Judicious's reviews

  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Price, Great starter lense, light
    Has trouble focusing in low light, manual focus ring is too small

    This is my first prime lense I picked up because the price is very cheap. The lense also feels a bit cheap when you first pick it up. With this being my first prime, I can't really compare it to many others but for it being my first I have enjoyed it so far. Pretty much a lot of what is said in previous reviews is true.

    The AF can really go haywire in lowlight. The focus is loud especially when it's having a hard time focusing. For manual focus, it is tough to find the focusing ring and feels very loose.

    It's very light, but feels really cheap with a plastic toy sort of feel.

    Overall when you work in good light, the AF is pretty fast. Image quality is pretty decent.

    If you don't have a prime lense in your bag and you want to try out a faster lense, I would definitely recommend this one. It's price can't be beat as far as the quality goes.

    reviewed November 1st, 2010 (purchased for $125)