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264 pages

Canon Lenses, From Snapshots to Great Shots

Creator: Jerod Foster | Photography - 2014-11-06

You need a book that goes beyond the camera manuals to teach you how to select and use Canon lenses to take great shots. This guide by pro photographer Jerod Foster will help you conquer the fundamentals and capture stunning pictures.

Publisher: Pearson Education

About this book
Lenses are a considerable investment for any photographer and require understanding their features and a making plan for purchase. You might buy several camera bodies, but quality lenses should last a lifetime!   You need a book that goes beyond the camera manuals to teach you how to select and use Canon lenses to take great shots. This guide by pro photographer Jerod Foster will help you conquer the fundamentals and capture stunning pictures.   Foster starts with the basics of using different lenses in the Canon lineup-from kit, to wide angle, to telephoto, to zoom, and more, to understand what they do and how their features affect your images. He discusses factors such as depth of field, perspective, and compression and which types of lenses are right for your style of shooting. Whether it's portraits, landscapes, or street photography, you will have a better understanding of your equipment and understand your choices for investing in lenses.   Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.  



264 pages

Canon Lenses, From Snapshots to Great Shots

Creator: Jerod Foster | Photography - 2014-11-12

You need a book that goes beyond the camera manuals to teach you how to select and use Canon lenses to take great shots. This guide by pro photographer Jerod Foster will help you conquer the fundamentals and capture stunning pictures.

Publisher: Peachpit Press

About this book
Lenses are a considerable investment for any photographer and require understanding their features and a making plan for purchase. You might buy several camera bodies, but quality lenses should last a lifetime!   You need a book that goes beyond the camera manuals to teach you how to select and use Canon lenses to take great shots. This guide by pro photographer Jerod Foster will help you conquer the fundamentals and capture stunning pictures.   Foster starts with the basics of using different lenses in the Canon lineup–from kit, to wide angle, to telephoto, to zoom, and more, to understand what they do and how their features affect your images. He discusses factors such as depth of field, perspective, and compression and which types of lenses are right for your style of shooting. Whether it’s portraits, landscapes, or street photography, you will have a better understanding of your equipment and understand your choices for investing in lenses.   Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.  



264 pages

Nikon Lenses, From Snapshots to Great Shots

Creator: Jerod Foster | Photography - 2014-11-25

This guide by pro photographer Jerod Foster will help you learn the features of Nikon lenses to capturevthe stunning pictures you want for a price that matches your needs.

Publisher: Peachpit Press

About this book
You own a Nikon DSLR, but which Nikon (Nikkor) lens is best for your shooting style and your budget? This guide by pro photographer Jerod Foster will help you learn the features of Nikon lenses to capturevthe stunning pictures you want for a price that matches your needs. Foster starts with the basics of using lenses in the Nikon lineup–from kit, to prime, to wide angle, to telephoto, to zoom, and more. Whether it’s portraits, landscapes, sports, travel, or night photography, you will have a better understanding of the different Nikon lenses and your choices for investing in them. In this guide you will: Master the key camera features that relate to lenses–depth of field, perspective, and vibration reduction Learn the difference between full frame versus cropped sensors and how they affect specific lenses Understand best practices for maintaining your lenses and for taking better pictures Accessorize your Nikon lenses with lens rigs, extenders, and other add-on equipment Minimize lens flaws such as distortion and chromatic aberration in post processing with Lightroom Grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapter Beautifully illustrated with large, compelling photos, this book for beginning-to-intermediate digital photographers will help you get the image you want every time you pick up your camera. And once you have the shot, show it off and join the book’s flickr group: www.flickr.com/groups/nikonlenses_fromsnapshotstogreatshots.


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  • Canon

    Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

    Photography (Canon)

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

    Wonderfully sharp, fast focusing and petite

    HIGHLIGHTS: excellent image quality, compact form factor and affordable pricing, but with few concessions in build and AF performance.CONSTRUCTION: Slightly smaller and heavier than the prior model, EF 50 1.8 II, aka nifty-fifty, but with significantly better build quality. Improvements include metal mount, sturdier barrel and AF/MF switch, larger focus ring, grippy matte finish and stepping motor (STM). Unfortunately, it has an odd filter size, 49mm, rather than 52 or 58mm common to small Canon lenses.OPTICAL QUALITY: It's the same optical formula as the nifty-fifty, but with tweaks to lens coatings and improved close focus ability. Wide open it's tack sharp center frame, sharper than my nifty-fifty. Corners on full frame, e.g., 6D, are darker and softer than center but equalize by F2.8. On APS-C cameras, e.g., 70D and Rebel, there is little corner darkening or softness since nearly half the image circle is cropped out. Optimal sharpness is at F5.6. Chromatic... 5/5 P.K. Frary (Space) - See all my reviews, May 21, 2015

