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Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Lens

(Black, Standard Lens)
2 Years Canon India Warranty and Free Transit Insurance.
Rs. 7,995
Rs. 7,755
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CANON EF 50 MM F/1.8 II LENS

Capture incredible portraits and landscapes of high quality even in low light situations with the Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Lens. The Prime lens is also ideal to carry around due its compact and light weight feature.

  • -

    Design

    • Light &
      Compact
    • 52 mm
      Filter Size
    • Super Spectra
      Coating
    • EF
      Mount

    A beautifully designed and compact lens, the Canon 50mm is light and easy to carry around. The lens has a 52 mm lens filter attachment size, to which you can attach the filters of your choice. The Super Spectra coating on the lens is designed to reduce the ghosting and flares in pictures. The lens comes with a fully electronic lens mount and has a lens construction of 6 elements in 5 groups.

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    Performance

    • f/1.8 Maximum
      Aperture
    • f/22 Minimum
      Aperture
    • 50 mm
      Focal Length

    The Canon Prime lens produces some of the most beautiful portraits with the maximum aperture of f/1.8. The lens can also extend up to f/22 for excellent extended depth of field. The 50 mm fixed focal length makes this prime lens the ideal one to have with you at all times.

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    Features

    • 0.45 meters
      Minimum Focus
    • Focus
      Auto & Manual

    The lens can focus up to a minimum distance of 0.45 meters and has both manual and auto focus options that you can select using the switch on the upper side.

Compatible Cameras for Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Lens (Black, Standard Lens)

Canon:  EOS 1000D, EOS 500D, EOS 550D, EOS 60D
Nikon:  D3100, D7000, D90

Specifications of Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Lens (Black, Standard Lens)

In the Box
Sales Package Front Cap, Back Cap and Lens
General
Brand Canon
Name Standard
Model EF 50 mm f/1.8 II
Color Black
Type Prime
Filter Attachment Size 52 mm
Minimum Aperture 22
Lens Features
Lens Construction (Elements/Groups) 6 Elements in 5 Groups
Angle of View Diagonal: 46°, Horizontal: 40°, Vertical: 27°
Drive System MM
Performance Features
Maximum Focal Length 50 mm
Aperture with Max Focal Length f/1.8
Aperture with Min Focal Length f/22
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.45 m
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.15
Additional Features
Other Specifications Fast f/1.8 Aperture, Super Spectra Coatings Reduce Ghosting and Flare, Compact and High-performance, Standard Lens, Fully Electronic Lens Mount
Dimensions
Dimensions 68.2 x 41 mm (Diameter x Length)
Weight 130 g
Warranty
Warranty 2 Years
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Reviews of Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Lens

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★★★★★
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Prasanna Karmarkar
03 Jan 2012
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Crisp images, great for street photography

The much touted "poor build quality" of this product is irrelevant UNLESS you are an "embedded" photojournalist. You know - war zone type of action.

The pictures are incredibly sharp, which is what I was expecting when moving away from zoom lenses. The 1.8 aperture makes fast low light photography possible...BUT! - in low light the lens tracks a lot, focussing and re-focussing over and over. Use "MF" mode in low light OR where you want a very shallow DOF.

50mm just does not work out for close-in portrait photography, where you don't have the room to manoever....
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The much touted "poor build quality" of this product is irrelevant UNLESS you are an "embedded" photojournalist. You know - war zone type of action.

The pictures are incredibly sharp, which is what I was expecting when moving away from zoom lenses. The 1.8 aperture makes fast low light photography possible...BUT! - in low light the lens tracks a lot, focussing and re-focussing over and over. Use "MF" mode in low light OR where you want a very shallow DOF.

50mm just does not work out for close-in portrait photography, where you don't have the room to manoever....
The much touted "poor build quality" of this product is irrelevant UNLESS you are an "embedded" photojournalist. You know - war zone type of action.

The pictures are incredibly sharp, which is what I was expecting when moving away from zoom lenses. The 1.8 aperture makes fast low light photography possible...BUT! - in low light the lens tracks a lot, focussing and re-focussing over and over. Use "MF" mode in low light OR where you want a very shallow DOF.

50mm just does not work out for close-in portrait photography, where you don't have the room to manoever. I just had this experience in a crowded restaurant, really struggled to compose optimally. A 35mm would have been the dog. This 50mm is ideal for what is called "street photography", and fine for portraiture if you have the real estate to jockey for position.

100% of 21 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
Rajesh S
24 Nov 2011
An excellent prime lens for beginners.

