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Canon EF 50 mm  f/ 1.8 Lens

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Canon EF 50 mm  f/ 1.8 lens

Canon EF 50 mm  f/ 1.8 lens


Canon EF 50 mm  f/ 1.8 MTF Chart

Optical design

Canon EF 50 mm  f/ 1.8 optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 1987

Last year of production: 1990

Optical design: 6 elements in 5 groups

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Photos (3)

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Owners (25)

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Average price: $110


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Additional information:

The Canon EF 50 mm  f/ 1.8   is a low-end standard lens for Canon EOS cameras. It is an autofocus prime lens of the least expensive Canon lineup.

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.

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:

Autor: Steven
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Autor: nataba
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Mechanical quality2.8513
Optical quality3.2914
Pricing / Value4.4212
Overall lens rating

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Owner reviews: Canon EF 50 mm  f/ 1.8

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


Sharp from f/2



Poor mechanical design

Possible back (or front?) focus


Overall - a disgusting lens. Do not give any confidence in the result at the output. Got rid of and happy. It is often advised for beginners, but I will not. Number of problems interrupted his dignity.