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Canon EF 50mm F1,4 USM

Canon EF 50mm F1,4 USM
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2910 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2910 reviews of Canon EF 50mm F1,4 USM. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews.

On average, users rate this product 90/100 and experts rate this product 86/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon EF 50mm F1,4 USM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 339 user reviews of Canon EF 50mm F1,4 USM from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk.

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon - Lens - 50 mm - f/1.4 USM - Canon EFCanon - Lens - 50 mm - f/1.4 USM - Canon EF

Feb, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon EF 50mm F1,4 USM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 356 user reviews of Canon EF 50mm F1,4 USM from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com.

95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR CamerasCanon EF 50mm f1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Andy Westlake (dpreview.com)

Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM Lens Review

 

The EF 50mm F1.4 USM is Canon's mid-level offering in a range stuffed full of 50mm primes, covering all budgets from the ultra-cheap 50mm F1.8 mkII through to the stratospherically-priced 50mm F1.2 L USM. Although it was introduced in June 1993, fully...

Excellent image quality when stopped down ; Essentially no lateral chromatic aberration ; Fast and accurate autofocus with full-time manual override

Distinctly soft and 'dreamy' at wider apertures (F1.4-F1.8) ; Bokeh chromatic aberration, most visible at wide apertures ; Vignetting at wide apertures on full frame (essentially disappears by F2.8) ; Somwhat susceptible to flare

The Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM may be based upon a 37-year old optical design, but its performance in our studio tests clearly shows that it's not giving up yet. Sure the hairs are beginning to grey a little, and Sigma's new young pretender can outmuscle...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

 

Ask a bunch of photographers what their favorite lens is - and you will likely hear the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens mentioned.It is sharp, small, light, inexpensive and with an f1.4 aperture, fast.

very good value.

Nov, 2004

Expert review by: Webmaster (digitalphotographygear.com)

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Review

 

The Canon 50mm f/1.4 prime lens meets the demands of photographers who require a fast, low-light work horse with high quality optics and a superior build quality at an affordable price. This lens features

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Philip Greenspun (photo.net)

Canon EF 50/1.4 Lens

 

Canon's 50/1.4 is a bit heavier than the 50/1.8 but it gives you simultaneous AF/MF because of its USM focusing motor. It is one f-stop slower than the 50/1.0 but much lighter weight and less than one-sixth the price.

If you are going to limit yourself to one 50mm prime lens, this is the natural choice. It is reasonably light in weight, a joy to focus manually or automatically, has an 8-blade diaphragm so that out-of-focus highlights look natural (good "bokeh"), and...

Expert review by: (photo.net)

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Review

 

Expert review by: Rod Lawton (techradar.com)

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM review

 

If you need a fast prime lens for a Canon body, your choice is clear

Great to use, Fantastic images ; Top value

What an excellent lens! The Canon 50mm f/1.4 provides super-sharp results in the centre of the frame at any aperture, even wide open. The edges are softer than the centre at f/1.4 and f/2, but by f/2.8 they've caught up, and from there on this lens...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: (photoreview.com.au)

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

 

A fast standard prime lens for general photography with all Canon DSLRs.

Although not pin-sharp at its widest apertures, Canon’s EF 50mm f/1.4 USM remains a competent performer and its image quality between f/4 and f/8is excellent. Two issues should be considered when assessing this lens: the size of the sensor on that...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: (ephotozine.com)

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Review

 

A standard 50mm lens with a bright maximum aperture of f/1.4 and silent ultrasonic focusing.

Decent resolution across the frame when stopped down.; Good resistance to flare.; Low vignetting at maximum aperture

Quality towards the edges doesn't really excite until stopped down to f/4

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Jon Tarrant (whatdigitalcamera.com)

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM review

 

Available at a fraction of the price of its f/1.2 brother, how does this sub-£300 prime compare. Read the WDC Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM review to find out.

Fantastic MTF figures

AF is slightly unrefined

For most users this lens, with its sub-£300 street price, is an absolute gem.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Szymon Starczewski (lenstip.com)

Canon EF 50 mm f/1.4 USM

 

A 50 mm lens is one of the most classic devices in the assortment of every advanced photography enthusiast or every professional photographer. In days of analogue photography it was an instrument which gave you the same picture scale as the human eye...

good frame centre sharpness (apart from the maximum aperture) ; very good frame edge picture quality on APS-C ; good frame edge picture quality on full frame ; well corrected astigmatism ; low chromatic aberration ; lack of distinct geometric...

by f/1.4 the image is distinctly „soft ; very high coma ; susceptibility to flares ; visible distortion on full frame ; very high vignetting on full frame

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications

The EF 50mm f/1.2L USM is a peerless new standard lens featuring an ultra-large aperture for a narrow depth of field and soft background blur so loved by photographers everywhere. The EF 50mm f/1.2L USM is suitable for any shooting situation; its lens coating and construction are optimized to minimize the ghosting and flare that frequently occurs when lenses are used with digital cameras. This high-performance, weather-resistant lens delivers all the superb image resolution and contrast you expect in a Canon L Series Lens.

Design

Color of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight

Diameter:2.9in/3.4in
Length:2in/3in
Weight:1.2lbs/10.2oz

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Canon
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon/Canon EF

Lens System

Closest Focusing Distance:17.7
Component for:SLR
Diagonal angle of view (max):46
Diagonal angle of view (min):46
Fixed focal length:1.97
Focus Adjustment:Automatic / Manual
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Lens Aperture:F/1.2/F/1.4
Lens mount interface:Canon EF
Lens structure:7/6
Lens structure (elements/groups):7/6
Lens Type:Standard
Max View Angle:46degrees
Maximum aperture number:22
Min Focal Length:50mm
Min Focus Range:17.7in
Minimum aperture number:1.4 / 1:1.4 / 22
Number of diaphragm blades:8
System Type:Lens
Type:Lens
Viewing angle, horizontal:40
Viewing angle, vertical:27

Lens System Mounting

Mounting Type:Canon EF

Optical System

Magnification:0.15

Other Features

Magnification:0.15

Packaging Content

Lens hood: Yes

Performance

AF actuator:Micro USM
Auto focus: Yes
Camera brands compatibility:Canon
Compatible products:Canon EOS
Lens hood: Yes
Manual focus: Yes
Maximum magnification:0.15
Ultrasonic motor (USM): Yes

Technical Details

Viewing Angle:46

Weight & Dimensions

Diameter:2.28 / 2.91
Filter size:2.28 / 2.91
Length:1.99
Weight:10.2