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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens

Lightweight and affordable, the Canon EF 50mm lens--which offers a fast f/1.8 aperture--is an excellent lens for people who prefer a fixed focal length. Canon's lightest EF lens at a mere 4.6 ounces, the lens boasts a traditional Gauss-type optical design that delivers a sharp performance even when wide open. As a result, the lens provides an image that's extremely close to how your eye perceives a subject, making it excellent for portraits and images that require a natural depth of field. In addition, the lens focuses as close as 18 inches, helping you take extreme close-ups. Finally, the lens offers an excellent color balance.
* Focal length: 50mm
* Maximum aperture: 1:1.8
* Lens construction: 6 elements in 5 groups
* Diagonal angle of view: 46 degrees
* Focus adjustment: Overall linear extension system with Micromotor
* Closest focusing distance: 1.5 feet
* Filter size: 52mm
* Dimensions: 2.7 inches in diameter, 1.6 inches long
* Weight: 4.6 ounces
Technical Details :
* 50mm standard lens with f/1.8 maximum aperture.
* Traditional Gauss-type optical design is extremely sharp.
* Focuses as close as 18 inches for extreme close-ups.
* Ideal for natural-looking shots; excellent color balance.
* Measures 2.7 inches in diameter; 1-year warranty.

Years of development have brought us a lens that has a fast aperture of 1.8 - far faster than any consumer zoom lens - and that is sharp as a filed tack. Be forewarned about the sharpness, if you are taking pictures of people, this lens is unyielding in its sharpness and may well surprise you and your subjects whose every blemish is captured. The lens has a fabulously shallow depth of field if you want to use the 1.8 aperture to blow out a background. This lens is also ridiculously inexpensive. It is not USM - so it is a little loud. It does not have a moving focus scale.
As to the build quality - yes, it is plastic. No, it's not built like the Rock of Gibraltar.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens

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