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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II : Specifications and Opinions


Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II is a standard lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 1990 to 2015 (discontinued). The focus is done by Lens AF motor (non-ultrasonic), it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 115 €;
269 users have given it an average vote of 8.4 out of 10.


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MOUNT

This lens is available with the following mounts:

Canon EF: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Canon EF.



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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   50 mm
 Angle of view   46.8°
 Format   FF, APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/1.8
 Aperture blades   5
 Lenses/Groups   6 elements in 5 groups
 Min. focus distance   0.45 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.15x

 Features
 Stabilization   No
 Focus   Lens AF motor (non-ultrasonic)
 Internal AF   No
 Full Time MF   No

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   No
 Extenders   No
 Filters   52 mm
 Lens hood   Yes (not supplied)
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   130 g
 Dimensions   68 x 51 mm
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avatarsenior
sent on March 29, 2021

Pros: Image rendering , cost

Cons: very economical and plastic construction

Opinion: good lens from the point of view of yield, at f1.8 it is not very sharp but already at f2.2 it improves significantly Constructively it is really poor, plastic bayonet ring focus almost unusable AF to "frullino" but efficient. Overall a lens to have very versatile at a good price.

avatarjunior
sent on October 15, 2020

Pros: Cheap and quality. 50th used, money really well spent.

Cons: I'm too satisfied to find any. I have seen, however, that for the same shooting parameters the 50mm f1.4 is "much brighter".

Opinion: Bright and cheap optics, it is a must for those who want to make portraits. Compared to the yongnuo, the image is more detailed, from what I have seen from online photos, which means for example that in a portrait you can also catch imperfections of the skin that the yongnuo would not take, so I do not know if it is good or bad. For those who have canon could as in my case could evaluate the yongnuo, in my case I paid the used canon as the yongnuo, I considered it more commercial even to resell and so I took that. For those who may be a fan of the new gear, the yongnuo for Canon costs less than half a new one and is definitely an attractive alternative.

avatarsupporter
sent on June 04, 2020

Pros: Yield in relation to price

Cons: A lot, but they don't count for anything.

Opinion: For years it was glued to my 450d, until she was sold and he didn't, despite having even his heir STM... The AF engine is a rusty tractor forgotten in the countryside under the weather, built with the same plastic as disposable glasses, if the shake reminds me of the soggy from when I was small, the manual focus is ergonomically embarrassing, after f 2.2 the five-sided blur is lurking, but it also has flaws! In my opinion, its performance is even better than that of the STM grandson, as far as detailing from f2 up and making color. I'm never going to sell it. Also because it's worthless!

avatarsupporter
sent on March 28, 2018

Pros: Price, sharpness, size, nice bokeh

Cons: Sharpness under 2.8, maf, construction

Opinion: It 'probably one of those lenses that anyone approaches photography sooner or later must necessarily buy, but it will become interesting and useful even when you are more experienced (at least for me) .rnThe construction is certainly not the best but remember that the price is around 100 € or little more.rnSurely not my favorite lens is not by chance the use infrequently, but for some sporadic portrait I would say that it is more than enough because the sharpness from 2.8 up is really good and the bokeh ... very pleasant ... rnNon very precise maf, sometimes a little slow and cumbersome, however, the quality-price ratio justifies the success of this lens over the years.rnNon I got to try the new STM version but I suppose it is better especially as regards the maf.

avatarsenior
sent on February 07, 2018

Pros: Price, excellent resolution starting from f.2,8 but usable at TA, size / weight

Cons: Blurry absolutely ugly, but fantastic for those who are used to zooming; huge flare and collapse of contrast to backlight or when light sources frame, all-plastic construction, lack of depth of field, prehistoric autofocus

Opinion: Despite all the faults is a view that I use with pleasure and of which I do not regret the purchase (at the time analog), now there is no more reason to buy it and except if you find it at the price at best price is better orient the purchase towards the new STM version that has been improved in: boken, the AF and the flare for a price that remains super-économico.rnPS: I use it in FULL FRAMErn




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