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320 pages

Canon EOS 40d Digital Field Guide

Creator: Charlotte K. Lowrie | Photography - 2011-08-02

About prime lenses Long the mainstay of photographers, prime, or single focal- length, lenses offer a fixed focal length. Prime lenses such as Canon's venerable EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM are only two of a full ...

Publisher: Wiley

About this book
In the Canon EOS 40D, speed and reliability meet superior image quality and affordability. With this handy guide, you?ll learn how to work with color spaces and white balance, use Live View, set up the 40D for your shooting style, set and evaluate exposure, and more. Get helpful tips and advice on using and modifying Picture Styles, creating customized settings for the subjects you shoot most often, and working with natural light. Just picture the amazing photos you?ll take with your Canon EOS 40D!



415 pages

The Complete Guide to Canon's Rebel XSI / 450D Digital SLR Camera (B&W Edition)

Creator: Gary Friedman | Photography - 2008-07-28

CanonCanonCanonCanon Lens Nomenclature Lens Nomenclature Lens Nomenclature Lens Nomenclature There is remarkably little “nomenclature” involved with Canon's lens labeling, and if you've read this far you're already familiar with half of ...

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Finally, an easy-to-understand manual that is a match for the camera it describes! Gary Friedman's book on the Canon Digital Rebel XSi DSLR provides a complete instruction manual which explains each feature in plain English and provides hundreds of visual examples as well. If you've been looking for the fastest and most enjoyable path to proficiency with your camera, you've found it! In this 415-page book you'll learn: * What every mode, knob, and button do - in plain, easy-to-understand text. * The secrets of taking outstanding photos that make people say, "Wow!". * All about the 7 flash modes - including an entire chapter on Wireless Flash! * The most common digital "jargon" and what it all means to you. Get the most out of your investment - Learn about your camera and improve your photography at the same time! This book is also available as an instantly-downloadable, full-color .pdf file for only USD $24.93 at www.FriedmanArchives.com/rebelxsi


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Lens selection? We don't list all available lenses for a camera we test, but we anticipate a certain familiarity on the part of our readers — and a certain sophistication. Does Yashica have a complete line of lenses? Does Canon, Nikon ...


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50mm standard lens with f/1.8 maximum aperture; Traditional Gauss-type optical design is extremely sharp; Focuses as close as 18 inches for extreme close-ups ...

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II 2751B002 USM Telephoto Zoom Lens features Up to 4 Stops of Image Stabilization, Superior Image Quality

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  • Canon

    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens

    Photography (Canon)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Canon

    Sharp, fast, inexpensive

    Once upon a time the 50 mm lens was THE standard camera lens and was THE optical benchmark by which manufacturers were judged and compared. Although the basic lens focus has now shifted (at least at the low to mid amateur level) to zooms - you can still benefit from years of research and development that went into designing the 50 mm lens and this here lens may be the best lens, dollar for dollar, that you can ever buy. The question is can you afford not to own this lens?Years of development have brought us a lens that has a fast aperture of 1.8 - far faster than any consumer zoom lens - and that is sharp as a filed tack. Be forewarned about the sharpness . . . if you are taking pictures of people, this lens is unyielding in its sharpness and may well surprise you and your subjects whose every blemish is captured. The lens has a fabulously shallow depth of field if you want to use the 1.8 aperture to blow out a background. This lens is also ridiculously inexpensive... 5/5 Richard Aubin (Dallas, Texas USA) - See all my reviews, April 10, 2005

    Best Value in Photography!

    Wow! My theory now is that Canon doesn't put this baby as their kit lens because many people would decide that they DONT NEED ANOTHER ONE! And many of them would be right!Like others, I bought the Rebel XT and the 28-135 IS lens. The 28-135 is heavy and priced like a gold brick. I guess it does OK, and I do keep it mounted most of the time.And like others, I stumbled on this lens somehow, read the raving reviews, and for the price figured, "What the heck?"This lens in tack sharp. It shows the fire in the colors you photograph. The wide aperture means candles can be excellent lights for portraits. Its narrow field is great.There are pitfalls though. I snapped a pic of my face at arm's length using autofocus a while back and (1) the focus locked on the tip of my nose and my face was already blurring (2) the lens was so sharp that I saw blackheads clearly on my nose tip I can't really see in the mirror (doh!). I've read that dSLR images are... 5/5 P. Lehmann (Dallas) - See all my reviews, December 28, 2005

    Excellent Value

    I've had the 50mm f1.8 for about three months now, so I wanted to put in my two cents worth after a little field use. What originally attracted me to this lens was, obviously, the price. It is very, very inexpensive. This is likely due to the fact that the housing is, unlike its predecessor the Mark I, entirely plastic. That initially put me off, but after seeing some images posted that had been taken with this lens (and after seeing the prices of the f1.4 and the used mark I)I decided that I really had nothing to lose. There are, as with most lenses good and bad elements to this lens. Lets start with the bad.Keep in mind that if you are shooting a canon DSLR (as I am) this 50mm lens actually behaves as an 80mm lens, so it isn't that terribly wide. The fact that it is functionally 80mm can make framing shots a bit difficult. This is definitely a secondary lens and really isn't that appropriate for a "walking around lens." At least it isn't for me, as I tend to... 4/5 Ryan Davis (Jersey City, NJ) - See all my reviews, December 30, 2005
    List Price: $125.00
    Ideal for natural-looking shots; excellent color balance
    Focuses as close as 18 inches for extreme close-ups,Autofocus: Yes
    Measures 2.7 inches in diameter; 1-year warranty
    50mm standard lens with f/1.8 maximum aperture
    Traditional Gauss-type optical design is extremely sharp


