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Kogan - Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Standard Lens $99

Posted By: golfwidow, posted 2011/11/15 09:43
Weather a hobbiest or serious this is a great lens to play with for the cost of it. It is one of my all time favourites and still use it regularly on my 5d. Especially love it with my macro filters.

Also comes with a 12 month Australia wide warranty.
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  • Sharp2011/11/15 11:04:12
    Is there a buckscoop cashback for Kogan? I didn't think so.
  • Donkey2011/11/15 11:14:42
    No - they used to have one but stopped it.
  • golfwidow2011/11/15 11:24:34
    Ooops. Thanks for pointing that out. Was an autopilot :o
  • deking7772011/11/15 19:12:00
    that is an awesome price!

    This has long been my next lens to add to my kit lenses, but not been willing to shell out for it just yet (not good enough to need it LOL)

    but maybe this will have to be a chrissy present to myself :D

    can anyone see when the special price ends?
  • golfwidow2011/11/15 19:59:59
    No idea when the price ends but free shipping ends tonight so I would shout it for myself if I was you :D
    A prime lens is a great learning experience as it makes you move your feet not the zoom and nailing focus at 1.8 can be challenging but great when you get it :)
  • deking7772011/11/15 21:33:55
    mmm waiting for hubby to email me back ... not that I really ask his permission, other way round in this house ;)

    So golfwidow, are you the go-to person when I have camera questions? I've been wanting the prime for a while, have baby #2 on way so am hoping to get some nice newborn shots... well few months away yet, but would be handy
  • golfwidow2011/11/16 09:14:15
    Still available at this price today :)
    I am also about to have #2 and will definitely be using this lens for shots so I highly recommend hubby saying yes so you have time to play with it before bub arrives :D
    What camera do you have?
  • deking7772011/11/16 09:26:28
    aw congrats on baby #2.... it's very different 2nd time round I reckon! no time to think about it like with the 1st one :D

    When hubby wakes up will chat to him about the lens, i really want it, and think it will be great for baby pics.

    I have the 1000d... had it almost 12 months now, even though I am still getting my head around all the technical things, I already want all the accessories/gadgets/lenses to add to my collection :p
  • ninkasi2011/11/19 21:32:56
    golfwidow
    No idea when the price ends but free shipping ends tonight so I would shout it for myself if I was you :D
    A prime lens is a great learning experience as it makes you move your feet not the zoom and nailing focus at 1.8 can be challenging but great when you get it :)


    Heh - I have a 1.4 and that's even harder.... but definitely worth it. With this new fangled auto focus stuff that might lock on a dozen objects and average them all out and not get one of them in focus, a handy hint when shooting wide open is - when you have it - to use the programmable function button to lock the focus on the eye then compose the shot. Or you can try manual focus (I *so* miss the old split focus screen). Always been a big fan of primes versus zooms. You *can* get really good zooms, but they are expensive. Not saying the kit zooms are bad, but..... the primes are way less compicated and optimised to get the best image for the fixed focal length whilst a zoom is frequently a compromise over the range unless you spend the big $$ so from a bang per buck perspective....

    From a portrait perspective, the faster lens being able to shoot wide open blurring the background really making the face stand out plus also means faster shutter speeds so good for fast moving kids plus less/no flash means less obtrusive so more candid shots plus able to use lower iso so less grain plus it's physically smaller & lighter than a zoom so can make the camera less bulky so easier to take to the park etc etc......
  • golfwidow2011/11/20 11:06:31
    Congrats to you too :)
    They don't have free delivery anymore but is still $99.
    Want a word of advie? I don't think you ever get your head around all the technical stuff LOL. There is always something new to learn :D
    Ninkasi - I also have the Sigma 30mm 1.4 and it was my fav before I upgraded to full frame. The thrill you get with nailing shots wide open is my rush. Oh goodness. I sounds sad now don't I? LOL :D
  • ninkasi2011/11/23 12:10:52
    golfwidow
    Congrats to you too :)
    ....I also have the Sigma 30mm 1.4 and it was my fav before I upgraded to full frame. The thrill you get with nailing shots wide open is my rush. Oh goodness. I sounds sad now don't I? LOL :D


    Sounds perfectly fine to me! I loved the images I could get from the 50mm Zeiss Planar T* lens on my old Contax, which was one reason why I stayed with film for longer than I proably should have for my 'serious' photography. I also had a Tamron F2.8 SP90mm that was fantastic for portraits.....

    As tempting as they might be, since moving to a DSLR I've tried to avoid getting any non-full frame lenses so when/if I can afford a full frame body, I don't end up with a bag of obsolete glass. My heart is set on the long-delayed 36MP Nikon D800, though my wallet probably says otherwise for now...

    [oh, and by the way, baby number two for us turned out to be number(s) two & three!. Have fun. ;-) ]
  • deking7772011/11/23 15:34:22
    ninkasi... #2 is definitely the only one in there! Well that was at 12 weeks so unless there was a sneaky hider in there! Ha, bet they are lots of fun though!

    You guys lost me on all the camera talk LOL... I've heard of it all but no idea what it means :D

    I did buy the lens though with free shipping .. waiting for ti to arrive, tracking email says tomorrow hopefully!

    On a side note... it is sent from hong kong, not australian stock...

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