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Canon EF  50 mm  f/ 1.8 II Lens

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Canon EF  50 mm  f/ 1.8 II lens

Canon EF  50 mm  f/ 1.8 II lens

Canon EF  50 mm  f/ 1.8 II lens

Canon EF  50 mm  f/ 1.8 II lens

Canon EF  50 mm  f/ 1.8 II lens

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Canon EF  50 mm  f/ 1.8 II MTF Chart

Optical design

Canon EF  50 mm  f/ 1.8 II optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 1990

Optical design: 6 elements in 5 groups

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Average price: $124

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
50mmf/1.8f/2250.4552130/4,641/1,6

Additional information:

In December, 1990 it was replaced by the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II.

The Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II is on the whole identical to a 1987 variant, but it has a plastic bayonet mount and has no distance scale.

 

It is the most popular and least expensive lens of the  Canon EF series. At the same time, it is the most compact and lightest lens.

The Gauss Plannar scheme of the Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II   enables the use of a 6-blade aperture without losing image quality. Even at the minimal focusing distance of 0.45 mm, the image quality is still rather high.

The lens is equipped with a micro-motor for autofocusing.

The lens can be used on all Canon EOS cameras (both digital and film).

The Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II  is fit for shooting weddings and festivals even in low-light-level conditions, as well as for photojournalism and sporting events if a subject or a scene is close enough.

The lens delivers very sharp, but not very flexible, and sometimes rough picture. Bokeh exhibits characteristic pentagons . That is why  the Canon EF 50 mm f/ 1.8 II is not the best lens for portraiture.

There is a considerable loss of resolution visible on the frame edges on 35 mm cameras.

Compatible hoods:  ES-62, ES-65III


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Posted by: Sergei Borodin   Date of publication: 28.07.2010



Photos taken with this lens Canon EF  50 mm  f/ 1.8 II:


Tasty meal
Autor: mysterion
5 0 1320

Portrait
Autor: Jarvi
5 0 1909

***
Autor: seredinanton
5 0 2033

comrades
Autor: seredinanton
5 0 1401

Mechanical quality2.8926
Optical quality4.2225
Usability3.8226
Pricing / Value5.0025
Bokeh3.6626
Overall lens rating
3.92

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Owner reviews: Canon EF  50 mm  f/ 1.8 II

onlife 1.1.2000 00:00:01
Period of use: 1 year

Strengths:

Price, size, aperture ratio

Weaknesses:

Form Factor


Comments:

A good lens to start a career.