Canon EF 50mm f/1.8

“Nifty-fifty,” the best lens bargain for everyone!

EF 50mm, f/1.8

The Canon EOS EF 50mm lens, called the “Nifty-fifty” by most yearbook advisers, is a beloved lens every staff should own.

Every staff should own this lens. It’s that good.


  • Low cost
  • Great resolution
  • Wide aperture for low-light photography
  • Can be used with a mirrorless camera if you have the EF to RF adaptor.


  • It does not provide “reach” for football and soccer.

By Justus Bl├╝mer from Deutschland – Canon EF 50mm f 1:1.8 II ObjektivUploaded by Common Good, CC BY 2.0,