Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens

Postby Jlyn » Sat May 01, 2010 11:33 am

Does anybody have this lens? Is it worth picking up versus sticking to the 18-55mm kit lens that came with my Rebel XSi?

How does it do for pics of kids with blurred backgrounds versus using the kit lens?

I read one review saying that the blurred backgrounds might have bright spots and pentagon shaped something or another artifacts.

What's your experience?
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Postby Babydreamer1326 » Sat May 01, 2010 12:33 pm

I have the 1.4 and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! You will too. :wink:
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Postby victoria_1024 » Sun May 02, 2010 11:22 am

It's pretty much on my camera at all times, it's a good lens. I couldn't afford the 1.4 so I got the 1.8 and I am not disappointed! Much better with the blurred backgrounds and in low light than the kit lens.
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Postby puddingpop » Sun May 02, 2010 12:35 pm

I don't have a Cannon but I do have a Nikon 50mm 1.8 lens and I love it.
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Postby charlotteb » Sun May 02, 2010 7:40 pm

I had the Nikon version when I still shot Nikon, and it was a great lens.

I have the Canon 50mm f/1.2L now, and it pretty much stays on my camera. Other than for weddings, it's really my go-to lens!

With the 1.8 max aperture, you'll get great depth of field (the blurred background). In terms of the "octagon shapes" you referenced, those are typically bokeh created by existing light in the background. You can get it with any lens, really. I personally like having some it in some shots for character. But if you're looking to avoid it, just be wary of your background and any lights (or the sun) that you may be shooting toward.

If you do get it, be sure to post lots of pics here!! :D
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Postby Jlyn » Mon May 03, 2010 4:48 pm

Thanks everyone! I ordered one and it is shipping today :)
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Postby Shannybaby » Fri May 07, 2010 8:38 am

I have it and love it :D
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