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8.6 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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Overall 8
8.0

No AF? No problem at this price.

luke-giann, Ebay
5 days ago
  • Summary: For the money, you really can't beat this lens. I picked it up for about $50 and it's image quality is as good as the modern $100-$150 variety you can buy with AF (although that is still an amazing price point for the quality). It's lightweight, portable and manual focusing is pretty smooth. I bought this lens to fit in between my 35mm and 135mm primes. I own a Sony A7r. It shoots wonderfully wide open. Decent sharpness, smooth bokeh and fast.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Cheap Lens

TheCohbrah, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: This lens should be in every photographers bag, whether serious or hobbyist. Great lens and for the price, you cannot beat it. One thing tho is the build is very "Plastic Like" but for the price you should not expect it to be built like an L lens.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Weak Casing
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Overall 8
8.0

Light & Efficient

Emily, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: A great little lens that does what I need it to, I don;t use it that often but it really has produced some great results! Great for the beginner.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight
  • Cons: Slow Focus, Weak Casing
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Overall 8
8.0

the little plastic lens that could

sean the challenger, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: although on the cheap side compared to other lenses this one can by far hold its own. perfect for a beginner!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light, Weak Casing
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Overall 8
8.0

GREAT LITTLE LENS

DannyMC, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: GREAT LITTLE LENS, A LITTLE FLIMSY, BUT STILL OVERALL FOR THE MONEY IT TAKES GREAT PHOTOS
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 8
8.0

A GOOD LENS FOR SPORTS WITHOUT THE PRICE

Bear, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Since I take photos of live amateur boxing events, I need a lens up to the job of capturing the action but without the high price tag!
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged
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Overall 8
8.0

So far, so good

Greg T., B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: I've only used it a few times, but very happy so far. Focus is okay, but not always dead on, although having a 1.8 lens is great! Have to play with it a little more.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Value

BobbyNbr, B&H Photo
23 March 2014
  • Excerpt: This is by far not the last lens I'll purchase. After watching 100's of videos everyone suggested it. It's not expensive, it's easy to use.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 8
8.0

The nifty fifty does the job

Yas, B&H Photo
21 March 2014
  • Excerpt: The price vs performance of this tiny lens is hard to beat. It's a very fast prime lens. However, to be at the price it's at, the build quality was sacrificed. The build material and zoom mechanism is not great. That said, it does what it does well. If you have a low budget like I do, this is a perfect prime lens for you.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
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Features 8
8.0
Performance 10
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Overall quality 6
6.0

Great value!

Bojo, Canon
18 March 2014
  • Conclusion: I debated about purchasing this lens becuase of the plastic build quality, but I have been amazed at the sharpness and quality of the pictures - particularly for portraits. The super fast F1.8 lets you get that nice, short depth of field & bokeh, without spending $$$$. I also love the small and light package - it completely changes the feel of my 6D, making it feel much more compact, portable without getting the attention that some larger lenses get.
  • Pros: tack sharp, quick focus, small & light
  • Cons: a bit loud, too much plastic
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