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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens - Fixed (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- 50mm focal length, Minimum focus distance : 0.45m/17.72 inch
- 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
- Lens not zoomable
|Lens Compatibility Information: Canon EF-S lenses are only compatible with APS-C sensor DSLR cameras. Canon EF lenses are compatible with Canon full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras.
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF-S||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Micromotor||Stepper motor||Stepper motor||manual-focus||manual-and-auto||Ultrasonic|
|Item Dimensions||1.61 x 2.68 x 2.68 in||1.54 x 2.72 x 2.72 in||0.91 x 2.68 x 2.68 in||2.72 x 2.72 x 2.01 in||2.7 x 1.6 x 1.6 in||2.01 x 2.91 x 2.91 in|
|Item Weight||4.59 ounces||5.6 ounces||4.41 ounces||4.59 ounces||5.7 ounces||0.64 lb|
|Lens Type||Prime lens||Prime lens||Prime lens||normal||zoom||Prime lens|
|Maximum Focal Length||50 millimeters||50 millimeters||24 millimeters||50 millimeters||50 millimeters||50 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||50||50 millimeters||24 millimeters||50 millimeters||50 millimeters||50 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||52 millimeters||49 millimeters||52 millimeters||52 millimeters||—||58 millimeters|
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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If you're working on taking better pictures without spending a small fortune on a lens then this is the lens you're looking for. Once you see the difference between this and the kit lens this will instantly become your go to lens. Some people have complained about the plastic build of this lens, but honestly it hasn't bothered me at all. It makes it lightweight and keeps the price down without sacrificing picture quality. Like I said, I've used this lens weekly for nearly five years and it looks and works as good as when it was brand new.
My only problem with it is that it seems to regularly forget to contact my camera body. I'll press the shutter button and then it tells me that the contact points aren't connected, or something like that. This means I often have to ask my subject to freeze a moment longer while I try a second time (and it usually works). All my efforts at cleaning have failed to fix this. My other lenses do not demonstrate this issue, so it's a problem with the lens itself.
Additional word to the wise - check and double check your focus when you're using auto-focus and shooting somewhat close up! It's way too easy to come away with a beautiful photo...that's focused on the nose instead of the eyes. This is a user-error, not a camera error - but much easier to do with this lens (since the depth of focus is so shallow).
But all in all, I LOVE this lens and it has paid itself off many times. Happy photographer, happy customers = win-win situation!
Here is why I would recommend this to anyone getting serious about their photography:
The image quality is excellent, if you are still using a kit lens or some cheap off brand lens you picked up you will want to forget you ever owned them. This thing gets close to the sharpness of L glass that I have used, has good but not amazing color reproduction and depth of field control like I had never experienced before. F2 and below melts everything but your subject away into generally pleasing Bokeh (see attached shots). Just know it is soft at the wider apertures, only pro glass seems to be razor sharp wide open. F4 became my go-to as that is when it's sharpness hits near its peak and the DOF was highly manageable on my APS-C camera. F8 is a razor blade and will show more detail than is flattering for some subjects.
THE PRIME EXPERIENCE:
Astounding image quality for price aside, this thing makes you think more about the important things simply because it's a prime. You never have to think about what focal length to zoom to on your subject, you just frame your subject and shoot. The consistent frame becomes something you see mentally with your moment and you begin to visualize your shot before your camera is in front of you. More intentionality means better photos.
Feels plastic-y and cheap, makes quiet-ish noises when focusing. Held up to minor drops and so far 8 months of sling-over-shoulder-bump-into-everything abuse. It survives and keeps giving me beautiful images, only praises here. Manual focus works but this lens is designed for AF so its nothing I would use unless I had to.
Incredible bang for buck and I will hold on to this "niffty 50" as long as I shoot Canon.