The most UNDERRATED lens EVERYONE needs!


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  • Peter McKinnon
    Peter McKinnon  11 months ago +2228

    Hands up if you already own this little gem! Also, I should have made this 3 minute Tuesdays.. LOL :)

    • manu rockzz
      manu rockzz 6 days ago

      Could you please tell some tips how to take pics with this 50mm lens on Apsc sensor cameras I use t7i

    • Anamiii
      Anamiii 13 days ago

      have it in the Nikon variety

    • GD Cubing
      GD Cubing 27 days ago

      Peter McKinnon I recently got this lens and love it but the af is rlly loud. Is that normal or is it just mine?🤔

    • Bob Beck
      Bob Beck 2 months ago

      If you're not happy with the first 2 minutes, we're gonna send you the extra minute free. You see? That's it. That's our motto. That's where we're comin' from. That's from "A" to "B".

    • Andrew Knag
      Andrew Knag 2 months ago

      hi peter, just a quick question: using this lens on a sony a7riii with the metabones adaptor, would it end up being in this 80 mm format?

  • nerdboxx
    nerdboxx 8 hours ago

    Do canon lenses only operate with canon cameras or do they operate with NIKON too? Might be a stupid question, but I need to know.

  • Godfrey Jemand
    Godfrey Jemand 4 days ago

    If you shoot in low light there is less Depth of Field/Focus. There is no 50 mm for $3,000... I don't want/need
    low depth of field. If you don't know which lens to buy test a few different focal lengths: 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm,
    as the basic three from wide to normal to tele. Or 28mm, 50mm, 105mm for wider or more tele. OK. Don't listen to this guy. First test and see what type of lens you want/need. Most people start out with one of these and within less than a year they want something wider or narrower. So, be sure first and save your money and don't shoot wide open shot at F5.6 or F7.1 and the focus will be better/easier. Always try/test first and wait and think about what you need in the future. Why spend a few hundred $ for a lens you may want to sell in a few months. I also, recommend a 35mm to start, instead of a 50, because there is a better/wider depth of Field and the focus will show up better.

  • Graham Sherrington
    Graham Sherrington 4 days ago

    another total wanker!!

  • C_B
    C_B 5 days ago

    I don't own a Canon but I don't regret having watched this Vid.

  • Kinjal Mistry
    Kinjal Mistry 5 days ago

    I liked the explanation of difference between APSC and full frame sensor. Thank you.

  • Adrien Even
    Adrien Even 6 days ago

    Most of my best shots were made and still are done with this lens

  • Fabi
    Fabi 7 days ago

    Hey guys, does anybody know a similar lens, which is compatible with a Panasonic gh3? Thaaanks✋

    GIANNIS RODITIS 7 days ago

    What camera brand should I buy ; Lumix Panasonic or canon

  • Suzanne Maldonado
    Suzanne Maldonado 8 days ago

    On a fluke today I stopped into a pawn shop and saw a Canon 50mm f1.8 II for $90. I checked it out for any flaws and snatched that sucker up. Can't wait to start using it.

  • Omid Rahmani
    Omid Rahmani 8 days ago

    Hi! can i have 50mm lens on APS-C

  • Sebastian Etmer
    Sebastian Etmer 9 days ago

    Am I the only one who is throwing 2 minutes on the clock with Peter at the same time when he does his move ? ?:D

  • Marlon Borges
    Marlon Borges 11 days ago

    Very great video! Do you have any recommendations for tattoo photos? looking for very clean results and able to see the details of the tattoo... thank youuu

  • ginsengjin
    ginsengjin 11 days ago

    50mm 1.8... underrated lens said nobody ever...

    BABY BAUER EDITON 12 days ago

    Ur So Sweet & Smart 😉 Ur A Big Help 2 Me & Learning More On How 2 Train & Become A Pro Photographer 👍

  • Lorenzo Mendoza
    Lorenzo Mendoza 13 days ago

    Can you do one for Nikon?

