This is one of my favorite lenses. I love it for close up pictures of my son. The quality is great and the pictures are beautiful. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a great portrate lense.
Once you get used to this lens it becomes easy to use. Pictures are pretty good better than my other 2 lenses for personal up close Family and Pet shots. For the money it's as good as it gets. If you are a casual photographer and just like to have great Family pics you aren't wasting your money.
The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II is the lightest EF lens of all at a mere 4.6 oz. (130g). Its Gaussian optics provide sharp delineation from near to far focusing distances and color balance is excellent for this type of lens. Light and compact with a bright (f/1.8) maximum aperture this lens is perfect for everyday use travel portraits and much more.