  • Canon

    Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

    Photography (Canon)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Canon

    I Love It For IS and Zoom Range at this Price, Not Pure Performance

    I was determined to love this lens based on the specs and price point alone. Canon really needed to come out with this lens at this price because Nikon offers a very decent Vibration Reduction lens at roughly the same range for the same price, leaving me to make apologies for Canon and their neglect to all my Nikon friends.The IS can be switched off to save battery life but I haven't noticed a difference in battery performance with it. The IS is only activiated when you press the shutter halfway for auto focus. Although it FEELS like there is a small lag for the IS to start, I don't think I've had any photos messed up because of it.You can HEAR the IS. A little bizarre after using point and shoots that have IS that is silent, but it doesn't seem to affect performancePro: Great price for an image stabilized zoom lens. I paid 299 and am very pleased even though Amazon is selling it for 280 a week later. ALso arrive 2 months sooner than Amazon... 5/5 J. Kirlin (Bangor, Maine USA) - See all my reviews, March 18, 2008

    Which lens to get

    I have a 18mm-55mm lens, and was in search for a telephoto, I read so many reviews that were so complex I didn't know what I was reading. I bought the 55mm-250mm lens and now understand some of the reviews.To break it down in simply terms:55mm (the lowest setting on the 55mm-250mm) you can not stand right on top of a subject, the lens makes you too close everything won't fit in the frame. That is Not what the lens is for & might be were some of the bad reviews come from. (Buy the 18-55mm for those close up shots)It takes time for the auto focus, it still Fast but not as fast as my 18mm-55mm. Still your not going to miss taking a picture of a bird sitting in a tree far away. But at baseball game of a kid catching a 50mph ball I missed some shots (why I gave 4 stars). Not the lens fault more mine I should have used manual focus!!On auto focus, after all it has a LOT of setting to go through 55 to 250mm settings. No duh the 18-55mm auto... 4/5 mom to 3 boys (usa) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras (Camera) I have a 18mm-55mm lens, and was in search for a telephoto, I read so many reviews that were so complex I didn't know what I was reading. I bought the 55mm-250mm lens and now understand some of the reviews.To break it down in simply terms:55mm (the lowest setting on the 55mm-250mm) you can not stand right on top of a subject, the lens makes you too close everything won't fit in the frame. That is Not what the lens is for & might be were some of the bad reviews come from. (Buy the 18-55mm for those close up shots)It takes time for the auto focus, it still Fast but not as fast as my 18mm-55mm. Still your not going to miss taking a picture of a bird sitting in a tree far away. But at baseball game of a kid catching a 50mph ball I missed some shots (why I gave 4 stars). Not the lens fault more mine I should have used manual focus!!On auto focus, after all it has a LOT of setting to go through 55 to 250mm settings. No duh the 18-55mm auto... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 15, 2009

    Great telephoto lens to complement your kit lens

    This is the first lens that I've purchased and kept outside my kit lens (18-55). I mentioned kept because believe it or not, I bought the 70-200 F4L non-IS. I won't be giving any technical review about this lens as that is pretty much covered by the other reviewers here. I'll just share my story to help out other beginners who are having a hard time as well contemplating on what lens to get to complement their kit lens.At first, I definitely wanted to buy a telephoto lens so I can shoot objects from a distance and I really like to try the lens out in a zoo. I then narrowed my choices between EF 70-300 IS USM and 70-200 F4L non-IS (didn't want 55-250 then because I didn't like the plastic mount). Since the latter would end up costing almost the same or even less (comes with hood and pouch plus the free filter amazon offers), I went for it without even thinking. Before the package arrived, I already had second thoughts and tried to cancel the item. Since I tried out the... 5/5 ale (Chicago, IL USA) - See all my reviews, February 5, 2009
    List Price: $299.00
    Closest Focusing Distance: 3.6 Ft./1.1m
    Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 55-250mm F/4-5.6
    12 Elements In 10 Groups, Including One UD-glass Element
    Focus Adjustment: DC Motor, Gear-driven(front Focusing Design)


  • Canon

    Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

    Photography (Canon)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Canon

    Why spend more?

    With the 50mm f1.8 lens available for less than a hundred dollars, why spend so much more to get the f1.4? The answer is, you may not need to. It all depends on your seriousness, budget, and how long you need your lens to last.If you want a "starter lens" for shooting at 50mm (or with prime lenses in general), the f1.8 would be a great buy. 50mm is a very useful and intuitive focal length to spend some time with, because it will portray the world through the viewfinder at about the same distance as your naked eye on all of Canon's consumer-priced dSLRs with the 1.6x crop factor*. (*Updated after extensive discussion in the comments.) So you could buy the f1.8 cheaply, regard it as a "play with it" lens, and get a nice introduction to "prime lens quality." The f1.8 will seem like a substantial step up from kit lenses and most consumer-priced zooms, and amazing bang for few bucks.So if the f1.8 is such a great bargain, why would the f1.4 be among Canon's... 5/5 Careful Critic (Lexington) - See all my reviews This review is from: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras (Camera) With the 50mm f1.8 lens available for less than a hundred dollars, why spend so much more to get the f1.4? The answer is, you may not need to. It all depends on your seriousness, budget, and how long you need your lens to last.If you want a "starter lens" for shooting at 50mm (or with prime lenses in general), the f1.8 would be a great buy. 50mm is a very useful and intuitive focal length to spend some time with, because it will portray the world through the viewfinder at about the same distance as your naked eye on all of Canon's consumer-priced dSLRs with the 1.6x crop factor*. (*Updated after extensive discussion in the comments.) So you could buy the f1.8 cheaply, regard it as a "play with it" lens, and get a nice introduction to "prime lens quality." The f1.8 will seem like a substantial step up from kit lenses and most consumer-priced zooms, and amazing bang for few bucks.So if the f1.8 is such a great bargain, why would the f1.4 be among Canon's... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 15, 2005

