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Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens - 2514A002

Abt Model: 2514A002 | UPC Code: 082966212727
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
 
4.2

(based on 81 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Super-sharp images (45)
  • Fast auto-focus (13)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Superior build quality (9)
  • Nice bokeh (5)

Cons

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

Best Uses

    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

    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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    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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      5.0

      Great lens and sharp ...

      By np

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens:

      Great lens and sharp pictures. Love the pictures from this lens

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      4.0

      Great value!

      By Bojo

      from Ann Arbor

      Pros

      • Quick Focus
      • small & light
      • Tack sharp

      Cons

      • A bit loud
      • Too much plastic

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens:

        I debated about purchasing this lens becuase of the plastic build quality, but I have been amazed at the sharpness and quality of the pictures - particularly for portraits. The super fast F1.8 lets you get that nice, short depth of field & bokeh, without spending $$$$. I also love the small and light package - it completely changes the feel of my 6D, making it feel much more compact, portable without getting the attention that some larger lenses get. Sure the focus motor could be quieter, and the materials better quality - but you can't expect a perfect lens for this price. But this is a great value for a hobbyist on a budget.

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        4.0

        Good Performance and Value

        By D. Boone

        from Dayton, OH

        Pros

        • Ease of Use
        • Picture Quality
        • value

        Cons

        • small manual focus ring

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens:

          I purchased this item because I wanted a prime lens to complement the two zoom lenses I already own. I have been very happy with the quality of photos. Some indoor shots of my pet have turned out well, as the object has been sharp, with a nice amount of background blur. So far, I have experienced no installation problems that could be attributed to the lens' plastic mounting flange. Finally, even though this lens has a simple, plain appearance, it looks really neat attached to my Rebel SL1 camera. In fact, the combination makes for a light, easy to use system. I recommend this lens for anyone who wants a prime lens for minimal cost.

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          4.0

          Multipurpose lens

          By Anonymous

          from New Hampshire

          Pros

          • easy manual focus
          • great portrait photos
          • Sharp images

          Cons

          • Slow auto focus

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens:

            I bought this lens about a year ago near the time I bought me rebel t2i and I've used it to take great portrait photos! The auto focus is slow but the images are sharp and look great!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Thought a good purchase!

            By ljb

            from Bowling Green, KY

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor build quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens:

                Bought this lens used it several times at first loved it for the money…I didn't want to invest a lot! Had for several months; but, did not use it a lot….probably 6 times... Used again today and when trying to remove the lens it was stuck to my Canon EOS 60D….I thought my camera was done for….came home and after typing in my problem found lots of complaints with this lens and this problem on the internet. This lens is now in the garbage from having to tear it up to get it off my camera. Placed the other lens back on and it works! Thank Goodness. I have learned a valuable lesson! I do love my Canon camera and ease of using it but this lens in my opinion is a NO NO.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Do Not Buy This Lens

                By Twirldesigns

                from Texas

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor build quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens:

                    This lens worked for three months before it started binding whe focusing. It got to the point where the lens does not move at all to focus. It is all made of plastic. Go look at the higher priced 50mm lens and you'll see metal is used for the back of the lens versus the plastic in this one. This lens is a throw away lens. Do yourself a favor and save your money and get the higher priced quality 50mm lens.

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                    5.0

                    Incredible maximum aperture for a low price

                    By canonmister

                    from Lima, Peru

                    Pros

                    • Super-sharp images

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens:

                        We should know that the 50mm is what we see with both eyes opened, giving us the posibility for great portraits and difussed backgrounds when the aperture is completely wide open (f1.8).

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