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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens

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  • Compact and high-performance, standard lens
  • Gaussian optics provides sharp delineation from near to far focusing distances
  • Colour balance is excellent of a standard lens
  • Bright 1.8 aperture
  • Lightest EF lens at only 130 g (4.6 oz)

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 6.8 x 6.8 cm ; 132 g
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Item model number: 2514A002
  • ASIN: B00007E7JU
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: March 15 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #807 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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This is considered the standard lens for use with Canon SLR cameras.

From the Manufacturer

Canon EF 50/1.8 II Standard Lens, Black.


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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

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35 of 35 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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10 of 10 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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9 of 9 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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5 of 5 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jessie on May 21 2014
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This is a great lens, especially for budding photographers on a budget. I'm currently a med student and sold my soul to pay for my tuition, but this lens is well worth the 100 bucks I could have spent on my groceries instead. It's crisp, made sturdy, makes for some beautiful pictures. It was the first lens I bought on top of my kit lens and I recommend everyone do the same.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michel B. (Toronto) on March 28 2015
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I am a professional photographer. I already own the Canon 50mm f/1.4, the Canon 35mm f/2.0 and various L lenses (24-105, 70-200 f2.8, etc.) I occasionally have a need for a lens that can open at f1.4 of 1.8. The 50mm 1.4 is a very pleasant lens, soft wide open, but fast and suitable for portraits. Unfortunately, the 50mm 1.4 has an extremely fragile auto focus system (this problem has been well documented). Indeed just after one year of very light and occasional utilization, (and just beyond its warranty period), the auto focus on my 50mm 1.4 failed. Canon quoted me ~$130 for repairs. While this quote is quite reasonable, warranties on repaired lenses only last 3 months, which is insufficient, particularly for such a fragile lens. (I don't want to have to pay for repairs every 3 months). Instead of spending $130 on fixing my 50mm 1.4, I thought I would give the 50mm 1.8 a shot, since many have rated the 1.8 as a sharper lens than the 1.4. Unfortunately, this was not my personal experience. The 50mmm 1.8 I received last week was extremely soft in the center of the frame, and strangely, much sharper in the top right corner. I strongly suspect that this is due to improper alignment of this specific lens, and have since ordered a replacement, which is due to arrive next week. It was much softer in the center at f2.0 than my 35mm f2.0 and much softer at f4.0 than my 24-104. (Note: the 24-105 was also sharper than the 35mm at f4.0 and f5.6, particularly in the corners and also more uniform ... but it is a $1,000 L lends, of course). Upon reception, in a few days, I will test this replacement lens and give the Canon 1.8 another chance. Although nosier and slower, the AF on the 1.8 seemed fast enough (and hopefully more reliable than the 1.4).Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vancity on Oct. 9 2014
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It's the quintessential inexpensive prime for Canon. I've borrowed them before so knew what I was getting. Mine was $118 shipped through Amazon Canada, which was cheaper than through Amazon USA. Made in Malaysia.

The prime lens with large aperture do take some photography adjustment, because the depth of field is very shallow at low F values. It's worthwhile to study depth of field and the impact of different F stops.
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