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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
8.5 out of 10

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

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8.0

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

PC Magazine
14 October 2009
  • 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
23 September 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...
  • 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
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...
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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
7.0

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.
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 9
9.0
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 7
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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.
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 9
9.0
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.
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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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