MC Photography

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

Canon EF 50mm f / 1.8 II is a well-known classic. The nifty fifty. It is light, plastic, noisy and feels like toy. But it gives very sharp images at an unbeatable price. 50 Euro for a used copy in good condition allows many to take a step up from their kit lens. I often use this lens along with distance rings when playing with different close-up footage.


Lens Specifications
NameCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Image Circle35mm
TypeStandard Prime
Focal Length50mm
APS Equivalent80mm
Max Aperturef/1.8
Min Aperturef/22
Diaphragm Blades5
Lens Construction6 elements in 5 groups
Diagonal Angle of View(Based on image circle)46 degrees
Focus DetailsLinear extension system with Micromotor
Front Element RotationNo
Zoom Systemn/a
Closest Focus0.45m / 1.5 ft.
Magnification Ratio0.15x / 1:6.7
Filter Size52mm
Dimensions(Length x Diameter)41mm x 68mm / 1.6 in. x 2.7 in.
Weight130g / 4.6 oz
NotesCanon EF mount (plastic)