This is the lightest EF lens of all at a mere 4.6 oz. (130g). Compact and high-performance, standard lens. Its Gaussian optics provide sharp delineation from near to far focusing distances. The color balance is excellent for a standard lens.
Great lens and sharp pictures. Love the pictures from this lens
April 18, 2014
I debated about purchasing this lens becuase of the plastic build quality, but I have been amazed at the sharpness and quality of the pictures - particularly for portraits. The super fast F1.8 lets you get that nice, short depth of field & bokeh, without spending $$$$. I also love the small and light package - it completely changes the feel of my 6D, making it feel much more compact, portable without getting the attention that some larger lenses get. Sure the focus motor could be quieter, and the materials better quality - but you can't expect a perfect lens for this price. But this is a great value for a hobbyist on a budget.
March 18, 2014
Good Performance and Value
I purchased this item because I wanted a prime lens to complement the two zoom lenses I already own. I have been very happy with the quality of photos. Some indoor shots of my pet have turned out well, as the object has been sharp, with a nice amount of background blur. So far, I have experienced no installation problems that could be attributed to the lens' plastic mounting flange. Finally, even though this lens has a simple, plain appearance, it looks really neat attached to my Rebel SL1 camera. In fact, the combination makes for a light, easy to use system. I recommend this lens for anyone who wants a prime lens for minimal cost.
March 16, 2014
I bought this lens about a year ago near the time I bought me rebel t2i and I've used it to take great portrait photos! The auto focus is slow but the images are sharp and look great!
February 23, 2014