Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 25 Jun 2008 (Wednesday) 13:55
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

 
dpds68
Goldmember
Avatar
1,464 posts
Likes: 2
Joined May 2008
Location: Trinidad and Tobago W.I.
     
Jun 25, 2008 13:55 |  #1

I just ordered one and have been reading reviews should I be worried about build quality and people saying that it will fall apart in a year . I love the IQ of this Lens and at that price I had to get it .


Gripped Canon 7D,20D,XT / Tamron 17-50mm 2.8, Canon 85mm f1.8 , 70-200 2.8L,EF50mm1.8 II,Sigma 150-500mm OS, Sigma 105mm 2.8 Macro, Sigma 10-20mm 4-5.6
Vivitar285Hv x2,Canon430EX,Nissin Di866,CTR-301P Triggers,
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/dpds68/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Keegan
Senior Member
Avatar
268 posts
Joined Apr 2007
Location: DC
     
Jun 25, 2008 14:05 |  #2

I've had mine for way over a year and it works fine. Down the road I plan on eventually upgrading to a 1.4 but I'd much rather put that money towards more L glass.
For what you pay, I think it's quite good :D




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Molnies
Senior Member
277 posts
Joined Mar 2008
Location: West Coast, Sweden
     
Jun 25, 2008 14:09 |  #3

If you drop it from 5 feet or so, yeah it might break... under normal circumstances? It'll hold just fine. I've had mine for almost 3 years and I haven't had a single problem with it.


Fredrik — Portfolio (external link)
50D — 350D + BG-E3 — 100-400mm L IS — 100mm f/2.8 Macro — 50mm f/1.8 — EF-S 18-55mm — Tamron 90 f/2.8 Macro
Manfrotto 055ProB + 488RC2 — Speedlite 430EX — Sigma EM-140 DG Macro flash — Kenko tubes

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
pixelharmony
Senior Member
Avatar
857 posts
Joined Mar 2008
Location: Chicago
     
Jun 25, 2008 14:17 |  #4

It falls apart in the hands of those that aren't careful. The build quality is probably the worst, but far from horrible. @ ~$100 what do you expect? It's a great lens for what it is.

I sold mine and got a 30mm 1.4 and haven't looked back. Now I'm looking intot eh Sigma 50mm 1.4.


Eugene Kim
5D Mark II . Sigma 50mm f1.4
R.I.P - D700, D300, D200, 40D, D50

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
dpds68
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
1,464 posts
Likes: 2
Joined May 2008
Location: Trinidad and Tobago W.I.
     
Jun 25, 2008 14:19 |  #5

Thank you just what I needed to hear , I cant wait to get it .

I am very careful with my gear .


Gripped Canon 7D,20D,XT / Tamron 17-50mm 2.8, Canon 85mm f1.8 , 70-200 2.8L,EF50mm1.8 II,Sigma 150-500mm OS, Sigma 105mm 2.8 Macro, Sigma 10-20mm 4-5.6
Vivitar285Hv x2,Canon430EX,Nissin Di866,CTR-301P Triggers,
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/dpds68/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Michael_Lambert
-ColdMember-
Avatar
2,426 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Apr 2005
Location: Bradford, Ontario, Canada
     
Jun 25, 2008 14:24 |  #6

I have had mine almost two years and i have dropped it twice and sat on it once :D Still kicking


My Canon Gear
Michael Lambert Photography (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jonnythan
Goldmember
Avatar
1,003 posts
Joined Dec 2007
Location: Upstate NY
     
Jun 25, 2008 14:25 |  #7

It's not going to fall apart. The thing is solid enough.


T2i | 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS | 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS | 50mm f/1.8 II | 430ex
Flickr
 (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
dpds68
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
1,464 posts
Likes: 2
Joined May 2008
Location: Trinidad and Tobago W.I.
     
Jun 25, 2008 15:16 |  #8

Good to know Thanx


Gripped Canon 7D,20D,XT / Tamron 17-50mm 2.8, Canon 85mm f1.8 , 70-200 2.8L,EF50mm1.8 II,Sigma 150-500mm OS, Sigma 105mm 2.8 Macro, Sigma 10-20mm 4-5.6
Vivitar285Hv x2,Canon430EX,Nissin Di866,CTR-301P Triggers,
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/dpds68/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
WhiteInsight
Senior Member
Avatar
336 posts
Joined May 2008
Location: Surrey, Uk
     
Jun 25, 2008 16:01 |  #9

yeah it feels like a plastic toy, but mine is fine after 8 months use, just dont drop it and u'll be fine :)


400D | 17-40 F4L | 50 F1.8 II | 70-200 F4L IS | 430EX II
Deviant Art (external link) Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Crayons15
Member
172 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Feb 2008
Location: Nashville, TN
     
Jun 25, 2008 16:02 |  #10

i was kind of afraid too when i ordered mine, but i've had it for a while now and i don't think it's as fragile as people make it out to be.


7D | Tokina 11-16mm 2.8 | Sigma 17-70mm 2.8-4 OS | 50mm 1.8 II | 70-200mm f/4L IS
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/iflovewasenough (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
CuriousAustin
Member
Avatar
175 posts
Joined May 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA
     
Jun 25, 2008 16:54 |  #11

pixelharmony wrote in post #5790786 (external link)
It falls apart in the hands of those that aren't careful. The build quality is probably the worst, but far from horrible. @ ~$100 what do you expect? It's a great lens for what it is.

I sold mine and got a 30mm 1.4 and haven't looked back. Now I'm looking intot eh Sigma 50mm 1.4.

its not even $100. its about $80.00 :)
anyway, the 50mm 1.8 is a GREAT lens. should hold up very well if you take good care of it.


Gear List ~ Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
DreDaze
happy with myself for not saying anything stupid
Avatar
18,109 posts
Gallery: 45 photos
Likes: 2372
Joined Mar 2006
Location: S.F. Bay Area
     
Jun 25, 2008 20:12 |  #12

even if you do drop it...you can afford to drop it a few times, and just replace it...it's so cheap...


Andre or Dre
gear list
Instagram (external link)
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
hudsonp
Senior Member
Avatar
300 posts
Joined Oct 2007
Location: North East Ohio
     
Jun 25, 2008 20:20 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #13

just bought one tonight, can't wait to get my hands on it. i'm really starting to not like the 28-135


40d, 50mm 1.8, 28-135mm, sigma 105mm f2.8 macro, 430ex - still dreaming about the 70-200 2.8
check out my 365 self challenge - 365 (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Pucky
Member
Avatar
81 posts
Joined Feb 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
     
Jun 25, 2008 20:32 as a reply to  @ hudsonp's post |  #14

the 50mm 1.8 is my first lens for my first canon (5D)... only had it less than a month. its definitely feels cheap, but at the price, you can't ask for more. if you got even a single great photo out of it, its proven its worth.

i also picked up a 28-135 just to have a general purpose lens while i decide what to get next and i still use the 50mm more.


http://www.PuckyBot.co​m (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,434 views & 0 likes for this thread
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is protocolscg
1435 guests, 289 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.