Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Standard Lens: Capture important moments in your life with this standard lens, which works with your compatible Canon DSLR EF-mount camera. A circular aperture with 7 blades helps you add creative background blur.
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BEST SECOND LENS TO BUY!
Posted by: Daniyal from: on
I bought my 70D in a bundle so it already came with the 15-85mm and the 75-300mm, so I don't consider those lenses I bought. I did some research before buying my second lens. Everything I looked at pointed me towards this lens for a second lens and I'm so glad I listened. The f-stop going all the way down to 1.8 is great for focusing on a single subject and blurring out the background to the point where you can't even tell what it is. I am a paid photographer and I use this lens in lots of my portrait shoots. To my clients it looks very underwhelming, but then they don't question the lens once they see how the photographs turned out. I would like to say I'm an advanced photographer and even I use this lens. This lens is in no way only for beginners. This lens has some uniqueness to it that can not be replicated by any other lens. It is a must have in any photographer, or non-photographer's, gear bag.
23 out of 23 found this review helpful.
Much needed update.
Posted by: lazarus31415 from: Madison, Wisconsin on
The old 50mm 1.8 ii lens has been around for 25 years. It had suburb optics and a terrible focusing drive.
This new Lens has the same optics. But, has a much more sturdy build, an excellent STM drive, and a 7 leaf circular aperture.
This is a huge update. Everyone needs it in their kit.
FYI... it has 49mm filter threads. I just picked up a 49mm to 52mm step-up adapter. It works fine. Now I don't have to get another set of filters in a less common thread size.
30 out of 37 found this review helpful.
Posted by: adrianvfloyd from: on
I truly see why it's called the "Nifty Fifty." It truly is a great addition to the lenses I already have. I can't put it down (I attached a photo from my Flickr account as an example [@adrianvfloyd])!
14 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Much better than the previous model
Posted by: Matthew from: on
I got this lens to replace the 50mm f1.8 II. The autofocus system is much quieter and much more precise. It's built quality is also much improved. Love that it has a metal mount again. I don't see much of a difference in image sharpness than the II but the build quality difference made it a worth while upgrade for me. Best lens you can buy for $125
11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Posted by: asvpedwin from: on
I owned the 50mm 1.8 II and the quality was great but it was really cheaply made and noisy! But with this It's someone anyone can enjoy! Silent and better quality. Definitely worth the money BUT if you already own the 50mm 1.8 Mark II just stick with that and buy youself the 50mm 1.4
11 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Posted by: neoasp from: Minneapolis, MN on
I was looking for a decent portrait lens for my T3i and this one produces excellent quality images!
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Excellent upgrade from the 5omm 1.8 II
Posted by: gearGuy from: on
This lens is a great improvement to the "nifty fifty" line. Compact, lightweight, and very affordable.
Image quality so far is superb. The 7 rounded aperture blades help to improve the look of the out of focus areas of your image. Also, the upgrade to the metal lens mount is nice. It makes the lens feel less cheap than the 50mm 1.8 II.
This is just one of those lenses that you have to have in your bag if you shoot a Canon DSLR. It's just so compact and affordable that you can't not have one!
6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Awesome lens, crisp pictures
Posted by: DuluthBB from: Duluth, GA on
Very pleased with this lense. It is very affordable and takes great pictures. I use it to take action shots and the I mages are crisp and bright, even when the sun starts going down!
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Great basic lens
Posted by: sealbeacher from: on
I needed a basic everyday lens as my previous one that had zoom was stolen. I have a new grandchild and wanted to take pictures often as they grow up so fast. This lens has filled the bill. I'm not a novice but don't know much about the fancy stuff. I am very pleased with the lens.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Excellent and cost effective prime lens
Posted by: Learning from: on
This is an excellent prime lens which is reasonably priced.
Google Christopher Frost on YouTube. He provides excellent camera lens reviews for canon bodies. Christopher Frost's review of this lens is the main reason I purchased it.
This lens is much better than the standard Canon 18-55mm STM kit lens. You can't beat an aperture of f1.8 in low light environments.