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nifty fifty Review with images

Advantageslight , autofocus is fast and sharp

Disadvantagesmade of plastic

"...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 lens will be the best choice for me (this is a fixed focal lens ) 50mm lens can basically mimic the perspective seen by the human eye . i felt that this will be the best choice .Also prime lens made me more creative , as i hadn’t had the opportunity to just zoom in if i ..." Read review
23.04.2012

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Cheap as chips but still flashy

AdvantagesCheap, lightweight, sharp pictures

DisadvantagesNoisy motor, lack of zoom

"...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 mainly due to the build quality which makes the lens feel plasticky and very light in comparison to the kit lens (18 – 55mm) which are double the price of this. The lens weighs just under ..." Read review
03.09.2012

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Canon 50mm!

Advantageseasy to use, great depth of field and image quality, reasonably priced

Disadvantagesnone

"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 your subject at the right distance. The benefits of using a prime lens are that it usually offers better quality results than a zoom lens would at the same ..." Read review
03.10.2013

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Community Level 2sjhill

sjhill

Possibly the best lens I own for my DSLR - The Canon 50mm F/1.8

AdvantagesLightweight, cheap

DisadvantagesNone

"...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. It's also very cheap in comparison to other prime lenses, and I would consider it much better value for money than the 50mm f/1.4 As a prime lens, 50mm fixed, f/1.8 it can be used ..." Read review
08.04.2009

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Happy Snapping

AdvantagesCompact, cheap, wide aperture range, promotes free thinking

DisadvantagesLimited 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 effect of making your more opportunist pictures consistently well presented and useable, without putting the onus on you to do anything but shoot WYSIWYG style. ..." Read review
21.11.2011

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Great Picture Quality But Not So Great Build Quality.

AdvantagesLightweight, easy to use, great quality pictures, price.

DisadvantagesDesign, fragile, noisy.

"...does. I have had this Canon Lens for approx one year, and I only use it on special occasions, however I feel it might last me a few more months before falling apart. The Auto focus function produces clear images and pictures have a great sharpness to them that really shows off the quality of the lens. however the auto focus can be quite noisy when operated. The motor is also quite noisy, which gives off a buzzing sound when in use, it can be slightly ..." Read review
07.03.2014

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Community Level 1james1404

james1404

to good to over look Review with images

Advantagesrazor sharp, very cheap

Disadvantagescheap plastic, noisy

"...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 flash gun that I have never used outside in the real world. So when I tell you I spent many thousand of pounds on this hobby it is easy to see where the money has gone. ..." Read review
28.09.2010

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Community Level 1lou1003

lou1003

Canon EF 50mm F1.8 - the BEST lens for the price Review with images

Advantagesprice, aperture, sharpness, lightweight,

Disadvantagesnone that outweigh the excellent value of this lens

"...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 the cost - I noticed the clarity of the images straight away. When you compare the sharpness and clarity of this lens compared to other lenses of this price range (or the kit lenses), it really is head and shoulders above them. It's low cost is mainly ..." Read review
15.02.2011

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Canon EF 50mm lens - Incredible value for money Review with images

Advantagescheap, small and very impressive quality

Disadvantagessome may find the focussing ring a bit annoying

"...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 reasonable quality. That being said, I wasn't expecting any miracles because at that price, who would? I purchased this lens about a week ago now and have since experimented ..." Read review
02.01.2012

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Community Level 1bardall

bardall

Ef 50 1.8 II

AdvantagesCheap, great image quality, fast (aperture)

DisadvantagesBad focus motor. Noisy and slow (focus). Plastic build

"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 turns out to be a bad lens, i'll loose only 130$. I also believed at the time that 130$ brand new lenses cannot produce quality images. Nikon doesn't have ..." Read review
12.10.2009

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Community Level 1LollyRPhot...

LollyRPhotography

Must have Lens

AdvantagesSmall, F1.8, Low Light,

DisadvantagesPlastic, Cheap Feel,

"...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, normally around F4.0. Images are always sharp and it works exceptionally well in low light, ideal for Street and Cityscape shots, also once attached to the camera ..." Read review
06.10.2010

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Community Level 1Beolens

Beolens

Canaons little Gem

AdvantagesCheap, Sharp, small

DisadvantagesPlastic 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 used it for Band shots, where the aperture speed is essential, and it works brilliantly. For portraits where the depth of field adds so much and just as a basic ..." Read review
28.02.2009

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Community Level 1QSO365

QSO365

Great bit of Kit..

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

DisadvantagesPlastic Mount, No lens hood

"...use the lens with my Canon 550D!! So all in all the lens is a prime, at a great price, and very professional results are found every time, of course as it offers no zoom, you have to move closer to the subject! I would suggest everyone has this in their camera bag, other known brands of digital slr ie, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus, Sony etc all offer the same for their makes of camera bodies, so no one has an excuse not to have one. ..." Read review
24.04.2011

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