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CANON EF 50MM/1.4 AF USM is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 95.
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  • Superb Autofocus Lens
  • Gaussian Optics
  • Two High-refraction Lens Elements
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  • Superb Autofocus Lens
  • Gaussian Optics
  • Two High-refraction Lens Elements
  • Filter Diameter: 58mm
  • Standard lens featuring superb quality and portability
  • Crisp images with little flare are obtained even at the maximum aperture
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 46&deg
  • Lens Construction (elements/groups): 7/6
  • 8 Diaphragm blades
  • Minimum Aperture: 22
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.45m
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.15x
  • AF Actuator: Micro USM (Mechanical full-time manual focusing built-in)
  • Max. Diameter x Length: 73.8x50.5mm
  • Weight: 290g

Lens Performance

Lens Type: Digital SLR Lenses
Focal Length: 50mm
Maximum Aperture: f/1.4
Aperture (Max. & Min.): Max: f/1.4, Min: f/22
Camera Mount Type: Canon EF
Camera Format: Full-Frame
Angle of View: 46 degrees
Minimum Focus Distance: 0.45m
Maximum Close-Up Magnification: 0.15x
Groups/Elements: 6 Groups/7 Elements
Diaphragm Blades: 8

Lens Features

Image Stabilization: No
Autofocus: Yes
Tripod Collar: No


Filter Thread: 58mm
Dimensions (DxL): 2.9x2.0"
Weight: 290g

Additional Information

Warranty: 1 year manufacturer warranty
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Price/Value Lens Ever I've read a bunch of reviews claiming that lens is not good and all I can say is... baloney. This is the best price/value lens ever. Over the period of last 20 years I've seen lenses that were better (L Series) and much more common - worse than EF 50mm f/1.4. If there ever was one lens (scratch the FD 50mm f/0.95) that I would always have on my camera - this tiny gem would be it. In fact, it is on my camera most of the time, and I shoot a lot of different pictures - landscapes, portraits, street, you name it. Get this lens - it's a must have for any self-respecting photographer, be it a pro or an amateur, whether you have the latest 1Ds or XSi body - and enjoy shooting!
Date published: 2009-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love this lens This is a great carry around lens. I have used it for portraits and it is tack sharp and wonderful for floral photography. I took a trip to the southwest when the cactus were blooming and I just used this lens. It is lightweight and was perfect! It is also wonderful for low light situations like street photography at night. A lot of times I will just bring this lens and push myself to shoot creatively. It works! I have had to send it in after 2 years of heavy use, to get the focus fixed from sticking. I would have to manually get it close and then it would pop into focus. Therefore the 4star rating. Now it is back and good as new.
Date published: 2010-03-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Stick with the 1.8 With all the hype that came with the 50mm 1.4 I thought I would give it a try over my 50mm 1.8. I have shot a lot of portraits (1000's) with the 1.8 and wanted to see what improvements the 1.4 could give. I ordered a brand new 50mm 1.4 and put it to work and work poorly it did. Like many have said here it has a huge focusing problem. Set it up on a tripod and shot 100's of images at different f-stops and distances-all at the very same object that never moved.. Then I checked each image. There was no consistency in the focus. Then I tried the very same tests with my 50mm 1.8 on the same day in the same way and magically all the images were in focus. I own the Canon 5D Mark III. Finally I sent it back.
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good glass but bad motor Like a number of other users, mine develops the back focus problem. I bought this almost 2 years ago as a replacement to the 50/1.8 cheapo plastic. I was hoping to get faster and quieter AF and I did, but these come at the expense of getting way out of focus. Having struggled with proper focusing for several months now the motor is completely dead. This leaves me with a choice of either a sharp manual-focusing lens or a slow+noisy but with accurate AF f/1.8 old lens. So, now I am back to the old 50/1.8! In summary, this 50/1.4 is an excellent lens optically but has very bad AF mechanism.
Date published: 2010-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lens Quality I love this lens. I am a believer in using only prime lens, there is just something that you can get using prime lenses that you cannot get using a zoom. I feel like for this price you could not get a better prime lens, seriously. I have thought on numerous occasions, should I replace this lens with the L-series 50mm f1.2, but it is just so much more expensive I can't get myself to do it. Now that I've been shooting with this lens for over a year now, I don't even consider replacing anymore. It's lightweight, very versatile, works well in low light conditions and has a beautiful brokah. The crispness of this image is suburb at all apertures. I can't imagine going anywhere without this lens.
Date published: 2011-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from everyone needs a 50! Whether you opt for the 1.2, 1.4, or 1.8, every photographer should have a 50mm in their bag. I chose the f/1.4 strictly for the combination of price and performance. This lens rarely leaves my camera body, and is really diverse enough for almost any situation. At f/1.4 I usually switch over to manual focus to get the right shot, but leave it on automatic at f/2 and above. The AF is not quite as fast as some other primes, however it is not an "L" either. I will always carry this lens, as it is the best bang for your buck that Canon makes.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Basketball Star I bought this after reading a review in a magazine. I photograph sports for the high school where I teach. This is my 'go to' lens for basketball. The ability to shoot crisp high speed shots in low light gives me great pictures for my students. I own (and love) the 70-200mm lens used by many professional photographers, but I still prefer this one. I do use it with either my Canon D50 or my 1DS Mark III. These have enough megapixels to allow me to zoom the shot after it is taken instead of at the moment. I have read reviews questioning the quality of the motor,etc. I have not had any problems and I have taken thousands of pictures with mine. BLUF: I love it.
Date published: 2010-12-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awsome Images, but bad build quality I think anywhere you look you will read great things about the images you can get with this lens. I back every one of those comments. This has been by far my favorite lens to carry, and it is the lens I leave mounted to my body. However, after only a year of moderate to light use, the AF began to fail and now at 1yr 4mo, it is nearly unusable. I use a 400D (XTi) with a small viewfiner, so manual focus isn't much of an option. Canon is offering to consider extending the warantee which will help me in staying with Canon, however considering the many other complains of the same failure, I am disapointed in Canons build quality regarding the USM motor/gears on this model. It would be VERY good if Canon would redesign the drive on this lens to be a ring USM, even if the price goes up $50-80. To be clear, I expect a lens to outlast the body i buy it for. If not three times over.
Date published: 2008-12-05
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