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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

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Overall 6
6.0

Solid Lens

rabumgarn, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: This is a great starter prime lens. Delivers amazing photos. Very impressive. If you are short on funds, don't consider this one over the 1.8. This is essentially the same lens and the differences aren't worth the bump in price.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight, Powerful Output
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice lens for portraits

YFM, B&H Photo
2 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I haven't used a prime lens in years. Due to the birth of my first grandson, I wanted a lens that would give me a shallow depth of field. This 50mm, f/1.4 fit the bill. I like the images I have shot. I will say that it tends to take a while to autofocus. At least longer than I think that it should. I am also disappointed that the lens is not image stabilized. Apparently Canon is "in the process" of upgrading and perhaps soon the new iteration will include IS.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Great depth of field, Lightweight
  • Cons: No image stabilization, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Good lens for the price

Viktor, B&H Photo
6 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Good and bright lens. BUT, cheap plastic build for the price, also not super fast and no IS.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Does the job

Doc, B&H Photo
27 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I like this lens better than the f/1.8
  • Pros: Durable
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Lens

Clint Lemaire, B&H Photo
2 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I'm a bit torn about this lens. I've had it for about 2 years now, and when I first received it, it fast became one of my favorite lenses. It is extremely proficient in low light situations, and the depth of field that this lens can deliver is very impressive. However, I have found maintaining sharp focus between f 1.4 - f 5.0 is extremely challenging and the vast majority of my portrait photos taken at this aperture range are unacceptably soft.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 8
8.0
Durability 6
6.0

Good Len for low light conditions

pitmorales, Bestbuy
4 January 2014
  • Summary: Great Lens with good apperture ideal for low light conditions
  • Pros: Big aperture
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Picture quality 6
6.0
Durability 10
10

great for portraits, poor for scenery

amurph, Bestbuy
4 January 2014
  • Summary: if you are taking close up pictures of people or items, its excellent. i was steered in the wrong direction when i wanted the lens more for landscapes...
  • Pros: portraits
  • Cons: scenery
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Overall 6
6.0

Good lens good price but....

Vinh t le, B&H Photo
10 December 2013
  • Excerpt: I dont know but this is the second time i bought this lens. When the F at 1.4 the focus like error. Front and back focus error. You can not focus at the point you want. ....... Is there any one have the same issue with me. I tried to sale the old one and buy a new one. But it does not help. Same thing. At the f2.0 2.2 everything is good but at 1.4 can not focus at the point you want to.
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Overall 6
6.0

good quality

gcs, B&H Photo
20 October 2013
  • Excerpt: its my average lens
  • Pros: Easy To Use
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM - Popular yet showing its age.

soupcraze, epinions.com
14 October 2013
  • Summary: While it may have been great back in the day, it's showing its age. It goes head-to-head with the Sigma lens. The Sigma is better.
  • Pros: Low price point, Good bokeh wide-open, Non-rotating front element, Solid construction
  • Cons: Soft performance wide-open, No ring USM, Sigma is much better
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