Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

EF 50mm f/1.8 II

The compact and lightweight EF 50mm f/1.8 II standard lens delivers image quality that belies its price


  • Standard 46° angle of view
  • Fast f/1.8 aperture
  • 45cm closest focusing distance
  • 52mm filter size
  • Super Spectra coatings reduce ghosting and flare

Detailed Features

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Compact and high-performance, standard lens

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.

Fully Electronic Lens Mount

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.

Smooth background blur

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 coating

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.

Product Specification

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