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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens only £75.99 @ Amazon

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7y, 5m agoFound 7 years, 5 months ago
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Product Description: Canon EF lens - 50 mm
Lens System: Lens
Mounting Type: Canon EF
Lens Aperture: F/1.8
Focal Length: 50 mm
Min Focus Range: 45 cm
Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual
Lens Construction: 5 group(s) / 6 element(s)
Filter Size: 52 mm
Length: 4.1 cm
Weight: 130 g

Cracking lens for the price! - been waiting for this to drop for a long time.

Re-posted as first one didn't appear to work correctly.
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#1
it priced dropped down to £65 before but missed that one too.

http://www.onestop-digital.com have it at just over £71 (free del)

i do want this lens though - argh too many things to buy!
#2
brilliant lens, but i'm now looking to go for either the 50mm f1.4 or the sigma 30mm f1.4
#3
go for the 1.4. a bit more expensive but much better!
#4
I have one which I've used 3/4 times.

I'm in love with my L series ones so if anyone's interested in an as new, boxed with packaging lens.. I'll take £70 delivered
#5
What makes this lens special?

At the mo I have the standard lens that came with the camera 55-75 or something and have also bought an Ultrasonic 75-300 zoom.

Sorry to sound so uninformed, but I am.

Cheers in advance for the info guys. :thumbsup:
#6
sunpreet
I have one which I've used 3/4 times.

I'm in love with my L series ones so if anyone's interested in an as new, boxed with packaging lens.. I'll take £70 delivered


Im sure you would, they are cheaper than that brand new from reputable dealers on ebay :p
#7
what makes this lens special I hear you ask?

well for a start its a beasting it has a beasting 1.8 apterture, its a bloody brilliant portrait lens especially for the price, I had one sold it for 50quid which which was the biggest mistake ever....

I use quite alot of L lenses and this gives most of them a run for there money especially for the price :]...

buy it you wont regret it if your a keen photographer.
#8
the std lens i got with the 400 (18-55) is ok but nothing special, it feels cheap too and the pictures are ok but not great.

i have the sigma 10-20mm and the sigma 70-300mm so need something mid range
#9
crazyhorse1
What makes this lens special?

At the mo I have the standard lens that came with the camera 55-75 or something and have also bought an Ultrasonic 75-300 zoom.

Sorry to sound so uninformed, but I am.

Cheers in advance for the info guys. :thumbsup:


At the moment you kind of have a ferarri (body) with a skoda 1.3l engine in it (the lens). This is apparent the sharpness of the pictures you are getting, the 50mm is soooo much more sharper BUT you have to do the zooming on your feet :thumbsup:
1 Like #10
It's a good price for right now, but I can't bring myself to vote hot with the current price level of lenses. Camerapricebuster shows the cheapest lens deals and also has the history of the lowest price for lenses and camera bodies, accessories etc and the best lowest price for this lens was under £50. Granted that was a little while ago, but the cost of these things has gone up so much recently that I wouldn't put my hand in my pocket until (hopefully) things die down again.
2 Likes #11
This lens has brilliant bukake.
#12
totallyrandom
It's a good price for right now, but I can't bring myself to vote hot with the current price level of lenses. Camerapricebuster shows the cheapest lens deals and also has the history of the lowest price for lenses and camera bodies, accessories etc and the best lowest price for this lens was under £50. Granted that was a little while ago, but the cost of these things has gone up so much recently that I wouldn't put my hand in my pocket until (hopefully) things die down again.


I've also noticed that all Canon bodies and lenses have shot up in price. I just assumed it was tied to the exchange rates.

£76 for this lens is expensive - I paid nowhere near that for mine.

I'd suggest folk wait till it (and the other Canon prices) drop back down.

Voted cold.
#13
duffydj
go for the 1.4. a bit more expensive but much better!


Are you sure that its only a bit more???

200% or 300% more wouldn't constitute "a bit" in most peoples' book.

The 1.4 is a great lens though.

I tried this 1.8 at a John Lewis which has them on clearance for about £90.

Was disappointed with the slowness of focus and softness of picture.
#14
HankMcSpank
This lens has brilliant bukake.


I think you mean Bokeh, bukake is something TOTALLY different involving lots of men and one woman :-D
#15
Gizmouk, I agree and disagree with you, the lens is well worth over what it is but it has gone for cheaper and maybe will in the future, however I think anyone that does buy the lens will not regret it, speaking from experience it has a really bad plastic build but takes amazing photos.
#16
It would be nice if the pound caught up with the yen a bit, that's the reason behind all these price increases.

I went to Japan a few years ago and it was something 250 yen to the pound, now it's 155... I should have bought more when I was there!
#17
totallyrandom
It's a good price for right now, but I can't bring myself to vote hot with the current price level of lenses. Camerapricebuster shows the cheapest lens deals and also has the history of the lowest price for lenses and camera bodies, accessories etc and the best lowest price for this lens was under £50. Granted that was a little while ago, but the cost of these things has gone up so much recently that I wouldn't put my hand in my pocket until (hopefully) things die down again.


you'll be waiting a while with the value of the £ at the mo. :whistling:
#18
HankMcSpank
This lens has brilliant bukake.


