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Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II
21 January 2015
Arkadiusz Olech

1. Introduction

A relatively fast 50 mm lens has always been the most classic fixed focus instrument. You can safely claim that every optics producer features it in their line-up; in fact customers usually can pick and choose among several models which differ only in their minimum aperture value.

Among Canon devices you can find the more expensive EF 50 mm ff/1.4 USM and the cheaper Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II along with the macro Canon EF 2.5/50 Compact Macro Standard and the horribly expensive EF 50 mm f/1.2L USM L-series lens.

The cheap 1.8/50 model is a real treat for the beginners. It works equally well as a standard full frame lens or as a ‘casual’ portrait lens on APS-C sensor cameras. Small wonder it enjoys an unwavering popularity; this time we decided to take a closer look at it.


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Canon EF 50 mm f/1.8 II - Introduction



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