Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM

Regular Price: $539.00


The portable Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM is a standard lens featuring two high-refraction lens elements and new gaussian optics that eliminate astigmatism.

Standard lens featuring superb quality and portability. Two high-refraction lens elements and new Gaussian optics eliminate astigmatism and suppress astigmatic difference. Crisp images with little flare are obtained even at the maximum aperture.

  • Focal Length
  • Lens Construction
    7 elements in 6 groups
  • Maximum Aperture
  • Minimum Focus Distance
    0.45m (1.48 ft.)
  • Filter Size
  • Lens Mount
    Canon EF Mount
  • Dimensions
    73.8mm x 50.5mm
  • Weight

Average Customer Rating

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An excellent lens

By: Nerdferkel
I've had this lens now for a number of years. I bought it at the Camera Store. It's actually the second EF 50mm f/1.4 that I've had from the Camera Store. The first wouldn't focus worth beans on my original 5D. I returned it a week after I bought it, without a problem. The one I've got now is a real gem. I've read all over the net about people who denigrate this lens. They say it's not sharp. They say the focusing is useless. Sure, mine is not sharp at f/1.4. It's kind of hazy. The haze is gone by f/1.6. It's sharp enough at that aperture to count eye lashes in the center of the frame. It gets even better as you stop down, until diffraction limits take over.That passes the sharpness test for me. In fact, it's the sharpest lens that I own. I use this lens for everything. It's great for portraits. It's excellent for landscapes. It fits in any jacket pocket. It focuses quickly, accurately and silently. I have no problems at all with the focusing mechanism. The bokeh is nice. The bokeh is not EF 50mm f/1.2L nice, but it's certainly good. It's similar to the nearly as good EF 85mm f/1.8 USM. I bought this lens to replace my EF 50mm f/1.8 II. I broke this lens when I tripped and bumped it on something. It was a light bump. It snapped like the cheap plastic lens it is. In comparison, the EF 50mm f/1.4 is sharper, has nicer bokeh, focuses much more quietly, and has a much nicer build quality. To me, it's worth the upgrade. If you hadn't guessed, I'm very happy with the lens. It's excellent for the price paid. I'm also very happy that I bought it from this vendor. I returned my first one, and the fellow at the counter said nothing at all. He just reached under the counter and found another one. That's service!
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Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM
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