    A massive upgrade from the 50 1.8 - if you have one, it's time to upgrade :)

    BUILD QUALITY: Let’s first talk about the build quality of this new lens. The 50 STM has had a massive upgrade in this area, and feels absolutely fantastic. From the moment I picked up the lens, I knew that it was a complete redesign from the old model, and it sure needed it.On the rear of the lens we now have a metallic mount, something I’m so glad to see. Moving up from the plastic mount has increased it’s weight slightly, but also hugely increases the longevity of this lens. On the front we’ve now got a 49mm filter thread, which is even smaller than the old 52mm thread.And even the little things like the AF/MF switch has gotten an upgrade. It’s no longer a little button that seems like it could break easily. Which is just great to see.FOCUS RING: One of the old nifty fifty’s worst parts was it’s focus ring. It was small, fiddly and in the wrong posititon at the end of the lens.And fortunately on the new 50 stm it’s all been changed. The new focus ring is... 5/5 Chris Winter (Australia) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens (Electronics) BUILD QUALITY: Let’s first talk about the build quality of this new lens. The 50 STM has had a massive upgrade in this area, and feels absolutely fantastic. From the moment I picked up the lens, I knew that it was a complete redesign from the old model, and it sure needed it.On the rear of the lens we now have a metallic mount, something I’m so glad to see. Moving up from the plastic mount has increased it’s weight slightly, but also hugely increases the longevity of this lens. On the front we’ve now got a 49mm filter thread, which is even smaller than the old 52mm thread.And even the little things like the AF/MF switch has gotten an upgrade. It’s no longer a little button that seems like it could break easily. Which is just great to see.FOCUS RING: One of the old nifty fifty’s worst parts was it’s focus ring. It was small, fiddly and in the wrong posititon at the end of the lens.And fortunately on the new 50 stm it’s all been changed. The new focus ring is... Read more, May 25, 2015

    I'm so pleased with the new STM version

    5/5 Avyn - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens (Electronics) I just ordered this lens and I tried it out right away!! I'm a portrait photographer and I've always had a 50mm 1.8 in my bag! My older one was dropped and so I needed a new one! I'm so pleased with the new STM version!! GORG colorful, crisp images!, June 19, 2015
    List Price: $110.99
    80mm effective focal-length on APS-C cameras, 50mm on full-frame cameras
    50mm focal length and maximum aperture of f/1.8
    Minimum focusing distance of 1.15 ft. (0.35m) and a maximum magnification of 0.21x
    Stepping motor (STM) delivers near silent, continous Move Servo AF for movies and smooth AF for stills
    Great for portraits, action, and nighttime photography


  • Canon

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

    Photography (Canon)
    List Price: $79.00

    4.9-foot closest focusing distance; 32- to 8-degree diagonal angle of view
    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
    75-300mm telephoto zoom lens with f/4-5.6 maximum aperture for Canon SLR cameras


  • Canon

    Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens

    Photography (Canon)

    Rating (675 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    Canon

    I was hoping for something more compact that would be great to throw in a rucksack for a day out ...

