Incredible maximum aperture for a low price
We should know that the 50mm is what we see with both eyes opened, giving us the posibility for great portraits and difussed backgrounds when the aperture is completely wide open (f1.8).
December 2, 2013
Good Inexpensive Lens
Brought this lens with my T3i almost 2 yrs ago and have used it many times. I've since upgraded to the 70d and it's still going strong. For the price it can't be beat. Yeah it's plastic, but the optics are great and it takes really good, clean pictures. Focusing is sometimes a little slow, but I really love the pictures. I'm not a pro, but take a ton of pictures. Because of the low cost, you don't really worry about damaging it. Absolutely wonderful for portraits .. a must have for a hobbyist !!
November 11, 2013
Best Possible Lens for the Money
The is my first upgrade from my kit lens, the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6. To get straight to the point, this lens has incredible image quality, and an extremely low price. The cheapness of the product only comes from the plastic build and the original auto-focus motor. To sum everything up, you get the superior image quality, for a low price because of things that don't affect the quality. (loud, semi-slow auto-focus, cheap plastic build). As long as you take care of your lens, this is the perfect lens.
October 3, 2013
Great little lens
I bought this to experiment with and didn't have any long terms plans with it. After shooting with it on a Rebel T3 and an EOS 50D I can say this is a staple in my kit now. I love it.
It's color, detail, and sharpness are amazing for the price. On an APS-C camera it can be used as a portrait lens. It does not rely on software later to fix the image; corners, edges, all sharp and not distorted; no CA that I can find.
CONS: noisy motor and hunts in low light. Otherwise, none.
That aside, this is one of my favorite lenses now.
May 6, 2013