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The CANON EF 50MM F/1.8 II sharp lens is the lightest EF lens available (130 g) and is reasonably priced. It gives a fixed focal length, due to it’s fast f/1.8 aperture. This high-performance lens with it’s Gaussian optics ensures a great performance, even when wide open. It’s excellent colour balance and it’s ability to focus very close (18 inches) are noteworthy.

Fantastic Portrait lens, Great value for money!  |  Lightweight  |  Compact  |  Fast f/1.8  |  Series II


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  • CANON EF 50MM F/1.8 II

Excellent optics on a budget. A highly rated lens

Lightweight and affordable, this sharp lens with a fast f/1.8 aperture is an excellent first lens for those who prefer a fixed focal length, and makes an excellent addition to any photographer’s system for available-light shooting. A traditional Gauss-type optical design ensures sharp performance even when wide open, and it focuses as close as 18 inches (0.45m).

This is the lightest EF lens of all at a mere 130g. Compact and high-performance, standard lens. Its Gaussian optics provide sharp delineation from near to far focusing distances. The colour balance is excellent for a standard lens


  • Weight (g): 130
  • Filter Diameter (mm): 52
  • Maximum Magnification (x): 0.15
  • Magnification with Extension Tube EF12: 0.39-0.24
  • Magnification with Extension Tube EF25: 0.68-0.53
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 46ᄚ
  • Horizontal angle of view: 40ᄚ
  • Lens Construction (elements/groups): 6/5
  • Max. Diameter x Length (mm): 68.2x41
  • Minimum Aperture: 22
  • No. of Diaphragm blades: 5
  • Closest Focusing Distance (m): 0.45
  • AF Actuator: MM (Micro motor.)

Optional Accessories

  • Soft Case: ES-C9
  • Hard Case: LH-B9
  • Lens Hood: ES-62 with Adapter Ring


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