    A review for parents

    I bought this lens to take indoor portraits of my nine-month-old daughter using available light. I was tired of the harsh photos produced by the built-in flash on the Canon 20D or Digital Rebel. A bounce flash improves matters great deal, but I wanted to see what could be done with a fast lens.The Canon 50mm 1.4 gobbles light. It opens up a world of indoor photography that is not possible with a 4.0 lens. The 50mm focal length combined with available light produces natural-looking results. It is exactly what your eye sees. Shadows and highlights are intact. It is a revelation if you're used to the harsh drop shadows and evenly-lit faces produced by flashes. This is a jarring step up in quality from snapshot to "wow"As noted, focus is soft at /1.4 and begins to sharpen at /2.0 to /2.8. Not a bad thing, though. Some of my favorite pictures have been produced with the aperture wide open. The depth of field is so narrow at this point, that the subject's face is... 4/5 Matthew Davidson (Cambridge MA) - See all my reviews, August 23, 2006

    EXCELLENT - At a price

    0 5/5 S. Rose - See all my reviews, November 10, 2004
    List Price: $399.00
    Measures 2.9 inches in diameter and 2 inches long; 1-year warranty
    Delivers crisp images with little flare at the maximum aperture
    Extra-small Micro USM focus adjustment and full-time manual focusing
    50mm standard lens with f/1.4 maximum aperture for Canon SLR cameras
    2 high-refraction lens elements and Gaussian optics help eliminate astigmatism


  • Canon

    Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

    Photography (Canon)

    Rating (798 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Canon

    Is this lens as bad as some people say it is?

    No it's not especially if you take into account its intended users. If you use a Canon digital SLR and are satisfied with the kit lens (18-55) then buying this lens can be the perfect next step for you. Practically speaking, you will be able to increase your zoom reach to the point where you can A) photograph birds in moderately distant trees, B) be able to zoom in on the other side of a valley and frame something of your interest. Those are just two examples. One thing you will NOT be able to do effectively with this lens, however, is to take sport shots with it. How so? Consider some of the following weakness:*At 300mm zoom range the highest aperture is limited to 5.6 (You will have to use very slow shutter speed to snap fast action shots; remember the inverse relation between aperture and shutter speed.)*The lens size/weight combination makes it hard to hold steady when attached to a camera like the Rebel XT*Slow and often inaccurate auto focus... 3/5 Abdulrahman Aljabri (Jeddah) - See all my reviews, April 8, 2006

    Could be better, but works well within its price range

    After reading several online reviews of the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM lens, I had nearly talked myself out of even looking at one. However, thanks to a local Canon demonstration, I was able to play with several lenses, the 75-300mm f/4-5.6 among them. I got to try it out alongside the IS version (which costs just under 3x as much), the non-USM version, and some of their L-series professional lenses.That said, I found there to be less difference among the directly-comparable lenses (the non-USM, USM, and IS versions) than I'd have thought. On the test shots I took using a Canon Digital Rebel XT, I didn't find full-zoom telephoto shots to be appreciably softer in the non-IS version reviewed herein, nor were the images overly soft for my liking period.The USM focusing didn't seem to make as much of a difference as I'd expected over the non-USM model, either. Focusing was still relatively slow (as other reviewers have pointed out), although once an... 4/5 John Nolley II (Fairfax, VA United States) - See all my reviews, December 19, 2005

    Buy the "IS" version instead

    If you're looking at this lens, you're more demanding than the average Joe who takes photos and have high expectations. This lens is not blazingly fast (f/5.6 at 300mm), and to reliably freeze camera shake, you're going to need a 1/500 sec shutter speed, which means that with ISO 100 film, you only can lose one stop of illumination under "Sunny 16" conditions before you have to decide comprimise somewhere to get your shot.Consequently, shots into the shade, or conducted under the warmer and softer lighting conditions of the morning/evening will inevitably drive you to the comprimise of a high ISO grainy film or the bulk of a tripod to make up for this lens's lack of optical speed. If you always shoot in full noon sunshine, you'll be okay.Even though its a great tool, most people don't like to carry a tripod, so the solution is to either accept grain in enlargements, not take certain photos, spend more money to go to a faster lens, or some combination of the above. I'll... 3/5 H. Huntzinger (Northeastern USA) - See all my reviews, August 30, 2001
    List Price: $199.00
    Image Stabilization: No
    4.9-foot closest focusing distance; 32- to 8-degree diagonal angle of view
    75-300mm telephoto zoom lens with f/4-5.6 maximum aperture for Canon SLR cameras
    Improved mechanism makes zooming smoother; front part of zoom ring sports silver ring
    Measures 2.8 inches in diameter and 4.8 inches long; weighs 16.8 ounces; 1-year warranty


  • Canon

    Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras

    Photography (Canon)

