Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Fast Prime Lens

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Lightweight and Totally Affordable

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens top ViewOnce upon a time in a far away land there lived a beautiful 50mm lens that was the fairest normal camera lens of all and was the optical measurement by which all the lens makers of the kingdom were evaluated and compared. Basic peasant level starter lenses have now moved to the zoom lens forest, but you can strike up a benefit from all the years of study and development that went into creating the 50mm lens which might just be the absolute best lens bargain in the kingdom that you will ever feast your eyes on. At $99.99 direct from ebay land can you not afford one of these enchanted lenses? This is true for any 50mm lens, not Canon alone. Keep this iin mind. At f/1.8 a lens allows  in 2.5 times the light of an f/2.8 lens.

Optically, not many lenses are going to be better than the f/1.8 - great color rendition, strong contrast, and incredibly sharp and crisp even when shooting while wide open. This lens becomes one of three goto lenses that I automatically pick up when the image quality is really important, (typical internet price $472). Having just uttered that, this lens becomes a 80mm moderate telephoto lens (35mm equivalent) when mounted on an APS-C image sensor camera  camera if you want "NORMAL" on an APS-C image sensor camera, which brings me to the second lens. I'd grab the Canon 44.8 equivalent 28mm f/1.8 or the third lens, a Nikon 35mm f/1.8 if you're a Nikon shooter, or maybe the (48mm equivalent) Sigma 30mm f/4  at a typical internet price of $439.

Lightweight and totally affordable, the EF 50mm optical lens--which boasts a fast f/1.8 aperture--making it the ideal lens for people who prefer using a single focal length lens. This is Canon's lightest weight EF lens weighing in on the scale at mere 4.6 ounces, the lens shows off a more traditional Gauss-style optical construction that delivers sharp crisp images even when shot wide open. Resulting a lens that delivers an image that's pretty darn close to the wat your eye comprehends a subject, making it perfect for portraits and other images requiring a more normal depth of field. Additionally, the lens focuses down to 18 inches, assisting you in taking extreme close-ups. And at last, the lens delivers exceptional color consideration. As with every Canon lens, this lens comes with a one-year warranty ✓


The lightest Canon EF lens ever, weighing a meager 0.29 lb. Exceptionally compact and a high-performing, standard optical lens. Its Gaussian construction allows sharp delineation from close to far-off focusing expanses. And for a standard lens the color balance is superb.

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Lens stylePrime lens  
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length50 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Canon EF  
Angle of view 46 degrees  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F1.8  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 5  
Total Elements 6  
Number of Groups 5  
Minimum focus distance 0.45 m (17.72")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.15 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Micromotor  
Full time manual focus No  
Focusing method Unit  
Lens distance scale No  
Depth of field scale No  
Physical features
Overall weight130 g (0.29 lb) 4.6 ounces  
Lens diameter 68 mm (2.69")  
Overall length 51 mm (1.99")  
Construction materials Plastic barrel, plastic mount  
Sealing No  
Lens color Black  
Filter thread size 52 mm  
Lens hood included No  
Lens hood code ES-62  
Tripod collar included No  
Optional accessories Hard Case LH-B9 Soft Case ES-C9/LP1014


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