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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

alaTest has collected and analyzed 490 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and design. The value for money and usability also get good feedback. There are some negative comments about the reliability.

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On average, users rate this product 87/100.

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Fantastic Lens Great Results

 

I would spend the extra if you are riding the fence between the F/1.8 or this one. Construction is better, and the results are fantastic.

This is a fantastic little lens. The ability to use F/1.4 opens up a world of shallow DOF, and some very interesting pictures. It also handles lowlight conditions much easier than any 'kit' lens or even an excellent F/2.8. It's light and compact, and...

You need to buy a separate lens cap for this lens. Because the focus mechanism protrudes in front of the lens, it is necessary to protect it. I bought the canon brand, but I suppose an aftermarket piece would work as well. Using the lens at F/1.4...

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Perfect Lens for Portraits

 

First of all the price was great and lower than many other sites I had looked at and the delivery time was fast! The lens arrived in well packaged and has already exceeded my expectations. With the low aperture it's a perfect lens for portraits and...

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Way better than the 50mm 1.8

 

I shoot with a 5Dmii. On a FF body, this lens is very good. On a crop, not so much but is still a very good lens. I recommend buying the Canon lens hood for it. It's a pretty steep price for a lens hood, but well worth it for the Canon quality.

You get what you pay for. After using this lens I will never recommend the cheap 50mm 1.8. The build quality is great. Auto focus is better. Very sharp at around F4. Makes a decent portrait lens. Great image quality. It has great bokeh too. Buy it

It's soft at F1.4 and sometimes it will not focus at all. Canon should include the lens hood with the lens. I hate how they try to be like Apple. Right now, Nikon is king so they better do something about it like releasing some more primes with IS at a...

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Excellent Lens; Shallow DOF and Low-Light

 

I recommend buying the Canon hood (5%-10% of lens cost) with this lens (and also a quality filter like Hoya or B&W (~10% of lens cost)). This will extend the length of the lens by a little, and allow you to stabilize the lens by holding the hood...

1.4 Aperture ; Shallow DOF (Depth of Field) = great background blur ; Low Light ; USM (Ultra-sonic focus Motor) ; Fast and good AF ; Micro-Motor USM is inferior to Ring USM, but it's still good ; FTM (Full-Time Manual Focus) ; So you manually adjust...

IS (Image Stabilization) would be nice, but I haven't seen any lens this fast (F/1.4) with IS ; Focus is not internal, so the front actually moves in and out with focus ; Some CA (purple or green) definitely noticeable on test charts (but not in my...

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High Quality

 

This lens provides a much higher quality of picture than the original lens that came with the camera. You can feel the quality. I did a lot of research before buying this lens and I am not disappointed. This site had (as usual)a very compeditive price...

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Defective lens with focusing problems.

 

I researched this lens extensively. I was aware of the auto focus failure but saw so many good reviews on amazon that I jumped. My copy was defective. It is amazing that canon knows about these problems but doesn't change the design or improve on their...

Picture Quality And Speed

Poor quality control

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Defective lens with focusing problems.

 

I researched this lens extensively. I was aware of the auto focus failure but saw so many good reviews on amazon that I jumped. My copy was defective. It is amazing that canon knows about these problems but doesn't change the design or improve on their...

Picture Quality And Speed

Poor quality control

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50mm 1.4 Canon the best

 

This Nifty fifty is one of the best, very sharp photos in daylight, still learning some other shoots at night.

Consistent Output ; Durable ; Easy To Use ; Fast Recycling ; Powerful Output

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50mm 1.4 Canon the best

 

This Nifty fifty is one of the best, very sharp photos in daylight, still learning some other shoots at night.

Consistent Output ; Durable ; Easy To Use ; Fast Recycling ; Powerful Output

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Top quality lens

 

I've used this to take close up shots and portraits of people. The quality of this lens is great.

Consistent Output ; Durable ; Easy To Use ; Lightweight

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