    Rating (390 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Canon

    Canon EF 24-70mm vs. 24-105mm IS: Read this if you are a hobbyist

    I am a hobbyist and this review is for people like me. What I mean by that is that I take pictures for fun and nobody buys my pictures. I mostly shoot landscape, nature, and portraits of family, friends, and relatives. I will refer to 24-70mm as the 70, and the 24-105mm IS as the 105. I first made the mistake of buying the 70, then I returned it with a hefty restocking fee and bought the 105 - I don't have the slightest regret and I could not be happier. I'm taking my time to write this review so that you can spend your hard earned money wisely. Let's analyze the trade-off between the two:* Both lenses have excellent build and image quality. So these are not differentiating factors.* The one and only advantage of the 70 is the one smaller f-stop. For me, this means more blur when I shoot portraits, so this is all good.* The advantage of 105 over the 70 are as follows:- You get an extra 35mm, which is 50% more zoom. I like this.- You get a 3-stop IS. For... 5/5 va1800 (Baltimore, Maryland) - See all my reviews This review is from: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras (Camera) I am a hobbyist and this review is for people like me. What I mean by that is that I take pictures for fun and nobody buys my pictures. I mostly shoot landscape, nature, and portraits of family, friends, and relatives. I will refer to 24-70mm as the 70, and the 24-105mm IS as the 105. I first made the mistake of buying the 70, then I returned it with a hefty restocking fee and bought the 105 - I don't have the slightest regret and I could not be happier. I'm taking my time to write this review so that you can spend your hard earned money wisely. Let's analyze the trade-off between the two:* Both lenses have excellent build and image quality. So these are not differentiating factors.* The one and only advantage of the 70 is the one smaller f-stop. For me, this means more blur when I shoot portraits, so this is all good.* The advantage of 105 over the 70 are as follows:- You get an extra 35mm, which is 50% more zoom. I like this.- You get a 3-stop IS. For... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 19, 2009

    Wonderful general purpose lens, with the expected limitations

    The name of the game here is portability, flexibility, and good but not incredible image quality.This lens is often tagged a "walkabout" lens, and that's a good description. There's nothing better if you want to carry camera and lens about and get a variety of shots in the range from wide angle to short telephoto. It's difficult for lens designers to make all the compromises necessary to have a lens go from wide angle to telephoto, and have a max focal length over four times the widest focal length, but Canon has done a good job here. The image stabilization works excellently when hand held (it cuts image quality if you use the stabilization from a tripod, though). The f/4 maximum aperture cuts the size and weight down quite a bit. Image quality is excellent for a zoom from about 30mm up to 90mm, good from 90mm to 105mm, and tolerable from 24 to 30mm (getting better in the 28 to 30mm range). As expected, image quality is best stopped down to about f/8, but is still... 4/5 M. Broderick "mikebinok" (Oklahoma City, OK USA) - See all my reviews, May 10, 2007

    Good lens for most, but not for all, and not the best you can get:

    This is a great range for use as an every day walk around lens. It's very versatile, light and produces great image sharpness throughout the range. There is a bit of vignetting at the wide end, which I actually like. But there is also quite a bit of barrel distortion at the wide end, which I dislike. This is quite noticeable when shooting interiors architecture; it can be corrected in software however it can be a hassle.Also, being an f4 lens, this lens is simply not fast enough for me. I shoot a lot of images where I want the out of focus areas (bokeh) to be glassy smooth and creamy (for weddings, macros, portraits and such) and you cannot get that with this lens as good as you can with the 24-70 f2.8. Granted, in the 70mm-105mm range at f4, the bokeh looks pretty great and the 24-70 can't even get there. If you zoom all the way in, your DOF will be low and pretty darn smooth though in my case, I just prefer the look and bokeh of the 24-70 overall rather than this lens. I... 4/5 T. Tom (SF Bay Area, CA United States) - See all my reviews, September 20, 2006
    List Price: $1,149.00
    1 Super UD glass element and 3 aspherical lenses minimize chromatic aberration and distortion
    24-105mm standard zoom lens with f/4 maximum aperture for Canon EOS SLR cameras
    Dust- and moisture-resistant; measures 3.3 inches in diameter and 4.2 inches long; 1-year warranty
    Image Stabilizer technology steadies camera shake at up to 3 stops; weighs 23.6 ounces
    Ring-type USM system delivers silent but quick autofocus (AF); full-time manual focus


  • Canon

    Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

    Photography (Canon)

    Rating (378 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Canon

    a great general-purpose lense

    I bought this lens four years ago and have shot around 6,000 photos with it (4000 digital, 2000 35mm). Autofocus is very fast and quiet, which is typical of the Canon USM lenses. I would not recommend a Canon lens that does not have the ultrasonic motor (USM) focusing. Optics are sharp throughout the focusing range.The lens is fairly heavy and after a few months of use, you will likely find that the weight of the glass is enough to make the lens telescope out when it's around your neck. If you want a compact lens that will let you take great pictures in a wide range of settings, this is probably the best lens you could get for a Canon camera. If you're a pro, you'll probably have a backpack full of lenses and you're not reading this anyway, so I'm not talking to you. If you want something you can sling over your shoulder and not think about when you take the kids to Disney World, get a cheaper, lighter lens.The Image Stabilizer (IS) makes the lens a lot more... 5/5 T. Hladish "gecko13" (Evanston, IL USA) - See all my reviews, July 16, 2004

