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    "Love it...Great !...The manual focus wasn't a drawback....The only downsides that I have with it is that I have to be too close to my subjects for macros, while I have my extension tubes attached, and it will not auto focus on my camera, the Nikon D3300 (which really isn't a downside for me; as I will only use manual focus, but just about every other photographer that I know insists on having the option available)."

    "The manual focus wasn't a drawback."

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    Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Standard Lens: The wide-open aperture of this versatile Nikon lens allows you to capture photos in most situations without a flash. Whatever you're shooting, you'll get consistently sharp results at dusk, dawn or even in dim indoor lighting. Weighing just 5.5 oz., it makes a convenient carry-around lens for shooting stills and video.
    $131.99
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    "Love it...Great !...The manual focus wasn't a drawback....The only downsides that I have with it is that I have to be too close to my subjects for macros, while I have my extension tubes attached, and it will not auto focus on my camera, the Nikon D3300 (which really isn't a downside for me; as I will only use manual focus, but just about every other photographer that I know insists on having the option available)."

    "The manual focus wasn't a drawback."

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    Nikon AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Standard Lens: The wide-open aperture of this versatile Nikon lens allows you to capture photos in most situations without a flash. Whatever you're shooting, you'll get consistently sharp results at dusk, dawn or even in dim indoor lighting. Weighing just 5.5 oz., it makes a convenient carry-around lens for shooting stills and video.
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    "Love it...I loved...For anyone else, unless you need full time manual focus, you've got money to burn, or you're really set on getting the f/1.4 for its slightly better build quality, I'd recommend getting the 50mm f/1.8 instead....I received some good advice from a friend regarding a fixed 50mm lens--the F/1.4 on a 50mm lens is what he told me to look for, and the pictures are fantastic (using a Canon EOS Rebel T3I)."

    "For anyone else, unless you need full time manual focus, you've got money to burn, or you're really set on getting the f/1.4 for its slightly better build quality, I'd recommend getting the 50mm f/1.8 instead."

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    Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard Lens: This Canon 50mm lens has an unusually large maximum aperture so you can get detailed pictures even in low light without needing a flash. It's excellent for basic portraits and scenic shots, especially at night.
    $299.99
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    "Love it...I loved...For anyone else, unless you need full time manual focus, you've got money to burn, or you're really set on getting the f/1.4 for its slightly better build quality, I'd recommend getting the 50mm f/1.8 instead....I received some good advice from a friend regarding a fixed 50mm lens--the F/1.4 on a 50mm lens is what he told me to look for, and the pictures are fantastic (using a Canon EOS Rebel T3I)."

    "For anyone else, unless you need full time manual focus, you've got money to burn, or you're really set on getting the f/1.4 for its slightly better build quality, I'd recommend getting the 50mm f/1.8 instead."

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    Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard Lens: This Canon 50mm lens has an unusually large maximum aperture so you can get detailed pictures even in low light without needing a flash. It's excellent for basic portraits and scenic shots, especially at night.
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    "Love it...Love it!...Manual focus is controlled with a broad, easy to manage textured ring about mid-body on the lens....I was in the market for a 3rd zoom lens and completely against a fixed focal length lens...after using this lens...it has become my primary lens and I can't wait to buy a second fixed length lens"

    "Manual focus is controlled with a broad, easy to manage textured ring about mid-body on the lens."

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    Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens: Get sharp, clear photos with this Canon medium telephoto lens that delivers vibrant color and clarity with fast, quiet focusing. The 85mm focal length draws attention to your subject and transforms the background into a soft blur for professional-quality portraits and impeccably detailed close-up shots.
    $299.99
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    Was $419.99
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    "Love it...Love it!...Manual focus is controlled with a broad, easy to manage textured ring about mid-body on the lens....I was in the market for a 3rd zoom lens and completely against a fixed focal length lens...after using this lens...it has become my primary lens and I can't wait to buy a second fixed length lens"

    "Manual focus is controlled with a broad, easy to manage textured ring about mid-body on the lens."

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    Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Medium Telephoto Lens: Get sharp, clear photos with this Canon medium telephoto lens that delivers vibrant color and clarity with fast, quiet focusing. The 85mm focal length draws attention to your subject and transforms the background into a soft blur for professional-quality portraits and impeccably detailed close-up shots.
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    "So good...In love...Manual focus compensates well at that point....Oh my goodness do I love this lens it's small and lightweight I love it because when I edit my photos I tend to zoom in dramatically on many photos that I take and when I use this lens it minimizes the amount of editing that I do since it shoots at a zoomed in position already."

    "Manual focus compensates well at that point."

