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An affordable, high quality standard lens with a fast maximum aperture.
The compact and lightweight EF 50mm f/1.8 II standard lens delivers image quality that belies its price
This is the lightest EF lens in the range, weighing a mere 130g. Its Gaussian optics provide sharp images at all focusing distances as well as excellent colour balance and contrast.
As part of the acclaimed EF lens family, the EF 50mm f/1.8 II features a built in AF motor to provide fast, direct AF performance. The lens also includes an electromagnetic diaphragm, which ensures the right mechanical aperture position is achieved every time.
A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel. Sharp foreground objects stand out against a smooth blurred background.
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.
|Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)||40°, 27°, 46°|
|Lens construction (elements/groups)||6/5|
|No. of diaphragm blades||5|
|Closest focusing distance (m)||0.45|
|Maximum magnification (x)||0.15|
|AF actuator||Micro Motor|
|Filter diameter (mm)||52|
|Max. diameter x length (mm)||68.2 x 41|
|Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II||0.39 - 0.24|
|Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II||0.68 - 0.53|