    Excellent Walkabout Lens

    While I considered purchasing a Canon 10D, I also started looking for a good first lens. Most of the reviewers and Canonites on the various forums suggested this lens as a good starting point.The 28-135mm IS USM Zoom is the one I use all the time now on the Canon 10D, and that will be the case until I get over the sticker shock of the 10D/28--135mm combo and start adding other lenses to my kit.In the meantime, this lens gets the job done very well. It gives you good range for a variety of of shots, from portraits to telephotos. There is even a macro mode, which gives you the opportunity to do close-ups--not really a true macro, but okay for shots of flowers, your kitty cat's face, etc. It is the flexibility of this lens that makes it so appealing if all you have is just one lens. And remember that if you mount this lens on a digital camera, like the 10D, the range is actually extended by a factor of 1.6.The USM focuses fast, and the Image... 5/5 Andrew Simmons (Fresno, CA USA) - See all my reviews, June 20, 2003

    THE Consumer-Grade Canon Lens to Get

    0 5/5 A. Johnston (San Francisco, CA USA) - See all my reviews, May 30, 2005
    List Price: $479.00
    Close focusing distance of 20 inches; 75- to 18-degree diagonal angle of view
    Delivers sharp, natural-looking pictures in dim lighting without requiring flash or tripod
    Ring-type USM adjustment system for swift, silent autofocusing and full-time manual focus
    Close focusing distance of 20 inches; 75- to 18-degree diagonal angle of view
    Measures 3.1 inches in diameter and 3.8 inches long; weighs 18.9 ounces; 1-year warranty
    28-135mm standard zoom lens with f/3.5-5.6 maximum aperture for Canon SLR cameras
    Measures 3.1 inches in diameter and 3.8 inches long; weighs 18.9 ounces; 1-year warranty
    Ring-type USM adjustment system for swift, silent autofocusing and full-time manual focus
    28-135mm standard zoom lens with f/3.5-5.6 maximum aperture for Canon SLR cameras
    Delivers sharp, natural-looking pictures in dim lighting without requiring flash or tripod


  • Canon

    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - Gray Market

    Photography (Canon)

    Rating (410 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Canon

    This is an imported item, Canon warranty does not apply

    The reason this lens is selling for less than the same item listed at http://www.amazon.com/Canon-50mm-1-8-Camera-Lens/dp/B00007E7JU/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1350244710&sr=1-2&keywords=canon+lensis because the item here is a direct import item (What is commonly referred to as Grey market. Meaning, it was manufactured with the intention of sale in a country other than the USA.The seller stated in an email to me:"There is no restriction on a retailer to purchase these items for sale in the US. However, manufacturer's, by way of serial number tracking, are aware of which models were intended for sale in the US, and thus often refuse warranty service on the imported model.In lieu of the manufacturer's warranty on these imported products, Unique Photo offers our own warranty to support what the manufacturer will not, so that the customer can make their decision with piece of mind. This warranty would be for a period of one year from... 4/5 Susan Smith (New York, NY United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard AutoFocus Lens - Gray Market (Electronics) The reason this lens is selling for less than the same item listed at http://www.amazon.com/Canon-50mm-1-8-Camera-Lens/dp/B00007E7JU/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1350244710&sr=1-2&keywords=canon+lensis because the item here is a direct import item (What is commonly referred to as Grey market. Meaning, it was manufactured with the intention of sale in a country other than the USA.The seller stated in an email to me:"There is no restriction on a retailer to purchase these items for sale in the US. However, manufacturer's, by way of serial number tracking, are aware of which models were intended for sale in the US, and thus often refuse warranty service on the imported model.In lieu of the manufacturer's warranty on these imported products, Unique Photo offers our own warranty to support what the manufacturer will not, so that the customer can make their decision with piece of mind. This warranty would be for a period of one year from... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 15, 2012

    Must have for entry level SLR owners!

    So, you just got your Canon SLR, and want to go beyond the kit lens. There is no better choice than the Canon 50 mm f/1.8 II. I have owned it for two years. I own higher-end lenses (70-200 f/4 L and 100 mm f/2.8 macro), but end up using this lens more often than any other. On a 1.6 crop body (like the Rebel series) the lens is a great portrait length. The lens is sharp enough that I cannot on a Rebel XS (12 mp) I go to pixelation before seeing effects of loss of sharpness from the lens on test photos.The biggest upgrade from the kit lens is the huge gain in speed. This lens is very sharp at f/2.0 or 2.2, and with normal indoor light you will be able to shoot flashless at ISO400 comfortably. This was the lens I trusted for the birth of our first son, and I couldn't be more happy with the images it captured. Even in the low light of the hospital room I was able to catch those first eyes-open moments without a flash.This lens is very light (maybe a little cheap feeling),... 4/5 E. Wiest - See all my reviews, April 16, 2010

    A must-have lens for most photographers and a few basics about f-stop.

    To me this lens is a must buy for any new digital SLR owner and even advanced users. This is one of my favorite lenses and I always keep it on my camera.You should always buy a UV filter to protect the glass on any lens you have. This in my opinion is the one thing everybody who purchases an expensive lens should do. UV filters don't affect the photographs you take but it's a layer of plastic between the scratchable glass and the world around you. It's a MUST BUY.If your photographer who's not on a budget and really wants the best lens in my opinion check out the 50mm 1.4 f-stop lens below. It retails for about $300 but it's such a better lens and has another step down in your f-stop from 1.8 to 1.4. And its aperture has eight blades instead of just five found in this lens. The effect of more blades means the objects in your background will have a smoother blur to them and generally will look better... 5/5 Chuck Bittner "Disabled comedian & gamer!" (New England USA) - See all my reviews, January 6, 2014
    List Price: $0.00
    Superb lens featuring superb quality and portability.
    Compact and affordable.
    Ideal lens to accompany a zoom when shooting in low-light conditions.
    f/1.8 speed makes it perfect for available-light shooting.


