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Canon EF50 F/1.8 II LENS - £77.98 @ eBay Argos Outlet
Canon EF50 F/1.8 II LENS - £77.98 @ eBay Argos Outlet

Canon EF50 F/1.8 II LENS - £77.98 @ eBay Argos Outlet

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This lens have an excellent reviews on Amazon for the price and it's cheapest on the market with 12 month warranty

Product Features:
*Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II: 0.56 -
*Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II: 0.68 -
*Minimum Aperture: 22
*AF Actuator: Micro Motor
*The lightest EF lens of all at a mere 130g
*Canon EF lens F/1.8 50 mm
*Minimum Focus Range: 45 cm
*Automatic and Manual Focus Adjustment
*52 mm Filter Size
*Light Weight (130g) and Compact (68x41 mm)

Technical Details :

*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

72 Comments

Original Poster

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Original Poster

Maybe this can help somebody only 3 left SIGMA 18-200MM around £10 less then amazon F3.5-6.3 DC shop.ebay.co.uk/arg…313

Mmm.. should I...

Original Poster

CANON EH-19L EOS DSLR SEMI HARD CASE for EOS 450D & EOS 1000D £28.98
next Amazon: £34.70

shop.ebay.co.uk/arg…313

Darn i just bought one of these off amazon for nearly £100

Great little lens

Absolutely my favourite lens.

got this, love it, great pics. And I paid £50ish couple years back which was pretty standard

ought

Mmm.. should I...



yep, definitely. It's a great little lens for the price.

My girlfriend is gonna kill me. How can I hide this?

anyone know where i can get a good deal on a 10-22mm canon lens?

mine broke about 6 months ago, I was suprised to see how much theyve gone up in price.
tempted to get another at that price.

By the way, the cheapest I have found this over the last few weeks has been £85 (I've been looking daily). Hot deal.

My 550D arrived yesterday. Would you use this instead of the kit lens? Just ordered the 55-250mm one for £149 on eBay today

wozwebs

My 550D arrived yesterday. Would you use this instead of the kit lens? … My 550D arrived yesterday. Would you use this instead of the kit lens? Just ordered the 55-250mm one for £149 on eBay today


Yes, definitely. I've had my 500D and kit lens for a year now and I think I've maxed out it's potential. I'm an amateur photographer btw.
Edited by: "mrcashman" 11th May 2011

greyster

anyone know where i can get a good deal on a 10-22mm canon lens?



can't help you but it's a fantastic lens!

Great Lens.

Upgraded to the f1.4 because of all the great shots that I got with this one.
Selective focus is probably one of the key reasons to use a DSLR over a compact, and the wide aperture of this lens really shrinks the depth of field.
Going through all my photos you can see the ones taken with the 50mm primes as the subjects really stand out.

amazing, I was about to buy this from Jessops!

Thanks man!!

F1.8 = great
Buid quality = very poor

Sliwka

Maybe this can help somebody only 3 left SIGMA 18-200MM around £10 less … Maybe this can help somebody only 3 left SIGMA 18-200MM around £10 less then amazon F3.5-6.3 DC http://shop.ebay.co.uk/argos/m.html?_nkw=sigma&_sacat=0&_sop=10&_odkw=canon&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3911.c0.m270.l1313



Now I've got the standard 18-55mm,
Sigma 70-300mm
and just bought the 50mm 1.4 lens.

I really want to get the one you posted in the link above ^ 18-200mm but I want someone to convince me to!

Edited by: "mus_ne" 12th May 2011

Darn... want want want....

If you can afford it, go for the 1.4 all the way, I managed to pick one up for £265 a few months back (before JP).

but the 1.4 is still an amazing lens!

+1UP.

Rukshan

F1.8 = great Buid quality = very poor


Yes for price there a nice fast lens and good for portraits but i have too agree they do seem very cheap quality build, I used be a Nikon user and the Nikon 50mm seemed much better quality and price isn't a great deal difference between the brands.

I'm looking to get either the Nikon D3s or Canon 1D Mark IV....

CAN'T MAKE UP MY MIND

As a Canon DSLR user for 8+ years, Please just be aware of what you're buying... Straight up, at this price, yes, you should pick one up. but unless you use the 1D, or 5D, this, and the f/1.4, f/1.2 variants, will not be your most used, nor favourite lens... that's because it's the equivalent to roughly an 85mm on a cropped sensor.

if this is jargon, then i'll keep it simple, it's a great lens, it creats gorgeous blur behind your subjects when you use Aperture setting on your camera (Av) and use as low a number as possible... it really is amazing how it can improve shots by picking out the subject. BUT, even in a mid-sized room, it's far too "zoomed in" ALL the time. unless you've a very big room, or are shooting outdoors, the range on the lens is very restricting.

what you SHOULD, be looking for, is the best price on the Sigma 30mm f/1.4, or the Canon 35mm f/1.8, these are much better portrait lens' for the canon XXXX's, XXX's, XX's and the 7d.

