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Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens - 2514A002

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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
 
4.2

(based on 78 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Super-sharp images (44)
  • Fast auto-focus (13)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Superior build quality (9)
  • Nice bokeh (5)

Cons

  • Poor build quality (30)
  • Slow auto-focus (14)
  • 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

    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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          1.0

          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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              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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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good Inexpensive Lens

                      By bigron452

                      from Hopewell Junction, NY

                      Pros

                      • Super-sharp images

                      Cons

                      • Poor build quality

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens:

                        Brought this lens with my T3i almost 2 yrs ago and have used it many times. I've since upgraded to the 70d and it's still going strong. For the price it can't be beat. Yeah it's plastic, but the optics are great and it takes really good, clean pictures. Focusing is sometimes a little slow, but I really love the pictures. I'm not a pro, but take a ton of pictures. Because of the low cost, you don't really worry about damaging it. Absolutely wonderful for portraits .. a must have for a hobbyist !!

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                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best Possible Lens for the Money

                        By Munasaur

                        from Tennessee

                        Pros

                        • Light
                        • Small
                        • Super-sharp images

                        Cons

                        • Poor build quality
                        • Slow Auto-Focus

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens:

                          The is my first upgrade from my kit lens, the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6. To get straight to the point, this lens has incredible image quality, and an extremely low price. The cheapness of the product only comes from the plastic build and the original auto-focus motor. To sum everything up, you get the superior image quality, for a low price because of things that don't affect the quality. (loud, semi-slow auto-focus, cheap plastic build). As long as you take care of your lens, this is the perfect lens.

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                          (25 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Great little lens

                          By linear

                          from Sacramento, CA

                          Comments about Canon EF Standard And Medium Telephoto Lens:

                          I bought this to experiment with and didn't have any long terms plans with it. After shooting with it on a Rebel T3 and an EOS 50D I can say this is a staple in my kit now. I love it. It's color, detail, and sharpness are amazing for the price. On an APS-C camera it can be used as a portrait lens. It does not rely on software later to fix the image; corners, edges, all sharp and not distorted; no CA that I can find. CONS: noisy motor and hunts in low light. Otherwise, none. That aside, this is one of my favorite lenses now.

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