  • Canon

    Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II SLR Lens

    Photography (Canon)

    Rating (311 reviews):
    (4.4/5)
    Canon

    Great lens, especially for the very low price

    PROS* Very sharp across the image, even wide open.* Low Chroma. I read a test ([...]) that found higher than normal amounts of CA in this lens at some apertures, but I don't see it. My standard test is to shoot bare tree limbs on bright sunny days & look for purple fringing, especially at the edges. I'm not seeing anywhere near the level of fringing shown in some of their test shots.If anything, I'd call it "low" I read elsewhere that one of Canon's goals in adding the aspherical element to this lens was to reduce CA, so I'm thinking maybe the lens tested in photozon.de was just a bad apple.* Image Shake control works. I can't attest to how often it provides a full 4 stops worth of shake reduction, but I can see a very clear result when using it.* Fast accurate focusing. One of the reasons I purchased this lens was because I was dissatisfied with the performance of my (more expensive) Sigma 17-35 EX (the newer model), which while sharp, is just too slow and... 5/5 Trustme "notapundit" (CO) - See all my reviews This review is from: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II SLR Lens (Camera) PROS* Very sharp across the image, even wide open.* Low Chroma. I read a test ([...]) that found higher than normal amounts of CA in this lens at some apertures, but I don't see it. My standard test is to shoot bare tree limbs on bright sunny days & look for purple fringing, especially at the edges. I'm not seeing anywhere near the level of fringing shown in some of their test shots.If anything, I'd call it "low" I read elsewhere that one of Canon's goals in adding the aspherical element to this lens was to reduce CA, so I'm thinking maybe the lens tested in photozon.de was just a bad apple.* Image Shake control works. I can't attest to how often it provides a full 4 stops worth of shake reduction, but I can see a very clear result when using it.* Fast accurate focusing. One of the reasons I purchased this lens was because I was dissatisfied with the performance of my (more expensive) Sigma 17-35 EX (the newer model), which while sharp, is just too slow and... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 19, 2008

    What a value!

    I only got this lens, vowing to only do "L" glass since using my 50mm f/1.2, because it got a sizzling review in PopPhoto. It's clarity was just under a $2,000 Nikon lens reviewed on the same page.I opened the box, and got just what I expected for under $200-a small, cheap feeling lens. It is the first EF-S I've owned, and the white mark for aligning it to mount matched up on my Canon 40D, instead of the red mark I usually use.I haven't had time to put it through the paces, but I will say that I am really impressed with the clarity of the pictures. I have a crappy Canon 28-135mm that is just pitiful in the clarity department-and that set me back $400! I put a shot of one of my dogs up for this product in the customer images. It's the one shot portrait of just her head (German Shepherd). Handheld this thing is as clear as my 50mm f/1.2-I swear!Another thing I didn't realize is that you can get close to your subject with this lens. No, I mean REALLY... 5/5 Bogus Exception (Norwich, Connecticut United States) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II SLR Lens (Camera) I only got this lens, vowing to only do "L" glass since using my 50mm f/1.2, because it got a sizzling review in PopPhoto. It's clarity was just under a $2,000 Nikon lens reviewed on the same page.I opened the box, and got just what I expected for under $200-a small, cheap feeling lens. It is the first EF-S I've owned, and the white mark for aligning it to mount matched up on my Canon 40D, instead of the red mark I usually use.I haven't had time to put it through the paces, but I will say that I am really impressed with the clarity of the pictures. I have a crappy Canon 28-135mm that is just pitiful in the clarity department-and that set me back $400! I put a shot of one of my dogs up for this product in the customer images. It's the one shot portrait of just her head (German Shepherd). Handheld this thing is as clear as my 50mm f/1.2-I swear!Another thing I didn't realize is that you can get close to your subject with this lens. No, I mean REALLY... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 26, 2008

    Maggot Colony

    This lens has caused a mild stir on the internet in the last few months. To my mind, it's the zoom equivalent of Canon's 50mm f1.8, in the sense that it's very cheap but performs very well. On an optical level it has no obvious deficits apart from a bit of bulge at the wider settings. Physically it is small and light, and the image stabilisation works well. As a package, at this price level, it's hard to resist if you want a cheap decent walkaround lens. The only obvious competition I can think of is the Sigma 18-50mm, but that doesn't have image stabilisation, and from what I have seen it's blurry around the edges; at the very least, it offers nothing over the Canon 18-55mm IS and it's no cheaper.This is the third version of Canon's 18-55mm camera kit lens. The first two editions of the lens were regularly derided on the internet for poor sharpness at the corners, chromatic aberrations, and general naff build quality. I can't confirm any of that, because I haven't used... 4/5 Mr. A. Pomeroy (Wiltshire, England) - See all my reviews, August 2, 2008
    List Price: $199.00
    Diagonal Angle of View - 74 20' - 7 50' (with APS-C image sensors)
    Lens Construction - 16 elements in 12 groups, including UD-glass and aspherical lenses
    Focal Length & Maximum Aperture - 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
    Closest Focusing Distance - 1.48 ft./0.45m (maximum close-up magnification 0.24x)
    Focus Adjustment - Gear-driven


  • Canon

    Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens

    Photography (Canon)

    Rating (451 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    Canon

    At long last, a Canon pancake lens for SLRs.

