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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens

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Worst drop ever? A discontinued lens at a higher price than other stores.
Tristan944
@Tristan944
We have decided to shut this drop down as the pricing was not advantageous enough for our community. We hope to offer this lens in the future when the pricing structure allows us to do so.
Cheers!
Thanks again for joining the drop with the community. We submitted the group’s order with the vendor for the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens shortly after the drop ended and they have begun preparing it for shipment.
Once the group’s order is ready at the vendor’s location, they will ship the packages individually to you as soon as possible.
Once we receive confirmation regarding the shipping schedule from the vendor, we will provide you guys with updated information on the status of your package.
Expect an update from us on 10/29 or sooner.
Careful about this lens, if it really is the European version. If you need warranty work in the US, this lens will not be covered. If I've understood correctly, this would be a gray market lens and Canon USA does not cover gray market for warranty work .
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Is it possible to do a drop with more than one product. A complete bundle of things you may want from one or two manufacturers?
Thanks again for joining the drop with the community. We submitted the group’s order with the vendor for the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens shortly after the drop ended and they have begun preparing it for shipment.
Once the group’s order is ready at the vendor’s location, they will ship the packages individually to you as soon as possible.
Once we receive confirmation regarding the shipping schedule from the vendor, we will provide you guys with updated information on the status of your package.
Expect an update from us on 9/29 or sooner.
To Everyone Else,
I've had this lens for ages, and will add some comments.
First, everyone is quite correct about the build of this lens. It's quite cheap, but about spot on for its low price--and the return on investment is the best in the business (you can do more creatively with this lens than many that cost 10x as much). I have the f/1.4 too, which is a bit heavier and quicker and crisper, yada yada, but it goes for 3x the cost. I've yet to drop 14x as much for another 1/3 (1/2?) stop.
If you only have a kit lens or something with a max aperture of f/3.5, you should seriously consider this lens. You simply don't have control over creative capacity with a lens that can't produce shallow depth of field. Even the kit lenses that come with the 5D III and 6D (the 24-105 f/4), a fantastic all around lens, does not offer the shallow depth of field of this one. Note that if you have an APS-C format camera (the Rebel, X0D, and 7D series), this will be like an 80mm lens (perfect for portraiture) with an effective max aperture of about f/2. For $90 including shipping, you should get it.
Oh, and people saying things about more expensive filters for the STM version, WHY WOULD YOU PUT A FILTER ON THIS LENS?!?! On an L series lens when you're not sure what it might come in contact with, ok, but generally speaking, putting another layer of glass (or plastic!!) on a lens (a finely crafted series of layers of glass) is not a great idea. In fact, it's a bad idea. Scratches on lenses (if you can scratch them) have little effect. It's a myth. Filters are a way of camera stores to make some money, and typically cost them about 1/10 to 1/5 of what they sell them for.
Bottom line, if you want to learn photography and don't want to spend an arm and a leg, get this lens.
Cheers.
climbrocks
How much was mass drop selling this lens for?
Dgillies5
i purchased it for 80$ with 5$ shipping. it was on amazon for like 115 at the time if i remember correctly, BHphoto was around 100-110. it was a good deal and my wife loves the Lens, was a good deal IMO.
The review video days you can find this for 100 on Amazon.. And user this is 100 plus 5 shipping at the lowest price. Am I missing something?
Sanscrit
Hi Sanscrit, Yes, you appear to be missing . . . everything! The entire point of MassDrop is to get a group of people together to commit to buy something. The manufacturer (or retailer) agrees to lower the price of the item depending on how many people commit to buy. You can either buy the item at the current price (click on "JOIN NOW" and pay the current $1XX($1XX with shipping), or commit to buy if the price hits its lowest price of XX($XX with shipping) (click on "Commit to join at $XXXX)--and you will ONLY be charged if the price drops to that price. Regardless, the best price on Amazon for a new version is $XXXC, free shipping, but tax depending on where you live. At $XX this is a great price for a very good lens.
Everyone needs a 50mm prime. This was the first prime I purchased for my Canon and it continues to be one of the most used. It is tack sharp even in quite low light. Leave your flash off and make use of the 1.8f.
Worth buying in ireland?
I went into a local camera store to compare this and the stm and I'm glad I held out and got the stm instead of this. The build and image are just better no arguments really. I'm disappointed that we cant get a better Canon prime lens on here
I'm very disappointed that is is not the new STM lens. Count me out!
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Thanks again for joining the drop with the community. We submitted the group’s order with the vendor for the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens shortly after the drop ended and they have begun preparing it for shipment.
Once the group’s order is ready at the vendor’s location, they will ship the packages individually to you as soon as possible.
Once we receive confirmation regarding the shipping schedule from the vendor, we will provide you guys with updated information on the status of your package.
Expect an update from us on 6/29 or sooner.
Well tough decision but seems like I should just hold out and grab the newer model, thanks so much for the info
I own this lens, if anyone has any questions I can try to answer them.
Josh_C
Can it work on a Canon T5i? Just picked it up and I don't know what lens go with it
imightbeLONk
All the EF and EF-S mount Canon lens work with it. Also some lens from other companies also use those mounts, so they would work too.
