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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - Fixed
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|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Lens Description||50 millimetres|
|Max Focal Length||50 Millimeters|
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- Standard focal length 50 millimeter lens is effective in a multitude of shooting situations and ideal for day-to-day shooting
- Elements/Groups: 7/6; Diaphragm: Blades 8; Filter Thread: Font 58 millimeter. Minimum focusing distance: 17.8 inch
- An f/1.4 maximum aperture provides clear imaging in low light situations and shallow depth of field
- Ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM) operation is fast, smooth and virtually silent
- Two high-refraction lens elements and new Gaussian optics eliminate astigmatism and suppress astigmatic difference
- This large aperture standard prime lens has superior peripheral brightness even at the maximum aperture
- Lens construction: 8 elements in 6 groups, Filter size: 77mm
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF, Canon EF-S||Canon EF||Canon EF,Canon EF-S, Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Ultrasonic||Stepper motor||Stepper motor||Ultrasonic||Auto/Manual|
|Item Dimensions||2.01 x 2.91 x 2.91 inches||1.54 x 2.72 x 2.72 inches||1.54 x 2.72 x 2.72 inches||2.83 x 2.95 x 2.95 inches||3.27 x 3.15 x 3.27 inches|
|Item Weight||0.64 lbs||5.60 ounces||—||0.94 lbs||4.20 ounces|
|Lens Type||Telephoto||Standard||Prime Lens||Telephoto||Fixed|
|Maximum Aperture||f/1.4||f/1.8||f/1.80||1.8||1.8 millimeters|
|Maximum Focal Length||50 millimeters||50 millimeters||50.00 millimeters||85 millimeters||50 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||50 millimeters||50 millimeters||50.00 millimeters||85 millimeters||1.8 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||58 millimeters||49 millimeters||49.00 millimeters||58 millimeters||52 millimeters|
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. Filter size: 58 mm, Closest Focusing Distance: 1.5 feet.
The 50mm f/1.4 standard lens is a terrific choice for both casual and professional photographers. The lens is outfitted with two high-refraction lens elements and new Gaussian optics, which combine to eliminate astigmatism and suppress astigmatic difference. As a result, the lens obtains crisp images with little flare even at the maximum aperture. The lens's f/1.4 speed, meanwhile, is perfect for available-light shooting. And as a bonus, this lens is the only lens in the EF system to offer an extra-small Micro Ultra Sonic Motor (USM) while still providing a full-time manual focusing option. Other features include a close focusing distance of 1.5 feet, a 58mm filter size, and a one-year warranty.
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Canon Normal EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Autofocus Lens, E-58U 58mm Snap-On Lens Cap, Lens Dust Cap E (Rear) and 1-Year Warranty.
- Focal length: 50mm
- Maximum aperture: f/1.4L
- Lens construction: 7 elements in 6 groups
- Angle of view: 46 degrees
- Focus adjustment: Overall linear extension system with USM
- Closest focusing distance: 1.5 feet
- Filter size: 58mm
- Dimensions: 2.9 inches in diameter and 2 inches long
- Weight: 10.2 ounces
- Warranty: 1 year
FULL 14 DAY NO HASSLE SATISFACTION GUARANTEE AND A 90 DAY PARTS AND LABOR WARRANTY. SERIAL #82201735
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Ultimately, I found the focus of the 1.2f to be more unreliable. That lens back-focused constantly, and I lost great shots because of it. The 1.4f is much more accurate for the kind of work I do. It is baffling that the focus on this relatively inexpensive lens outperforms the L version, but I've seen the proof first-hand.
One final note - I'm often pretty abusive with my lenses - taking them to dusty and wet places. I was concerned that the lack of weather-sealing would be an issue. Three years on though, this lens has survived the rains of India and the dust of Afghanistan without an issue. Highly recommended.
My sister in law has a canon and a canon lens with great shallow depth of field (something I can do in Adobe but it is time consuming and not as natural looking). She let me use her Canon t2i camera when we were in the hospital, and that's why I got my camera. When I realized I couldn't get my much more expensive t6i camera to do what hers did, I realized I needed a better lens than the kit lenses I had.
People said in order get that bokeh look, (shallow depth of field), look for a low f-stop and 50mm. Okay. I don't know what that means, but I know it was how to get that artsy look I wanted for my daughter. So I got this lens. It doesn't zoom, it just does bokeh and does it well. Sharp enough for my general purpose.
Got this with a clear circular polarized lens filter at 58mm diameter. Again, don't know what that means. Don't care. I know what it does. It's a picture gooderizer. It gives me much more natural contrast without being harsh. I notice it especially in my custom black and white settings. If you're a sound guy, it's like adding air to a mix with a clariphonic or Maag eq.
That's how I took the picture below. I'm now mad that I didn't do this years ago. I love taking pictures but I always used point and shoot cameras. Good ones, but there is no comparison.
