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Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Lens
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- Canon EF lens F/1.8 50 mm
- Minimum Focus Range: 45 cm
- Automatic and Manual Focus Adjustment
- 52 mm Filter Size
- Light Weight (130g) and Compact (68x41 mm)
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|Dimensions||5.1 cm x 6.9 cm x 6.9 cm||2.3 cm x 6.8 cm x 6.8 cm||2.3 cm x 6.8 cm x 2.3 cm||7.1 cm x 12.2 cm x 7.1 cm|
|Item Weight||132 g||132 g||127 g||599 g|
|Mounting||Canonbayonet||Canon EF / EF-S||Canon EF / EF-S||Canonbayonet|
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This is the lightest EF lens of all at a mere 4.6 oz. (130g). Compact and high-performance, standard lens. Its Gaussian optics provide sharp delineation from near to far focusing distances. The colour balance is excellent for a standard lens.
From the Manufacturer
It’s often said that a face can tell a thousand stories. And the real beauty of portrait photography is that every shot is as individual as the person in it. Capturing a face can be one of the most satisfying and rewarding types of photography. And, with a good lens and the right technique, it’s easy to get the results you want.
An affordable, high quality lens perfect for portraits
The EF 50mm f/1.8 STM blurs the background behind your subject so they really stand out. It will also let you fill the frame without getting uncomfortably close, making it easier to get a natural expression on their face.
A great performer in low-light conditions
The EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lets in lots of light, so you can keep shooting even when conditions begin to get dark. Capture the mood of the moment using atmospheric available light – you’ll love the results!
Fast, virtually silent focusing
Near-silent STM technology focuses extremely quickly when shooting still photos, so you can react suddenly to capture fleeting moments. When capturing video focusing is smoother and slower, for footage that has a professional cinematic look to it.
Super-sharp image quality
This fixed, non-zooming lens delivers superb images, whether you’re shooting photos or movies. Sharpness is enhanced, contrast is boosted and distortion is reduced for a more natural result.
|EF 40mm f/2.8 STM||EF 50mm f/1.8 STM||EF 50mm f/1.4 USM||EF 50mm f/1.2L USM||EF 85mm f/1.8 USM||EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM|
|Size (width x height)||68.2 x 22.8mm||69.2 x 39.3mm||73.8 x 50.5mm||85.8 x 65.5mm||75 x 71.5mm||91.5 x 84.0mm|
|APS-C camera bodies only||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Step-up||Small, lightweight lens great for snapshots and portraits while travelling||Wider f/1.8 aperture lens great for blurring your background and powerful low light photography||Faster focusing with even wider aperture for extreme background blur and low light photography||Very wide f/1.2 aperture and L-series optics for professional levels of edge-to-edge sharpness||Slightly longer focal length for tighter portrait compositions||Very wide f/1.2 aperture and L-series optics for professional levels of edge-to-edge sharpness|
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Top Customer Reviews
when the lens arrived i was surprised by the toy feel - its all made of plastic (besides optics) - it felt cheap like it will brake any minute ,there iwasnt any pouch with this lens .just an instruction manual .The lens is very light ( 130g ) and small (2.7" x 1.6"/68.2mm x 41.0mm - WxL ) - it is also a canon smallest lens on the market . before i have decided to review it i thought i will use it for a bit (i have used it for over a year ) .I was a bit doubtful if constant lens change could affect plastic lens mount in any way - but it didn't .On the lens itself there is only one switch AF/MF (Auto focus and manual focus ). Autofocus is driven by a micro motor - that is pretty fast. With a minimum focus distance of 1.5' lens can deliver some good images.
My first test shots look terrible , the lens flare that was on the images looked pretty bad and affected the overall quality . Lens flare is created when forming light enters the lens and subsequently hits the camera's digital sensor. I have decided then to buy lens hood and filter (to reduce glare) and try again.Read more ›
However, don't let this put you off.
Yes this lens has a plastic mount, yes the focus ring is narrow and fiddly and yes, the autofocus motor is an older, noisier, slower type but do I care one bit - NO!!!
This lens an absolute gem. I thoroughly recommend it as a replacement for the 18-55mm kit lens (I bought it for my Canon 400D) and recommend it simply because it's a great lens in it's own right no matter what you already have. It's a nice focal length for portraits.
Where this lens scores highly is its 1.8 f-stop - very fast!!! Images are definitely soft at this setting but acceptable in a pinch. I reckon you'd need to go above A4 prints for it to be noticeable. You always have to remember that you may not have got the shot at all if you didn't have the f1.8 setting so a bit of softness is the trade-off! Noticeable improvement in shrapness is seen at f2.2 and it just gets better from there on in. Stopped down to around f4 - f11 the lens displays stunning levels of clarity and sharpness for the price (by all accounts rivalling L series pro lenses costing much, much more from what others have said- I can't personally verify this but the results I've had are truly excellent.) It also focuses down to 45 cm!
To sum up, this lens punches far above its weight. For £65 you will get a lens that gives you fantastic pictures typical of lenses costing many times the asking price. Go for it!
Most of my pictures are of my kids and many of them are indoors. This lens is great for portraits and because the aperture can be opened to 1.8 it gets enough light that flashless indoor pictures become feasible. The results are great. Nice, natural colours compared to the flash and as others have mentioned, the blurring of the distant background is very pleasing.
Having read that it had an old fashioned and noisy focus motor I was expecting something horrific which would cause people to look around if you were taking a picture in public. In reality it's marginally louder than the USM lenses and a little slower. We're talking 25% in my view. It's perfectly useable. In low light, manual focussing is preferable and is very easy. People also say the plastic housing is fragile. Well, if like me you've got a 400D with kit lens, it's not really any more plastic like than the either of those so don't be put off.
I've only had the lens one day and I've already taken some pictures which I'll treasure. Only downside of the lens is that at 50mm on a 1.6 ratio camera like the 400D it's a telephoto. In other words, you have to step back a bit to get everything in, so not ideal for indoor group shots. A 30mm lens would be better *but* the one I was looking at was three times more expensive and that's what swung it for this one.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good quality lens, and does the job perfectly. As can be expected with a cheap lens it does have a bit of a 'cheap feel', but the value for money is excellent especially for an... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Luke B
I will tell you what it is exactly and not ohhh aaahhh from overjoyed amateur.
First of all it has not properly calibrated focus. It is overkill in macro photography. Read more
I bought this in November - admittedly it wasnt kept in a photo case but more in a hand luggage situation. Read morePublished 1 month ago by jezza
Well worth the money and also as a very light and cheap lens to carry round as a spare or for specific jobs. Blurs the background beautifully, does the job its intended for.Published 1 month ago by Atlantic22
Love my nifty fifty. Great for taking blurred background shots with when you open the aperture. Little bit of a plastic feel, but its lightweight and great for street photography. Read morePublished 2 months ago by PabloMendoza