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  • this was taken with 50 mm F1.8 mk2 The camera i took this with is a canon 400D. This was the very first photo i took with this lens.
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Reviews - Canon EF lens - 50 mm F/1.8 for Canon EF

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II is the lightest EF lens of all at a mere 130g. Its Gaussian optics provides sharp delineation from near to far focusing distanc...

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“nifty fifty ”

published 23/04/2012

light , autofocus is fast and sharp

made of plastic

As a keen photography enthusiast i have decided to take a plunge and upgrade my old Sony a200 system (that i couldn’t get on with) to a canon 7d – the first mistake i have made was buying expensive body and not having the funds to buy a decent lens. I love photographing people so i thouht a prime...

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Excellent

price, aperture, sharpness, lightweight,

none that outweigh the excellent value of this len...

I love this lens! This is the first lens I bought myself (after the kit lenses, which I used for a year) for my Canon 450D, and then decided to buy the 50mm f1.8. This lens is excellent value for money - I got mine for AU$109 from Ebay (about AU$140 in the shops). It is exceptionally sharp for...

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Excellent

Lightweight, cheap

None

This is possibly the best lens I own for my Canon EOS 30D DSLR. (And for £65 what a bargain!) This is an incredibly light lens, and as I understand it, it is made entirely from plastic. It might feel a little too light, but believe me, it's a well constructed lens which yields fabulous results...

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Excellent

“to good to over look”

published 28/09/2010

razor sharp, very cheap

cheap plastic, noisy

This is a review of the canon EF 50mm F1.8 mk2. Now I love photography, I have loved photography since I got my first camera 8 years ago. Since then I have probably spent far to much on this obsessive hobby. Buying the best lens, so I could naturally take the best photos, buying a professional...

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Super

“Happy Snapping”

published 21/11/2011

Compact, cheap, wide aperture range, promotes free...

Limited by fixed zoom if used indoors

Using a highly adjustable Canon DSLR on the fly is sometimes more mentally taxing than we'd like it to be. Sometimes we just wanna point, click and move on to the next without wondering if there's any tricks we're missing or settings we haven't optimised. This fixed 50mm lens has the profound...

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Super

Cheap, lightweight, sharp pictures

Noisy motor, lack of zoom

Anyone who has an interest in photography using SLR’s and particularly Canon bodies should take a look at this prime 50mm lens. Extremely inexpensive for what it is, it delivers sharp images and does exactly what it says on the tin. The feel of the lens is what gives the price away, and this is...

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Excellent

“Canon 50mm!”

published 03/10/2013

easy to use, great depth of field and image qualit...

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I received this Canon 50mm prime lens for my camera last Christmas. ~ Prime lenses ~ A prime len is a fixed lens and this lens is fixed at 50mm so instead of using the optical zoom to zoom in and out, a prime lens means that you, as the photographer, have to move forwards and backwards to shoot...

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Good

Lightweight, easy to use, great quality pictures, ...

Design, fragile, noisy.

The Price I purchased this Lens for approx £100 a few years ago. It is available from Amazon for the lower price of £77, which is a great price in my opinion. Jessops.com has it for sale at £85, and there are few available to buy from eBay from prices starting from £50. My Experience Although...

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Excellent

cheap, small and very impressive quality

some may find the focussing ring a bit annoying

Having broken the kit lens for my Canon 1000D camera I was looking for a normal (35-70mm) lens for a good price. Although there were cheaper lenses that fit my specifications available I was particularly drawn to this one because it is a Canon lens and I felt assured that it was likely to be of...

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“Ef 50 1.8 II”

published 12/10/2009

Cheap, great image quality, fast (aperture)

Bad focus motor. Noisy and slow (focus). Plastic b...

This lens is the first prime I ever bought. I was looking at primes because they produce better quality images and are faster than zooms, though less practical. I saw that 130$ lens (brand new!) ... I gave it a shot, saying to myself: -well I'll try this out and if I don't like primes or if this...

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Excellent

“Canaons little Gem”

published 28/02/2009

Cheap, Sharp, small

Plastic build

Canons budget 50mm is a star of a lens. It’s cheap, well built (although plastic) and takes brilliant photos. What more could you ask from a lens? I have used this lens now for just over a year now and it is one of my favourites. A versatile little number, that is always in my kit bag. I have...

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Excellent

“Must have Lens”

published 05/10/2010

Small, F1.8, Low Light,

Plastic, Cheap Feel,

This is a must for any Canon user, the lens is non moving apart from focusing. For the price this prime Lens is one for the camera bag and is it also offer's F1.8, I used to think what is the point in this lens when you have the kit lens of 18-55mm, technically 50mm is covered but not at F1.8...

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Excellent

“Great bit of Kit..”

published 24/04/2011

Small, Small Aperture, F1.8, Canon Branded.

Plastic Mount, No lens hood

Ive had the lens since August 2010, and speaking as a professional photographer, the lens is a great bit of kit, a little on the noisy side, when half pressing the shutter to enable auto focus. It offers F1.8 which is great for Portraiture, but personally I find like most lenses the aperture is...

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