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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

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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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8.2
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 8
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Picture quality 8
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Ergonomics 9
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Build quality 8
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Expert Review

DP Review
17 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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Overall 9
8.5
Audio & image quality 9
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Versatility 8
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Usability 9
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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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6.8
Value for money 8
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Overall quality 6
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Build quality 7
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM - Full Format Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
19 June 2009
  • Conclusion: It is no surprise that the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM is a very popular choice among Canon users when it comes to choosing a standard lens. It offers probably the best compromise between quality and price here. That said it's not a flawless lens when used on a full format DSLR. The contrast level is quite a bit reduced at f/1.4 and the corners are soft here. However, the results are good at f/2 and nothing short of great at medium aperture settings.
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Value for money 9
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM - APS-C Review / Retest

photozone.de
15 June 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM is a rather obvious choice when looking for a standard lens to be used on an Canon APS-C DSLR. That said it struggles a bit at maximum aperture - the borders are somewhat soft here, the contrast level is reduced and the amount of vignetting could be better. However, the image quality is already quite impressive at f/2 and nothing short of outstanding in the f/2.8 to f/8 range. Lateral CAs are nothing to worry about.
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Overall 8
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Value for money 9
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Overall quality 8
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Build quality 7
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
20 July 2007
  • Conclusion: The EF 50mm f/1.4 USM showed an almost flawless performance during the lab- and field-tests both in terms of optical and mechanical quality. If I had to list a few negative points it would be vignetting and low contrast at f/1.4. So if you're looking for a lens in this class the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM is a great option.
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Overall 8
8.3

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Lyd & Bilde
24 April 2009
  • Summary: En tradisjonsrik historie bygger opp forventningene, men Canon viser at de kan innfri, og tilbyr et utmerket portrettobjektiv for pengene.
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