  • Chukky aka Ian
    Chukky aka Ian 14 days ago

    Great lens, the 24mm pancake is superb for urban photography too, the only primes I use...

  • Samel
    Samel 14 days ago +1

    I got the Canon EOS 800D...Should i Buy the Nifty Fifty?
    I know...It will be cropped in....I don't have a Problem with that, but maybe there are gonna be other problems, idk?

    • Abuzar changezi
      Abuzar changezi Day ago

      eos 800d is pretty good camera & specially it has got in body image Stabilization which awesome think. If you get 50mm it will be 85mm equivalent which is amazing

    • TK 421
      TK 421 Day ago

      Samel 50mm on a 1.6x crop makes for an excellent short tele, ideal for portraits, but not exclusively. If you have a standard zoom with 50mm just try that out how it fits your style or goal, so you can answer your own question.

  • PscyllehrToka
    PscyllehrToka 14 days ago

    i literally ordered this right after i watched this video. Shout out to amazon for next day shipping!

  • Looped Fruit
    Looped Fruit 14 days ago

    Thank you Peter!

  • 陳 頌 恩
    陳 頌 恩 15 days ago

    can you explain what the difference between apsc and a full fram camera? i have an old Nikon D5100 i think it's 16 megapixel

    • 陳 頌 恩
      陳 頌 恩 15 days ago

      I also have the 50mm f1.8 but everytime i use it, it's like soo close up to the subjects

  • Xu-Ming Koh
    Xu-Ming Koh 15 days ago

    So does that means for APSC users, we shall get a 35mm?

  • Stefanos
    Stefanos 17 days ago

    Hello what do you think about 6d ii as my first wedding dslr?

  • Eyzhuh B
    Eyzhuh B 17 days ago

    Im a beginner and I have the t6i and 50 1.8 and always hated how cropped it was and I had no idea thats why. Wow...i feel like i understand so much more lol

  • RobertoMusicTV
    RobertoMusicTV 17 days ago +1

    I would call the canon 50mm the most overrated lens. Hey I still love it 😊

  • Dagzco Studio
    Dagzco Studio 18 days ago

    😀 delicious pancake

  • hitmhard
    hitmhard 19 days ago

    With someone very new to photography such as myself, what would be the drawbacks to putting this lens on a canon eos 80D?

  • VisualSOLUTIONSMedia
    VisualSOLUTIONSMedia 19 days ago

    Ahhh... The Nifty Fifty, also known as The Plastic Fantastic.

  • Helder Faria
    Helder Faria 20 days ago

    I love the ending :) For video-audio, my 50mm makes a lot of noise in auto-focus mode... Do you have the same problem?

  • xMimisenpai
    xMimisenpai 21 day ago

    so thin and DELICIOUSSSS

  • Lance Chinnian
    Lance Chinnian 22 days ago

    This guy's energy is SO infectious!!

  • Omer Magen
    Omer Magen 23 days ago

    This is one of the most hyped about budget lenses lol

  • Florian Reisinger
    Florian Reisinger 24 days ago

    You have to apply the crop factor to the crop factor as well :)

    THEDEVO PLAYZ 24 days ago +1

    Lol i have this lense for my very small collection

  • DcgK1000
    DcgK1000 25 days ago

    here in spain we say: there is not bad 50mm.... maybe Domiplan 2.8

  • emad ali
    emad ali 28 days ago

    I've got Sony alpha 58 ABS-c sensor and I was looking for wide angle lens with reasonable prices so I would go for your advice...Thanks

  • Laurence .Gollner
    Laurence .Gollner 28 days ago

    if one does have a APS-C sensor what mm would be equivalent to the 50mm on a full frame? i have a t6i and want a 50mm but after watching this i think otherwise.

    SIRAJ DIN 28 days ago

    U got a new subscriber!!

  • Tiago Brandão
    Tiago Brandão 29 days ago

    So...if I have a camara with an Aps-c sensor, I should buy an 30 mm lense to work as a 50mm, right?

