Pictured above are a couple of test shots I took with the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Mk II in low light conditions. As you can see, it performs wonderfully; I didn't have to bump up the ISO to get a good, clear picture.
Here's what DigitalRev.com has to say about this camera lens:
Compact and lightweight, with a total length of only 41mm and a weight of 130g, and with orthodox 6 elements in 5 groups. The 50mm f/1.8 Mk II produces high image quality with a good balance. Aberration correction is possible throughout the entire focusing range, from the closest focusing distance of 0.45m to infinity. The lens also features a micro-motor operated AF system. The 50mm f/1.8 Mk II was improved to become the model II by simplifying the focusing distance window and manual focus ring.
For the price ($104.00), you're getting good quality here--sharpness that easily surpasses the Canon kit lens and improved performance in low light conditions. Its ability to create the portrait blur effect (focus on the face with smooth background blur) is also lovely.
|My lovely 12 string guitar (I play my organ more than this, though) captured in odd angles thanks to my Canon 50mm f/1.8 Mk II lens.|
Whoa, did I totally rate a lens by its ability to take selcas? Oh boy...