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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens

4.5 out of 5 stars 182 customer reviews
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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: 4.5 out of 5 stars 182 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,371 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Amazon.ca Product Description

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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I'm not sure what I could write in a review that would add to the already positive community reviews.
I have this mounted to my Canon Rebel T3i (aka EOS 600D) with a crop sensor.

This lens acts as an 80mm lens due to the crop sensor, however for the subjects I'm taking pictures of, this is actually a plus. I won't be standing on anyone's toes to take a photo.

The build quality is very nice, for plastic.
The only minus is that it doesn't feel weather sealed at all, however my camera body also isn't weather sealed.

The pictures speak for themselves. You really can't buy a cheaper lens for this outstanding quality.
I've attached a photo taken from this lens. I took the photo from .. 2-3 feet away, however that is ok because Tank, my dog isn't too fond of the big DSLR camera in his face. ;)
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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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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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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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This lens is teriffic for the price, and I recommend any photographer starting out should own one. Even if you already have other lenses, this is a great lens to have. It was the first lens I bought aside from the kit lens that came with my camera body, and I've been using it for nearly 2 years without any complaints about it. You are a comfortable distance away with this lens, not too zoomed in or out which is important since this has a fixed zoom. Very similar to the actual eye's perspective, and good for indoor shooting or tighter areas you can't back up much in. Gives lovely bokeh, and blurs backgrounds nicely for portraits. Perfect beginner lens and it's nice and light, as well as compact so it's easy to walk around with all day on your camera without it being too heavy or bulky. Takes very high quality clear images. This lens was probably the best purchase I've made for photography, especially for the cost. If you're on a budget and don't want to spend too much on a lens, this is ideal. I've taken many photos of a car windshield of city bokeh and rain, sitting comfortably in the passenger seat, so you can get pretty close up to your subjects and still have them in focus. My favorite thing about this lens is that it's easy to focus with. Even while moving, the majority of my photos turn out clear without blur, whilst walking or being in a moving car it's extremely convenient to not have to stop and struggle with a finicky focus and potentially lose your shot.
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Pretty sharp, great first prime lens with a big aperture. AF hunts a bit with my 70D but not too bad. Decent low light lens, will cost hundreds more to beat it. I've never tried the 40mm pancake which might be a good alternative, can't say
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I love this lens and can't believe what it gives me for the ultra low cost. Sure, the casing is plastic, but it doesn't affect the job that it does and it's not like it's going to break easily unless you throw your gear around carelessly. The quality of the lens and the pictures it can capture are worth a lot more money than this sells for. Everyone should have this lens in their camera bag.
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By samira TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Nov. 2 2014
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I have a T2i and decided to give this lens a chance. Although for me this lens works as a 85mm but boy, I love this lens!!!:D
I wonder why I was hesitating on buying it! Take it outdoors and snap some photos or take a beautiful portrait from your loved ones (standing not to close from them though) I highly recommend this lens.
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