I've been owning this lens for about 3 months now, and I've only good things to say about it. Those people who are giving it a low rating are probably expecting way too much out of it for the price they're paying. Come to think of it - it's priced at around Rs 5.5K and you get a fantastically large (f/1.8) aperture for that money!

The focal length 50mm is also highly practical and I've used it to take pictures of people and landscape with equally pleasing results. The larger aperture can come in handy while shooting portraits indoor.

And with outdoor photography, it produces stunningly s...
()

I've been owning this lens for about 3 months now, and I've only good things to say about it. Those people who are giving it a low rating are probably expecting way too much out of it for the price they're paying. Come to think of it - it's priced at around Rs 5.5K and you get a fantastically large (f/1.8) aperture for that money!

The focal length 50mm is also highly practical and I've used it to take pictures of people and landscape with equally pleasing results. The larger aperture can come in handy while shooting portraits indoor.

And with outdoor photography, it produces stunningly s...
I've been owning this lens for about 3 months now, and I've only good things to say about it. Those people who are giving it a low rating are probably expecting way too much out of it for the price they're paying. Come to think of it - it's priced at around Rs 5.5K and you get a fantastically large (f/1.8) aperture for that money!

The focal length 50mm is also highly practical and I've used it to take pictures of people and landscape with equally pleasing results. The larger aperture can come in handy while shooting portraits indoor.

And with outdoor photography, it produces stunningly sharp pictures that will make some of the photographers with more expensive lenses envy you.

The lack of zooming in and out does not annoy me at all for the fact that the focal length if 50 mm is extremely practical in many situations.

If I've to say anything bad about this lens at all, that would be the build quality. But then it's not too bad either, and what is to be expected at this price?

Clearly, this is a winner!

100% of 14 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
Sundar
30 Sep 2011
THIS LENS MAKES L SERIES LENSES LOOK SOMBRE

If you want to upgrade from your kit lens i would suggest to buy this lens right away without any hesitation. I have listed out points according to my use and importance.

(1)Build quality is plasticky(so avoid from dropping it down)but the optics are of very high quality.
(2)Overall sharpness is very good and color reproduction is excellent.
(3)You can create wonderful BOKEH.
(4)Pretty good AUTO FOCUS during daytime.
(5)The major drawback is the sound during auto focus. It is annoying but I shoot with this lens usually during the nights and use manual focus. So its not a big deal for me....
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If you want to upgrade from your kit lens i would suggest to buy this lens right away without any hesitation. I have listed out points according to my use and importance.

(1)Build quality is plasticky(so avoid from dropping it down)but the optics are of very high quality.
(2)Overall sharpness is very good and color reproduction is excellent.
(3)You can create wonderful BOKEH.
(4)Pretty good AUTO FOCUS during daytime.
(5)The major drawback is the sound during auto focus. It is annoying but I shoot with this lens usually during the nights and use manual focus. So its not a big deal for me....
If you want to upgrade from your kit lens i would suggest to buy this lens right away without any hesitation. I have listed out points according to my use and importance.

(1)Build quality is plasticky(so avoid from dropping it down)but the optics are of very high quality.
(2)Overall sharpness is very good and color reproduction is excellent.
(3)You can create wonderful BOKEH.
(4)Pretty good AUTO FOCUS during daytime.
(5)The major drawback is the sound during auto focus. It is annoying but I shoot with this lens usually during the nights and use manual focus. So its not a big deal for me.

After all its the cheapest canon lens money could buy.

Hope you all enjoy shooting with this lens..

94% of 18 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
Muralidhar Shreed...
03 Nov 2012
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Wonderful lens, good companion to the kit lens

Mixed feelings, a little unlucky with this lens.
I might not be an expert photographer, but definitely not new to using different lenses and alternating between them.
Opened the lens from its box, tried to mount it on my 550d. It was tighter than usual, I mean wouldnt sit right (again red dot on camera should match the red dot on the lens...I know that much). I knew something was not rite. A little more force, a small click sound and then it fit perfectly. Clicked snaps, was perfect ! Tried to take it out (of course after pressing the release button) and it would rotate, but wouldnt com...
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Mixed feelings, a little unlucky with this lens.
I might not be an expert photographer, but definitely not new to using different lenses and alternating between them.
Opened the lens from its box, tried to mount it on my 550d. It was tighter than usual, I mean wouldnt sit right (again red dot on camera should match the red dot on the lens...I know that much). I knew something was not rite. A little more force, a small click sound and then it fit perfectly. Clicked snaps, was perfect ! Tried to take it out (of course after pressing the release button) and it would rotate, but wouldnt com...
Mixed feelings, a little unlucky with this lens.
I might not be an expert photographer, but definitely not new to using different lenses and alternating between them.
Opened the lens from its box, tried to mount it on my 550d. It was tighter than usual, I mean wouldnt sit right (again red dot on camera should match the red dot on the lens...I know that much). I knew something was not rite. A little more force, a small click sound and then it fit perfectly. Clicked snaps, was perfect ! Tried to take it out (of course after pressing the release button) and it would rotate, but wouldnt come off. Not willing to use more force, took it to the Canon Service, Chennai. They couldnt get it off too ! They sent it to Bangalore, took about 15 days, had to change some part in the lens and then sent it back. I think I paid around a thousand bucks and now it works like magic.
I still firmly believe I was not at fault. Flipkart Customer Service person refused to buy that argument. He said I probably did something wrong. ^^
Rest is all fine with the lens.

