Canon 50mm f1.8 II is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Standard Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with EF Mount
What type of photography is the Canon 50mm f1.8 II lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Canon 50mm f1.8 II is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Lenses in Canon EF Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Reasons to Buy Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Fast Aperture
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| Light weight at only 130g / 4.6 oz
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| No Weather Sealing
| Hood is not supplied
Canon 50mm f1.8 II is compatible with cameras that have a Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Canon 50mm f1.8 II has a maximum diameter of 68mm and total length of 41mm. It weighs 130g / 4.6 oz.
Canon 50mm f1.8 II has a filter thread of 52mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Canon 50mm f1.8 II:
Canon 50mm f1.8 II has a fixed focal length of 50mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 80mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Canon 50mm f1.8 II doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Tamron 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD in Canon EF mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
Lenses Similar to Canon 50mm f1.8 II With Optical Image Stabilization
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon 50mm f1.8 II has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.15x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.45m. 0.15x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Standard Prime type Canon12 mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Canon 50mm f1.8 II has a max aperture of F1.8 and a minimum aperture of F22.0.
Canon 50mm f1.8 II's optical formula consists of 6 elements in 5 groups .
Canon 50mm f1.8 II doesn't come with a lens hood. You have to order the hood separately and the model number of the hood is ES-62.
Canon 50mm f1.8 II is available in Black color.
Popular Comparisons of Canon 50mm f1.8 II
Here are the eight most popular comparisons of the Canon 50mm f1.8 II amongst Camera Decision readers.
Top Alternatives of Canon 50mm f1.8 II Lens
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