Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

Fixed Focal Lens

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Regional Area 2-6 working days
Remote Area 3-7 working days
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Lens Types
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
South Africa
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It's one of those lenses that you have to carry with you.It is great value for the price.

Crisp and clear. Good purchase at a reasonable price

Great lens. Perfect balance of cost versus performance. Love it.

Deffinitely my favorite lense. Bit of a fragile build but amazing quality optics.

One of the best lenses around for its price,A prime lens for a bargain,best results for exceptional sharpness is f5.6-F8,Beautiful Bokeh blurred back round with lower F stops.

Great value for money! This is a perfect lense for anyone looking to step it up a notch from their kit lenses.

One thing to note, if you are using a crop sensor camera this lense will be "like" a 80mm lens on a full frame camera. (So if you want true 50mm representation on your crop sensor camera, you would need a 30-35mm lense)

I knew this therefor it does not affect my review, but you might not be aware of this fact.

With that said, this is a perfect lens for portraits on a crop sensor camera. Decently sharp at F1.8 and extremely sharp at F2.8-F16 in my usage. The Bokeh is beautiful and nice and smooth. Low light performance is great due to the wide open aperture.

The build quality is decent for what you pay, the mount is metal (not plastic).

Overall, this is a product I would recommend to all who want that Professional like quality pictures. It's a great prime lens to use for portraits.

Of course any lens will not make you a pro, that you will need to learn and study. A lens is simply a tool.

I love this lens, it's super easy to use and it gives the best depth of field

Service and product great as usual. Thank you.

A "nifty fifty" is definitely a must have, and this one is great. The F1.8 is also great for low light photography.

Fantastic lense. Glad i made the purchase.

Great lens! Very good for close-ups and portraits.

3 days and it was in my eager hot hands, well done Takealot! What a beautiful little lens plus it lives up to its reputation, sharp, light and quality manufacture and affordable, well done Canon!

Awesome little lens! Nice and large aperture for shooting portraits or low light.

Great lens for anyone looking to take their photography to the next level from the kit lens. The 'Nifty Fifty' is definitely a must-have in any photographers kit.

Best value for money for any lens out there! Amazing image quality. Just an absolute joy to use. Nifty-fifty indeed!

Its got a good build.
Great price compared to many other stores.
Not the sharpest at low aperture but still is really good for a beginner like myself.

Good Value for money. Crisp clean shots. Focusing ring is smooth and seamless. The motor does make a slight noise when autofocusing however it's much less than previous versions.
Great buy


Such an amazing lens, well built and excellent glass. The depth of field is amazing, very smooth. Highly recommend this to all photographers / cinematographers

I am very happy with my order. It arrived within a day. Brand new and all points met as stated online.

Amazing Lens

Very nice lens!

Such an incredible lens - great value for the perfect lens for low light and portrait photography. The auto focus is indeed very quiet (quiet enough for video!) and super high ISO's - what a pleasure.

Awesome lense, the bokeh effect is amazing, brings out the depth on subjects?

Love the lens, especially the blur effect. Makes a slightly loud noise on manual focus. Will have to check if this is normal. Its relatively silent in auto focus mode though. Well worth investing in.

Best decision to buy this lense

Great lens!

Drive mechanism is reasonably quiet.
Good build quality with a solidly built feel.
Fast focus response times and excellent image quality.

Great little lens - really happy with the portraits I am getting so.

A magic lens. Just what I wanted. This will make a huge difference to my portrait photography

Awesome lens...????

Rocking it on a crop sensor and loving the results!

This is a great lens. Can see why it is called nifty fifty or thrifty fifty. Great for bokeh. Really happy with my purchase. ????

Best investment

This is an awesome little lens. I couldn't believe a lens with such a low f-stop has such a low price. Good value for money and great quality.

I love this little lens. It's sharp at the focus point(s) with a perfectly shallow depth of field. Up until now I could only get this effect with my very expensive and very heavy macro lens. I can't wait to try this gem out on sunsets, bokeh, my dogs, and of course, my grandchildren.

I cant believe this thing is magic it really works the pictures i cant believe the price its amazing i will recomend it to everyone.

A must have for any photographer. Sharp and quick.

Love the lens a lot. Images are a little (and I mean LITTLE) soft at f1.8 but from f2.8 that's not the case. Great for low light and for porttraits.

A great upgrade from its previous model. Incredibly sharp images with fast , quiet focus. Great lens at a great price, no kit is complete without it.

Love this lens. Bokeh is great and the product is definitely of Canon quality - well built and fantastic!

Great service from Takealot. I love this lens. I just got mine today.

Good build, great quality, sharp, light and cheap.. what more could you ask for. Focus is quick and quiet.bokeh is great.

Every Photographers Must Have!! AWESOME SUPER HAPPY

The item comes as described.

One of the best investments you can have.

I really really love this Lense. It works perfectly on my 1200D. Takealots service was amazing as well!

Definitely worth the buy, Nifty Fifty is always my go-to lens.

I love it... delivery as promised.

It was delivered the same day, the lense is magical.. I cannot stop taking pictures.. Takealot just took my photography game to the next level

One of the best budget lenses! Do yourself a favour and buy this amazing lens!

Great lens for anyone and everyone! A must have

An awesome product.. Love it

Great product

Absolutely love it! I highly recommend to anyone looking for a cheap, but really good prime lens!

Great lens

great product. and as always speedy delivery! ps this is an amazing lens for its price. must have in a photographers toolbox. unless you have the funds for a 1.2/4 f stop 50mm.
though this one does the job????

Its working perfect for me. Thanx

I am very impressed with this lens. It allows one a tremendous amount of freedom in lower light situations before a flash is truly required. With its very shallow depth of field, it makes for stunning portrait photos. Lots of bang for your buck.

This lens is wow!, You don't need to edit pictures for background blur, it does a great job, for shooting videos it needs a stabilizer or tripod for stationary shooting. Great money for a great value

This 50mm lense is real making magic I don't regret buying it


Great product and efficient seller.

Great lens to use ,versatile indeed and great price also!!

Great beginner lens

Absolutely awesome lens! By far the most underrated piece of gear.

Happy with the product

R 1,589

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