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Canon represents high-quality photography and the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens is no different. Manufactured with Gaussian optics and two high refraction lens elements, this Canon...Read more
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A very good lens for the money but only usable for smallish prints wide opn
The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens is the low end 50. It delivers very good image sharpness - especially for the extremely low price. It is even slightly sharper than the f/1.2 f...Read more
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A very good liens for the money. This lens is one of the few bargains Canon
A good lens for really good price! It is small and lightweight and is a good companion for a amateur or even a pro photographer looking for a low light tool. I am a Sydney bas...Read more

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Canon represents high-quality photography and the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens is no different. Manufactured with Gaussian optics and two high refraction lens elements, this Canon USM Lens eliminates astigmatism. The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 is capable of shooting crisp images even at a maximum aperture of f/1.4. This Canon SLR Lens is the only EF lens to incorporate a Micro (USM) Ultra Sonic Motor, for creating a natural background blur. This Canon USM Lens also provides a full time manual focusing option. The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 has a 50mm focal length and a maximum aperture speed of F1.4 that captures sharp images in available light. Catch every expression of your loved ones with this Canon SLR Lens that allows you to shoot from a close distance.

Product Identifiers
Lens BrandCanon
ModelEF 50mm f/1.4 USM
MPN 2515A003, C216261
UPC082966213014, 4960999213019, 4960999440774, 609207733225, 718122391707, 7330381925511, 829662130142

Key Features
Lens TypeStandard, Telephoto
Compatible Camera TypeDigital SLR
Compatible Camera BrandCanon
Focus TypeAuto & Manual
Max Aperturef/1.4

Technical Features
Lens Construction7 Elements in 6 Groups
Focal LengthFixed/Prime
Min Aperturef/22
View Angle46 Degrees
Filter Size58 mm
Minimum Focusing Distance45 cm

Dimensions
Diameter7.4 cm
Length5.1 cm
Weight290 g

Miscellaneous
Zoom AdjustmentFixed/Prime

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A very good lens for the money but only usable for smallish prints wide opn

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 18/10/11
The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens is the low end 50. It delivers very good image sharpness - especially for the extremely low price. It is even slightly sharper than the f/1.2 from f/2.8 through f/8 or so. It is very light (4.6 oz/130g) and very small (2.7" x 1.6"/68.2mm x 41.0mm - WxL). CA is minimal.

The downsides ... First, the 50mm f/1.8 lens feels like a toy (for the relative price, it is practically disposable). It has all-plastic construction including the lens mount (the optics are glass of course). A 5-blade aperture delivers a very harsh background blur quality and flare is a problem for this lens. It delivers only adequate color compared to the two other 50s. AF is noisy and the MF ring is barely useable - there is no FTM and no distance window or markings. But, it is a very sharp lens for a price that is a small fraction of the cost of the 50 f/1.4.

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens falls in the middle of the three 50s I am discussing in many ways. It has the middle price, the middle build quality, the middle weight, the middle size ... It delivers the middle background blur quality - much better than the f/1.8 but not as good as the f/1.2. It shows the middle amount of CA, but often shows strong halation at f/1.4. It also shows the middle amount of flare - noticeably less than the f/1.8 and noticeably more than the f/1.2. Again, in the vignetting category, the 50 f/1.4 delivers better performance than the f/1.8 but does not perform as well as the f/1.2 (at the same aperture settings). It is slightly sharper than the 50 f/1.2 from f/2.something through f/8 or so and slightly sharper than the 50 f/1.8 at all comparable apertures (the f/1.8 wins some Full Frame corner comparisons). The 50 f/1.4 quietly focuses slightly faster than the f/1.2, but is not well damped. The f/1.4's MF ring is much more usable than the 50 f/1.8's but is not nearly as nice as the 50 f/1.2's. My 50 f/1.4 exposes 1/3 stop brighter than the other two 50s (the other two being correct). The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens delivers excellent image quality for the price.

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens is by far the most expensive of the three lenses. My biggest disappointment with this lens is its lack of sharpness. For the price, I would expect to see it easily beat the other two 50mm lenses in this regard. Below f/2 or so, it is the sharper lens at the same aperture settings. Beyond this, it is not. Focus speed is not faster than the f/1.4 but it does utilize Ring USM and the manual focus ring is very smooth and well damped. It does not extend during focusing. The 50 f/1.2 has better flare control with far less halation at wide apertures, but it shows the most CA wide open. The 50 f/1.2 is a far-better built lens than either of the other 50s - as you would expect for a Canon L Series Lens. It also is larger (3.4 x 2.6" / 85.4mm x 65.5mm) and weighs more (19.2 oz / 545g). The 50 f/1.2 is weather-sealed (when equiped with a filter). Unlike the other two 50mm lenses, I don't regard this lens as a great value - but it is worth the price to those who need/want its advantages.
so in asentence i should say...
A very good lens for the money but only usable for smallish prints wide open. Stopped down past f2 its as sharp as any L prime. Bokeh not as good as more expensive options. Build is not too bad but the micro-usm focus motor shows its age and is rumoured to be prone to failure. ..............................​..............................​.................
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A very good liens for the money. This lens is one of the few bargains Canon

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 07/02/13
A good lens for really good price! It is small and lightweight and is a good companion for a amateur or even a pro photographer looking for a low light tool. I am a Sydney based photographer and I have shot a few weddings with this lens, my work can be seen at www.halo-photos.com

The lens is decent wide open but from F2.8, its ridiculously sharp. Recently, I have replaced this lens with a Sigma 50mm f1.4 which is slightly better in bokeh and produces more Canon L type of colours.Maybe better coating? But definitely newer optical design.
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Great lens for portraits etc.

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Created: 21/04/12
This is a great lens from canon just perfect to use for low light portraits & with a set of macro rings or tubes great for macro shots .
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Good buy, worth the money.

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Created: 07/08/12
The lens is amazing! Such good quality and in perfect condition. So worth the money. Takes great photos with my 60D.
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Amazing lens, so sharp and fast. BUY THIS LENS!!!

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Created: 06/01/12
An absolutely superb lens, especially for that price tag. Its sharp, fast, and the glass quality is amazing, such a good purchase.
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