Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II Lens £77.95 delivered @ asda
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Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II Lens £77.95 delivered @ asda

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Found 25th May 2013
Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II Lens, cheapest it's been for a while, to get this price use the code camera10

Oh and 2% quidco/TCB seems likely

BTW guys I found this deal via camerapricebuster.co.uk - excellent site

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Nice work. Probably buy at this price

heat from me

Good price, nice image quality. Only £2 more at Amazon if Asda go OOS.

Nifty Fifty, great lens for the money.
Yes there are better lenses out there, but not for at least 3x this price.

This good for video? Having problems with my 650d kit lens making horrendous autofocus sounds during video! Or can anyone recommend an alternative? Cheers!

paza12

This good for video? Having problems with my 650d kit lens making … This good for video? Having problems with my 650d kit lens making horrendous autofocus sounds during video! Or can anyone recommend an alternative? Cheers!



This is way worse than the kit lens for video, the AF sounds like a cement mixer.

For video on 650D get the 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake, it's an awesome lens, fast and quiet AF... The STM autofocus system is optimised for the 650D.

I've got one for my 650D, it's never off my camera.

AF on video mode? Stop! You're doing it wrong!

Learn to MF and use it like a cinema camera, else go buy yourself a handy cam!

kenleeeeee

AF on video mode? Stop! You're doing it wrong!Learn to MF and use it like … AF on video mode? Stop! You're doing it wrong!Learn to MF and use it like a cinema camera, else go buy yourself a handy cam!



Ok thanks! Can you use the standard 18-55mm lens to do a MF video or would you advise a different lens?

This lens is an absolute peach. Mild telephoto on crop sensors, at f1.8 it can almost see in the dark! I use this all the time - love the bokeh on it at wide aperture, and it's brilliant for gig photography...
Shot these last Thurs using this lens on my 650d:
flickr.com/pho…72/

paza12

Ok thanks! Can you use the standard 18-55mm lens to do a MF video or … Ok thanks! Can you use the standard 18-55mm lens to do a MF video or would you advise a different lens?



The ring on that lens isn't much fun to Manual Focus with either.
And aperture is too slow.

You need to look at lenses like Tamron 17-55 f2.8 or tokina 11-16 F2.8 as a good start to video on this cam

kenleeeeee

The ring on that lens isn't much fun to Manual Focus with either. And … The ring on that lens isn't much fun to Manual Focus with either. And aperture is too slow.You need to look at lenses like Tamron 17-55 f2.8 or tokina 11-16 F2.8 as a good start to video on this cam



Great lenses but they both cost £500+.

Great lenses but they both cost £500+.



Yes, but the 650d is not peanuts itself.

People with DSLRs who stick with the poor kit lenses will never realise the potential.

Bit like buying a Ferrari and putting on some nasty cheap tyres and complaining about the price of fuel.

DSLRs (video mode) are not a substitute for a handycam, in fact they will perform worse in those situations.

That said, I love my 7d for video and is with making the effort.

Thanks OP, ordered one today..

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neo4403

Thanks OP, ordered one today..



no problem :-)

If you are planning on shooting video with this lens then a loupe comes in very handy to keep the focus sharp.

I use this one amazon.co.uk/Fol…der - it was £40 a few months ago.

This lens is great for video. It's a shame Canon don't do a cheap 35mm for these little crop sensors as it is slightly telephoto as mentioned. I have a 600D rather than a 650D and the autofocus in video is awful. I use manual focus and Magic Lantern (custom firmware addon - google it - not sure about 650D support though) to give a magnified view of the centre of the image. This allows me to keep sharp focus pretty easily.

Often people use old M42 and OM lenses with adapters for video on this type of camera but this lens is well worth it in my opinion because the 1.8 aperture has saved my ass so many times... (it's so light even when the weather/lighting indoors is pretty crap)

I leave mine on my 400D all the time , can't be arsed to use my Zoom lenses half the time . Forgot how good a standard lens can be , even though it's slighty telephoto on a 400D . As for video buy a video camera if video is your bag

I like to shoot landscapes with my 600d , can anyone recommend a decent prime lens , been looking at a tamron ( grey ) 18-50 mm zoom but a prime about 20mm might be a better option . budget of £300 inc second hand.

snoopy18

I like to shoot landscapes with my 600d , can anyone recommend a decent … I like to shoot landscapes with my 600d , can anyone recommend a decent prime lens , been looking at a tamron ( grey ) 18-50 mm zoom but a prime about 20mm might be a better option . budget of £300 inc second hand.



Not a prime but a very decent lens:

amazon.co.uk/Sig…-70

supasta

Not a prime but a very decent … Not a prime but a very decent lens:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sigma-optical-stabilisation-Canon-Digital/dp/B002ZNJB32/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1370365351&sr=1-1&keywords=sigma+17-70


Thanks i`ll take a look at how it compares with the tamron for a start

For wide I have a Canon-OM adapter and an old 21mm OM F2.8 Tokina.
Cost all in: ~£40

Obviously that Sigma will probably be a lot better, but I suppose it depends how seriously you are taking the whole thing and/or whether you are a poor student like me.

