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    Canon 35mm f/1.8 "The Plastic Fantastic"

    I have one Canon in the collection, a Rebel G. My parents gave me the 50mm f/1.8 for Christmas. While I see mixed reviews (mainly for build quality, or lack there of), for the price, it does seem to be a very nice little lens. Is anyone else out there using it on their Canon film SLR's? Thoughts, opinions?

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    It is a great lens, I have used it for years. The build quality is a bit concerning at first, but it has never given me any problems. I've recently "upgraded" to the 50 1.4, but I think the 1.8 is actually sharper.

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    I used the plastic 1.8 for several years and loved it.. Razor sharp!

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    I've got the Mk.I metal mount version of that lens. Absolutely stupid sharp when stopped down to 2.8 or 2
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    Love the feedback- thank you! Shot my 1st roll with it last night- can't wait to see the results. Shot most of it at about f/2-f/4 or so.

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    I had one of those, used it with an EOS 33v. Terrific lens, if you can stand the plastic toy-like finish, the rattling and clunking and the rather unsophisticated sound of the autofocus. The manual focus was absolutely terrible, too.
    But yes, it took tack-sharp pictures, even wide open.

    On a side note, you may want to correct the topic title.
    And the sign said, "long haired freaky people need not apply"

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    I can also say that I havent heard anything but good things about the lens. I have the Nikon counterpart (the 50mm 1.8D) but have read a lot about the Canon 50mm 1.8 too. From what I have heard its very sharp, has lot distortion, and is almost free of any chromatic aberration.

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    I had it early on, but didn't like the bokeh it produced. I then moved to the EF 50mm f/1.4, which is a very nice lens. However, I sold it about 2 years ago for the Sigma 50mm f/1.4. It's an outstanding lens.

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    I always thought the bokeh was very acceptable. Here's an example:

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    I have read that for the price, the lens is pretty hard to beat. Seems to be a very nice match with the Rebel G.

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