The Canon 50mm 1.8 II EF Lens is an affordable and high performing prime lens that works with the EOS system. The 50mm focal length is a great all around lens with a field of view similar to what the human eye sees. You can use this lens on both crop-sensor and full frame bodies, with a80mm equivalent to a 35mm. This lens is also very versatile and can be used in a number of photography styles, ranging from city and action photography to portraiture. One of the best features of this lens is its f/1.8 capabilities. This gives you better depth of field control, soft out-of-focus background or bokeh, and wonderful low light performance. A standard must-have in any photographers lens line up, the Canon 50mm 1.8 II EF Lens offers so much for an affordable price.
Wide Open Aperture
Shooting wide open at f/1.8 will give you wonderful photos with sharp details on the focused area and a beautiful bokeh effect on the background. This is a desired effect, especially if you’re into portraits. The soft, out-of-focus background can really make your subjects stand out.
Low Light performer
If you’re into shooting events or in places that have very minimal light, the Canon 50mm 1.8 II EF Lens can help you get better photos. Since its 5-blade aperture diaphragm lets the aperture open to a wide f/1.8, more light can come into the sensor, giving to cleaner, less noisy shots even when you’re shooting in a very dim area.
Its compact and lightweight design makes it a great choice as an everyday lens or a lens that you take with you when traveling or going out of a photo walk. At 130g (4.6 oz) with a dimension of 68.2mm diameter x 50.5mm length (2.7 x 2.0 in), this lens is easy to carry around and won’t add too much weight on your digital SRL body.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens Specifications
LensFocal Length & Maximum Aperture: 50mm 1:1.8Lens Construction: 6 elements in 5 groupsDiagonal Angle of View: 46°Focus Adjustment: Overall linear extension system with MicromotorClosest Focusing Distance: 0.45m / 1.5 ft.Filter Size: 52mmMax. Diameter x Length, Weight: 2.7 in. x 1.6 in., 4.6 oz. / 68.2 x 41.0mm, 130g