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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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Used mainly for nature and portrait photography.lovely shallow depth of field at 1.4,
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
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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Sydney Opera House
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i would buy this product again
upgraded from the f1.8. from the few pics ive taken it seems a good lens, very pleased so far.
Quality at an affordable price
GREAT HOLIDAY LENSE GREAT PORTRAIT LENSE VERY EASY TO BUMP AUTO FOCUS WITHOUT NOTICING
Great prime lens
By CJRodgers Photography
About Me Semi-Professional
This lens was purchased to replace my 50mm 1.8, which whilst a great lens for the price was slow to fcous and had a lot of CA purple fringing. This 50mm 1.4 is excellent. The brokeh is smoother and more satisfying, its quicker and the overall image is sharper and cleaner. Its still light, but it feels much better made. A joy to use!I considered the 50mm 1.2, but I think the gains would be very slim considering the price difference. I think the 50mm 1.4 is a really great choice.
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A casual snap of my dogs.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Very happy with the results. Not just a 'portrait' focal length. More versatile than I expected, being by first prime lens.I was quiet surprised by the landscape shots I got on a recent holiday and very rarely needed to swap to my 17-85.The image quality, as expect from a prime, are superb.Well worth the price.The Ultra Sonic motor is a bit noisier and slightly slower than I'd expected compared to the one on my 17-85 but still very accurate. Not a gripe, just an observation.
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Superb lens is a must have in your bag
from winchmore hill N21
perfect for general use
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
A bit if a 'Hit n Miss' lens
Bought this lens for a Canon D60 specifically for low light situations where flash is not allowed. Taken over 1000 pictures now with this lens and find although it appears to focus OK, the results are a bit of a 'hit-n-miss' affair at very wide apertures. To obtain sharp results you need to be aiming for a smaller aperture than F3.0 – F4.0. Almost 80% 0f pictures taken at F1.4 – F2.0 were not clear. I would say the lens is OK; maybe the Sigma alternative would have be a better choice or maybe I'm just expecting too much from a lens at this price. Nevertheless, I would still recommend this lens; just make sure you take more than one picture of the same shot.
By Sally the enthusiast
Seriously impressed by the clarity of this prime lens. Far superior to any telephoto lens I have used.
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