Excerpt: This review only applies to hobbyist use, as I am not a professional photographer. I paired this lens with a Canon 6D. Image quality is excellent. Wide open, this lens produces pleasing bookah. Build quality is good.
Excerpt: I do a fair amount of studio work with models. So the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Canon Lens is a good addition. It is fast and the images are sharp and crisp. A good lens for the price. I have read that the lens has some mechanical issues, but it is still early days for me and this lens and thus far, I have...
Excerpt: Canon's 50mm 1.4 is a big step up from the 1.8 lens. I started off with the 1.8 and after a couple of year's, received the 1.4 as a gift. It's a lot higher quality in build and output compared to the 1.8. The autofocus is quite consistent, as is shooting down at f/1.4.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Powerful Output, Versatile
Excerpt: I bought this lens primarily for it's ability to focus on a single object while blurring everything else out in the background and it does just that. Beautiful images for specific shots but not as sharp and most would perfer to have.
Excerpt: This is a decent lens (see exhaustive testing all over the internet). For a standard walking-around AF-mode stills lens, it works great. But, as others have mentioned, the manual focus ring is a little...rumbly!?