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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens

by Canon

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.1 x 6.9 cm ; 132 g
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: 2514A002
  • ASIN: B00007E7JU
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: March 15 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #917 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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This is considered the standard lens for use with Canon SLR cameras.

Product Description

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 color balance is excellent for a standard lens.

Customer Reviews

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A. Roche on June 1 2011
Generally priced at ~$130 and below from pretty much every Canadian retailer this lens is worth the money. The larger aperture is great for night photography and it allows me to take handheld night pictures with at least some moon/streetlight, with a correspondingly high ISO, without the need for a flash. Additionally the larger aperture can allow you get a much shallower depth of field than other lenses providing you with greater versatility.

The image quality is also very good for the price. This certainly won't compare with more expensive lenses but for the price it's certainly a tremendous value.

If you need a cheap lens that will allow you to shoot at night or do some photography with a very shallow depth of field and you don't want to spend a ton this is certainly a must buy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By shortstuffyan on Sept. 28 2011
For the price i payed, it's an awesome lens, works well and takes better pictures then any zoom lens i've bought for 3 times the price. Only thing with mine was when i go into manual the focus wheel doesn't turn as smoothly, my friend bought the same lens and his works perfectly though
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mike on Jan. 23 2014
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I'm a ''starting'' amateur photographer, and for people like me who doesn't have the money for 1000$+ lenses or 10k for a full photo kit, this is a must have! Great quality pictures, and works like a charm with my T5i.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sabrina on Jan. 8 2014
I did not expect such quality for such a low price! And quite frankly, I did not believe all the reviews praising the product. But now that I own it, I am VERY happy with my purchase. I use it with my Canon Rebel T3 and it takes professional-like photos. I tried it under very low-light condition (nothing but one light) and it was surprisingly clear and not blurry. In the morning, I took hand-helded selfies that offered an interesting result with the smallest aperture. Evidently, it was a close-close-close-up and the quality is so great that you could see the blackheads on my nose (ughhh!) and all the colour details of my blue eyes. Go ahead, buy it! For the price and for such quality you cannot go wrong.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cyens on Feb. 26 2014
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This lens is amazing for the price.
I was a bit worried when I first saw it because it does feel a little cheap, but it takes seriously amazing pictures! For the price, you cannot complain. I use it mainly to take portrait pictures, you can take portrait pictures without a flash indoors.
Most of my baby pictures have been taken with this lens and I seriously don't regret my purchase.
I recently purchased the canon 60mm usm macro lens that double's up as a portrait lens, but I still find myself using this one for indoor situation because its much faster and easier to use.

The only down size is that the focus ring is a little flimsy and hard to use, so I mainly use it on auto focus. The auto focus is really fast on this lens, even under low light situations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martine Coulas on June 22 2014
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Bought this for a gift for my daughter. she was very happy with the priduct.

I am very satistied overall :)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Caron on Dec 25 2012
If you are shooting video on your DSLR don't get too obsessed with sharpness. What you want is low light and great image. This lens provides both. I shoot a lot of piano shots in low light using two cameras, one with this cheapo 50mm lens and the other with high end 35mm L glass lens. You can't tell which lens was used in the final edit. You can do yourself a big favor and start with the lower end Canon 50mm and 85mm lenses and only buy L glass if your ship comes in.
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A great portrait lens for my T3I. This is a great low light lens as well. I purchased this on sale for $99.00 and it was delivered really fast. I love shopping at Amazon. I have not been disappointed yet!
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