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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

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  • Fixed focal length of 50mm

  • 2 high-refraction lens elements, Gaussian optics

  • 7 lens elements arranged in 6 groups

  • Filter thread specification 58mm

  • Diagonal angle of view 46 ?

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

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$399.00

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EF 50mm f/1.4 USM



50mm prime lens optimized for the image circle of a 35mm full frame DSLR. Max aperture of f/1.4 providing ample opportunities to capture enough light for the right exposure. Incorporates high-refraction lens elements and new Gaussian optics to eliminate the issues of astigmatism.


Standard lens featuring superb quality and portability. Two high-refraction lens elements and new Gaussian optics eliminate astigmatism and suppress astigmatic difference. Crisp images with little flare are obtained even at the maximum aperture.


Focal Length & Maximum Aperture

50mm 1:1.4


Lens Construction

7 elements in 6 groups


Diagonal Angle of View

46°


Focus Adjustment

Overall linear extension system with USM


Closest Focusing Distance

0.45m / 1.5 ft.


Filter Size

58mm


Max. Diameter x Length, Weight

2.9" x 2.0", 10.2 oz. / 73.8 x 50.5mm, 290g


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Canon 50mm EF f/1.4 USM Lens
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (10)
  • Durable (7)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Consistent output (5)
  • Easily interchangeable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (6)
    • Portraits (4)
    • Night photography (3)
    • Sports/action (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-professional (6)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    5.0

    Make The Investment

    By KJBlack3126

    from Tampa Bay, FL

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Excellent image quality
    • Excellent in low light
    • Fast focus

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Night Photography
    • Photojournalism
    • Portraits

    Comments about Canon 50mm EF f/1.4 USM Lens:

    If like me, you are considering this lens versus the Canon 50mm f/1.8 I would consider buying this lens if you shoot a lot indoors or low light.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Taking pictures is fun at Soccer

    By cindy

    from warner robins,ga

    About Me Getting started

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Lightweight
    • Quick Focus
    • Rugged
    • Sharp Focus
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Landscape Photography
      • Sports/Action

      Comments about Canon 50mm EF f/1.4 USM Lens:

      took a long time to get produst but worth the wait.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Lens for a Great Price

      By Brendan

      from Milwaukee, WI

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Quick Focus
      • Sharp Focus

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Night Photography

        Comments about Canon 50mm EF f/1.4 USM Lens:

        This lens is an absolute gem in Canon's lineup. There is no doubt that the optics are not at the "L" glass level, but at a fifth of the price of the f/1.2 the lower quality is something that anybody but a professional could accept. Don't be misled, though, the quality is amazing. By f/2.0 it's sharp as a tack with no distortion or aberration. Even between f/1.4 and f/2.0 it produces beautiful images, and the huge aperture has other great advantages. For those who don't already own a lens with FTM (full time manual), I can't say enough good things about this feature.
        I have used this lens for almost a year, and every time I head out I'm more pleased with it than the last time. Warning: it is very easy to get addicted to the fast aperture, light weight, and beautiful image quality.
        The only downside is that the focal length becomes a little awkward on a crop body (Rebel series, X0d series). But even with that caveat, I would still recommend this lens to absolutely everybody.

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        5.0

        Size isn't terribly important

        By DanDan the Cycling Man

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Quick Focus
        • Sharp Focus

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Landscape Photography
          • Night Photography
          • Sports/Action

          Comments about Canon 50mm EF f/1.4 USM Lens:

          Recently I've been working in clubs and theaters capturing dancers and musicians. This lens has been ideal.

          I've found that the lens itself is quick to focus in most scenarios. When the light levels drop a bit too low and manual focus is required, it can be difficult to pin down the focus to perfection, but once you get it the quality is fantastic. I've seen very little chromatic aberration, excellent sharpness, and consistent performance all around.

          The one thing I noticed with this is that it's a bit larger than the average 50mm lens and the slightly longer profile comes with a little more weight and caused for a minor change in hand placement for manual focus.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          good lens

          By charle

          from tatooine,na

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Macro Photography
          • Portraits

          Comments about Canon 50mm EF f/1.4 USM Lens:

          great lens, could be built better but the price on ritz is $100 more than any other place on the internet so i suggest you google it or go to[@].com or [@]

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          5.0

          well worth the money

          By capture evermore

          from aurora co

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Home
            • Portraits

            Comments about Canon 50mm EF f/1.4 USM Lens:

            This lens is incredible with its short depth of field. It makes it hard to mess up an image.

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            5.0

            Best Non-"L" Prime Lens

            By Thystonius

            from Charlotte, NC

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Lightweight
            • Sharp Focus

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Candids
              • General Use
              • Indoor use
              • Portrait

              Comments about Canon 50mm EF f/1.4 USM Lens:

              This lens is a great balance between quality and price. I own other L lenses and while they are no-doubt superior, when it comes to the 50mm the additional quality doesn't really justify the cost when this lens performs extremely well.

              As I write this review, what strikes me as the best quality of this lens is that I can't think of many words to describe working with the lens. This is really because, like any other tool, it is only when it does not function that you realize you are using it. This lens does it's job, has a good build quality, and great image quality.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Lens

              By dramaticplanet

              from michigan

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Rugged
              • Sharp Focus
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Portraits
                • Sports/Action

                Comments about Canon 50mm EF f/1.4 USM Lens:

                This is an incredible lens. I am consistently amazed at the quality of images. You won't miss too many shots with this lens because of low light. Even though the lens is considerably more thatn the 50mm 1.8 - compared to the optics used, overall construction and the extra half f/Stop it is so worth it. Really worth it. SO many others I have talked to wind up selling the 1.8 and purchased the 1.4 - so ave the money and buy this lens - it is a must have. You will then realize why so many photographers purchase the L series lenses.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great lens! Can't beat it for the price!

                By Brian

                from Alhambra, CA

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Easy To Clean
                • Sharp Focus

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use
                  • Low light performance
                  • Portrait

                  Comments about Canon 50mm EF f/1.4 USM Lens:

                  In my opinion this one of Canon's best prime lenses. For a relatively affordable price you get a very sharp lens that performs very well in low light conditions.

                  The build quality of this lens is very good. Very solid with a metal type body.

                  The Ultra Sonic Motor focuses very quickly and quietly, almost as quick as most "L" lenses.

                  Overall, this is a great lens for anyone who is interested in available light photography.

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                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Canon 50mm f/1.4

                  By tp1953

                  from Charlotte, NC

                  About Me Professional

                  Pros

                  • Clear Glass
                  • Easily Accessible Controls
                  • Easily Mounted
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Art
                    • Documentary
                    • Fun
                    • Photojournalism
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Canon 50mm EF f/1.4 USM Lens:

                    This lens is a great deal for the money. The 1.4 aperature comes in handy for low light situations, and the lens is quite sharp. It is a great deal for the price. I use it often for professional purposes.

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