About Canon 50mm 1.8
Canon?s 50mm 1.8 telephoto lens is popular amongst both amateur and professional photographers, due to its affordability and the high quality results it yields. The lens offers a fast f/l 1.8 maximum aperture, and ensures a correct mechanical aperture position with every shot via a circular electromagnetic diaphragm, which helps to sharpen foreground objects and soften out-of-focus regions, allowing the objects of photographs to stand out whilst smoothing out the image background.
The Canon 500 1.8 is a lightweight lens, weighing in at just 130 grams, and is particularly useful for photographers wishing to capture sharp images with excellent contrast and colour balance, regardless of distance ? in fact, the closest focusing distance possible with the 500mm 1.8 is just 45cm. The lens is protected with a patented ?Super Spectra? coating, which also helps to reduce ghosting and flare effects ? problems which are most commonly caused by light being redirected to the lens via the camera sensor.
The 50mm 1.8 offers three different angles of view ? horizontal (40°), vertical (27°) and diagonal (46°), with a maximum magnification of 0.15. The lens mount is fully electronic, in order to provide speedy, effective and direct performance for those needing to capture shots in as quick a timeframe as possible. A variety of 52mm filters can be applied to the Canon 50mm 1.8 in order to achieve any number of different artistic effects.
When not in use, the standard Canon E-52 lens cap and ES-62 lens hood should be applied to keep the lens free from dust, scratches and other potential damage.