I decided to take a risk and buy a cheap Chinese lens. It was £134 with free postage on EBay. It was less than half the price of the equivalent Canon lens. When it arrived, I was pleasently surprised by the quality. It has a metal base, the plastic body wasn't much different to Canon (Based on their 50mm 1.8 ). I took it out yesterday down at one of the local beaches and I have to say I was really pleased with the results. Images were clear and sharp, no problems at all. I would certainly consider their lenses in the future if they brought out something else I wanted.