I don't think the canon 20mm is Canon's finest moment - but perhaps the 17-50 non-VC is Tamron's.

A non-vc Tamron 17-50 should be considerably sharper than that Sigma at the 17mm end - but will need a tripod more often.

vindico

I don't think the canon 20mm is Canon's finest moment - but perhaps the … I don't think the canon 20mm is Canon's finest moment - but perhaps the 17-50 non-VC is Tamron's. A non-vc Tamron 17-50 should be considerably sharper than that Sigma at the 17mm end - but will need a tripod more often.


Yes was looking at the non VC tamron for about £ 210 , grey import

You've made my day OP! I've been looking around for a decent deal on this Canon 50mm f1.8 all week, and now I can finally order it - cheers pal!

robertbed

What about that? OneStop Digital have them for … What about that? OneStop Digital have them for £74.41http://www.onestop-digital.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=33321&gclid=CJyIq-GMy7cCFWXKtAodQjkA6w



Cheaper but it's from Hong Kong so if anything goes wrong you have to send it back there. Would advise people to spend the extra £3.54 and buy from ASDA for a UK warranty.

barnesy99

Cheaper but it's from Hong Kong so if anything goes wrong you have to … Cheaper but it's from Hong Kong so if anything goes wrong you have to send it back there. Would advise people to spend the extra £3.54 and buy from ASDA for a UK warranty.



I did not know that is from Hong Kong. Thx

mikeyfive

[quote=paza12] For video on 650D get the 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake, it's an … [quote=paza12] For video on 650D get the 40mm f/2.8 STM pancake, it's an awesome lens, fast and quiet AF... The STM autofocus system is optimised for the 650D.I've got one for my 650D, it's never off my camera.



I own the 40mm and the AF is not that quiet.

This lens is a no-brainer for anyone with an slr (canon), given what it can do at 1.8 and that it's a fraction of the price of other lenses. The build quality isn't that great (plastic) and it can be annoying trying to focus in low light. I'm also a fan of the 28 and 85mm 1.8 but they're about ten times the price of this for the pair!

Voted hot...even though I have a Nikon =D

Sold out!!

The stm lens that is quiet for video auto focus on the 650d is the 18-135mm stm lens. Perfectly quiet during video and has a nice focus ring if using manual focus. Gives sharp results, but not great for low light. This 50mm 1.8 is great for low light and very sharp for video. The 40mm pancake stm is meant to be silent in autofocus like the 18-135mm but it certainly is not silent.

£2 dearer at amazon , for anyone still wanting one

paza12

Ok thanks! Can you use the standard 18-55mm lens to do a MF video or … Ok thanks! Can you use the standard 18-55mm lens to do a MF video or would you advise a different lens?



Yes you can manual focus on kit lens while videoing. This is actually preferred by many. Look for AF/MF switch on lens move the switch to MF then for focusing move the lens focusing element with finger tip. on youtube you can find lots of videos about manual focus

ok, so i'm going to get over my embarrassment of not having a clue, and ask a geeky question..

what kind of thing do you use this lens for? just generic pictures, or portraits, or close ups etc.. i 've recently bought a dslr but have no idea about photography (with the exception of googles help). the 18-55 kit lens with my 1100d seems to be doing a good enough job to my eyes, but is it worth using this lens instead??

Depends on what you want to photograph but I use this lens for everything

I really notice the difference in portraits as it gives you the really nice bokeh effect (the blurred background effect) that just people really like. This lens is also great where there is little light - it practically allows you to see in the dark! No more blown out photos at family parties where previously you had to use the on board flash.

The only think you could miss is the zoom but then you just have to walk a bit closer (or further away) from what you want to photograph.

For £80 quid it's well worth it.


Edited by: "peteb23" 5th Jun 2013

Great lens for the price. I've had it a year or so. Autofocus, noisy, but it's 80 quid. Image quality is great for the price, and genuinely good when stopped down beyond f4. If you want something comparable you need to go towards a 85 f1.8 or 100 f2. And they''re both 250+. As a fun alternative second lens after having just the regular kit, it's a no brainer.

I should also point out, the price is good, but you're saving about 5-10 quid off the regular UK price. It's not a panic buy price, you've time to research and read reviews if you've only just come across this lens, knowing later on, you'd only lose out on a fiver.

tomoliver20

I should also point out, the price is good, but you're saving about 5-10 … I should also point out, the price is good, but you're saving about 5-10 quid off the regular UK price. It's not a panic buy price, you've time to research and read reviews if you've only just come across this lens, knowing later on, you'd only lose out on a fiver.


£4 off amazon 's normal price , or £2 at the moment
Edited by: "snoopy18" 5th Jun 2013

ash.connor

I own the 40mm and the AF is not that quiet.



Maybe I got lucky then, mine's quieter than any of the USM range of which I own several.
Apparently it's optimised for the 650D (which I'm using it on) so I don't know if this makes any difference to the motor noise, doubt it but hey.
Still, compared to the 50f1.8 the autofocus on the STM sounds like an very quiet L lens.
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