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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8

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Review Date: Apr 13, 2006 Recommend? no | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Price, speed
Cons:
Very slow AF, soft images

I have always been steered well by the FredMiranda site's product reviews, and did my homework on this, searching for the "Mark I" version of this prime.

I suppose it is not right to complain about the quality when one has paid such a bargain price, but...

I bought this to have something lightweight and less intimidating for my subjects. It *is* light, and it *is* nice to have the 1.8 aperture.

Firstly, I am used to better speed and accuracy in my lenses ' autofocus ( I have been spoiled by my 17-40 L and Tamron 28-75). It searches quite a bit in low light, and taking pictures in low light is what I bought this for.

Second, I just don't get sharp images with this at any aperture setting. I may be missing something here, but this has been a disappointment.