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    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.
    $125.99
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    "So good...In love...Manual focus compensates well at that point....Oh my goodness do I love this lens it's small and lightweight I love it because when I edit my photos I tend to zoom in dramatically on many photos that I take and when I use this lens it minimizes the amount of editing that I do since it shoots at a zoomed in position already."

    "Manual focus compensates well at that point."

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    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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    "Love it...Great !!...Keep in mind, there is no zoom or manual focus with this lense....It might be a little lacking for pros or very experienced amateur photographers, but if you're still a relatively casual photographer like myself, this is a huge step up from the kit lens, and combined with the 50mm 1.8 and a decent zoom lens, it's a great option to get a nice range of focal lengths covered."

    "Keep in mind, there is no zoom or manual focus with this lense."

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    Capture stunning images of wide perspectives with this Canon 9522B002 EF-S wide-angle lens that features an aspheric lens element for high image quality from the center to the edges. The circular, 7-blade aperture delivers soft backgrounds.
    $129.99
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    "Love it...Great !!...Keep in mind, there is no zoom or manual focus with this lense....It might be a little lacking for pros or very experienced amateur photographers, but if you're still a relatively casual photographer like myself, this is a huge step up from the kit lens, and combined with the 50mm 1.8 and a decent zoom lens, it's a great option to get a nice range of focal lengths covered."

    "Keep in mind, there is no zoom or manual focus with this lense."

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    Capture stunning images of wide perspectives with this Canon 9522B002 EF-S wide-angle lens that features an aspheric lens element for high image quality from the center to the edges. The circular, 7-blade aperture delivers soft backgrounds.
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    "I love...Love it...Also has a manual focus....I was a little iffy about a prime lens, since you can not zoom in or out -- but the results from using this lens are amazing!"

    "Also has a manual focus."

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    Get a reliable portrait lens for your NEX camera with this Sony 50mm lens. It has a fast aperture of f/1.8 for solid performance under low-light conditions, and it can get in close to your subject — up to 1.5 feet. Add a 49mm filter to your Sony 50mm lens for lens protection and polarization effects.
    $224.99
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    "I love...Love it...Also has a manual focus....I was a little iffy about a prime lens, since you can not zoom in or out -- but the results from using this lens are amazing!"

    "Also has a manual focus."

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    Get a reliable portrait lens for your NEX camera with this Sony 50mm lens. It has a fast aperture of f/1.8 for solid performance under low-light conditions, and it can get in close to your subject — up to 1.5 feet. Add a 49mm filter to your Sony 50mm lens for lens protection and polarization effects.
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    "Worth it...Love it!...This is bit pricey, if you don't need fast auto focus and mostly work with manual focus then there are some other great economical lens in market....This lens is just perfect for a lot of stuff, I use it mostly for portraits and it gives such an awesome depth of field, sharpness, image quality... is just perfect and beautiful, and such an amazing macro lens to I absolutely recommend every photographer needs to have this lens in their bag."

    "This is bit pricey, if you don't need fast auto focus and mostly work with manual focus then there are some other great economical lens in market."

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    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens: Experience a broader range of your DSLR's capabilities with this mid-telephoto macro lens. Image stabilization helps to ensure that your photos are clear even at very close range. Capture fine details with unprecedented clarity.
    $699.99
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    "Worth it...Love it!...This is bit pricey, if you don't need fast auto focus and mostly work with manual focus then there are some other great economical lens in market....This lens is just perfect for a lot of stuff, I use it mostly for portraits and it gives such an awesome depth of field, sharpness, image quality... is just perfect and beautiful, and such an amazing macro lens to I absolutely recommend every photographer needs to have this lens in their bag."

    "This is bit pricey, if you don't need fast auto focus and mostly work with manual focus then there are some other great economical lens in market."

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    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens: Experience a broader range of your DSLR's capabilities with this mid-telephoto macro lens. Image stabilization helps to ensure that your photos are clear even at very close range. Capture fine details with unprecedented clarity.
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    "Love it...Best lens...Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G On a full frame camera this is a really nice portrait lens or even a as general purpose, slightly longer than a 50mm, lens to keep on your camera for really sharp images at your point of focus....This is a full frame lens so on an APS-C it is somewhere around 120mm making it a good portrait lens for my needs."

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Medium Telephoto Lens: Transform every portrait into a work of art with a lens that delivers exceptional image quality and rich color saturation even at wide open apertures. Whether you're capturing headshots, wedding photos or nature images, this medium telephoto lens offers all you need for professional results in almost any lighting conditions.
    $479.99
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    "Love it...Best lens...Nikon - AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G On a full frame camera this is a really nice portrait lens or even a as general purpose, slightly longer than a 50mm, lens to keep on your camera for really sharp images at your point of focus....This is a full frame lens so on an APS-C it is somewhere around 120mm making it a good portrait lens for my needs."

