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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. As this lens features a Canon EF (Electro-Focus) lens mount, you can use this lens on a Canon full-frame camera (Such as the 1D X, 5D Mk III, 6D etc.) and a camera with cropped (APS-C) sensor with EF-S mount (EG. 350D, 7D, 550D, 60D etc.). 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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Comments about Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM Lens:
I use it as a video DSLR lens and a stills lens. No issues with the actual sharpness but focussing not suited to manual focussing. There's just not the smoothness in these lenses associated with the old well built solid manual lenses from the eighties. They just can't compare although they are just as expensive.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Images tack sharp
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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This was the first lens I bought for my canon eos 60D. Generally ,so far, it has been fine but the autofocus has played up. Sometimes it will not focus at all, even in good light. If I switch to manua focusl, then back, it seems to rectify itself. I notice from looking on the web, that other users have had AF issues too. It's only happening about 10% of the time but is frustrating.
A very impressive lens
By Barn Owl
I use it primarily for portraiture; its wide aperture and focal length (with a 1.6 crop factor) make it a perfect choice. Considering its maximum aperture, it is a very sharp lens, especially when stopped down a little. Overall I remain extremely impressed and would not be without it now.
from Spalding UK
About Me Semi-Professional
Its the lens that's always on the body when I'm out and about and doing things not Photography related; small light weight and reliable.
It is remarkably sturdy on the body considering it's mainly made of plastics. Autofocus is noticably noisier than standard USM models but still quick and accurate. I brought this as a temporary replacement while my old Contax 35-70 was being repaired. I did a quick sharpness test in the field and anything outside the f/8-16 range just didn't work for me and even then was a bit softer to what I like. Under f/2.8 the vignetting can only be called excessive (though expected on a lens of this grade).Result, I cant see myself using this lens again now my Contax is repaired.
Good all round lens.
By Rockin robin
from Kings Lynn
Good all round lens used on my 40D so effectively 80mm. Performs well through all the F stops especially between F4 and F11
I would buy this again and again
Super fast well built a must have lens for any photographer professional or amature
Sharp and soft
A lovely lense thatis a pleasure to use for all photography. Love the shallow depth of field. This really is an excellent standard lense. Ok you have to walk back and forwards, but it is much better than any zoom.
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Excellent value, decent image quality
Forget the "nifty fifty" f/1.8, this is worth the extra money. The bokeh is much better, as is the build quality, and the motor is USM (unlike the 1.8).Best bang for buck prime in Canon's line-up. Very few people will need the build quality or extra half a stop of the f/1.2L, and the f/1.8 is a false economy.Should be in everyone's bag.
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