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About Canon 50mm F/1.4

This Canon 50mm F/1.4 Bundle comes with $61.84 worth of free accessories including a ProOptic Digital Essentials 58mm, Adorama Cleaning Kit, ProOptic Universal Lens Cap Tether and a New Leaf PLUS 1yr Lens Warranty and Shipping is free!

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

The Canon 50mm F/1.4 is commonly used for Art, Fun, General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Landscape photography, Low light, Night photography, Photojournalism, Portraits, Special effects, Sports/action, Travel, Upgrade, Weddings and more.The Canon 50mm F/1.4 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Beginner, Casual photographer, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Professional, Pro photographer, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 50mm F/1.4 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 50mm F/1.4: Clear glass, Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Easily mounted, Easy to clean, Easy to use, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast accurate auto-focus, Fast lens, Fast recycling, Good in low light, Good power output, Good price / value, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged, Sharp, Simple controls, Strong construction and Versatile

Canon 50mm F/1.4 Specifications

Construction
6 groups / 7 elements
Angle of view
46°
F stop range
1.4-22
Closest Focusing Distance
0.45m / 1.5 ft.
Maximum Magnification
1:6.66
Filter Size
58mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
2.9" x 2.0" / 73.8 x 50.5mm
Weight
10.2 oz. / 290g
Mfr #
2515A003
SKU
CA5014AFU

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4.5

(based on 293 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (181)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (95)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

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    (4)

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    (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Learn to use a camera before reviewing

It never ceases to amaze me that people (like Angie from Mt View) who obviously possess little to no skill with a camera wont hesitate to rate an exceptional product with a "1-star" simply because they have NO IDEA how to use it!! Some of the very BEST photos in my portfolio were taken with the 50mm f/1.4. Although it is a bit soft wide open, it is sharp at f/2 and very sharp when stopped down to f/2.8 or narrower. The 8-blade aperture creates a supurb bokeh (foreground/background blur), an...

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It never ceases to amaze me that people (like Angie from Mt View) who obviously possess little to no skill with a camera wont hesitate to rate an exceptional product with a "1-star" simply because they have NO IDEA how to use it!! Some of the very BEST photos in my portfolio were taken with the 50mm f/1.4. Although it is a bit soft wide open, it is sharp at f/2 and very sharp when stopped down to f/2.8 or narrower. The 8-blade aperture creates a supurb bokeh (foreground/background blur), and the recessed front element essentially eliminates the need for a lens hood. Although it uses a Micro USM rather than a Ring USM (the latter being superior), the f/1.4 incorporates a clutch mechanism to allow full time manual focus (where other Micro USM lenses do not). Its small and light weight, and the overall build quality is decent. It is a great portrait lens, and works well for low-light indoor photography. The low price makes this lens an excellent choice for intermediate to advanced amateur photogs. Pros will probably opt for Canon's 50mm f/1.2L...but, dollar for dollar, the 1.4 is a much better value!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

wide aperture not usable

I shoot star sky to test the lens, so disappointed. From F1.4 TO F2.0, it shows strange shape of stars even not at the corner. That means the F1.4 to F2.0 is not usable, or at least not acceptable. I pay the price for F1.4, but got a lense I can only use above F2.2!

Reviewed by 293 customers

 
4.0

Happy so far

By

Great in low light. I have used it indoors without flash.DOF is tight.Nice bokeh. I'm still learning to use it, but I am happy with the results so far. Decent quality build over less expensive Canon products. Wish it came with a hood. Overall nice lens.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Once the focus blows, you can pay more

By

I am an enthusiast who is in the process of moving into the semi-pro caetgory. I bought the lens in 2012 just before spring portrait season was about to ramp up. The focus was fast, and the images were generally very good. I was able to get shots in low light on my APS-c sensor and I was getting sharp subjects with creamy backgrounds as intended. I will say that in the two years I have had the lens, some of my favorite pictures have come through this piece of glass. So why only 1 star? Because I have taken care of this lens. It sits in a well-padded, very temperate cubicle in my high-quality bag. Because I am only semi-pro, the lens doesn?t come out all that often, and the majority of my shooting is with my kit zoom lens. Given all the love and fairly little use, one would expect this lens to last. One?s expectations would not be met. I pulled this lens out for a nice self-portrait that I needed for a website. I dialed it in to f2. I focu? foc? FO!!! No focus. The ring moves. The lens is stuck. I don't have my picture. By the time I get the lens back from service, the blooms will have fallen off the trees. I will not get my shot. Fortunately this didn't happen with a client in front of me. Most days, you only get one chance to make the shot. I took my shot with the KIT LENS for crying out loud. If you buy this lens, know that even a spare body won?t help if your focus ring is in rigor. A quick web search for "canon 50mm focus stuck" reveals that this is a VERY common issue with the lens. My contact with Canon revealed that they were glad to take more of my money to fix it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

