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Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Lens - £75.00 Delivered @ Amazon
Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Lens - £75.00 Delivered @ Amazon

Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Lens - £75.00 Delivered @ Amazon

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Posted not too long ago by doeshen at £80.22 at the link in the first post - the thread provides some useful info from hotukdeal's members. Price now reduced by over £5 and worthy of a re-post; of course there are better equivalent lens out there, but very good reviews on Amazon for the price. Maybe useful for those who have recently purchased one of the Canon SLR deals and are looking for a cheap fixed lens that offers good results to add to the kit lens that is supplied with the camera.

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I suggest you buy it from Amazon and NOT Bargains 2000 as I've had fake Canon stuff from them!

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Mallinersha

I suggest you buy it from Amazon and NOT Bargains 2000 as I've had fake … I suggest you buy it from Amazon and NOT Bargains 2000 as I've had fake Canon stuff from them!



Fair point, but order 'Fulfilled by Amazon.' which provides more confidence to me - or shouldn't it as I would assume you are getting the same stock as the £80.22 option?
Edited by: "HertzVanRental" 9th Nov 2010

Fulfilled by means Amazon holds the sellers stock and then ships the item from their own warehouse, IF they are selling fakes, fulfilled by Amazon doesn't offer any assurance that these particular items are genuine as it's still the sellers stock.

At least, I think thats how it works, though I stand to be corrected.

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JimmyW

Fulfilled by means Amazon holds the sellers stock and then ships the item … Fulfilled by means Amazon holds the sellers stock and then ships the item from their own warehouse, IF they are selling fakes, fulfilled by Amazon doesn't offer any assurance that these particular items are genuine as it's still the sellers stock.At least, I think thats how it works, though I stand to be corrected.



"Fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) is a service Amazon offers sellers that lets them store their products in Amazon's warehouses, and Amazon directly does the picking, packing, shipping and customer service on these items. Something Amazon hopes you'll especially enjoy."

Surely 'customer service' by Amazon would protect you from any fake equipment concerns? Like yourself though JimmyW, I stand to be corrected!

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A good lens but not as good as the original MK1 version....

I bought one of these about a month ago from Bargains 2000 (fulfilled by Amazon).

Mine seems to be a grey import - it's got a US/Canadian Warranty card.
Lens is made in Malaysia.
However, it seems Canon lens are covered internationally.
From what I researched, the official UK version of this lens has a blue instruction fold-out sheet (Whereas mine came in white).

A reasonable deal although if you're a memeber of a popular photo forum there is a trusted seller who is seller these for £70 (US version too I believe)

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mith

I bought one of these about a month ago from Bargains 2000 (fulfilled by … I bought one of these about a month ago from Bargains 2000 (fulfilled by Amazon).Mine seems to be a grey import - it's got a US/Canadian Warranty card. Lens is made in Malaysia.However, it seems Canon lens are covered internationally. From what I researched, the official UK version of this lens has a blue instruction fold-out sheet (Whereas mine came in white).A reasonable deal although if you're a memeber of a popular photo forum there is a trusted seller who is seller these for £70 (US version too I believe)



Thanks for the update mith and good info. Is it the same for anyone who's got their delivered from Amazon and is it worth paying the extra or are they identical lenses (apart from the points listed in mith's post?).

Wished that camera makers would sell a 35mm f1.8 for this sort of price, since this is the standard focal length for APS sensor. That will never happen though

mith

I bought one of these about a month ago from Bargains 2000 (fulfilled by … I bought one of these about a month ago from Bargains 2000 (fulfilled by Amazon).Mine seems to be a grey import - it's got a US/Canadian Warranty card. Lens is made in Malaysia.However, it seems Canon lens are covered internationally. From what I researched, the official UK version of this lens has a blue instruction fold-out sheet (Whereas mine came in white).A reasonable deal although if you're a memeber of a popular photo forum there is a trusted seller who is seller these for £70 (US version too I believe)



Mith: thank you for your honesty. It always helps to hear about others experiences. I've never owned a Canon grey import, I presume all is still ok with the lens and it performs faultlessly and it's just it's source that is different.

seefman

A good lens but not as good as the original MK1 version....



Optically it's the same. Mk1 had better build quality though. Mind you, a plastic Coke bottle has better quality than this lens I have one btw, and optically it's very good value for the money.

Makes for a great "disposable" lens when shooting in adverse conditions eg. a car rally with dirt flying about.

Is this the same one that comes with the camera, like with the 300D etc?

montblanc

Is this the same one that comes with the camera, like with the 300D etc?



Nope.. that would have been an 18-55 lens, this is a 50mm prime lens, meaning that its focal length is fixed at 50mm. For the price, this is a cracking lens for portraits. By far this is one the must have lens for any Canon DSLR owner.

These are just falling in prices, excellent bit of kit for the money.

Just bought one! Hope it's as good as everyone says!

Went for the Amazon one at £80.22 instead of Bargains 2000 just to be on the safe side!

Edited by: "Toybhoy" 9th Nov 2010

Looks fantastic, but limited to certain situations? I live in such a boring area, should never have bought an SLR X) You see all these pictures that are amazing and wish you lived where they do, or had the money to go on the requisite holidays hoping that the whole lot doesn't get stolen.

I bought one of these for £99 at Jessops a few months back so this is a cracking deal! I needed it pretty quickly though so couldnt wait for a delivery time of a few days. All in all this is a fantastic lens and is so small I take it everywhere with me to accompany my 18-200mm which is giant and weighs as a like in comparison

this is the best canon lens when it comes to performance vs pounds. It's cheap, plasticky, loud when focussing, but thats the beauty of this lens. Its all those things but still a very good wide aperture lens.

I recently upgraded to the 50mm 1.4 but I still have this as a backup.

Hot, for the money the quality (picture wise) is awesome. I don't use mine as much as I should but its ideal when working with a model.

Price hasn't been reduced as OP stated, its just from a different seller on the Amazon market.

It's unlikely to be a fake lens, but most probably a grey import.

The plastic bodied 'nifty fifty' has excellent image quality for the price. One of Canon's better EF lenses. Mind you, the metal bodied f1.4 and f1.2 versions are in a different league altogether [they have bokeh to die for] - but then so are their prices

Onestop Digital have this f1.8 for £71.99 delivered onestop-digital.com/ind…321

A very reputable etailer who operates from Hong Kong, but don't let that put you off. I'm a member of the DVD Forums where I first became aquainted with Onestop a few years ago. Have bought loads of stuff off them over the years- and some quite expensive lenses. Great service, and if you do get hit by VAT and import duties, they will refund no problem

The photography forum which they have sponsored for years forums.thedigitalfix.co.uk/for…=75

Edited by: "Faythur" 10th Nov 2010

I wish the nikon eqiuvalent was this price, hot

Faythur

This one? … This one? http://www.onestop-digital.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=33526



only its £87 and i havent really come across that site, any good? btw still not a bad price

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only its £87 and i havent really come across that site, any good? btw … only its £87 and i havent really come across that site, any good? btw still not a bad price



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