    I currently shoot mostly with the canon 50mm 1.4. I was hoping for something more compact that would be great to throw in a rucksack for a day out hiking, or at least just something less bulky. I figured with a 180$ lens, if it was only OK I wouldn't be too depressed about it. I have been continuously impressed with this thing, and I foresee this being as vital a cog in my photo arsenal as has been my 50mm. Yes, it is compact, it actually fits in a zipper pouch in my daypack that I previously had to separate the lens from the camera in order to be able to accommodate it all. It's wide, and can really capture the scenery as I have included in the pics I took, and has the same great bokeh effect with a fast 2.8 aperture that my 50mm has (well not AS much, but good nonetheless), which I love and need. One surprise I didn't realize was that it has such great macro capabilities, I mean I am like 2 inches from the subject and it focuses right in on it, bam. I can't tell you how thrilled I... 5/5 Stuart - See all my reviews This review is from: Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens (Camera) I currently shoot mostly with the canon 50mm 1.4. I was hoping for something more compact that would be great to throw in a rucksack for a day out hiking, or at least just something less bulky. I figured with a 180$ lens, if it was only OK I wouldn't be too depressed about it. I have been continuously impressed with this thing, and I foresee this being as vital a cog in my photo arsenal as has been my 50mm. Yes, it is compact, it actually fits in a zipper pouch in my daypack that I previously had to separate the lens from the camera in order to be able to accommodate it all. It's wide, and can really capture the scenery as I have included in the pics I took, and has the same great bokeh effect with a fast 2.8 aperture that my 50mm has (well not AS much, but good nonetheless), which I love and need. One surprise I didn't realize was that it has such great macro capabilities, I mean I am like 2 inches from the subject and it focuses right in on it, bam. I can't tell you how thrilled I... Read more, December 17, 2014

    A must have lens for Canon T5i, T6i, 70D or 7D!!

    Customer Video Review Length:: 0:28 MinsAttention pancake lovers: while not making as splashy an entrance as , the 24mm EF-S is a terrific addition to your lens arsenal. In a nutshell, the 24mm STM pancake provides excellent optics at a highly usable focal length, encased in a quality compact chassis making this an ideal walk-around prime for crop sensors. Here is a break-down of the reasons why I think you should own this:Pros:-FOCAL LENGTH: At 24mm on crop sensor(Canon t4i, t5i, t6i, t6s, 70D, 7D), the effective focal length is 38mm, which is an excellent frame size for general all around shooting. (Hence I believe this lens will do for crop sensors what the 40mm did for full frame.). The 40mm pancake is just too narrow on the crop sensor as a general purpose lens making it difficult to... 5/5 Tech Geek Reviews (California) - See all my reviews, November 26, 2014

    Works well for astrophotography.

    5/5 Okieplainsdrifter - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens (Camera) It's just a great little lens as others have said. Works well for astrophotography. A small amount of coma wide open but stopped down to f4 it's great., August 8, 2015
    List Price: $149.00
    Circular aperture (7 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds
    Slimmest and lightest lens of the EF-S series
    Wide-angle lens for Canon APS-C cameras (equivalent to 38mm on a full-frame camera)
    Full-time manual focus allows manual focus adjustment while in One Shot AF mode
    Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 24mm 1:2.8, Minimum focusing distance of 0.5 ft./0.16 m; maximum magnification of x0.27


  • Canon

    Canon Portrait & Travel 2 Lens Kit

    Photography (Canon)
    List Price: $319.00

    A stepping motor (Gear-type STM) supports the Movie Servo AF function in providing smooth and quiet continuous AF during video recording, as well as when shooting photos.
    EF-S10-18mm F4.5-5.6 IS STM is an EF-S ultra-wide zoom lens with an impressive starting focal length (16mm in 35mm equivalence).
    EF 50mm f/1.8 STM is a compact, lightweight fixed focal length lens ideal for everyday photos, and with a large f/1.8 aperture, a perfect lens for low-light photography and creative background blur.


  • Canon

    Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens

    Photography (Canon)

    Rating (563 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Canon

    For real estate/architecture - Major pro: Excellent edge-to-edge sharpness. Minor cons: flares/ghosts easily, barrel distortion

    I shoot a lot of real estate, and had been using the Canon 10-22mm as my main lens. After reading Ken Rockwell's glowing review on the 10-18mm, I thought I'd try it out. My first day with the new lens, I noticed a major drawback, which is that it flares very easily when photographing light sources. "Ghosting" may be the more appropriate term - you'll see green blobs show up underneath direct light sources, especially chandeliers or any kind of bare light source. (See attached bedroom picture.)It took me a little longer to notice the next drawback, but reviewing my photos after shoots, I was seeing that the lens has considerable barrel distortion in certain shots, probably mostly at the wider focal lengths. Some photos have a slight fisheye bulge to them where straight lines appear to curve. The attached picture of the bedroom was taken at 11mm - you can see the distortion on the door on the right edge.The one very nice advantage it has over the 10-22mm... 4/5 David Sparks - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (Electronics) I shoot a lot of real estate, and had been using the Canon 10-22mm as my main lens. After reading Ken Rockwell's glowing review on the 10-18mm, I thought I'd try it out. My first day with the new lens, I noticed a major drawback, which is that it flares very easily when photographing light sources. "Ghosting" may be the more appropriate term - you'll see green blobs show up underneath direct light sources, especially chandeliers or any kind of bare light source. (See attached bedroom picture.)It took me a little longer to notice the next drawback, but reviewing my photos after shoots, I was seeing that the lens has considerable barrel distortion in certain shots, probably mostly at the wider focal lengths. Some photos have a slight fisheye bulge to them where straight lines appear to curve. The attached picture of the bedroom was taken at 11mm - you can see the distortion on the door on the right edge.The one very nice advantage it has over the 10-22mm... Read more, November 15, 2014

