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Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens - 2514A002

Abt Model: 2514A002 | UPC Code: 082966212727
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50mm Focal Length/ 6 Elements In 5 Groups Construction/ Overall Linear Extension System With Micromotor/ 1.5 Feet Closest Focusing/ Black Finish
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard And Medium Telephoto Camera Lens, Model 2514A002

This is the lightest EF lens of all at a mere 4.6 oz. (130g). Compact and high-performance, standard lens. Its Gaussian optics provide sharp delineation from near to far focusing distances. The color balance is excellent for a standard lens.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 50mm; 1:1.8
  • Lens Construction: 6 elements in 5 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 63°
  • Focus Adjustment: Overall linear extension system with Micromotor
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.45m / 1.5 ft.
  • Filter Size: 52mm

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Max Diameter: 2.7"
  • Length: 1.6"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.29 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lb


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Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens
 
4.1

(based on 88 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (43)

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    (30)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (7)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Super-sharp images (45)
  • Fast auto-focus (13)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Superior build quality (9)
  • Nice bokeh (6)

Cons

  • Poor build quality (31)
  • Slow auto-focus (15)
  • Semi-sharp images (5)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Every Canon SLR user should have one

    There are two things that any new Canon SLR owner should acquire as a bare minimum along with their new camera if they are at all serious about learning creative photography and making pleasing...Read complete review

    There are two things that any new Canon SLR owner should acquire as a bare minimum along with their new camera if they are at all serious about learning creative photography and making pleasing images, no matter how restricted their budget or how small their bag. One of them is the 220EX flash, and the other is this 50mm f/1.8 prime. They are both so small, light, inexpensive, and just downright useful that any photographer can carry them in any situation. Let's get something straight here: this lens is made of cheap plastic, it's got a noisy autofocus motor from the '80s, and the manual focus action stinks. But it also has several very good arguments in its favor (listed in the "pros" part of this review). The strongest point is that the optics are very close to being as good as its f/1.4 USM cousin (at 3x lower cost). The build quality is really not that bad, and the autofocus could not be called slow. The wide aperture is excellent for low-light and portrait work: two areas in which zoom lenses (even professional "L" zooms) are not very useful, and the narrow-aperture kit lens on your Rebel absolutely falls flat on its face. This is Canon's lightest lens, and I find using it on a Rebel camera is an absolutely liberating experience after dragging around a bunch of heavy zooms & a bigger body. "It's a crime to go without a prime". The EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens is the best bargain of the non-L lenses (see my other review on it), but if you can't afford the 85, get the 50mm f/1.8 (personally, I have both :-). New SLR users are often put off by non-zoom lenses, but the whole point of having an interchangable-lens camera is being able to use the right tool for the job. Seriously, if you're going to stick with the kit lens for the rest of your life, do yourself a favor & get a RAW-enabled compact instead!

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    Be warned...

    Used this lens on my 40D, and after a few uses, it got stuck on the camera body and would not come off. This was in the beginning of my Yosemite vacation, when...Read complete review

    Used this lens on my 40D, and after a few uses, it got stuck on the camera body and would not come off. This was in the beginning of my Yosemite vacation, when I really wanted to use my 17-40L for landscapes. I read about this common problem online, this has happened to a few others others. I learned that since the mount on this lens is plastic instead of metal, I could break the lens off, probably without damage to my 40D. I did just that, twisted HARD and broke the lens right off. Then I was able to use my other lenses. Not sure why this got stuck on my body - probably cheap construction or shoddy tolerances. I will not re-buy this lens. Instead, I'll get the 50mm f/1.4

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    5.0

    High quality, low weight and low price

    By Journeydog

    from Southern Arizona

    Comments about Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens:

    When I first purchased my Canon 60D, I ordered the kit with 18-200 zoom lens. This is a perfect all around lens, but not necessarily the best carry around lens. It gets a bit heavy on a strap or even in a backpack if you have much other stuff. So, I added this basic 50mm, Perhaps the best value of all the Canon lenses. It makes my 60D a much better carry around, and it is also better in low light than the 18-200. Nice addition to my slowly growing lens collection.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Lens!!!

    By Doctor

    from Athens

    Comments about Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens:

    I own this lens for over a year now. I also own a lot of L lenses so I know a few things about the best glass there is for Canon users. This lens is not very well made, in fact it is in the opposite side of the L lenses. It is all plastic. It is very small and light, it fits in your jacket pocket easily. And then, there is the image quality. That is truly L grade. It is absolutely amazing. Super sharp, fast AF (although noisy). The only downside of this optic is the bokeh. It is not that creamy bokeh you find in other lenses, like the 85 f/1.8. I would recommend this lens to anyone using a Canon camera. It is so cheap and so good, you can't help but own it... Seriously, go out there and buy one...

