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Canon EF 50 mm-f/1.4 USM Lens

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  • Focal length and maximum aperture: 50 mm 1:1.4
  • Lens construction: Seven elements in six groups
  • Focus adjustment: Overall linear extension system with USM
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.45 m/1.5 ft
  • Filter size: 58 mm
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Price £255.49 £237.00 £108.72 £460.49
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Dimensions 7.4 cm x 5.1 cm x 7.4 cm 108 cm x 131 cm x 114 cm 2.3 cm x 6.8 cm x 6.8 cm 1 cm x 1 cm x 1 cm
Item Weight 290 g 426 g 132 g 336 g
Model Year 2007 2007 2012 2012
Mounting Canonbayonet Canonbayonet Canon EF / EF-S Canon EF / EF-S
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  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.4 x 7.4 cm ; 290 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 358 g
  • Item model number: 2515A003
  • ASIN: B00009XVCZ
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 13 Oct. 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

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

Box Contains

  • Canon EF 50mm - f/1.4 USM Lens
  • E-58U 58mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
  • 1-Year Warranty


  • From the Manufacturer

    EF 40mm f/2.8 STM EF 50mm f/1.8 STM EF 50mm f/1.4 USM EF 50mm f/1.2L USM EF 85mm f/1.8 USM EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
    EF 40mm f/2.8 STM EF 50mm f/1.8 STM EF 50mm f/1.4 USM EF 50mm f/1.2L USM EF 85mm f/1.8 USM EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
    Image Stabilizer No No No No No No
    Focusing motor STM STM USM USM USM USM
    Weight 130g 160g 290g 580g 425g 1025g
    Size (width x height) 68.2 x 22.8mm 69.2 x 39.3mm 73.8 x 50.5mm 85.8 x 65.5mm 75 x 71.5mm 91.5 x 84.0mm
    Aperture f/2.8 f/1.8 f/1.4 f/1.2 f/1.8 f/1.2
    APS-C camera bodies only No No No No No No
    L-series No No No Yes No Yes
    Step-up Small, lightweight lens great for snapshots and portraits while travelling Wider f/1.8 aperture lens great for blurring your background and powerful low light photography Faster focusing with even wider aperture for extreme background blur and low light photography Very wide f/1.2 aperture and L-series optics for professional levels of edge-to-edge sharpness Slightly longer focal length for tighter portrait compositions Very wide f/1.2 aperture and L-series optics for professional levels of edge-to-edge sharpness

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    By Brian Hamilton TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 Oct. 2008
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    This is the first prime lens I have bought and I didn't know whether to go for the f1.8 or this one. After much research I went for the f1.4, the build quality is much better, the focussing is improved and that extra stop counts for a lot.

    The simplicity of this lens is such an eye opener, you have to work for your shots now instead of standing still and zooming in on everything. Your legs become your zoom and because of this you are much more likely to raise or lower your normal eye-level view of the world to find a more interesting angle on a subject.

    This lens is purely about quality of image, there are no gimmicks, no image stablisation or anything you don't need, you have a focussing ring and an AF/MF switch. That's it.

    Like every lens the sharpness is improved by stopping down from maximum, at f1.8 the 50mm is like a razor, even wide open at f1.4 the pictures are still pretty usable. But its the image, the colours are beautifully captured, the contrast is excellent, sharpness outstanding and the bokeh (out of focus areas) are so soft and creamy its like gazing into a pan of melted butter.

    This is the lens you've been looking for, it frees you creatively, lets you make those images you could only dream about before. Sure, it takes a bit of work to get the most from this lens, but the effort will repaid tenfold when you see the results possible with this little cracker.

    Sure, the f1.8 is a step in the right direction but the f1.4 is the grownup version, built to last and deliver the results time after time.

    I am not exagerrating when I say that this lens has reinvigorated my photography.

    If you own a Canon DSLR, you need this, its that simple.
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    I've had mine for 8 years and it delivers sharp pictures with great colours every time. If I could only own one lens, this would be it.
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    I've tried all of Canon's 50mm lenses from the cheap, plasticky f1.8 to the hyper-expensive f1.0. This is the best compromise and allows decent shutter speeds in low light without flash. It ia sharp all the way to the edges (upto A3 at least) and doesn't seem to be affected by flare even without a lens shade. If all you have used is the zoom that came with the camera kit, I suggest you try this and see what a difference a decent prime (single focal length) lens makes. At nearly £300, however, it is quite an investment, but worth it.
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    This lens is great for low light conditions. The focus is sharp and the background blur dreamy & creamy when wide open. Brilliant results with my 5d.
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    You get a bit of a mixed bag with this lens. There are definitely some positive sides to it, however there are also (for me) an unacceptable amount of negatives, and as such I don't quite think this lens is worth the ever climbing price.

    First off the image quality. It's good - as long as you're up above f/2. Below f/2 (lower f/ number), all of the lens' faults become visible. Spherical abberation (hazy effect), some chromatic abberation, horrendous vignetting (this can be used to creative effect, but it's beside the point) and loss of clarity in colours/detail. really, it's not much better than the f/1.8 version when you start to compare them both at around ~f/2.8. By f/4-f/5.6 both lenses are fantastic.

    The colour rendition of this lens is very good, near perfect I'd say when you've stopped down a bit. The f/1.8 version seems to add a magenta tinge to photos - the f/1.4 does not. The bokeh off the f/1.4 is more rounded and supposedly more smooth as it has 8 aperture blades, as opposed to the f/1.8's 5 aperture blades. In practise though this doesn't make *all* that much difference unless there are out of focus points of light in the image; which with the f/1.8 will appear as pentagons, with the f/1.4 they will appear nearly as circles. I have still had many occasions where bokeh off the f/1.4 was surprisingly harsh, though.

    The build quality *is* better than the f/1.8, but quite frankly, fisher price toys still beat the f/1.8 lens in build quality. There is a placebo effect that Canon have created, whereby people upgrade from the f/1.8 lens to the f/1.4 thinking how great the build and AF is when in reality, the lens isn't much better built than Canon's 18-55 IS kit lens. Clever marketing or coincidence?
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    I was looking for an upgrade to my 1.8 lens. Something that was as light and small as it was, but with better build quality and resolution. The 1.4 has really delivered for me. The extra bokeh at 1.4 is great and at f4 and beyond the sharpness is as good as anything I've seen. I like the physical size of the lens as it's light and neat on my 5dmk II. The build quality is far superior to the 1.8. The only downside to the lens is when using it in manual focus. The focussing ring seems to take 1.5 full turns to focus from near to far. What would be way more convenient would be maybe a quarter turn, like with my 16-35L lens. Besides that though, I would give this a 5 out of 5. Wish I had bought it earlier.
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    I have recently bought this lens being a recent convert to Canon, and is already one of my favourites! I specialise in music photography, which means high ISO, no flash and low light conditions.

    This lens comes up trumps in all departments and for small / midsize venues, Crisp, fast and solid, this really is the only lens you will need.
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