Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM - £89 @ HDEW Cameras
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Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM - £89 @ HDEW Cameras

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Found 29th Apr
An affordable, high quality lens that’s perfect for creative portraits and low-light photos. Blur backgrounds to make your subject stand out, and enjoy smooth near-silent STM focusing when shooting movies.
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Thanks for posting your first deal @smithyuk - heat added!

Welcome
Any recommendations for a Nikon equivalent for D5200 please?
I'm just getting into DSLRs - what would the advantage of this be over my 2 lenses - 55-250mm and 18-55mm? Other than compactness? Thanks!
Grey import stock
smithyuk29th Apr

Try This https://www.hdewcameras.co.uk/nikon-50mm-f18d-af-lens-299-p.asp


Thanks but appers that the D version does not autofocus on D5*00 series
livid_chimp11 m ago

I'm just getting into DSLRs - what would the advantage of this be over my …I'm just getting into DSLRs - what would the advantage of this be over my 2 lenses - 55-250mm and 18-55mm? Other than compactness? Thanks!


I have both of those lenses too. Biggest advantage is the F stop. 1.8 gives that nice shallow depth of field, especially great if you shoot in lower light situations. Lower the aperture, more light allowed in... not-so dark image. It is a prime lens however, so its a fixed focal length as in 50mm and if you use it on a DSLR, take into account of the crop factor. Most canon DSLRs have a crop factor around 1.6 (double check as I could be wrong) because of their sensor size so essentially this lens becomes a 80mm (50x1.6). But again, double check your cameras sensor size, crop factor and best way to find out the difference is to check some vids out on YouTube.

Sorry for the ramble.
livid_chimp17 m ago

I'm just getting into DSLRs - what would the advantage of this be over my …I'm just getting into DSLRs - what would the advantage of this be over my 2 lenses - 55-250mm and 18-55mm? Other than compactness? Thanks!


Photo quality much much superior specially in low light. A must have lense for every DSLR owner.
Well done for posting Smithy. Although if you want to buy a grey market version like this one, it’s £13 cheaper at e-infinity.
aMagicalPotato10 m ago

I have both of those lenses too. Biggest advantage is the F stop. 1.8 …I have both of those lenses too. Biggest advantage is the F stop. 1.8 gives that nice shallow depth of field, especially great if you shoot in lower light situations. Lower the aperture, more light allowed in... not-so dark image. It is a prime lens however, so its a fixed focal length as in 50mm and if you use it on a DSLR, take into account of the crop factor. Most canon DSLRs have a crop factor around 1.6 (double check as I could be wrong) because of their sensor size so essentially this lens becomes a 80mm (50x1.6). But again, double check your cameras sensor size, crop factor and best way to find out the difference is to check some vids out on YouTube.Sorry for the ramble.


Thanks both - and a good rambling answer is exactly what I needed! I'm learning that the devil is in the detail in this game...
yannarascala5 m ago

Well done for posting Smithy. Although if you want to buy a grey market …Well done for posting Smithy. Although if you want to buy a grey market version like this one, it’s £13 cheaper at e-infinity.


HDew is also Gray market import. You won't get Canon warranty.
techsavvy828 m ago

HDew is also Gray market import. You won't get Canon warranty.


If you read the terms and conditions, you will see that all products come with 1 year manufacturer warranty
Re grey imports, personally I'm less concerned about the lack of Canon warranty and more about being stung by import taxes when ordering from eglobal and the likes. This deal is good as it's all from within the UK.
The nifty fifty, great lens to have in any setup.
I have a Canon Rebel T1i, would this be a worthwhile investment from the standard lens that comes with it? I really want to take more landscape type photographs of mountains etc so what would people recommend? Thanks in advance
Any good deals on f1.4 version?
justonemore25 m ago

I have a Canon Rebel T1i, would this be a worthwhile investment from the …I have a Canon Rebel T1i, would this be a worthwhile investment from the standard lens that comes with it? I really want to take more landscape type photographs of mountains etc so what would people recommend? Thanks in advance


