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

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

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Overall 4
4.0

I am quite disappointed with the flash as it is so hard to ...

Parama Pradana Suteja, Amazon
20 March 2015
  • Summary: I am quite disappointed with the flash as it is so hard to put in the battery inside..and the lens extension is not good because it does not fit that perfect to the lens... What I like is just the canon lens...
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

Photography Review
20 January 2015
  • Summary: Ive owned this lens for 2-3 years and while its been good for low light with a Canon 5dMk 2, its build quality and reliability has not been good. Problems with focus jamming and rough manual focus was intolarable. I regretted not paying a bit more and buying a Sigma 50mm F1.4. Ive given this piece junk away now and bought a Sigma 50mm F1.4 which is excellent.
  • Pros: lightweight and sharp
  • Cons: poor contrast wide open, plastic feel, poor auto focus, unreliable
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Overall 4
4.0

A disappointment

Jersey Tom, B&H Photo
2 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens to use shooting weddings and for general news low-light shooting because it is; f/1.4, small, very light weight and I already had a lens hood that would fit. I purchased it along with the Canon 28mm f/1.8 and I already own the Canon 85mm f/1.8. With these three lenses, I could go ultra lightweight on the job with my two Mark4's, the Canon 270EXII flashes (totally awesome btw) and the 70-200 f/2.8 II (killer glass)Well, the 50mm was hopeless below...
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Overall 4
4.0

Really disappointing

dennishamm, B&H Photo
22 August 2014
  • Excerpt: The clarity at f/1.4 aperture is horrendous. It cleans up around f/2.8 to 5.6 but there are other economical lenses that get the same or better clarity at those apertures. I'd love my money back or to exchange for the 85mm f/1.8 with much better reviews.
  • Cons: Weak Output
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Disappointed...

Anonymous, Canon
14 May 2014
  • Conclusion: Images are never sharp and are very soft. I had heard good things about the 50 1.4 but I am very disappointed in the quality of image.
  • Cons: Semi-sharp images
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Overall 4
4.0

good lens but easy to break

Piet Mann, Adorama
14 May 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Powerful Output
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Overall 4
4.0

good lens but easy to break

Piet Mann, B&H Photo
14 May 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Powerful Output
  • Cons: Easy to break
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Overall 4
4.0

Good optics with bad mechanical quality

som, B&H Photo
27 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I have to repair this lens two times due to autofocus problem. Motor is very bad. Mechanical quality is bad but optical quality is very good.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Bad Motor
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Overall 4
4.0

Returned

Anthony, B&H Photo
24 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I was not impressed with this lens physically. The focus ring was very loose on my model, with a significant amount of play. Overall it felt very cheap and fragile. Not really what I would expect from Canon in general. Optically is was what I would expect in the price range. Quite good, but nothing particularly outstanding. I couldn't get past the physical issues, so I swapped it for the Zeiss 50/1.4, and never looked back.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight
  • Cons: Cheap build
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Overall 4
4.0

Defective lens with focusing problems.

Sniper, buydig.com
30 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I researched this lens extensively. I was aware of the auto focus failure but saw so many good reviews on amazon that I jumped. My copy was defective. It is amazing that canon knows about these problems but doesn't change the design or improve on their quality control. The issue with my lens is that it does not focus through the finder. Up close it rear focuses. Past 10 feet it front focuses. Very frustrating. I never had this issue with a canon lens.
  • Pros: Picture Quality And Speed
  • Cons: Poor quality control
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