon EF mount for full frame, APS-H and APS-C DSLRs

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This item: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens
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Lens Prime lens medium-format Prime lens Prime lens
Maximum Sensor Size Compatibility 35mm FF 35mm FF 35mm FF 35mm FF
Maximum Aperture Range F1.8 F1.8 F1.2 F1.4
Min Aperture 22 22 16 22
Photo Filter Thread Size 52 millimeters 58 millimeters 72 millimeters 58 millimeters
Minimum Operating Distance 0.45 meters 0.85 meters 0.45 meters 0.45 meters
Item Weight 0.29 pounds 1.1 pounds Information not Provided 0.64 pounds
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This is considered the standard lens for use with Canon SLR cameras.What's in the box: Canon Normal EF 50mm f/1.8 II Autofocus Lens, E-52 52mm Snap-On Lens Cap, Lens Dust Cap E (Rear) and 1-Year Warranty.

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  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 2.7 x 2.7 inches ; 4.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00007E7JU
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  • Item model number: 2514A002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 3, 2002

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DPReview Silver Award January 2009
Ultimately, this is a lens we'd encourage any Canon DSLR owner currently shooting with 'kit' zooms to try.
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Conclusion

This is a lens which we'd encourage any Canon DSLR owner currently shooting with 'kit' zooms to try. The overall image quality when stopped down a bit is very impressive indeed, and the fast maximum aperture offers creative options which are well worth exploring. It's a pity about the build quality and harsh bokeh, but ultimately this lens hits a price:performance ratio that's very difficult to beat.

Reasons to buy

  • Excellent image quality when stopped down
  • Essentially no lateral chromatic aberration
  • Low price

Things to consider

  • Low build quality
  • Harsh and distracting bokeh due to pentagonal aperture
  • Vignetting at wide apertures on full-frame cameras
  • Inconsistent autofocus in low light

Suggested for

Inexpensive and sharp, this 50mm prime punches above its weight when it comes to image quality, and functions well as a standard 50mm on full-frame and a portrait-friendly 75mm (equivalent) on APS-C

Not suggested for

Build quality isn't great (you get what you pay for). Autofocus is slow and unrefined, and bokeh can be somewhat harsh when images are examined critically.
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688 of 765 people found the following review helpful By "esliving" on April 30, 2003
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Optically, you can't really do that much better than the f/1.8 - strong contrast, good color rendition, and very sharp even when shooting wide open. I bought this lens and it lived on my camera for several months and was the default piece of glass that I reached for when the quality of the shot "really mattered."
But, honestly, it's built about as solid as a toy prize in a box of Cracker Jack. After a few months of use - use, not abuse - the lens literally came apart, the front barrel separated from the mount. The bad news was that the lens was completely shot - it was in pieces, after all - the good news was that it had been cheap, so my pocketbook was able to stand the cost of replacement.
I replaced the lens with it's older brother, a used version of the Mark I - much more solid, and which gives equal optical quality even used. It's a shame that the body and housing on new version of this lens is so shamefully cheap, because the glass is very nice. But I can't recommend it, unless you either a) don't do that much shooting, or b) don't mind replacing the lens on a fairly regular basis.
My suggestion is to either cough up the money for Canon's 50mm f/1.4 - gains you a half a stop and is built to pro-quality standards - or pick up the older version of the f/1.8 on the used market. Either option will likely end up being cheaper in the long run.
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203 of 240 people found the following review helpful By Roy on July 29, 2004
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5 star for value and picture quality.

With the money of 1.4 version, I can have 4 of this, you only lost half stop of aperture. It is cheapest Canon lens yet produce probably the best result. 80mm focal length on Digital Rebel and 10D means it is the best solution for portrait lens.

Yeah, plastic lens is not as good as metal one. But I really doubt if it will break any time.

for 75 bucks, every EOS owner should have one.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jami VINE VOICE on October 16, 2004
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this is an awesome lens! produces sharp, clear photos every time! I love it. if you want/need even sharper, then you can fork out an extra couple of $100's and get the 50mm f/1.4 but this one works great for me. Without a doubt, one of the best lenses canon has for the money. Small, lightweight and 2 to 3 stops faster than most zoom lenses.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Bibbs on September 27, 2004
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This lens is very good and a great value at twice the price. If you never make prints larger than 5x7, it is hard to appreciate just how good it is compared to the kit lenses included with most Canon SLRs. I've used my 50mm f/1.8 for approximately 1000 pictures in the last 12 months and it hasn't failed me yet.

I also have 24-85mm and 75-300mm lenses in my bag, but this is my favorite for shots when I have the time to set things up.
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