i use a 7d, and i'll only use my 50mm when i'm in a very large room doing close-up work with make-up. or a few artistic shots. for everything else, i use the sigma 30mm, and the canon 24-70 f/2.8

wozwebs

My 550D arrived yesterday. Would you use this instead of the kit lens? … My 550D arrived yesterday. Would you use this instead of the kit lens? Just ordered the 55-250mm one for £149 on eBay today



to reply directly, it's really down to what you want to shoot, if it's for taking out on walkabouts round a foreign city, you wont have much need for either, but for the money, it's very worthwhile picking up this lens, you'll start to unlock what DSLR photography is all about, picking your subject from the background... you WILL, use this lens with any flower, or nature photography, and you'll get some great shots with it. however, if you're really looking to get into any portrait shots, then you'll be better going for the sigma 30, (which i cant rate highly enough) and investing your money straight into that, instead of going for the 1.8 first.

facebook.com/pho…ter this series was shot in its entirety with the 30mm, the 50mm is almost twice as zoomed in, and i simply wouldnt have got half the shots.

wozwebs

My 550D arrived yesterday. Would you use this instead of the kit lens? … My 550D arrived yesterday. Would you use this instead of the kit lens? Just ordered the 55-250mm one for £149 on eBay today



I also have a 550d. I have 3 lenses.

18-55
55-250
50 f1.8

The 50mm isn't a substitute for the kit lens, it's an addition. The kit lens is a practical lens and wide at 18mm for landscapes shots for example. The 50mm f1.8 is a much sharper lens and great for portraits but it's a prime lens so doesn't zoom do not ideal for group shots, landscapes. The 50mm is a fantastic lens for low light shots and everybody should have a nifty fifty.

mus_ne

I'm looking to get either the Nikon D3s or Canon 1D Mark IV....CAN'T MAKE … I'm looking to get either the Nikon D3s or Canon 1D Mark IV....CAN'T MAKE UP MY MIND


wait for the replacement

Isn't this lens usually 50-60 pounds

Good price, voted hot.

jimjim79

Isn't this lens usually 50-60 pounds


Used to be.

Also very unusable at 1.8, you won't get sharp pics until around 2.8

I have the original mark 1 version of this lens and I love it. If you can find one on eBay I would suggest investing a little more and getting that instead. If has a metal mount, better build quality and an independent focus ring with distance guide (on the mark 2 u focus with the end of the lens, very poor and imprecise).
Mine cost £45 on eBay a few years back but I was lucky cos the seller had no idea what he was selling. I've seen them go for up to £170...

Great lens, get great results and 'Bokeh' with them. Preferred portrait lens, I also have the kit and 55-250mm. I still use the kit lens more.

It does look cheap and I was unsure if I would use it much, but fantastic results and I take it everywhere been great for indoor shots.

Bought this for £90 off Amazon, I was shooting with the utter rubbish 18-55 kit lens on a 400d prior to that. I have to say this is the best thing I have bought for my dSLR to date. Yes the build isnt the best but the results are amazing. I cant praise enough.

Get it now because these very rarely drop in prices.

jonnypb

Also very unusable at 1.8, you won't get sharp pics until around 2.8



Totally disagree. I bought mine from Kerso a few years ago for £50 and it's sharp as a atack at 1.8! I've used it on a 400D, 40D and 7D, and I've got fantastic sharp photos on all with it wide open.

I don't use mine an awful lot lately, just for portraits, but try using this lens for a month solid (ONLY this lens) and it'll change the way you frame shots for the better :-)

Rukshan

wait for the replacement



Yea I might do that. I've learnt that even though they are arguably the most professional camera's in the market, they're also quite old.

Nikon D3s has a fantastic sensor but it's such a shame it's only 12mp? I like to blow up my images and I have massive canvases which were taken on my 15mp canon 500D.

But then again and image v image comparison of noise shows it is by far better compared to the more superior (pixel wise) Canon 1D Mark IV.

However the video recording options are better on the Canon. Urgh..

Couldn't they just join forces and make one awesome ubber camera? *sigh*

hi im new to this DSLR thing but can anyone tell me if this is a macro lense?

Yeahdudeirawk

hi im new to this DSLR thing but can anyone tell me if this is a macro … hi im new to this DSLR thing but can anyone tell me if this is a macro lense?


No, this is not a macro lens.

Yeahdudeirawk

hi im new to this DSLR thing but can anyone tell me if this is a macro … hi im new to this DSLR thing but can anyone tell me if this is a macro lense?



No, this is not a macro lens.

Look out for what "mm" the lens kits are when shopping around and you will get the hang of it before you know it.

Standard lenses start from around 18mm. 18mm basically means that when the lens is fully zoomed out (at 18mm) you will have a sort of ordinary width to the image wich is perfect for group shots/ horizons etc.

A standard lens which may come bundled in with an SLR would be 18-55mm. So that means it starts at 18mm and can be fully zoomed to 55mm - which to most people registers better in their mind if you say it is equivalent to around 3-4x optical zoom.

But saying that, a lot of lenses do have macro capabilities, but they are very limited and will not perform anywhere near as good as this

at 100mm, combined with 2.8/f... the price says it all really!

hope that helps, sorry if I talk too much :\
Edited by: "mus_ne" 12th May 2011
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