8 of 8 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
Vijay Dixit
27 Mar 2012
Good lens

I have owned this lens for over a week now. I was in need of:
1) Light weight
2) Fast
3) Cheap/Economical
lens for a wedding shoot. The experience of ordering the lens and getting it in 29 hours is extraordinary. Thanks Flipkart!

The lens meets and beats the criteria that I listed. I have a full frame camera and therefore the selection of lenses is limited and expensive. What I needed was a fast lens that I could use for wedding photography (I do not use flashes), with the limitations in lighting that goes at closed outdoors. I bought this lens with the idea that it is fast (F1.8 is fast e...
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I have owned this lens for over a week now. I was in need of:
1) Light weight
2) Fast
3) Cheap/Economical
lens for a wedding shoot. The experience of ordering the lens and getting it in 29 hours is extraordinary. Thanks Flipkart!

The lens meets and beats the criteria that I listed. I have a full frame camera and therefore the selection of lenses is limited and expensive. What I needed was a fast lens that I could use for wedding photography (I do not use flashes), with the limitations in lighting that goes at closed outdoors. I bought this lens with the idea that it is fast (F1.8 is fast e...
I have owned this lens for over a week now. I was in need of:
1) Light weight
2) Fast
3) Cheap/Economical
lens for a wedding shoot. The experience of ordering the lens and getting it in 29 hours is extraordinary. Thanks Flipkart!

The lens meets and beats the criteria that I listed. I have a full frame camera and therefore the selection of lenses is limited and expensive. What I needed was a fast lens that I could use for wedding photography (I do not use flashes), with the limitations in lighting that goes at closed outdoors. I bought this lens with the idea that it is fast (F1.8 is fast enough with the right combination of ISO is not-well-lit places. I was amazed by the clarity of objects in focus that it delivers. I am yet to go through the pictures in detail, but I noticed a mild stretching towards the edges of the frame. Well, a slight crop solves the problem which otherwise would cost 20K more.

The image quality at the F5.6 is definitely inferior to the 35-350mm F3.5 lens which I have used all the while. But hey! what better can I ask for at 6780/-? Good enough.

8 of 8 users found this review helpful.

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Rampage
13 Sep 2014
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Nifty fifty!

This the best thing you can get in this price range. It is beautiful! I don't even give a damn to my other lenses anymore (more so because I'm more into portraits and abstract photography). The f 1.8 is just amazing, the DoF is mindblowing!

Although its quite slow on auto mode, the usage it qui...
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Ganesh Raghavan
07 Sep 2014
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Beginners are definitely encouraged ! Cool Prodcut

Any Beginner should go for this lens in addition to ur Kit lens. You would be really wonder struck with the images coming out of this lens and you can just take a half hr session from Youtube and take shots better. Go for it. No second thought. (View complete review)

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Rohan
02 Sep 2014
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Totally worth it

Lightweight, okay build and very effective. The focus ring takes a little time getting used to, but being a beginner, I'd say this is a must buy. (View complete review)

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Amritava Saikia
19 Aug 2014
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Great buy for a low price

I bought this lens mainly for taking portraits. I was very impressed by the photo quality especially as the lens is the cheapest from Canon. The f/1.8 aperture allows for photographs is low light conditions. Of course there are certain short-comings like all plastic build (except for the lens its... (View complete review)

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Ujjwal Kumar
18 Aug 2014
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Wonderful product, cannot register on canon-edge though

Product is great and shipping was fast, no complains there. Tried registering this lens to my canon-edge account and could not do so. Says this is not a original canon product. 1* rating reduced just for that, otherwise a 5* service. (View complete review)

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