"Love this Lens"4.5 starson by angiesco
Pros: Great lens with excellent background blur
Cons: Wish it was USM
Summary: This is the lightest EF lens of all at a mere 4.6 oz. (130g). Compact and high-performance, standard lens. Its Gaussian optics provides sharp delineation from near to far focusing distances.
The color balance is excellent for a standard lens.
This lens performs great in low light conditions, close ups and portraits.
The 50mm f/1.8 is also know for the beautiful blurred background also known as (bokeh ). I have owned this lens since April 28, 2008 and have used it in low light; shooting headshots, before and after beauty makeovers for my salon and performance was great.
The only thing I wished that it was USM like the 50mm f/1.4. The lens is more bangs for the buck, but has a plastic feel to it. I am in the cosmetology field whereas head shots are used as posters, calendars and shop catalogs and the 50mm really is a winner.
I would certainly recommend this lens to all my friends and colleagues in the beauty and photography field.