Distance scale on the Canon EF 50mm 1.8 MKII

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 MKII Lens is probabely one of the sharpest lenses available and for less than $80 it is really hard to beat quality/price combo.

However the two most critisized aspect of the new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 MKIINew generation over the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 MKIOld generation are its built quality, plastic mount v/s metal mount, and that the MKII’s lack of focusing distance scales.

Although there is not much we can do about the built quality of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 MKII, but we sure can make our own distance scales for it.


1) Download the full-sized image (5kB) – it is a greyscale TIFF
2) Print it on a sticker at exactly 600 dpi
3) Follow the detailed instructions on spyderman’s sitespyderman is the original owner of this idea
4) Enjoy :)

Here is a picture of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 MKII with its new distance scales

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens

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