You can buy This or search Tokina 11-16 F2.8 which will be good for Astro photography too.
Worth to check Samyang lenses, just one downside they will be manual focus, but for landscapes I am focusing manually anyway .
Last thing is to check M39 or M42 lenses on ebay or flea markets and use with adapter.
justonemore29 m ago

I have a Canon Rebel T1i, would this be a worthwhile investment from the …I have a Canon Rebel T1i, would this be a worthwhile investment from the standard lens that comes with it? I really want to take more landscape type photographs of mountains etc so what would people recommend? Thanks in advance


Yes its a worthwhile investment, its a great lens, sharp and very useful for portraits due to low f/stop. Not for mountains though!
I have the L version of this but this has the advantage of STM for video. Why cant there be an L-STM?? Come on canon...
Nice deal op
ive used hdew a fair bit
posted from uk, so they are my favourite grey dealer
cold, can get grey imports cheaper
seems this lens has been 95quid from uk sellers quite a bit this year as well
snoopy187 h, 6 m ago

Nice deal op ive used hdew a fair bit posted from uk, so they are my …Nice deal op ive used hdew a fair bit posted from uk, so they are my favourite grey dealer


FYI, eglobal also post from inside the UK, as they use freight forwarding/clearance warehouse. I've had well over 15 items from them now, and only one wasn't sent with internal DPD. The HDEW customer service is much better however, not that it matters on a product at this end of the market.
smithyuk11 h, 17 m ago

Try This https://www.hdewcameras.co.uk/nikon-50mm-f18d-af-lens-299-p.asp


This ^^^ Nikon 50mm f1.8 lens will not autofocus on the D5200. The D5200 does not have the screw type autofocus mechanism in its body.
nikonimgsupport.com/ni/…=1&
The correct version of the lens for the D5200 is:

mpb.com/en-…wcB
I'm not claiming that this is a good deal, I'm just trying to stop the D5200 poster buying the wrong item.
Superb lens at that price. Super sharp and low weight. Hdew are grey imports but are in the UK. I have used often. Super service
ohmygod200611 h, 42 m ago

I have the L version of this but this has the advantage of STM for video. …I have the L version of this but this has the advantage of STM for video. Why cant there be an L-STM?? Come on canon...


Because you would probably be buying CN-E lenses...
livid_chimp14 h, 20 m ago

I'm just getting into DSLRs - what would the advantage of this be over my …I'm just getting into DSLRs - what would the advantage of this be over my 2 lenses - 55-250mm and 18-55mm? Other than compactness? Thanks!


First thing to learn about is aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Once you've got your head around these your DSLR will make a lot more sense.

This video is a pretty decent explanation

Isn't it the usual price ?
This is a very good price, so hot from me.

However, anyone considering this and on a budget should look at the cheaper edition from Yongnou. It's currently less than half the price - and having spent some time looking at reviews and considering them in the round, I came to the conclusion that is is *almost* as good, and unless you're so good at photography that the slight edge of the canon will matter to you, probably a much better buy. The main notable disadvantage is that it isn't STM, so the auto-focus is a but noisier - which might matter to you if your primary interest is video, but absolutely not an issue for stills.

Currently £44 on Amazon:

amazon.co.uk/Yon…EMK
asm801 h, 43 m ago

This is a very good price, so hot from me.However, anyone considering this …This is a very good price, so hot from me.However, anyone considering this and on a budget should look at the cheaper edition from Yongnou. It's currently less than half the price - and having spent some time looking at reviews and considering them in the round, I came to the conclusion that is is *almost* as good, and unless you're so good at photography that the slight edge of the canon will matter to you, probably a much better buy. The main notable disadvantage is that it isn't STM, so the auto-focus is a but noisier - which might matter to you if your primary interest is video, but absolutely not an issue for stills. Currently £44 on Amazon:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Yongnuo-EF-YN-50mm-1-8/dp/B00QIIMEMK


It's quite soft on the corners, and af not as good. For the sake of 40 quid (or less, got mine £75 grey import), doesn't worth compromise on IQ. The Canon 50stm is most probably, the best lens £80 can buy..
Edited by: "pwel" 30th Apr
I have this lens and find that the focusing motor is really noisy. Tend to stick to my (new purchase) Canon 24-70 f2.8 L ii USM. For a budget lens this is great but if using for video, it picks up the motor noise in the mic like nobodys business!
Will this work with D3200?
pwel1 h, 20 m ago

It's quite soft on the corners, and af not as good. For the sake of 40 …It's quite soft on the corners, and af not as good. For the sake of 40 quid (or less, got mine £75 grey import), doesn't worth compromise on IQ. The Canon 50stm is most probably, the best lens £80 can buy..


