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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Info

Mount: Canon EF
Format: Full-Frame
Price: MYR 371
Discontinued

Overview

  • High Performance Standard Lens
  • Fast f/1.8 Aperture
  • 46-Degree Angle of View
  • 1.5' (0.45m) Close Focusing Distance
  • 52mm Filter Size
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    Photos

    F 50 mm A f/4.0 S 1/160 I 200
    F 50 mm A f/11.0 S 1/125 I 640
    F 50 mm A f/16.0 S 1/15 I 400
    F 50 mm A f/8.0 S 1/80 I 400
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    F 50 mm A f/2.8 S 1/60 I 5000
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    F 50 mm A f/2.8 S 1/60 I 3200
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    F 50 mm A f/2.8 S 1/60 I 2000
    F 50 mm A f/2.8 S 1/60 I 500
    F 50 mm A f/2.5 S 1/60 I 6400
    F 50 mm A f/1.8 S 1/500 I 100
    F 50 mm A f/2.8 S 1/60 I 1600

    Article

    • High Performance Standard Lens
    • Fast f/1.8 Aperture
    • 46-Degree Angle of View
    • 1.5′ (0.45m) Close Focusing Distance
    • 52mm Filter Size

    The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Autofocus Lens is a lightweight lens at a mere 4.6 oz (113.5 g).

    This compact and high-performance, standard lens features Gaussian optics that provide sharp delineation from near to far focusing distances. The color balance is excellent for a standard lens.



    Reviews

    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens Review by The-digital-picture.com

    The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens is a good low-light indoor photography lens – especially when a flash is not appropriate or desired. It works very well in a church or gym for example. Aside from having mediocre bokeh, the 50 f/1.8 makes a good focal length for full-body portraits. If mounted on a 1.6x FOVCF camera, you will need some extra space to accomplish a full-body portrait and might also want to capture head/shoulder portraits with this lens.

    Need to travel light? Mount the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens on a small DSLR and you have one of the smallest, lightest and least expensive low-light combinations available.

    The drawbacks of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens are easily overlooked when one looks at the price. This lens is not for everyone, but I don’t know of a better lens available for twice this price.


    Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II review by DPReview.com

    Conclusion – Pros

    • Excellent image quality when stopped down
    • Essentially no lateral chromatic aberration
    • Extremely cheap

    Conclusion – Cons

    • Extremely cheaply built
    • Harsh and distracting bokeh due to pentagonal aperture
    • Vignetting at wide apertures on full frame (which only disappears at F3.5)
    • Inconsistent autofocus in low light (most problematic when using large apertures)

    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II (Full Format) – Review by photozone.de

    The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II may be a “cheap” lens but it is undoubtedly a capable one. It shares its characteristics with most other 50mm lenses, reads: it’s somewhat soft at f/1.8 but at medium aperture settings it is hard to beat with respect to resolution. Distortions as well as lateral CAs are basically non-issues. Vignetting is a significant problem at f/1.8 and even at f/2.8 but that (heavy vignetting at max. aperture) is something to get used to on full format DSLRs anyway. A more significant weakness of the lens is the rather nervous bokeh (out-of-focus blur) which may spoil the game in some shallow depth-of-field situations. At around 100EUR/US$ you can’t expect superb build quality but frankly it’s “good enough” here anyway and it’s certainly one of the value kings out there.

    • soft under f 4, lens hood, narrow dof, bokeh a bit average, cheap feeling
    • very sharp, awesome portrait lens, very inexpensive cheap, great value, distance window

    Pros & Cons

    • very sharp, awesome portrait lens, very inexpensive cheap, great value, distance window
    • soft under f 4, lens hood, narrow dof, bokeh a bit average, cheap feeling

    Malaysia Prices

    Date Store Price (MYR) Warranty Note
    16 Oct 2015 Shashinki 371 Official
    31 Oct 2014 Bintang Electronics (BB Plaza) 299 Official
    2 Oct 2014 Shashinki 365 Official
    2 Oct 2014 Canon Malaysia 399 Official
    14 Jul 2014 Shashinki 365 Official