    Ultra wide zoom with top image quality

    The EF-S 10-18 4.5-5.6 IS STM is the least expensive and smallest ultra wide zoom among a small field of contenders. The EF-S mount fits APS-C (1.6X crop) cameras only, e.g., Rebel series or 70D. It does not fit full-frame models like the 5D or 6D. Here's my take on this able little lens after a couple months of shooting on a SL1.BUILD: Like the 18-55 STM, it's made of plastic, save for optics and electronics. However, it feels solid in hand: plastics are good quality, no play in the mount or barrel and it’s nicely finished in semi-matte black. It’s a featherlight 240g and easy to slip in a coat pocket or purse.FOCUS is internal--no front element extension or turning—and peppy enough, but slower than the EF-s 10-22 3.5-4.5 USM. However, focus is silent to onboard mics. The STM drive rendered pulls and Movie Servo silky smooth on my SL1.The "by wire," i.e., powered manual focus is smooth but lacks the control of a mechanical ring. FTM (full... 5/5 P.K. Frary (Space) - See all my reviews, June 30, 2014

    My go to Real Estate Photography lens

    5/5 Mp Vision - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (Electronics), October 1, 2016
    List Price: $299.00
    Stepping motor for noise-free video shooting
    Optical image stabilizer
    Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 10-18mm,1:4.5 - 5.6
    EF-S ultra wide zoom lens
    Closest Focusing Distance: 0.72 ft. / 0.22m


  • Altura Photo

    58MM 0.43x Altura Photo Professional HD Wide Angle Lens w/ Macro Portion for Canon EOS Rebel (77D T7i T6s T6i T6 T5i T5 T4i T3i T3 SL1 1100D 700D 650D 600D 550D 300D 100D 60D 7D 5D 70D)

    Photography (Altura Photo)
    List Price: $39.99

    Camera Models: CANON Rebel (77D T7i T6i T6 T6s T5i T5 T4i T3i T2i T1i XT XTi XSi), CANON EOS (750D 760D 650D 600D 550D 500D 450D 400D 350D 300D 7D 60D) and more.
    Easily screws on to the front of your lens, and instantly expands the field of view for breathtaking wide-angle photography. Features a detachable macro lens for extremely high-resolution close-ups of small objects.
    Backed with Digital Goja 90-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
    NOTE: PLEASE VERIFY YOUR CAMERA'S LENS THREAD SIZE BEFORE ORDERING. This Wide-Angle is compatible with 58MM lenses only. Lens sizes vary regardless of camera brand or model. Your camera's lens thread size will be marked somewhere on the lens barrel or printed underneath your lens cap. This number is always preceded by a ""Ø"" (diameter) symbol. For example: Ø58 = 58mm lens thread size.
    Lens Compatibilities: Popular 58MM Lens models include EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II, EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM.


  • Canon

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

    Photography (Canon)

    Rating (53 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Canon

    Decent zoom for price

    4/5 Ben Jackson - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras (Certified Refurbished) (Electronics) I got this camera refurbished and it's look/works great.Pros: cheap, good zoom, durableCons: not made for dim lit places, no stabilizerGreat starting lens and great addition to the lens case. Note: can't recommend for video due to no image stabilizer. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 27, 2017

    Not bad, but there are better options

    3/5 Andre - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras (Certified Refurbished) (Electronics) This lens is functional, butthe Canon 55-250 is a much better option for the APS-C sensor cameras. This lens is quite noisy, and there is quite a bit of chromatic aberration at long zooms. This was not the STM version as advertised, so the motors were quite noisy and jerky. Since I was not using this lens for video, it would not matter, but the aberration was so bad it made wildlife photos pretty much unusable. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 1, 2017