    "Pancake" lenses have always had an appeal to SLR shooters. Their dimunitive size and weight, as well as overall simplicity, make them ideal as walkaround lenses, and many find the focal length of 40mm (give or take a few mm) much to their liking for general photography. Contax, Pentax, Nikon and other manufacturers have produced their offerings throughout the modern photographic era. Panasonic and Olympus have pancake lenses for their micro 4/3 lenses. For some mysterious reason, Canon has remained silent on the issue since 1965, when it produced the FLP 38/2.8 for a limited time. Until now. Let the celebration begin.I had the pleasure of owning the Pentax and Contax Zeiss lenses in the days of film. I loved them both, and they were never far from reach. When I bought Canon dSLRs, due to lack of any Canon pancake lens being available, I adapted both the Contax Zeiss and the Pentax pancakes to work on my 5D, 5D2 and 40D. Of course, this arrangement has serious limitations,... 5/5 Rick "lensman" (USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens (Electronics) "Pancake" lenses have always had an appeal to SLR shooters. Their dimunitive size and weight, as well as overall simplicity, make them ideal as walkaround lenses, and many find the focal length of 40mm (give or take a few mm) much to their liking for general photography. Contax, Pentax, Nikon and other manufacturers have produced their offerings throughout the modern photographic era. Panasonic and Olympus have pancake lenses for their micro 4/3 lenses. For some mysterious reason, Canon has remained silent on the issue since 1965, when it produced the FLP 38/2.8 for a limited time. Until now. Let the celebration begin.I had the pleasure of owning the Pentax and Contax Zeiss lenses in the days of film. I loved them both, and they were never far from reach. When I bought Canon dSLRs, due to lack of any Canon pancake lens being available, I adapted both the Contax Zeiss and the Pentax pancakes to work on my 5D, 5D2 and 40D. Of course, this arrangement has serious limitations,... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 21, 2012

    Great Lens (Even Greater for Full-Frame Cameras)

    Before going into the details of my review, I'd like to start off by saying...if you have the money on hand, you should immediately buy this lens. I am extremely pleased so far - this is a lightweight, yet solidly built, and extremely affordable performer. While two hundred bucks doesn't seem "affordable" at first, it delivers very solid results that you could expect from lenses that cost several times as much.To give some background: I do shoot professionally, but got this lens mostly for personal use - I simply prefer the versatility of a zoom lens for professional work, although seeing the impressive results I might incorporate it for future assignments. I currently own two bodies, a 5D Mark II and a 7D. While my main lenses are high-end (the 24-105L, 70-200L 2.8 IS II, and 100mm Macro), since I started off with a Rebel series body I also am familiar with a lot of the cheaper lenses Canon sells, including the 50mm f/1.8. I really liked the 50 f/1.8 because of its... 5/5 Cinnamon - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens (Electronics) Before going into the details of my review, I'd like to start off by saying...if you have the money on hand, you should immediately buy this lens. I am extremely pleased so far - this is a lightweight, yet solidly built, and extremely affordable performer. While two hundred bucks doesn't seem "affordable" at first, it delivers very solid results that you could expect from lenses that cost several times as much.To give some background: I do shoot professionally, but got this lens mostly for personal use - I simply prefer the versatility of a zoom lens for professional work, although seeing the impressive results I might incorporate it for future assignments. I currently own two bodies, a 5D Mark II and a 7D. While my main lenses are high-end (the 24-105L, 70-200L 2.8 IS II, and 100mm Macro), since I started off with a Rebel series body I also am familiar with a lot of the cheaper lenses Canon sells, including the 50mm f/1.8. I really liked the 50 f/1.8 because of its... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 25, 2012

    Small in size but great in features and quality

    Please don't take the Amazon star rating too serious - every lens has its pros and cons that I wouldn't want to squeeze into a single one-dimensional figure...A quick note about me: I have been into SLR cameras and lenses for more than 20 years - as a hobby in the beginning and professionally later. Maybe because of my technical background I started testing my own lenses quite a while ago. I have a (no longer so) little test lab of my own where I do 6 different image quality tests (after taking a lens out for a while).Canon's first-ever "pancake" EF lens is a real treat. It's so small that it looks like a 20 mm extension ring rather than a lens and yet it feels solid as a rock and delivers very respectable image quality. It comes with Canon's stepping motor technology (STM) that allows continuous AF during video recording or live-view mode (when used with a hybrid CMOS AF system) and that gives the lens a fast, silent and accurate autofocus performance. The EF 40mm... 4/5 Gil De Sousa, LensTests-com (Bensheim, Germany) - See all my reviews This review is from: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens (Electronics) Please don't take the Amazon star rating too serious - every lens has its pros and cons that I wouldn't want to squeeze into a single one-dimensional figure...A quick note about me: I have been into SLR cameras and lenses for more than 20 years - as a hobby in the beginning and professionally later. Maybe because of my technical background I started testing my own lenses quite a while ago. I have a (no longer so) little test lab of my own where I do 6 different image quality tests (after taking a lens out for a while).Canon's first-ever "pancake" EF lens is a real treat. It's so small that it looks like a 20 mm extension ring rather than a lens and yet it feels solid as a rock and delivers very respectable image quality. It comes with Canon's stepping motor technology (STM) that allows continuous AF during video recording or live-view mode (when used with a hybrid CMOS AF system) and that gives the lens a fast, silent and accurate autofocus performance. The EF 40mm... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 21, 2012
    List Price: $199.00
    Ultra-slim and lightweight design
    Built-in stepping motor provides smooth and quiet autofocus when shooting video with Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR
    Aspherical lens element delivers high image quality from the center to the periphery
    Optimized lens coatings ensure exceptional color balance while minimizing ghosting and flare
    Advanced optical design enables a bright f/2.8, compact optical system at 40mm


