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Canon 50mm 1.8 Any Good?  
User currently offlineXenon From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 494 posts, RR: 11
Posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3355 times:


I don't know is this issue already is been covered but
is this lens any good regardless the price? (+-110 euro)
Is it sharp?
Can it produce good blurry backgrounds?

Many thx,


AirTeamImages -ATI-
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User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2825 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

I bought the 50mmf1.4 version and while i dont use it for Aviation that much, i love it to bits!!!! It's such a nice lens!!!!


5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently offlineSiggi757 From Iceland, joined Oct 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3302 times:

It is a great lens and not just for the price. I got a lot of good pictures with it before I upgraded to the 50mm 1.4 USM.

The 50 mm 1.8 Mark I is better constructed with a metal mount but the new Mark II feels a bit more cheap and plasticky. I know that the 50mm 1.8 Mark I is sought after on the used marked mainly due to its more robust construction. The image quality is supposed to be the same. It is said that the 50mm 1.8 is sharper than some of the lenses in Canons L lineup. The autofocus is noisy but the image quality is great in my opinion.

This pic was shot on a 300D and 50mm 1.8 - Approx. 60% crop from HQ Jpeg

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Photo © Sigurdur Benediktsson

Best regards,
Siggi Ben  Laugh out loud

User currently offlineMia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week ago) and read 3261 times:

It's just one of those lenses you may not use often but is so cheap you gotta buy one...

User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

I like mine, but use it mainly for non aviation photography. This shot was taken with the 50mm:

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Photo © David Matyas

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