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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
8.3 out of 10

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens measures 2.7“ x 1.6”, 4.6 oz. / 68. Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

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Overall 6
6.0

grear lens cheap plastic

John, B&H Photo
1 January 2015
  • Excerpt: Except for the cheap brittle feel of the plastic on this lens everything is great.
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Overall 6
6.0

I hope the focus adjustment system is better than what was used on the 1

William W., Amazon
22 December 2014
  • Summary: Cheapest way to get a Canon 50mm lens. The 1.4 has a fatal flaw that results in not being able to focus. Canon should have issued a factory recall on the 1.4. We use this lens at a university so the 1.8 is acceptable. I hope the focus adjustment system is better than what was used on the 1.4....we had three of the 1.4 lenses fail. The plastic parts warp, so the focus mechanism quits working. Would have cost more to repair the 1.4 than the cost of the new 1.8 lens.
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Overall 6
6.0

Low light lens

Glenn, B&H Photo
2 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens for those occasions when I wanted a wide open aperture for low light situations and it really picks up a lot of light. That said, without IS I think you need either really steady hands or a tripod for clear pictures. And the focus is slow and noisy. But for the price, I don't think these are things to complain about.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Performance 10
10
Overall quality 4
4.0

Be gentle with this lens....

johnnycaps, Canon
4 September 2014
  • Conclusion: I love this lens and I hate this lens. The images you get with this lens are amazing. But this is NOT military grade design. Handle this lens the way you would an egg and it will work wonders. I made the mistake of putting the lens in my camera bag without a hard cover case for the lens -- bad idea. Apparently there must have been a little jostling of my camera bag while I was walking and the next time I examined the lens it was essentially in 2 pieces. Darn.
  • Pros: Super-sharp images, very inexpensive. buy 2
  • Cons: Slow auto-focus, Poor build quality, it's delicate.
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Overall 6
6.0

Feels cheap, but produces nice images.

Glauco MaGui, B&H Photo
15 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Perfect for a starter's kit, the 50mm is a must-have. Wouldn't recommend it for professional work, though. It's focus is a little slow, and the body construction feels too fragile for hard work. But for students and enthusiast it's perfect. Also, it doesn't have any Image Stabilizing System.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Not expensive
  • Cons: feels cheap, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus, Weak Casing
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Overall 6
6.0

Good for Static Shots

Adorama
7 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I gave this lens a shot because of all the glowing "must have" reviews but came away disappointed by its limitations. This lens is a good low-cost option for taking pictures of static/stationary subjects in low light conditions. The extra speed you gain from the lower f-stop is useless however when trying to take indoor action shots (sports in a gym) because the basic AF cannot keep up with the glass's capabilities.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

It's not a metal or hard plastic body like the 1.4f - It does the job but Autofocus seems to be pretty slow.

RubixCube, Amazon
23 April 2014
  • Summary: All the extra stuff it comes with is nice. I'll never use the blower. I'm using the lens keeper and UV filter. UV filters are pretty good for protecting the lens, but other than that, it was a nice addition. This package is better than buying the lens outright. You get all this extra stuff with it, so it's more fun.
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Overall 6
6.0

Don't need all of this stuff

Horton, Amazon
23 March 2014
  • Summary: Apart from the filters and the tulip, I'm not using ANY of the stuff that came with my new lens. Its all collecting dust. Its a good little collection, if you actually use it. Also, I talked to a specialist who advised me never to clean my camera on my own... so I probably won't be trying out all of these gadgets.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great little lens

Keir, B&H Photo
21 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this lens for a variety of shoots. It's simple and offers a wide range and I've gotten some great portrait shots with it.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

whats pictured isnt what you get

Ashley shotts, Amazon
13 February 2014
  • Summary: Was expecting the round lens cap but got the flower one. I don't mind it but I wanted what was pictured.
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