Canon 50mm 1.8 Lens Description
If you feel that despite shooting with your DSLR your pictures don’t come out as awesome as they should, then it’s time to try out Canon’s 50mm 1.8 lens, also referred to as the nifty fifty. 50 mm 1.8 is a “normal prime lens” produced by Canon that is considered an excellent prime lens for portraits, action and even night time photography. The nifty refers to the very wide aperture such as f/1.8 and fifty is the focal length of the lens. A fast 50mm lens shares the same field of view as the human eye, hence delivering low amounts of aberrations or distortion. The Canon 50mm 1.8 lens also comes in cheap because of a more plastic body rather than a metal. Being compact, lightweight, and pretty convenient to carry around in your bag or on your camera, Canon 50mm 1.8 lens lets you shoot at high shutter speeds even in low lighting conditions; an aspect, the Zoom lenses fail to cover. When a flash is not needed or desired, you can use the Canon 50mm 1.8 lens for shooting great low-light indoor photography such as a hardcore workout at the gym or a wedding photo-shoot at the church. Though Canon 50mm 1.8 has an awesome focal length for full-body portraits, it delivers a mediocre level bokeh.
The maximum aperture set on the Canon 50mm is f/1.8 means that it is a fast lens as it can let in more light and deliver brightly lit and fine detailed photos even in dim light. Well-exposed photos in low light require a lens with a wide aperture to let more light in and an aperture of f/1.8 actually allows in 4 times more light than lesser wide apertures. The highlight of the Canon 50mm 1.8 lens is Portrait photography, where this lens outperforms because of its sharp results. With the Canon 50mm 1.8 lens, you can improve your composition and can easily shoot across all lighting conditions. Being the most versatile, the 50mm Lenses are super sharp as well as lightweight so you can easily travel light with them. Ideal for photojournalists, the Canon 50mm 1.8 lens comes with great build quality, awesome imaging sensor and ultra-wide aperture while being small and easy to handle. The high aperture and shallow depth of field make it a great option for portraits or food photography. If you are really looking to enhance your photographic capabilities or want to train your photographic eye, Canon 50mm 1.8 lens is your best bet for awesome portraiture as well as shooting amazing well lit night time photos even in badly lit situations.