14 October 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens

I picked this up a couple of years ago for Rebel when I wanted to try fixed lenses. I still pull it out from time to time. I am not a professional by any stretch, but I really do like this lens. It’s great for when you want to get a crisp, clear photograph and have time to set up the shot without using zoom.

I still grab my standard zoom lens more often, but this makes a great hobby lens for taking portrait types of shots.

Amazon.com Product Description

Lightweight and affordable, the Canon EF 50mm lens–which offers a fast f/1.8 aperture–is an excellent lens for people who prefer a fixed focal length. Canon’s lightest EF lens at a mere 4.6 ounces, the lens boasts a traditional Gauss-type optical design that delivers a sharp performance even when wide open. As a result, the lens provides an image that’s extremely close to how your eye perceives a subject, making it excellent for portraits and images that require a natural depth of field. In addition, the lens focuses as close as 18 inches, helping you take extreme close-ups. Finally, the lens offers an excellent color balance. As with all Canon lenses, the lens carries a one-year warranty.


One Response to “Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens”

  1. Laura 14 October 2009 at 3:16 am Permalink

    My newest lens is a 30mm f/1.4 and I have found it sooooo valuable for indoor shots of kids. The ability to stop motion of moving and squirming munchkins – toddlers and kids running – or even crisply capture lower light situations like some moments at the aquarium.
    Fast glass is totally the way to go.

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