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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

PC Magazine
11 March 2013
  • Conclusion: The 50mm f/1.4 USM isn't Canon's top-of-the-line 50mm lens, but it is a solid performer.
  • Pros: Sharp. Internal focus motor. Fast aperture. Affordably priced.
  • Cons: No vibration reduction. Lens hood not included.
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Overall 8
8.2
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Ergonomics 9
8.5
Build quality 8
8.0

Expert Review

DP Review
22 December 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM may be based upon a 37-year old optical design, but its performance in our studio tests clearly shows that it's not giving up yet. Sure the hairs are beginning to grey a little, and Sigma's new young pretender can outmuscle it comprehensively at wider apertures, but this lens really shows its quality once the aperture is closed down a couple of stops.
  • Pros: Excellent image quality when stopped down, Essentially no lateral chromatic aberration, Fast and accurate autofocus with full-time manual override
  • Cons: Distinctly soft and 'dreamy' at wider apertures (F1.4-F1.8), Bokeh chromatic aberration, most visible at wide apertures, Vignetting at wide apertures on full frame (essentially disappears by F2.8), Somwhat susceptible to flare
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REVIEW: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

photodo
4 October 2009
  • Excerpt: Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at Canon's mid-range 'nifty-fifty'. Standard lenses such as this are popular due to their lightweight and bright maximum aperture.
  • Pros: Decent resolution across the frame when stopped down., Good resistance to flare., Low vignetting at maximum aperture.
  • Cons: Barrel distortion may be noticeable in critical applications, Quality towards the edges doesn't really excite until stopped down to f/4
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Expert Review

photo.net
29 June 2009
  • Excerpt: Canon's 50/1.4 is a bit heavier than the 50/1.8 but it gives you simultaneous AF/MF because of its USM focusing motor . It is one f-stop slower than the 50/1.0 but much lighter weight and less than one-sixth the price. If you are going to limit yourself to one 50mm prime lens, this is the natural choice.
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Overall 10
9.6
Design 10
9.5
Value for money 10
9.5
Features 10
10
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 10
10

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM review

What Digital Camera
19 June 2009
  • Excerpt: Available at a fraction of the price of its f/1.2 brother, how does this sub-£300 prime compare. Read the WDC Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM review to find out.
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Review

SLR Lens and Camera Reviews
1 June 2009
  • Summary: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM should probably be considered the best alternative among Canon's four 50mm lenses (in terms of value for the money, overall performance and capabilities). While not as fast as its more expensive 50mm f/1.2L USM variant, this lens performs as well (if not better) pretty much throughout comparable aperture range.
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Overall 9
9.0

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

The Digital Picture
17 June 2007
  • Excerpt: Ask a bunch of photographers what their favorite lens is - and you will likely hear the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens mentioned. It is sharp, small, light, inexpensive and with an f1.4 aperture, fast .
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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
8.8
Versatility 8
8.0
Usability 9
8.5
Build quality 9
8.8

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

PhotoReview
27 September 2012
  • Summary: Although not pin-sharp at its widest apertures, Canon’s EF 50mm f/1.4 USM remains a competent performer and its image quality between f/4 and f/8is excellent. Two issues should be considered when assessing this lens: the size of the sensor on that camera with which it will be mainly used and whether the types of images you take will be affected by the inherent imperfections in reproduction.
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Overall 7
7.0

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Review

ePHOTOzine
14 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Gary Wolstenholme takes a look at Canon's mid-range 'nifty-fifty'. Standard lenses such as this are popular due to their lightweight and bright maximum aperture.
  • Pros: Decent resolution across the frame when stopped down., Good resistance to flare., Low vignetting at maximum aperture.
  • Cons: Barrel distortion may be noticeable in critical applications, Quality towards the edges doesn't really excite until stopped down to f/4
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EF 50 mm f/1.4 USM

LensTip.com
15 December 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 1.4/50 USM is undoubtedly a well-done lens. The picture quality in the frame centre and at the edges is very good at apertures above f/2.0 – you can count it among the biggest assets of this device, apart from the solid workmanship. You should notice, though, that there were several slip-ups during the test.
  • Cons: by f/1.4 the image is distinctly „soft”,, very high coma,, susceptibility to flares,, visible distortion on full frame,, very high vignetting on full frame.
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