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The Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM lens features superb quality and portability. Two high-refraction lens elements and new Gaussian optics eliminate astigmatism and suppress astigmatic difference. If crisp images with little flare are important to you, they can be obtained even at the maximum aperture with this robust lens. Suitable for use with full-frame and cropped sensor (APS-C) DSLRs. More
Versatile, compact standard-lens design
Gaussian optics, combined with two high-refraction lens elements allow photographers working in all fields to capture crisp, clean images, even wide open at f/1.4. The lens is ideal for photographing landscapes and travel scenes as well as portraits and reportage.
A ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.
Smooth background blur
A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel. Sharp foreground objects stand out against a smooth blurred background.
Super Spectra coating
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.
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Canon 50mm f 1.4 lens
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Comments about Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM Lens:
I am very impressed with this lens; pictures are pin sharp as you would expect from a prime lens. Compared to the f1.8 lens the construction is much better you never feel as if it will fall apart (but I still don't recommend that you drop it!). Even I am not daft enough to get the f 1.2 my bank manager is not that ubderstanding.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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About Me Professional
I was originally after the Sigma 1.4 50mm. Sent 2 back because they missed focus 90%. This lens always hits focus and is quick and reliable, shame it doesn't have the same quality bokeh as the sigma.
my first non-zoom lens, still practising with it but results so far have been promising / pleasing.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Good general purpose, compact lens
About Me Semi-Professional
I bought this to complement my zooms, but in a small, lightweight unit. I also wanted the large aperture for low light, but more particularly to obtain differential focus. Low levels of distortion are also useful. The lens is somewhat disappointing at full aperture, giving a rather hazy effect on bright objects and indifferent edge definition, but from f/2 onwards it is very usable and by f/8 it is extremely sharp across the frame with no vignetting, etc. On my Canon 5D II this lens needed quite a lot of micro-focus adjustment (+8) to obtain sharp autofocus at wide apertures, but now this has been applied I cannot fault the accuracy of focus. Speed of focus is pretty good too.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
By Tony Smith Photography.
from Wirral, England.
I bought this lens as an upgrade on the 50mm f1.8. I had heard mixed reviews about whether it was worth it or not. I had a little spare cash, which was burning a hole in my pocket, so thought why not.I can honestly say I am not disappointed with it. I've bought from WEX before, and always had great service, this was the same. Very fast delivery, and at a decent price.Loving the low light applications for this lens, and the portrait images I've shot so far.If you can afford the upgrade, I'd say do it, and enjoy a cracking lens on your camera.
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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Very sharp lens, great for portraits! Very pleased with my purchase.
Getting used to it
I had hoped to be able to use this lens for low light photography without a flash but so far I have not been able to master this. I am not sure whether it is me missing something but when I look on the internet I see that I am not alone. It is early days in my purchase so hopefully I will figure it out.
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Used mainly for nature and portrait photography.lovely shallow depth of field at 1.4,
Bought this with my canon 6D as L lens equivalent too expensive and 1.8 lens too cheap. Wanred faster aperture lens for low light and portraits. 50mm mimicks human eye view so great to get those shts right. No disappointments.
from Reading UK
The 50mm is a great versatile lens. Sharp and light I carry it everywhere with me.
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