  • ZappaBlues
    ZappaBlues Month ago

    I have a 35mm F1.8 lens for APS-C sensor camera, Always had 50mm with film cameras. Know how to shoot with it.

  • Rouault Recording
    Rouault Recording Month ago

    Can you make a video on how to create your intro using Premiere Pro, Please?

  • Rifqi Fauzi
    Rifqi Fauzi Month ago

    It is a bit sharper than 50mm 1.4.
    I use 50mm 1.8 + 10-18mm 4.5-5.6, and that is more than enough for general photography.
    The 50mm 1.8 is razor sharp at f4-11. Really recommend this lens for portait

  • Mary Celeste's Vlog

    Love this lens too...

  • LSJ Digital
    LSJ Digital Month ago

    Also known as, "The Plastic Fantastic."

  • Agni Sen
    Agni Sen Month ago

    Hi Peter, according to you which is a better lens for most occasions.... the 50mm f/1.8 or the 24mm f/2.8? I am currently using a 1300D which has APS-C Sensor.
    Personally I think, I should go for the 24 as the 1300D isn't a full frame one. What do you think?

    • edmdeposit
      edmdeposit Month ago

      50, but not by much. Both of them are good in low light - in fact, anything 2.8 or lower is good at low light. It depends what type of photography do you prefer.

    • Agni Sen
      Agni Sen Month ago

      edmdeposit thanks! Which is better in low light? The 24 I guess?

    • edmdeposit
      edmdeposit Month ago +1

      For crop sensor, get 50mm if you plan on taking some portraits. 24mm is much wider, that could be used in street shots for example. I chose 50mm because I wanted nice shots of people. Don't choose 50mm if you wanna take shots in tight rooms, but for portraits it's good.

  • Rough Draft Farmstead

    Would love/could really use/hope you'd be up for a video on how to do better intros. Just putting it in your ear... er, eyes, I guess.

  • Dorian Kilbourne
    Dorian Kilbourne Month ago

    This was the first lens I got on SEVERAL recommendations. Aside from the 18-55 mm kit lens, of course. And even as an amateur photography, it is so much fun to play with!

  • iqqy
    iqqy Month ago

    Ah crap, I just bought the 50mm 1.4 :(

  • Mike Hanger
    Mike Hanger Month ago

    That example with the 5d and the t7i you mentioned that the t7i isn't a full frame I was wondering is that a drawback???

    • edmdeposit
      edmdeposit Month ago

      The main advantage of full frame is better performance in low light conditions (less noise).

  • tate huff
    tate huff Month ago

    song at 2:30?

  • 10,000 Subs With No Videos

    is the canon rebel t5 full-frame

  • Mouaid Saadani
    Mouaid Saadani Month ago

    Hey . Can you make a video about how to shout weddings and which other lens you choose . And some b rolls of that . I am a big big fan of your b rolls. On point 👌

  • BaXaZZZ
    BaXaZZZ Month ago

    Sold! Thanks a lot ;)
    Love your videos, - Top class ! ;)

  • Jbmulder
    Jbmulder Month ago

    If you have a crop sensor DSLR, would you still recommend the 50mm or would you go with a 24mm or 40 mm pancake lens?

    • Jbmulder
      Jbmulder Month ago

      edmdeposit Thankss!

    • edmdeposit
      edmdeposit Month ago

      Depends what you need it for. For portraits, get 50mm. 40mm lens isn't much different regarding viewing angle, but the lens itself is of much smaller size (useful for portability). 24mm is for wider shots, for example street photography.

  • James Lee
    James Lee Month ago

    Sounds like a sales pitch

  • A Singh
    A Singh Month ago

    Er... it is NOT underrated.

  • CAK
    CAK Month ago

    cause u use expensive cameras :v

  • Anoynomous
    Anoynomous Month ago

    X2 if ur camera is micro 4/3

  • Lee Biggers
    Lee Biggers Month ago

    Hi Peter. I really enjoy your channel. I’m a relative newcomer to digital photography, jumping over from film photography. I found a Canon Rebel T3 with a kit lens and a Canon photo bag at a pawn shop for REALLY cheap. The kit lens is crap, but I’m buying the adapters to use the lenses from my Pentax K1000. I do have some questions, though. First, can I use aperture priority with vintage lenses? If not, in Manual mode, do I have to set the aperture in the camera, or will adjusting the aperture ring on the lens be enough? Second, will the camera adjust the shutter speed with, using vintage lenses?