    Not USM. False Advertising

    1/5 A.C. - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras (Certified Refurbished) (Electronics) NOT USM MODEL. Amazon needs to remove this listing since its false advertisement. I bought a USM lens not the non USM model Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 26, 2017
    List Price: $80.00
    Price: $78.99
    You Save: $1.01 (1%)
    75-300mm telephoto zoom lens with f/4.5-5.6 maximum aperture for Canon SLR cameras
    This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The resulting product includes all relevant accessories, comes with a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only sellers who meet a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon.com
    Micro ultra-sonic monitor (USM) makes autofocusing quicker and quieter than before
    Front group rotating extension system with USM focus adjustment. Closest focusing distance: 1.5m/4.9 ft.Diagonal angle of view: 32 Degree 11 ft. - 8 Degree 15 ft.
    Focal length and maximum aperture: 75-300mm 1:4-5.6, Lens construction: 13 elements in 9 groups


  • Canon

    Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II Telephoto Zoom Lens (discontinued by manufacturer)

    Photography (Canon)

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

    I love it already!

    I'm definitely an amateur photographer and really only semi-professional. I work at an event center where we host weddings, concerts, large-scale community events, etc. and I'll sometimes take photos to use on our website or in print. I just got this lens today, and I can already tell I'm going to love it! It has a nice, manageable range for someone planning to use it for somewhat "everyday" use. I'll often take photos of performers up on stage or just strangers from afar while they're attending an event, so I can't always get up close physically to get a nice shot. It also has a great ability to get soft, creamy bokeh (blurred background) to help the subject stand out. It can go as low as f/4, which is plenty small enough for a blurry background as far as what I need. A fixed 50mm that can go to f/1.8 is nice for macro or portraits, but when I'm getting pictures of a choreographed jump rope routine, I don't want that narrow of a focus if they're moving in and out of that... 5/5 AL - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II Telephoto Zoom Lens (discontinued by manufacturer) (Camera) I'm definitely an amateur photographer and really only semi-professional. I work at an event center where we host weddings, concerts, large-scale community events, etc. and I'll sometimes take photos to use on our website or in print. I just got this lens today, and I can already tell I'm going to love it! It has a nice, manageable range for someone planning to use it for somewhat "everyday" use. I'll often take photos of performers up on stage or just strangers from afar while they're attending an event, so I can't always get up close physically to get a nice shot. It also has a great ability to get soft, creamy bokeh (blurred background) to help the subject stand out. It can go as low as f/4, which is plenty small enough for a blurry background as far as what I need. A fixed 50mm that can go to f/1.8 is nice for macro or portraits, but when I'm getting pictures of a choreographed jump rope routine, I don't want that narrow of a focus if they're moving in and out of that... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 17, 2016

    Much better than the price reflects

    As a former professional photographer I know how important it is for pros to own the best. That's why Canon can ask and get $1500+ for their bestselling L-series zoom. Those who need pro-quality lenses should expect to spend that amount and far more. Those non-pros who have the money and just want the best, should definitely buy Canon L-series--why not? When I decided to sell my dated professional cameras (the "D" was on the other side of the model number) I did a lot of soul searching and researching before I decide where to go next. My lenses were still top quality and fit the newer EF bodies, but lacked modern technological advances like IS. I no longer saw a reason to spend $1000+ on a camera body and $1500+ on a lens. I didn't need video capability. Most of what I take goes up on the Internet, so 10-12 megapixels provides all the cropping room I need. I wanted light weight, good picture quality, and a reasonable price. I found it in the lowly but capable Canon XS (read my review... 4/5 William Sidney Porter - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II Telephoto Zoom Lens (discontinued by manufacturer) (Camera) As a former professional photographer I know how important it is for pros to own the best. That's why Canon can ask and get $1500+ for their bestselling L-series zoom. Those who need pro-quality lenses should expect to spend that amount and far more. Those non-pros who have the money and just want the best, should definitely buy Canon L-series--why not? When I decided to sell my dated professional cameras (the "D" was on the other side of the model number) I did a lot of soul searching and researching before I decide where to go next. My lenses were still top quality and fit the newer EF bodies, but lacked modern technological advances like IS. I no longer saw a reason to spend $1000+ on a camera body and $1500+ on a lens. I didn't need video capability. Most of what I take goes up on the Internet, so 10-12 megapixels provides all the cropping room I need. I wanted light weight, good picture quality, and a reasonable price. I found it in the lowly but capable Canon XS (read my review... Read more, August 6, 2011