I'd advise anyone who doesn't know the difference between the new and old versions of this lens to read an online review by people who are knowledgeable in the field of photography and do actual objective testing. Listening to people who don't know anything about the lens but the specs is... well... unhelpful when it comes to buying lens and cameras. Image quality is a lot more than specs alone, and most people don't know in depth enough about the specs in the first place to pull accurate guesses from it as to how something performs.
Here's one of the reviews online about the new lens vs this one, with test pics and everything: http://petapixel.com/2015/05/30/battle-of-the-nifty-fifties-canons-50mm-f1-8-lenses/ Other online sources agree with the main points of this review too, so it isn't inconsistent QC causing the differences.
To summarise, the main improvements are: Better image quality (more consistent sharpeness across the image, less chromatic abberation) Better bokeh from more, rounded aperture blades (produces softer and more natural looking out-of-focus backgrounds) Better autofocus (speed, accuracy, noise) Better build quality
And all at the same MSRP (and Canon MSRPs tend to be rather similar to street price, massdrop pricing excluded).
pixll
Man, I haven't been letting myself look at lenses because I don't want to spend money on them, but damn that's impressive. Especially the corner sharpness and rounded bokeh at apertures smaller than 1.8. Guess it's time to give my old one to my mom or something. I needs that shit.
Woogity
A pretty worthy successor to a Canon classic, I would say. If only it had IS too, it would be perfect. Ah, a man can dream.
Mass dump for this outgoing lens. Good price though. Would love to see great Massdrop prices for the STM lenses instead of just discontinued models. The retailers would not allow that, though.
Is this lens compatible for d90 Nikon DSLR ?
wyin
It is not.
Newer does not bean better and older does not mean worst, especially with Camera lenses. I am more impressed with the better constructed lenses Canon (and Nikon) had made in the late 80s early 90s than almost anything in the current lineup. 50mm is a great prime lens and 1.8 aperture would make this one of the faster (low light performance) lenses you can get. To me this lens is in a similar (if not same) boat as the Nikkor AF 50mm 1.8 other than the Canon lens has more plastic in their construction.
I'm a beginner at photography and was wondering if I can get an adapter for my Sony A5100 and use this lens on it? Just looking for a better lens than the kit lens that came with it.
ajdman89
It looks like with an adapter, yes.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/994949-REG/fotodiox_eos_auto_nex_p_adapter_for_canon_ef.html
Since you mention being a beginner, I just want to point out that this is a prime lens, it only has one focal length. so you cannot zoom in and out. However, it has a much lower F-stop setting than you would find with your typical zoom lens which means it lets in way more light and is able to still take fast, crisp pictures in low light conditions. I have this exact lens for my Canon T2i and I love to shoot with it, but it is not a replacement for having a good zoom lens.
Had this lens for years, and just got the new STM version. The newer version is slightly better in every way but not substantionally better in any way. The newer version is noticeably sharper wide open with more accurate colors. The autofocus is slightly better, but the focus by wire doesn't respond as well in manual focus. The STM motor has a different noise but still pretty noisy when focusing. Silent when manual focusing very slowly. Not sure how it sounds when autofocusing in videos with 70D. The build quality is substantionly better and honestly that alone makes using the STM lens worth the price. The "bokeh" is definitely nicer and creamier, but most people can't even tell.
If you have a new camera and plan to use it for videos save your money and get the STM version. If you're just going to use it for stills or have an older camera this lens is great for this price.
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For under $100 if you're on a budget, this is one of THE fast prime lens to have in your lineup, especially if you're looking to replace the kit lens.
Yep, nothing wrong with this older version. Good price for a lens that will give you decent shallow depth of field.
Damn, I've been really hoping for a Canon lens drop but I don't know if with a lens that is already so cheap it's worth getting this over the new version.
Mujin
there's not many advantages for the new version. if i didn't already own this lens, i'd hop on this drop. imo if you're not shooting video, this lens is much more worth the money than the stm version
Differences between the new lens and this older model from what I can find in relatively short time:
New lens (just introduced at the end of May 2015): 7-blade diaphragm Metal mount New STM (stepper) motor Slightly shorter minimum focus distance 49mm filter ring (less standard, more expensive filters)
Old-style lens (the one in this drop): 5-blade diaphragm Plastic mount 52mm filter ring (standard size) Actually focuses slightly faster than the new version
Same: All optics use the same glass design since the 1987 version of this lens! Newer ones are coated better.
Is it worth the extra $45 for the new features (assuming this gets down to $79.99)? Your call. The 7-blade aperture will give slightly different effects in certain uses. The metal mount should be more durable, but I haven't seen reports of the older plastic mount failing a lot. The metal mount makes it a little heavier. The more expensive 49mm filters also add to the price difference, assuming you want to protect your lens with a filter.
dgdillman
I have both lenses. Here are some notes:
The new STM version definitely focuses faster, not the other way around. It is also quieter, and is less prone to "hunting." One thing to note though is that the old focus ring was mechanically linked, whereas the new one is electronic. This means that the camera must be on to focus manually, and manual focusing still makes noise as it is using the motor.
The build quality is better period, not just the metal mount.
pkconnolly
I'm not a Canon user but some of the Sony e mounts have a 49mm filter ring , 55-210mm, 24mm and 35mm I think. Prices seem to be the same for the cheap end ones I've been using and usually 70+mms are more expensive.
nifty
That said, maybe we should also start a drop for the new STM version of the 50mm prime?