Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 II, also widely known as Nifty Fifty, is probably the cheapest Prime Lens from Canon and Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 is ruling over a decade. Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 is known as Nifty Fifty for several reasons, most of the beginners takes photography as fascination and investing on Prime Lens is quite expensive matter for them, Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 costs around $100, which is less than half of Canon’s EF 50mm siblings, it comes with a economy grade plastic body but performs quite well in producing round bokeh, taking portraits, even using a reverse mount ring, Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 acts like a Macro lens, which are hard to buy by the beginners. Canon deliberately kept beginners Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 and Canon EF 250mm’s (also known as Nifty Two Fifty) price to lower – Canon EF 50mm F/1.8, specially is good selling item since 1991 and produces good revenue for its wider sales, secondly, this is the way Canon makes the beginners interested about Prime Lens. If you are not sure about Prime Lens, you can read this article on Prime Lens.
Usages, Quality and Good features of Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 Lens
With a maximum magnification ratio of 1:6.6, how can one speak of a true macro photography with Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 Lens. However, it is possible due to our bigger screens and non full frame sensors. The open aperture of f1.8 makes possible a variety of design options and effects, such as a nice soft bokeh, which is a characteristic of Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 .
The minimum focusing distance of Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 is 45cm makes this lens suitable for taking portraits and closer nature photography with blurred artistic background with bokeh.
In order to shoot a static subject in highly open aperture, it is advisable to mount the camera on a tripod.
The imaging performance of the Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 lens in the peripheral areas is rather weak. Stopping down improves the result. In some situations, using a Lens Hood with Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 Lens makes a difference.
Negative points of Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 Lens and Good Samples
The sharpness at the edges is bad at f1.8, the body of Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 is actually of economy grade plastic and packages varies widely pointing to the fact – the quality control of Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 is not that good. Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 II is continuation of Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 to improve some parts.
Despite all bad points, Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 is a good prime lens to start a bit serious photography. The images included is taken from photography-on-the.net/forum/ ; users of various camera bodies has taken the images with their Canon EF 50mm F/1.8 Lens. All Copyright belongs to to the respective owners.