    D-UNIT 4 LIFE Month ago

    focussing is problem in this

  • coquiangel
    coquiangel Month ago

    I see why some people like Peter, he's nuts!!!😂

  • Noah
    Noah Month ago

    Anyone have the Yongnuo 50mm 1.8? The Yongnuo is $50 and the only difference between this one and the Canon one is that the auto-focus on the Yongnuo is a lot louder. If you're on a VEEEERY tight budget (like I am) then I would buy the Yongnuo instead. Trust me. Coming from someone who has used both a lot.

  • Kazik Furmanczyk
    Kazik Furmanczyk Month ago

    don't forget to multiply the aperture too.
    50mm f1.8 lens on a cropped frame camera (1.5x crop) becomes 75mm f2.4

    • Kazik Furmanczyk
      Kazik Furmanczyk Month ago

      edmdeposit true you're right ,also Sony is 1.5x crop

    • edmdeposit
      edmdeposit Month ago +1

      Actually 1.6x crop for Canon. Nikon and Pentax are 1.5x.

  • JuliusEdits
    JuliusEdits Month ago

    So 50mm 1.8 or 50mm 1.4? Sorry im kinda new. Is the focal length just the difference?

    • edmdeposit
      edmdeposit Month ago

      1.4 has a tiny bit better light performance, but not to justify the price difference. I would get the 1.8, in fact I already have it - to me personally, it's basically the same lens.

  • Gitsum
    Gitsum Month ago

    A 50 1.8 pretty much lives on my Nikon.

  • Josh Richards
    Josh Richards Month ago

    thoughts on 35mm 1.8 aperture?

  • Kin Fui Lee
    Kin Fui Lee Month ago

    i just got myself an 800D and this is exactly my second lens before i watch this video.... XD

  • Gunnar Elgersma
    Gunnar Elgersma Month ago

    Ey Peter can you write which lense you use on your instagram when u take photos

  • Luke Padfield
    Luke Padfield 2 months ago

    Love this little lens. It was the second lens I purchased after a friend recommended it. Love the bokeh effect too. Great channel by the way, you have a new subscriber.

  • Ciaran Cosgrave
    Ciaran Cosgrave 2 months ago

    Do people who use Nikon or Sony SLRs need it?

  • Jackson Vivanco
    Jackson Vivanco 2 months ago

    Pinche WORDBIT. Ya me tiene hasta la madre

  • Mr Joshua Dawkins
    Mr Joshua Dawkins 2 months ago

    If you want to get a 50mm f1.4 for either Sony or Canon for £20 I made a video about it here

    DJ FLUX 2 months ago

    I just bought this lens today, because of you bro!!!

  • Isaac Truman
    Isaac Truman 2 months ago

    Nice intro music ! Are you a metalhead :-) \m/

  • Wick Photography
    Wick Photography 2 months ago +2

    Great lens. I dropped it a couple of days ago still working like a charm. Canon is a tank

  • Mustafa Kaçmaz
    Mustafa Kaçmaz 2 months ago

    Nice video mate! I have the Canon 80 d and I'm planning to take videos and add some cinematic effects.. I would like to have this blurry background while focusing on the object. I was thinking of the Canon 24mm 2.8 because of its wide angle. Now I see this lense. Which one would you recommend?

