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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

ef50mmf_18_1_
Review Date: Jun 28, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Inexpensive, tack sharp above f5.6.
Cons:
AF is absolutely horrid in medium to low light, banging noise when in a hunting cycle feels like the poor little thing is about to explode.

This lens is NOT fast and sharp, wide open it's way to soft for crops. Above f5.6 it's sharp as a tack, but it ain't so fast anymore!!! Medium and low light the AF is almost unuseable, and am considering keeping it on MF, when this poor little thing hunts...it feels like it's gonna tear itself apart!! IQ is awesome (stopped down several times). For the price, I really shouldn't complain...I enjoy the fact that I can finally take some decent night shots, these I really don't mind being soft.