good lens but easy to break

By

One small impact on the front element and the lens can be focus stuck. Worst case: MF will also not work. It's a flaw in the design which bends internal parts. There is already a redesigned part to fix that problem but you never know when the design change was flown in production. To prevent damages: buy the hood and keep it always on. It will protect the lens system of any impact.

 
5.0

My Most Expensive Piece of Glass

By

I have just purchased my most expensive piece of glass yet. The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens. Before owning this lens, I have owned The 50mm f/1.8 lens. I loved it, I shot my 2012 Graduation with it. However, it is a Prime Lens. So you must only have certain amount of Focal Length. Nevertheless, I opted for this lens based on my experience with the little brother of this lens. I was able to take some test shots, and immediately noticed how well it performed in low light situations. Also, this lens gets beautiful Depth Of Field. I really like how solid this lens feels, as with the former, it was mainly made of plastic. In conclusion, I am really excited about my new piece of glass, and I highly recommend it to any photographer that's serious about their pictures. This lens is a Must.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Portrait and Low Light Lens

By

Good value compared with the more expensive 1.2 lens. Smooth performance and sharp focus. Unobtrusive and versatile lens that is especially nice for portraits and low light situations.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nifty Fifty

By

Using it for auto show presently, and will be using it more for street photography. Like it much better than the 50mm 1.8, because of the metal mounting plate and the fact that the lens hood attaches to the body and not the element. Great deal at Adorama.

 
5.0

new Canon 1.4 lens

By

for fashion photography and some beauty closeup, it's got some great bokeh and super fast focus...

 
5.0

Smitten!

By

I've only played with this a few times, but enjoying the shallow depth of field it offers!

 
4.0

i would buy this product again

By

fast, works well in low light condtions. would recommend this prime lens for those looking to take night photos

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sharp photos in low light!

By

I am very impressed with this lens! I can get sharp, crisp photos in low light and in any light, really. It took some getting used to that I can't zoom...but the quality of the photos make up for it.

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Ron J  Will this lens fit a E Mount?
CHRISTOPHER R  Canon Lenses are designed to only work with Canon cameras. As such, they fall under 2 catagories: 1. EF-S: 1.6x crop sensor optimized lenses compatible with the 7D and below (eg: 70D, Rebel SL-1, etc). 2. EF: full-frame optimized lenses compatible with Canon's full camera lineup. The Canon *EF* 50mm f/1.4 is an EF lens, meaning it will work with any camera Canon has made in the last 20 years or so, but will not work with other camera companies without an adapter from a third-party company. Honestly though, if you are looking for a Canon lens to put on a Sony E-Mount, I would steer clear of the EF and EF-S lenses as they are only capable of changing their aperture electronically (via a compatible Canon camera). Canon FD lenses are an older lens (cheaper!) that do have manual aperture rings and there are a wealth of adapters from FD to most other camera mounts already on the market.
Ron J  Thanks for the info. Would this be a good choose: http://www.adorama.com/ISO5018EB.html If I put my EA-50 sony in the manual mode? Ron
Ben G  I've heard the auto focus breaks easily. Is that a big problem?
ELENA M  Yes, the autofocus on my 50mm broke just a half a year after the guarantee expired. I had to send it to Canon for repair. It cost $100 to fix it. The good thing is that they have pretty efficient service and I got my lens back very fast after repair.
Ben G  Did you buy the extended warranty that Adorama offers? I'm thinking of doing that $20 for 3 years?
Ben G  I've heard the auto focus breaks easily. Is that a big problem?
ELENA M  Yes, the autofocus on my 50mm broke just a half a year after the guarantee expired. I had to send it to Canon for repair. It cost $100 to fix it. The good thing is that they have pretty efficient service and I got my lens back very fast after repair.
Ben G  Did you buy the extended warranty that Adorama offers? I'm thinking of doing that $20 for 3 years?
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