You can spend more, but if you are a noob with an ASC sensor camera like the canon t series, this is your lane. If you are a pro, it's not a bad lens to have. Not too big or small, well built, and not so expensive you're scared to use if out doors or leave it on your camera around your neck. There's a smaller one, but splurge a little. Expect to become addicted to buying lenses and filters and budget accordingly.
The f/1.4 setting takes simply beautiful photos but it's a bit prohibitive due to the extremely shallow depth of field. If I focus the lens on my dog's nose, her eyes are totally blurred out. This makes it a great setting for artistic use (especially awesome when capturing insects, flowers and other macro images) but not as useful when taking photos of people or scenery.
Crank it up to around f/2.5 or so - still below almost any other stock lens available - and the options explode. Kids, animals, bugs, flowers, wildlife - the photos are beautiful, the depth of field is still dramatic enough to assist with making your photo's subject stand out clearly against the fore/background and the lens still lets in enough light to take crisp, low-noise photos in low-light environments. It also has very little lens and color distortion compared to the lenses that came with my camera.
I strongly, strongly recommend this lens and shooting exclusively in RAW. The photos you get after a bit of post processing will be suitable for 3-5' wide canvas prints.
For the price, there's no excuse not to own this lens. Buy it and you're guaranteed to love photography even more than you already do.
FYI I have a Canon T3i body and until this lens used a stock/kit 18-55mm zoom and 55-250mm zoom lenses. Neither compare to this one, though I still have to use the 18-55mm when I need the wider angle (family shots indoors mostly). That's the only real "con" with this lens - which you know you're getting if you know what a 50mm lens is - it is very difficult to get complete shots indoors. This is not the lens you want if you're taking photos at a party or taking a lot of family photos indoors.
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La calidad de construcción es muy superior a la del 1.8 y la sensación de robustez no tiene comparación.v
El 1.8 me dió muchas alegrías pero este lo supera al menos desde mi gusto, ya se sabe que para gusto los colores.
El bokeh de este 1.4 me resulta más agradable y fino que el 1.8 y la nitidez sube a muy buen nivel.
Me decidí por este porque el 1.2 se me iba de precio y Amazon sacó una oferta muy buena de este objetivo y me quitó todas las dudas a la hora de lanzarme a por él y sin lugar a dudas ha sido un gran acierto.
Dejo comparativas de tamaño con el 1.8.
Lo recomiendo sin lugar a dudas.
La lente è arrivata puntuale e ben confezionata e ben protetta nel suo pacchetto Canon.
La fattura della lente è buona, ha un buon peso e un aspetto ben rifinito. La ghiera del fuoco è completata dal piccolo visore che mostra la distanza della messa a fuoco. L'attacco in metallo garantisce una grande resistenza una volta attaccato l'obiettivo al corpo macchina.
Iniziano qui le note dolenti, la lente è quasi completamente inutilizzabile ad aperture sotto f/2.0 (e la qualità complessiva risulta comunque inferiore ad un 50mm Canon 1.8 STM SLR) per problemi di aberrazioni cromatiche veramente visibili e un sistema di autofocus lento, inaffidabile, rumoroso e superato (che dopo poche settimane di uso ha anche iniziato a darmi ENORMI problemi di backfocus, fino al punto di farmi rendere la lente).
Una lente sicuramente valida per un fotoamatore che vuole avvicinarsi al mondo delle aperture focali spinte, resto del parere che spendendo meno della metà e "accontentandosi" di f/1.8 si possa prendere il 50mm 1.8 sempre di Canon o, spendendo qualche soldo in più, prendere il 50mm Sigma Art.
Personalmente sono rimasto estremamente deluso da questa lente, una macchia sull'enorme e ottimo parco lenti Canon.
Though this lens is not meant for the M range Canons, I bought this lens with an aftermarket M converter after reading hundreds of great reviews on this 50mm “must have”.
As my first non-kit lens, I have to say that the lens quality is great both in terms of construction and the clarity of photos that this is able to produce.
At lower f stop of 1.4, you can get beautifully blurred backgrounds that no other kit lens can provide but what is more useful about this lens is being able to take photos in lower light without having to increase your ISO or decrease shutter speed which will result in either lower quality photos or more camera shake if you’re not using a tripod.
You won’t regret this purchase - believe me!
Das aussen fokussierende Objektiv ist etwas empfindlich. Stöße oder Druck am herausfahrenden Plastikzylinder können angeblich das Material dehnen, verbiegen etc. sodass sauberes Fokussieren nicht mehr richtig möglich ist. Ich hätt' es kaum gedacht, aber nach einigen Monaten in der Tasche hab ich tatsächlich einen Frontfokus. Zudem hat es gelegentlich Probleme den Fokus zu treffen. Gerade offenblendig und in der Nähe der Naheinstellgrenze. Das ist für Berufsfotografen nicht hinnehmbar.