  • name
    name 2 months ago

    ياليت في واحد عربي نفس مستواه بالتصوير والشرح ❤

  • Spence Vill
    Spence Vill 2 months ago

    Thanks for this Peter!😊

  • darrell beets
    darrell beets 2 months ago

    funny i watched ur explanation on easy editing tricks before watching this one, and gues what becouse of that i did notice ur chair stopping out of frame suddenly. haha nice perfect explained ;p like ur videos alot gonna try them techniques for sureeee

  • Happy Fox
    Happy Fox 2 months ago

    so it's a cheap and dirty lens that just goes and goes without complaining and you can treat it like a cheap hooker but not a dune buggy?
    it's already on my wish list

  • Fadzli Realtor
    Fadzli Realtor 2 months ago

    Hi I am currently using an old Canon 500D. I am a real estate agent and take lots of indoor, low light photos of houses. Should I go low budget and get a Canon 10-18mm a or buy a new camera such as Nikon D3400/5600 and get a Tokina 11-16mm or Sigma 10-18mm? I shoot in automatic as I don't usually have the luxury of time to take my own sweet time. Many thanks in advance

  • The Craft
    The Craft 2 months ago

    Bless your cause mate - learning heaps - heaps of shit going over my head too, but I'll keep plugging away.

  • CaptainJulz
    CaptainJulz 2 months ago

    Any 50mm F/1.8 lens gives you great results.. The thing with this one: Yes, you don't have to spent a lot of money, BUT they break so easily. Once you drop them, they are gone.. no tossing around.. I once bought one that worked for 1 month and then the af-motor got stuck.. This lens is cheap in all it's ways.. If you want something more durable, go with another brand or just spend more money on Canon's 1.4

  • Noxious Fred
    Noxious Fred 2 months ago

    thx for the tips Peter McCannon

  • Jason Medas
    Jason Medas 2 months ago

    will this work with a Lumix G7 ?

  • Genevieve Cai
    Genevieve Cai 2 months ago

    I'm looking to get a good lens that has a max aperture of f/1.8, because I was also looking to purchase the Canon Sl2 as a beginner DSLR, but reviewers of the camera say the kit lens (18-55 mm) isn't as good, so I should get a prime lens.

  • #AmpedPutee - Chris Olivier

    Is 80D full frame? Thanks for a great suggestion.

  • BrianTheNoob
    BrianTheNoob 2 months ago

    Sadly I would need an adapter for my M50 to use these lens.

  • Zack Johnson
    Zack Johnson 2 months ago

    What would be the smallest camera to get that 50mm at 50mm?

  • AMV
    AMV 2 months ago

    I have a 50mm 1.8 lens but for Nikon, not Cannon. I love this lens.

  • Arvinth Samy M
    Arvinth Samy M 2 months ago

    I have a Nikon 5300 , what lens should I buy. Cannon lens including 50 mm doesn't get supported in Nikon mounts, So can u please suggest me one in Nikon lenses.
    Is Nikon 50mm 1.8g is good for use.

  • Cordelro S.
    Cordelro S. 2 months ago

    I’m looking into a good affordable 50mm lens for my Sony a6300 is the still a good idea seeing as tho it won’t be a true 50mm, but 80mm instead?

  • Rushal Shah
    Rushal Shah 2 months ago

    So if i want a 50mm image, like the second one you had, on a cropped sensor I can buy a 24mm and will I get results same as your the 5D image you had?

  • Monya Prinsloo
    Monya Prinsloo 2 months ago

    I HAVE THAAT LENSE!!!! and i use it allll the time! it can basically do anything!!!!

  • Soham Apte
    Soham Apte 2 months ago

    Can I use this canon lense on a Nikon camera? Is that mount universal?

  • Michaela Jo
    Michaela Jo 2 months ago

    that’s the first lens I got!

  • Margaréta Gazsi
    Margaréta Gazsi 2 months ago

    Yes today I found this lens and I'm going to buy in the next week😍 I'm so excited about this

  • judes chithiran
    judes chithiran 2 months ago

    I am planing to buy sony aR73, I have a 50mm lens can i use it on my sony ?

  • 2cool0
    2cool0 3 months ago

    so can you put any lens on any camera with interchangable lens? or is it camera or brand specific?

  • st.jimmy
    st.jimmy 3 months ago

    quick Question! Does This Lens Support Full Frame Sensors?