The Canon certainly has the edge, but my view (and most of the professional reviewers agree) that for most hobbyists, the difference is too marginal to matter. Anyway, I'd simply say if folk are on a budget it's worth looking at the reviews.
Is the seller trusted ? Haven’t heard the name
You can always buy on Amazon at that price!
wars_t2 h, 8 m ago

I have this lens and find that the focusing motor is really noisy. Tend to …I have this lens and find that the focusing motor is really noisy. Tend to stick to my (new purchase) Canon 24-70 f2.8 L ii USM. For a budget lens this is great but if using for video, it picks up the motor noise in the mic like nobodys business!


Great idea, using an on-board camera mic with a £1200 camera lens! Also you probably have the old 50mm MkII lens, this one is so much quieter with the STM motor.

So yeah, if using for video, and you are using the on-board mic, no matter what the lens fitted, you are doing it wrong. Spend a few quid on a decent off-camera mic and you'll have audio quality to go with your video quality. The old saying all the gear and no idea comes to mind here sadly.
Uncommon.Sense4 h, 1 m ago

Great idea, using an on-board camera mic with a £1200 camera lens! Also …Great idea, using an on-board camera mic with a £1200 camera lens! Also you probably have the old 50mm MkII lens, this one is so much quieter with the STM motor.So yeah, if using for video, and you are using the on-board mic, no matter what the lens fitted, you are doing it wrong. Spend a few quid on a decent off-camera mic and you'll have audio quality to go with your video quality. The old saying all the gear and no idea comes to mind here sadly.



I didn't say I was using the on board mic with the 24-70 lens, I haven't used that for video yet. I think you're right, I must have the older MkII 50mm lens as its unbearable for video (I used it on my 500d, with an external mic, before I upgraded to 5dMkiii). Wrote my comment earlier very quick and didn't explain very well. Its funny how everything gets picked up on here.

I would be the first to admit I am still very much learning but I do know to not use the onboard mic when capturing audio and video, thats for sure.
wars_t50 m ago

I didn't say I was using the on board mic with the 24-70 lens, I haven't …I didn't say I was using the on board mic with the 24-70 lens, I haven't used that for video yet. I think you're right, I must have the older MkII 50mm lens as its unbearable for video (I used it on my 500d, with an external mic, before I upgraded to 5dMkiii). Wrote my comment earlier very quick and didn't explain very well. Its funny how everything gets picked up on here.I would be the first to admit I am still very much learning but I do know to not use the onboard mic when capturing audio and video, thats for sure.


Ha, sorry wasn't having a go, can be very frustrating when gear is blamed for lack of knowledge, or other poor equipment/setup choices.

Indeed the old 50mm is basically unusable for video, the STM still presents a low focusing noise if using the on-board mic, but it's light years ahead of that old one.
wars_t7 h, 6 m ago

I have this lens and find that the focusing motor is really noisy. Tend to …I have this lens and find that the focusing motor is really noisy. Tend to stick to my (new purchase) Canon 24-70 f2.8 L ii USM. For a budget lens this is great but if using for video, it picks up the motor noise in the mic like nobodys business!


I dont know about the EF-S version but I know the eos-M range of STM lenses are near silent.
ohmygod20069 m ago

I dont know about the EF-S version but I know the eos-M range of STM …I dont know about the EF-S version but I know the eos-M range of STM lenses are near silent.


My other half will not support yet another purchase of camera gear but you really are making me consider it.... I could always use the excuse that I’ll sell my old one but then again would I actually get round to it, probably not. If something from TopCashback comes through soon enough then I guess I will justify it to myself.
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