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Canon EF 50mm F1,4 USM

Canon EF 50mm F1,4 USM
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1735 reviews

Apr, 2014

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM


The 50mm f/1.4 USM isn't Canon's top-of-the-line 50mm lens, but it is a solid performer.

Sharp. Internal focus motor. Fast aperture. Affordably priced

No vibration reduction. Lens hood not included

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM ($399.99 direct) isn't as sexy as the EF 50mm f/1.2L USM that many pros swear by due to its light-gathering capability and rendering that creates an amazingly shallow depth of field, but at a quarter of the price of its...

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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...

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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.


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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

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Review


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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...

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Great lens


works great

Easy To Use

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Professional review of the Canon 50mm EF


Easy to use.

Consistent Output","Durable","Easy To Use","Enhances The Photographer","Lightweight

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Outstanding lens!


I only had this lens for a couple of weeks and haven\'t used too much, but right out of the box the results have been impressive. I tested this on a 7D and a 5D Mark II. Both cameras giving really nice results in low light (shoot mostly candid...

Consistent Output","Durable","Easy To Use","Lightweight","Powerful Output","Versatile

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.

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon/Canon EF

Lens System

Focus Adjustment:Automatic / Manual
Lens Aperture:F/1.2/F/1.4
Max View Angle:46degrees
Min Focal Length:50mm
Min Focus Range:17.7in
System Type:Lens

Lens System Mounting

Mounting Type:Canon EF

Optical System