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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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Style: EF 50mm - f/1.4 USM
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.4 x 7.4 cm ; 290 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 363 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 (1,538 customer reviews)
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Style Name:EF 50mm - f/1.4 USM

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.

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


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    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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    Style: EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Verified Purchase
    As a keen photography enthusiast i have decided to take a plunge and upgrade my old Sony a200 system (that i couldn't get on with) to a canon 7d - the first mistake i have made was buying expensive body and not having the funds to buy a decent lens. I love photographing people so i thouht a prime lens will be the best choice for me (this is a fixed focal lens ) 50mm lens can basically mimic the perspective seen by the human eye . i felt that this will be the best choice .Also prime lens made me more creative , as i hadn't had the opportunity to just zoom in if i wanted to.I had to move around and try viewing subject from different angles.

    when the lens arrived i was surprised by the toy feel - its all made of plastic (besides optics) - it felt cheap like it will brake any minute ,there iwasnt any pouch with this lens .just an instruction manual .The lens is very light ( 130g ) and small (2.7" x 1.6"/68.2mm x 41.0mm - WxL ) - it is also a canon smallest lens on the market . before i have decided to review it i thought i will use it for a bit (i have used it for over a year ) .I was a bit doubtful if constant lens change could affect plastic lens mount in any way - but it didn't .On the lens itself there is only one switch AF/MF (Auto focus and manual focus ). Autofocus is driven by a micro motor - that is pretty fast. With a minimum focus distance of 1.5' lens can deliver some good images.

    My first test shots look terrible , the lens flare that was on the images looked pretty bad and affected the overall quality . Lens flare is created when forming light enters the lens and subsequently hits the camera's digital sensor. I have decided then to buy lens hood and filter (to reduce glare) and try again.
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    Style: EF 50 mm f/1.8 II Verified Purchase
    Most reviewers of this lens will talk about the lack of build quality and plasticky feel overall - and they are to be believed!!

    However, don't let this put you off.

    Yes this lens has a plastic mount, yes the focus ring is narrow and fiddly and yes, the autofocus motor is an older, noisier, slower type but do I care one bit - NO!!!

    This lens an absolute gem. I thoroughly recommend it as a replacement for the 18-55mm kit lens (I bought it for my Canon 400D) and recommend it simply because it's a great lens in it's own right no matter what you already have. It's a nice focal length for portraits.

    Where this lens scores highly is its 1.8 f-stop - very fast!!! Images are definitely soft at this setting but acceptable in a pinch. I reckon you'd need to go above A4 prints for it to be noticeable. You always have to remember that you may not have got the shot at all if you didn't have the f1.8 setting so a bit of softness is the trade-off! Noticeable improvement in shrapness is seen at f2.2 and it just gets better from there on in. Stopped down to around f4 - f11 the lens displays stunning levels of clarity and sharpness for the price (by all accounts rivalling L series pro lenses costing much, much more from what others have said- I can't personally verify this but the results I've had are truly excellent.) It also focuses down to 45 cm!

    To sum up, this lens punches far above its weight. For £65 you will get a lens that gives you fantastic pictures typical of lenses costing many times the asking price. Go for it!
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    Style: EF 50mm - f/1.4 USM
    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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    Style: EF 50mm - f/1.4 USM
    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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    Style: EF 50 mm f/1.8 II
    I've got a Canon 400D with the standard kit lens. It's OK but I was a little disappointed by the sharpness that it achieved. After quite a bit of reading up I'd heard so much good stuff about this relatively inexpensive lens that I decided to get one.

    Most of my pictures are of my kids and many of them are indoors. This lens is great for portraits and because the aperture can be opened to 1.8 it gets enough light that flashless indoor pictures become feasible. The results are great. Nice, natural colours compared to the flash and as others have mentioned, the blurring of the distant background is very pleasing.

    Having read that it had an old fashioned and noisy focus motor I was expecting something horrific which would cause people to look around if you were taking a picture in public. In reality it's marginally louder than the USM lenses and a little slower. We're talking 25% in my view. It's perfectly useable. In low light, manual focussing is preferable and is very easy. People also say the plastic housing is fragile. Well, if like me you've got a 400D with kit lens, it's not really any more plastic like than the either of those so don't be put off.

    I've only had the lens one day and I've already taken some pictures which I'll treasure. Only downside of the lens is that at 50mm on a 1.6 ratio camera like the 400D it's a telephoto. In other words, you have to step back a bit to get everything in, so not ideal for indoor group shots. A 30mm lens would be better *but* the one I was looking at was three times more expensive and that's what swung it for this one.
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