Well made and very very happy with it.
I have to say I am very glad I went with this piece of glass. The Image you get from it is truly incredible and the ultra-shallow depth of field is really quite stunning and brilliant for emotive images/scenes.
A common problem with shooting at such a low aperture, is that the depth of field is often too shallow, making it difficult to get your shots in focus. A high shutter speed help to solve this issue on stills, but on video this lens is incredibly forgiving! The long throw of the focus wheel really helps you to nail your mark when pulling focus.
I'm so happy I finally took the plunge and bought this lens and it has definitely become my favourite, by far!
I bought this as I was about to become a father for the first time and I wanted a way of capturing some of those special moments of our lovely daughter. I was conscious that for a newborn you don't want to use flash (ringflash is sometimes okay but best avoided) and thus I wanted a lens with "fast glass" which would make this easy. This lens has not disappointed at all. At 50mm it is perhaps a little wide for those portraits on a full-size sensor (I find I crop the images a bit in Photoshop) but the speed and sharpness of the lens make up for that. It's reasonably quiet focussing (certainly not loud enough to disturb baby) and the results have been really good. At f1.4 you obviously get some really lovely blurring away from the focal point and it makes the photos that much more magical. I actually find I tend to use f1.8 most the time.
If I was looking to criticise the lens for this specific need, I would say an 80mm lens may have been better for a full-size sensor, since you do want to go quite close. The other thing I would highlight is that it's not a macro lens so you don't get that close (I think I was finding 50cm as being the minimum focus distance).
A final piece of advice - if you are an amateur and thus have some sort of budget for your lens and are not sure whether to go for the f1.4 lens or the considerably more expensive f1.2, I would suggest the f1.4 is plenty lens for your money. I really found the sharpness and colours of the images from this lens excellent, and never found myself wanting a wider aperture than f1.4. It also means you may have some cash left to buy some other gadgets!!
the results from the first outing were disappointing with all the shots just too soft with a slightly out of focus look
assuming that I had a poor copy I returned the lens for a replacement only to find that the second copy was no better - I wanted the blur in the background - not the subject !
even "stopped down" to f4 the images were soft at any sort of close up - this is using a 40d
by comparison the kit lens - an ef-s17-85mm looks fine - and images taken with the 70-200 f4 L look lovely - both lenses focussing perfectly almost without exception - of course we all get the odd shot wrong
so, this lens just didn't work on my camera at all
of course being Amazon, the returns policy makes sending it back very easy, but I remain disappointed with the lens and wondering how to get that "large aperture" experience
After seeking detailed advice from a friend who is a very keen photographer I decided this was one of the best prime lenses for me at this stage. It was then offered to me as a birthday present option by my wife and I was and still delighted by it.
It takes a little getting use to if you havent used a similar lens with the same focal length before but it is well worth going through the learning curve. It does take fantastic pictures especially portraits.
The sharpness of the area in focus is very good and (depending on your setting) you can get a lovely and creamy background. We have printed some of the photos taken with this lens on A4 (through one of the popular online photo printing services) and the result is very impressive.
Mine has even got a nick name, "the good lens".
Thoroughly recommend it.
I have found that I have used the lens in a range of situations including ones were I have not wanted the additional weight of a zoom lens and others where the photography has been in low light and flash is not allowed, e.g. museums.
I can't claim to see great differences between the photographs I get using this prime lens and my zoom lens. However, equally, there have been absolutely no problems. The lens comes into its own in low light where my f4 zoom lens becomes problematic. This is, as one would expect, a robust and worthy product.
As well as going a full stop faster than Canon's 1.8 50mm prime lens this 1.4 has an Ultrasonic motor for ultra-fast focusing, and it works a treat without any of that mechanical whirr of the basic 50mm prime. The whole mechanism is also contained within the lens itself, meaning you can focus it with a ring around the lens rather than fidgeting with the front.
The bokeh is superb on ultra-low shots but you'd better hope you're taking a photo of something utterly tiny, as at 1.4 all but a square inch or so of what you're looking at is going to be in focus. At 2.8 or so, portraits and close-ups of objects are fantastic, and there's tons of light being let in making it ideal for low-light photography.
Really pleased with this and it goes everywhere with my 60D. Thumbs up.
The build quality of the f1.4 is much better.The USM autofocus is way better than the f1.8 but it doesn't compare with some my other lens. It doesn't "snap" into focus but it does focus way quicker than the f1.8.
I find the lens huge fun. I've use it in ridiculously low light or used it to get a massively reduced depth of field. I cant comment on picture quality , seems pretty good to me on a 5D II body. Its certainly on par with the f1.8 and possibly better.
Its 1/4 of the price of the f1.2 so a massive leap to get to the next level up. I like it its currently sitting on one of my bodies instead of the f2.8 24-70mm.