    1st telephoto lens, happy learning

    5/5 Yichen Chiang - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS II Telephoto Zoom Lens (discontinued by manufacturer) (Camera) This is my first telephoto lens and I am very happy that I get this one. I mainly use it to take pictures of backyard birds and it serves its purpose well. I'm usually 3-4 yards away from the subjects. While 250mm sometimes seems not enough to get what I want in an image it is still a very nice buy. I already know it's a 250mm, not a 400mm...so the rest of it comes to how the image shows when I take a picture., July 15, 2016
    List Price: $110.86
    Canon EF-S Mount (not compatible with full sensor DSLRs)
    Maximum aperture: f/4.0-f/5.6
    Optics: 12 elements in 10 groups, UD glass element


  • Canon

    Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - Fixed

    Photography (Canon)

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

    Stunning clarity for the price but beware tight spaces

    I've owned this lens now for about four months and it continues to blow my mind with each use, regardless of the price (which only makes it more mind boggling). From portraits of my family to action shots of my dog and wildlife/nature photography, this lens does it all and makes the rest of my kit look like a waste of space.The f/1.4 setting takes simply beautiful photos but it's a bit prohibitive due to the extremely shallow depth of field. If I focus the lens on my dog's nose, her eyes are totally blurred out. This makes it a great setting for artistic use (especially awesome when capturing insects, flowers and other macro images) but not as useful when taking photos of people or scenery.Crank it up to around f/2.5 or so - still below almost any other stock lens available - and the options explode. Kids, animals, bugs, flowers, wildlife - the photos are beautiful, the depth of field is still dramatic enough to assist with making your photo's subject stand out... 5/5 Brian Rich (Moscow, Idaho) - See all my reviews, April 18, 2016

    sharp images and perfect for portraits and everyday stuff really

    5/5 EStall79 - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - Fixed (Camera) A must have lens!! sharp images and perfect for portraits and everyday stuff really. LOVE!!! The quality is amazing., August 18, 2016

    Artsy shallow depth of field: CHECK!

    I'm a new dad and wanted a camera so that I could take better shots of my baby than what is available on my phone, despite it being a great phone (use it for 4K video). I'm a noobie without the slightest clue about photography at all. Didn't even read the manual on my camera OR the lens.My sister in law has a canon and a canon lens with great shallow depth of field (something I can do in Adobe but it is time consuming and not as natural looking). She let me use her Canon t2i camera when we were in the hospital, and that's why I got my camera. When I realized I couldn't get my much more expensive t6i camera to do what hers did, I realized I needed a better lens than the kit lenses I had.People said in order get that bokeh look, (shallow depth of field), look for a low f-stop and 50mm. Okay. I don't know what that means, but I know it was how to get that artsy look I wanted for my daughter. So I got this lens. It doesn't zoom, it just does bokeh and does it... 5/5 Drapetomania - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - Fixed (Camera) I'm a new dad and wanted a camera so that I could take better shots of my baby than what is available on my phone, despite it being a great phone (use it for 4K video). I'm a noobie without the slightest clue about photography at all. Didn't even read the manual on my camera OR the lens.My sister in law has a canon and a canon lens with great shallow depth of field (something I can do in Adobe but it is time consuming and not as natural looking). She let me use her Canon t2i camera when we were in the hospital, and that's why I got my camera. When I realized I couldn't get my much more expensive t6i camera to do what hers did, I realized I needed a better lens than the kit lenses I had.People said in order get that bokeh look, (shallow depth of field), look for a low f-stop and 50mm. Okay. I don't know what that means, but I know it was how to get that artsy look I wanted for my daughter. So I got this lens. It doesn't zoom, it just does bokeh and does it... Read more, February 14, 2016
    List Price: $399.00
    Standard focal length 50mm lens is effective in a multitude of shooting situations and ideal for day-to-day shooting
    Ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM) operation is fast, smooth and virtually silent
    An f/1.4 maximum aperture provides clear imaging in low light situations and shallow depth of field
    Elements/Groups: 7/6; Diaphragm: Blades 8; Filter Thread: Font 58mm
    Two high-refraction lens elements and new Gaussian optics eliminate astigmatism and suppress astigmatic difference



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