Lightweight and affordable, this lens offers a fast f/1.8 aperture. It is an excellent lens for people who prefer a fixed focal length. Canon's lightest EF lens at a mere 4.6 ounces, the lens boasts a traditional Gauss-type optical design that delivers a sharp performance even when wide open.
This lens is ideal for portraits and images that require a natural depth of field. In addition, the lens focuses as close as 18 inches, helping you take close-ups. Finally, the lens offers an excellent color balance.