The Canon EF 50mm lens are lightweight and affordable and offer a fast f/1.8 aperture. It is an excellent lens for those who prefer a fixed focal length in their lenses. They are Canon’s lightest EF lens and weigh only about 4.6 ounces. It also boasts a traditional Gauss-type optical design that delivers a sharp performance even when wide open. As a result, the lens provide an image that’s extremely close to how the eye perceives a subject, making it excellent for portraits and images that require a natural depth of field. Also, the lens focuses as close as 18 inches, enabling the photographer to take extreme close-ups pics. Finally, the lens offers an excellent color balance. These lens carry a one-year warranty.