Don't you mean "bokeh" - I think you've made a little 'slip' there which your choice of word....

In terms of the deal: These used to be regularly much cheaper before the recent Canon price hikes. I suppose its an okay deal as it's from a major reseller - is still available cheaper through some forums/auction-site sellers.
#19
R O N N I E
Are you sure that its only a bit more???

200% or 300% more wouldn't constitute "a bit" in most peoples' book.

The 1.4 is a great lens though.

I tried this 1.8 at a John Lewis which has them on clearance for about £90.

Was disappointed with the slowness of focus and softness of picture.


Perhaps you got a bad one? Im in the market for one of these due to the excellent reviews but you've made me pause a bit. Im also pricing up a Sigma 17-70 which also gets good reviews, anyone know if it is a good lens?
#20
Picked this lens up from Dixons Tax Free for £80 for a trip to Paris. Awesome!
#21
frakison
I think you mean Bokeh, bukake is something TOTALLY different involving lots of men and one woman :-D


;-) :w00t:
#22
HankMcSpank
This lens has brilliant bukake.


Oops....Freudian slip there and it's left you with egg on your face....Oh wait, that's not egg...... :whistling:
#23
nordberg
Oops....Freudian slip there and it's left you with egg on your face....Oh wait, that's not egg...... :whistling:


Come again?
#24
this is a good review

Finishes with:

So ultimately this is a lens which we'd encourage any Canon DSLR owner currently shooting with 'kit' zooms to try. The overall image quality when stopped down a bit is very impressive indeed, and the fast maximum aperture offers creative options which are well worth exploring (while sharpness, particularly in the corners, may not be the best wide open, the point is that you can get to F1.8 at all). It's a pity about the build quality and harsh bokeh, but ultimately this lens hits a price: performance ratio that's very difficult to beat.

This is £75 remember - not £250-300 for the 1.4 or £1200+ for the 1.2 version.
#25
This has to be the best value for money lens canon make. I've had 3, I keep selling them when I'm short of funds (they're easy to sell, lots of people want them) and buying them again when I miss it.
#26
This lens is great, although 76 quid is about a tenner more than I paid for it about a year ago so you might be able to find it cheaper elsewhere.

Having said that if you want to replace the kit lens and can afford to spend more than I would recommend the Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 canon mount. I haven't used the 50mm since getting the Tamron, which now stays on my camera body 90% of the time.
#27
HankMcSpank
Come again?


I think you meant bokeh

:whistling:
#28
HankMcSpank
Come again?


Spent. ;-)
#29
HankMcSpank
Come again?


ROFL :w00t:

There are mistakes...and then there are MISTAKES!!!!
#30
I bought one of these back when they were cheaper and it's played a part in some of my best shots. The large aperture makes it shootable without a flash in far worse conditions than the kit lenses.

That said, I've found my auto focus is slightly out (focusses slightly nearer than the subject actually is), not by a lot, but the shallow depth of field can make it quite noticeable.

If it wasn't for that...
#31
dunos
This lens is great, although 76 quid is about a tenner more than I paid for it about a year ago so you might be able to find it cheaper elsewhere.

Having said that if you want to replace the kit lens and can afford to spend more than I would recommend the Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 canon mount. I haven't used the 50mm since getting the Tamron, which now stays on my camera body 90% of the time.


"you might be able to find it cheaper elsewhere." - I couldn't hence the post.

"can afford to spend more than I would recommend the Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 " - a "little more"? I wouldn't class £225 as a "little" more
#32
I have one of these but the aperture blades keep getting stuck with the camera reporting a lens error. A shop said it's not worth sending off for repair coz of the cost of them so it's sat there doing nowt!

I was very impressed with it when it did work though and considered another, but as has been mentioned, I couldn't imagine buying any camera accessory at the moment with how much prices have risen. I was very fortunate to get my 24-105 at Christmas for £600
#33
#35
Google / flikr for "nifty fifty" lens, you will be surprised by the popularity of this lens! or head over to talk photography forum and see

crazyhorse1
What makes this lens special?


BUT, not sure how this is a hot deal as many (UK) ebay sellers / forum power buy dealers are selling this lens for £70 or less all the time
#36
good lens, cheaply made
great addition to the xxxD or xxxxD user
#37
I actually have this lens (MKII).... it is a bit plasticky, but nevertheless a cracker for the money & pretty much essential for any Canon dSLR owner. And yes, the Bokeh...truly is fab.
#38
HankMcSpank - brilliant. I've laughed a good laugh at the end of a gruelling work day.

I too have the nifty fifty and it's a great lens offering very good low light photography due to the low aperture value. Its bokeh however isn't one of its strong points if I'm honest BUT only when compared against much more expensive lenses.

Bokeh refers to the aesthetic smoothness of out of focus areas of a photograph and given its relatively cheap construction with limited amounts of glass, the bokeh isn't going to be amazing but most people won't even notice and to be honest, who would expect it to be amazing at the price?

A great lens and worth every penny however.
#39
PMSL :-D

What a great thread this is lol
#40
decent lense that no cannon dslr user should be without, but they was only around the £55 mark 18months or so ago.

better of looking for an older version & paying the extra as the older version has a metal casing, which is a lot more forgiving than the plastic one todays ones come in. The older ones also give better bokeh

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