  • Canon

    Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens

    Photography (Canon)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    Canon

    Choosing between the T3i, T2i, 60D and 7D

    The Canon Rebel T3i takes the consumer level dSLR a couple steps closer to the mid-level Canon 60D with the addition of the rotating rear LCD screen, remote flash firing, and in-camera processing features. The already highly competent, older Rebel T2i already shared many important features with the 60D (and even features of the semi-pro 7D) including the 18 MP sensor, 63-zone exposure metering system, high ISO performance, HD movie capabilities, and Digic 4 image processor. With these new upgrades, it might make it even more difficult to choose between them. But there are some important differences.If you are considering the Rebel T3i vs T2i, the Rebel T3i is replacing the T2i. Since both cameras share the same 18 megapixel sensor and Digic 4 processor, both the T2i and T3i will create images with exactly the same image quality, produce the same low light/ high ISO performance, shoot at 3.7 frames per second, and have nearly the same size and build quality. They are... 5/5 dojoklo (Arlington, MA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (Camera) The Canon Rebel T3i takes the consumer level dSLR a couple steps closer to the mid-level Canon 60D with the addition of the rotating rear LCD screen, remote flash firing, and in-camera processing features. The already highly competent, older Rebel T2i already shared many important features with the 60D (and even features of the semi-pro 7D) including the 18 MP sensor, 63-zone exposure metering system, high ISO performance, HD movie capabilities, and Digic 4 image processor. With these new upgrades, it might make it even more difficult to choose between them. But there are some important differences.If you are considering the Rebel T3i vs T2i, the Rebel T3i is replacing the T2i. Since both cameras share the same 18 megapixel sensor and Digic 4 processor, both the T2i and T3i will create images with exactly the same image quality, produce the same low light/ high ISO performance, shoot at 3.7 frames per second, and have nearly the same size and build quality. They are... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 27, 2011

    Busy Mom/The Family Photographer - T3i a great intro dSLR

    I am not a camera expert, but rather, I'm a busy mom who likes to take pictures and who adores my subjects. This, then, is a review from a mom/amateur's point of view.MY GOALS/EXPECTATIONS:I have always been a photo fiend, taking my camera everywhere and pulling it out at any opportunity. While I'd gotten to a decent level of archiving important moments with my point-and-shoot cameras over the years, I wanted to take my photography to the next level. I was inspired by my brother-in-law's photos of his kids to take the dSLR plunge. But I knew (and still know), very little about professional photography. I wanted to start taking better photos right away. But I also wanted to have room to grow as a photographer and a camera that would grow with me.I also wanted the focus to stay firmly on my family - while I was willing to invest some time and care into the camera, I didn't want it to become like a pet I had to constantly watch over. While any dSLR... 5/5 W. Edwards (WA) - See all my reviews, March 21, 2011

    Canon T3i - Best DSLR for Under $1,000?

    Check out my full T3i review video, video clips, sample photos and time lapse on YouTube. On YouTube search "2012 T3i Best DSLR"Okay, now let's take a fresh look at the Canon EOS Rebel T3i (600D) DSLR and compare it to the 60D and T2i. In this review I'll also talk about some "MUST HAVE" accessories for this camera.The Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR was release in March of 2011 and has quickly become one of the most popular DSLRs available.As if the Rebel line wasn't popular enough with budding photographers... The introduction of the T3i has captured the imagination of thousands of aspiring videographers... with it's ability to capture FULL HD video... bright, articulating 3 inch LCD screen (which comes in really handy when shooting video in the field), and the ability to select from a host of lenses... which is common to DSLRs in general.Professionals prefer DSLRs because they allow for an accurate preview of what they are shooting, at the... 5/5 David Robert (North Central, PA USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens (Camera) Check out my full T3i review video, video clips, sample photos and time lapse on YouTube. On YouTube search "2012 T3i Best DSLR"Okay, now let's take a fresh look at the Canon EOS Rebel T3i (600D) DSLR and compare it to the 60D and T2i. In this review I'll also talk about some "MUST HAVE" accessories for this camera.The Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR was release in March of 2011 and has quickly become one of the most popular DSLRs available.As if the Rebel line wasn't popular enough with budding photographers... The introduction of the T3i has captured the imagination of thousands of aspiring videographers... with it's ability to capture FULL HD video... bright, articulating 3 inch LCD screen (which comes in really handy when shooting video in the field), and the ability to select from a host of lenses... which is common to DSLRs in general.Professionals prefer DSLRs because they allow for an accurate preview of what they are shooting, at the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 25, 2012
    List Price: $599.00
    ISO 100 - 6400 for shooting from bright to dim light
    Video Snapshot features for enhanced video shooting options
    18.0 MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 Image Processor for high image quality and speed
    Vari-angle 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor (3:2) for shooting at high or low angles and 1,040,000-dot VGA with reflection reduction
    Comes with camera body, EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Type II lens, eyecup, wide strap, USB cable, AV cable, battery, and charger



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