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    4.0

    excellent inexpensive lens for potrait

    By sb

    from Topeka, KS

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Lightweight
    • Nice Bokeh

    Cons

    • Poor in Low Light
    • Weak Casing

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Macro Photography
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens:

    family potraits

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Super Lens

    By JK

    from Upper Freehold, NJ

    Comments about Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens:

    Price is deceiving.It is a fantastic lens, sharp and fast.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Amazingly great lens

    By rickymare

    from Portland, OR

    Comments about Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens:

    I am new to photography and I was just using the 18-55mm lens and thought that was great. Until I received this lens! It is great for indoor and low light situations. I live in the Pacific Northwest and we hardly ever get light so this has been ideal! my only gripe would be the build quality, could be better. aside from that, its wonderful!

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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    EF 50mm f/1.8 II

    By AP

    from Phoenix, AZ

    Comments about Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens:

    Review Guidelines Focus on the product and your individual experience using it: This specific lens got stuck on my brand new EOS camera and rendered it inoperative! I am writing this review to let other people know about this. Provide details about why you liked or disliked a product: I dislike this lens because it got stuck on my camera the first time i used it. I checked online only to find that many more people had the same exact problem. Do not mention competitors or retailers by name: I didn't. Do not mention price: I didn't. Do not include links to other sites: I didn't Product reviewed must be available for purchase in the U.S.: It was purchased in the U.S. Words must have meaning, i.e. no dummy text: Done. Review must originate in U.S.: I am in the U.S. This is the 3rd time i am trying to post a review and they keep deleting it, saying i did not follow the guidelines (basically because i am posting a negative review, so this time i made sure to do this).

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Thrifty Fifty Rather Than Nifty Fifty

    By Boin Loin

    from Ohio

    Comments about Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens:

    I purchased this lens for my 60D, attracted to the image quality I had read about in reviews and the impressively large aperture for such a small price. For the most part, this lens met my expectations. The image quality it produces is the best I have experienced thus far with my 60D; images have minimal warping and aberration (but some vignetting), and are crisp as the mid-winter air on a sunny day. The biggest letdown with this lens is the build; be sure you're aware it is plastic before purchasing it. Although the plastic build allows for a surprisingly light lens (one of Canon's lightest), it also exudes a sense of cheapness and will make you afraid to do anything other than handle it with great care. As for the aperture, there are few situations that require more than f/1.8 and you'll find it produces some righteous bokeh. Overall, this lens is a slam dunk for the price, but if you're looking for a sturdier build, consider investing in a more expensive lens.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great results

    By JAB

    from Fombell Pa.

    Comments about Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens:

    I bought the 50mm f1.8 II for portraits after seeing the reviews. The results are great so far. The lens looks fairly cheaply made, but the images are sharp and it has great saturation and rich color.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Great lens that doesn't last.

    By kuhlcrew

    from Wisconsin

    Comments about Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens:

    I LOVE this lens especially for portraits. But I have purchased 2 of them, going on 3. Both after about 1 1/2 years started saying there was trouble with the connections. It BOTH TIMES ended up in a repair that costs almost as much as a new lens...which is why I keep having to buy them. SO frustrating!

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    3.0

    Be gentle with this lens....

    By johnnycaps

    from Long Island, NY

    Pros

    • Super-sharp images
    • very inexpensive. buy 2

    Cons

    • it's delicate.
    • Poor build quality
    • Slow Auto-Focus

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens:

      I love this lens and I hate this lens. The images you get with this lens are amazing. But this is NOT military grade design. Handle this lens the way you would an egg and it will work wonders. I made the mistake of putting the lens in my camera bag without a hard cover case for the lens -- bad idea. Apparently there must have been a little jostling of my camera bag while I was walking and the next time I examined the lens it was essentially in 2 pieces. Darn. But I love this lens so I bought another and now keep it in a hard shell case (unless I'm using it) and all is good. BTW as you probably already know, this is NOT a "normal" lens for a crop factor DSLR. It's probably closer to an 80mm lens on a full frame 35mm film camera or full size sensor DSLR i.e. Canon 5D, 6D, 1D X etc. So if you want "to see what your eye sees" on a crop factor DSLR i.e. Canon 7D, 70D, 60D, 50D, Rebel, etc. you want to get a 35mm focal length lens (or zoom your kit lens to about 35mm). So you might be wondering.... What's the easiest way to tell if a Canon EOS camera has a full sized sensor? Well, you can't really tell by how Canon refers to the camera (at least I can't). So the easiest way is to look at Canon's "Estimated Retail Price". As of this writing if it's over $1600 (body only) it's a full sized sensor. Simple.

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