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G Medium Telephoto Lens: Transform every portrait into a work of art with a lens that delivers exceptional image quality and rich color saturation even at wide open apertures. Whether you're capturing headshots, wedding photos or nature images, this medium telephoto lens offers all you need for professional results in almost any lighting conditions.
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    "Love it...Love it!...I read somewhere that the lens is not as sharp as some other lens and I respect that but for me this lens is amazing gives me that crisp details from every shot I take....Bought this lens a little over a week ago, and I have to say it is a great buy sharp and the picture quality I get from it is superb."

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    With built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, this Sony SEL35F18 35mm prime lens helps you achieve crisp, clear images with your compatible Sony NEX E-mount camera. The 2 motors offer quiet and smooth operation for shooting videos.
    $424.99
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    "Love it...Love it!...I read somewhere that the lens is not as sharp as some other lens and I respect that but for me this lens is amazing gives me that crisp details from every shot I take....Bought this lens a little over a week ago, and I have to say it is a great buy sharp and the picture quality I get from it is superb."

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    With built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, this Sony SEL35F18 35mm prime lens helps you achieve crisp, clear images with your compatible Sony NEX E-mount camera. The 2 motors offer quiet and smooth operation for shooting videos.
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    "Love it...Love it....Thought the lens was broken when I couldn't get it to retract and the manual days nothing of this, doing a little research I found that you have to have it in manual focus and make sure the lens is not asleep, hold the shutter half way down and then retract the lens to put on the cap, don't push it from the front!...As a novice / intermediate photographer, I wanted to try out another prime lens other than my 50mm f/1.4, but I didn't know which one to get so of course I began researching and found that a lot of reviewers highly recommended the 40mm pancake lens."

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    Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Standard Lens: This standard Canon lens offers high-quality image capturing in a small, lightweight lens body, making it a great companion in crowds and public spaces. Its versatile features and easy portability make it especially suited for basic travel, portraits and memento shots.
    $129.99
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    Was $199.99
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    "Love it...Love it....Thought the lens was broken when I couldn't get it to retract and the manual days nothing of this, doing a little research I found that you have to have it in manual focus and make sure the lens is not asleep, hold the shutter half way down and then retract the lens to put on the cap, don't push it from the front!...As a novice / intermediate photographer, I wanted to try out another prime lens other than my 50mm f/1.4, but I didn't know which one to get so of course I began researching and found that a lot of reviewers highly recommended the 40mm pancake lens."

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    Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Standard Lens: This standard Canon lens offers high-quality image capturing in a small, lightweight lens body, making it a great companion in crowds and public spaces. Its versatile features and easy portability make it especially suited for basic travel, portraits and memento shots.
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    "Love it...Must buy...I bought this to upgrade the lens that came with my Nikon 3300, spent a little more than I was budgeting but I wanted something to work well when I decide to upgrade my camera....f1.4 makes manual focus at close distances a challenge but being able to focus at infinity makes focus much better for video use."

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Standard Lens: Suitable for professional and amateur photographers, this is a great lens for travel, events, portraits and general purpose photography. Capture clear images in dim lighting without a flash with the wide-open aperture. Switch seamlessly from automatic to fine manual focusing so you can ensure every detail is spot on.
    $449.99
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    "Love it...Must buy...I bought this to upgrade the lens that came with my Nikon 3300, spent a little more than I was budgeting but I wanted something to work well when I decide to upgrade my camera....f1.4 makes manual focus at close distances a challenge but being able to focus at infinity makes focus much better for video use."

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    Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Standard Lens: Suitable for professional and amateur photographers, this is a great lens for travel, events, portraits and general purpose photography. Capture clear images in dim lighting without a flash with the wide-open aperture. Switch seamlessly from automatic to fine manual focusing so you can ensure every detail is spot on.
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    "Liked it....Nice lens...I purchased this lens instead of a 50mm 1.8 because when used with a crop sensor this lens becomes a 50mm, which I think is the best for street photography....Having used one myself on a full frame camera, I felt it was a good first prime lens for someone just moving up in their photography for several reasons: First on an aps-c sensor the equivalent focal length of 42mm seems just right, not too wide and not too narrow."

