Camera, Light, Projector and Sound Rental in Milwaukee & Chicago

            Renting cameras, audio, lighting & grip for Milwaukee, Chicago, and the surrounding area.

Canon 50mm f/1.8 EF “Thrifty Fifty” Prime Lens

canon 50mmThe Canon 50mm f/1.8 is Canon’s cheapest nice lens, or maybe Canon’s nicest cheap lens.  If you’re shooting for low price in low light, nothing beats the “Thrifty Fifty.”  Autofocus works well, but not quietly. For video shooters, we suggest upgrading to the 50mm f/1.4 with a more accessible focus ring and quieter focus, or the Rokinon 50mm T1.5.

The thrifty 50 lens flares more than most of Canon’s lenses, but otherwise the optics are pretty impressive for the price.  It’s also very lightweight and not much taller than some pancake lenses. The lens has 52mm front filter threads.

We offer a lot of other 50mm EF-mount lens rentals, including the Zeiss Planar T* f/1.4 and Canon 50mm f/2.5 macro.

Rental Prices

$19 for 1 day
$38 for up to 3 days
$57 for up to 7 days
Call or email for availability.

Suggested accessories:

Canon DSLR, 52mm Filter Kit