Shaithis's reviews

  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

    7 out of 10 points and recommended
    Price, f1.8, Tack Sharp at lower stops
    Plastic, Soft f1.8, Front Focusing Issues

    I've heard this is "The" lens to have, and I was looking for a fast lens, so I bought it after weeks of research. Really is a great lens for the price though. The f1.8 is a little soft, and I'm having some front focusing issues. I'm going to send it back and get a new one that will hopefully fix it.

    The plastic construcion is VERY cheap, of course you only paid $70.00 for it, so what did you expect.

    At f5.6 it has been tack sharp. I'm using on a Rebel XT and must say I enjoy it. Here's one of my shots using the 50mm lens at f6.3, hand held, laying on the ground at 1/125 exposure.

    reviewed January 15th, 2007 (purchased for $70)