Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens for Sharp Close-Up Portraits and Macro Photography

3 January 2013




Product Description

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. As with all Canon lenses, the lens carries a one-year warranty. [Buy Now]


We’ve recently begun a review of this lens and hope to report soon on its performance and provide some sample photos. [Visit Canon Product Page]

Product Features

  • 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
  • Focuses as close as 18 inches for extreme close-ups
  • Autofocus: Yes
  • Ideal for natural-looking shots; excellent color balance
  • Filter size: 52mm
  • Dimensions: 2.7 inches in diameter, 1.6 inches long
  • Weight: 4.6 ounces
  • Measures 2.7 inches in diameter; 1-year warranty
  • Traditional Gauss-type optical design is extremely sharp

Product Packaging

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Macro Lens

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