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    This Sony SEL28F20 lens features a 9-blade circular aperture and ED glass with multicoating, so you can easily capture clear photos with minimal ghosting using your a7-series, 35mm full-frame camera.
    $424.99
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    Was $449.99
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    "Liked it....Nice lens...I purchased this lens instead of a 50mm 1.8 because when used with a crop sensor this lens becomes a 50mm, which I think is the best for street photography....Having used one myself on a full frame camera, I felt it was a good first prime lens for someone just moving up in their photography for several reasons: First on an aps-c sensor the equivalent focal length of 42mm seems just right, not too wide and not too narrow."

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    This Sony SEL28F20 lens features a 9-blade circular aperture and ED glass with multicoating, so you can easily capture clear photos with minimal ghosting using your a7-series, 35mm full-frame camera.
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    "Love it...Best Lens...i love this it makes me want to sell my 50mm 1.2 to be honest should of gotten this 35 before the 50 ugh but can't complain...anyways the lens is sharp and 1.4 and that what I like sharp lens...After researching for a great 35mm Lens it boiled to either this or the Canon L 35mm which costs a thousand more, if weather sealing isn't a matter of life or death to you there is no reason to buy the Canon, the build quality, the sharpness of the image is right on par with the Canon."

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    Utilizing SLD and FLD (fluorite) glass elements, this Sigma 340101 35mm f/1.4 DG standard lens minimizes axial and chromatic aberration while shooting with your compatible Canon digital camera. HSM (hyper-sonic motor) technology allows fast autofocusing.
    $799.99
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    "Love it...Best Lens...i love this it makes me want to sell my 50mm 1.2 to be honest should of gotten this 35 before the 50 ugh but can't complain...anyways the lens is sharp and 1.4 and that what I like sharp lens...After researching for a great 35mm Lens it boiled to either this or the Canon L 35mm which costs a thousand more, if weather sealing isn't a matter of life or death to you there is no reason to buy the Canon, the build quality, the sharpness of the image is right on par with the Canon."

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    Utilizing SLD and FLD (fluorite) glass elements, this Sigma 340101 35mm f/1.4 DG standard lens minimizes axial and chromatic aberration while shooting with your compatible Canon digital camera. HSM (hyper-sonic motor) technology allows fast autofocusing.
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    "5 stars....Love it....I am a beginning photographer as it comes to things like sophisticated lenses and f-stops, but I knew I wanted a great portrait lens for my new Sony NEX-5R camera....He also recommended that I learn how to shoot with a fixed lens rather than an adjustable one."

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    Capture crisp photos with help from this Sony SEL50F18/B 50mm f/1.8 prime lens that is designed for use with most Sony Alpha cameras with an E-mount and features OSS (Optical SteadyShot) image stabilization to help prevent blurring and ghosting.
    $274.99
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    "5 stars....Love it....I am a beginning photographer as it comes to things like sophisticated lenses and f-stops, but I knew I wanted a great portrait lens for my new Sony NEX-5R camera....He also recommended that I learn how to shoot with a fixed lens rather than an adjustable one."

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    Capture crisp photos with help from this Sony SEL50F18/B 50mm f/1.8 prime lens that is designed for use with most Sony Alpha cameras with an E-mount and features OSS (Optical SteadyShot) image stabilization to help prevent blurring and ghosting.
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    "It's OK...Very Nice...Great for almost any shot that you're willing to hoof around a little bit for; without any focus you'll need to walk a bit to get your framing right, but after all, that's expected with a prime lens ;) IS is REALLY beneficial for low light shots of static objects and really does give you a few more stops worth of hand-held capability....I will probably invest in a new wide angle lens for groups of more then 9 just to ensure I am not pushing this one too much but I love the light it pulls and the crisp photos."

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    Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Wide-Angle Lens: Take in the wider view with a Canon EF wide-angle lens built for everyday use. The specially-coated aspherical lens delivers exceptionally sharp, distortion-free images. Optical image stabilization improves picture quality for low-light shooting and close focusing.
    $549.99
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    Was $599.99
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    "It's OK...Very Nice...Great for almost any shot that you're willing to hoof around a little bit for; without any focus you'll need to walk a bit to get your framing right, but after all, that's expected with a prime lens ;) IS is REALLY beneficial for low light shots of static objects and really does give you a few more stops worth of hand-held capability....I will probably invest in a new wide angle lens for groups of more then 9 just to ensure I am not pushing this one too much but I love the light it pulls and the crisp photos."

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    Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM Wide-Angle Lens: Take in the wider view with a Canon EF wide-angle lens built for everyday use. The specially-coated aspherical lens delivers exceptionally sharp, distortion-free images. Optical image stabilization improves picture quality for low-light shooting and close focusing.