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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens measures 2.7“ x 1.6”, 4.6 oz. / Read more

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Kamera Lens Review

IT Posts
8 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Et af de billigste linser rundt på markedet i dag, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II kameralinsen garantier til at levere skærpet billeder på trods af sin lave pris og lave bygge kvalitet. Kvaliteten af build af Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II kameralinsen er lav på den måde, at det har været lavet af plastik og er...
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Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II

Camera Labs
1 July 2013
  • Excerpt: The Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II is a prime lens with a standard focal length of 50mm and a bright focal ratio of f1.8. Announced in 1991, it replaces an earlier 50mm f1.8 model, employing the same optics but housing them in a simpler all-plastic case to keep costs down; indeed it's the cheapest lens in...
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Overall 10

Expert Review

20 November 2011
  • Excerpt: This is an excellent little prime for those wanting a good amount of depth and bokeh. The lens captures light excellently. The build quality is ok, though it seems the body is made of plastic. This does keep the weight very minimal overall.
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REVIEW: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Interchangeable Lens Review

3 July 2010
  • Excerpt: Canon's EF 50mm f/1.8 II is a compact and lightweight basic standard lens which is available for the bargain price of around £80.
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Expert Review

23 November 2009
  • Excerpt: was the first "new" lens I got for my Eos 350d / Rebel XT, the lens was bought as a birthday present from my darling wife back in June '09. I still feel like I'm getting to know this piece of glass, but I wanted to write a simple review to share my thoughts before I get the 28mm f/2.8 at...
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Expert Review

26 September 2009
  • Excerpt: This is the lightest cheapest-feeling lens I've ever used on an SLR. It is all plastic, right down to the lens mount. The optical performance of the glass inside is fine, but manual focusing isn't much fun.
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens Review

SLR Lens and Camera Reviews
6 June 2009
  • Summary: With the exception of its build quality, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II is a fantastic value for your money. But even with sub-standard built quality, it is a highly recommended choice for anyone considering expanding their lens collection beyond kit lenses or interested in acquiring a fixed focal lens for...
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Overall 7
Value for money 9
Features 8
Picture quality 8
Ergonomics 7
Build quality 6

Expert Review

DP Review
28 January 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II may be one of the cheapest lenses currently on the market, but its optics belie its lowly price. As befits a classic standard prime lens, it's very sharp when stopped down (especially in the centre), shows minimal chromatic aberration, and has relatively low distortion;...
  • Pros: Excellent image quality when stopped down, Essentially no lateral chromatic aberration, Extremely cheap
  • Cons: Extremely cheaply built, Harsh and distracting bokeh due to pentagonal aperture, Vignetting at wide apertures on full frame (which only disappears at F3.5), Inconsistent autofocus in low light (most problematic when using large apertures)
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens Review

The Digital Picture
19 November 2004
  • Excerpt: The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens delivers very sharp images as inexpensively as Canon lenses get. Build quality of the 50 f/1.8 is very cheap (as you might expect). This lens feels more like a toy than a piece of optics.
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EF 50 mm f/1.8 II

21 January 2015
  • Excerpt: A relatively fast 50 mm lens has always been the most classic fixed focus instrument. You can safely claim that every optics producer features it in their line-up; in fact customers usually can pick and choose among several models which differ only in their minimum aperture value.
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