Excerpt: I've used that lens for many years, and a lot of people keep asking me why wouldn't I switch to the L-series 50mm F1.2?Well, because the 1.4 is SO MUCH BETTER, and here's why: I has an outstanding glass quality and performance, it's only 1/3 of an f-stop darker than the L-series option.
Excerpt: This has been a fun addition to my 3 - other lenses, as well as being my first prime lens. I continue to be amazed by the ease of focus and sharpness of the images that are resulting. (I'm afraid to show a recent shot of my sister to her due to the clarity of the wrinkles on her face!)
Excerpt: I am a semi-professional photographer and I use a 50mm focal length often. It is very fast & quiet during auto focus, unlike the 50mm f1.8 from Canon. The build quality is solid! Green and purple fringing are often apparent at open apertures, but Lightroom will do a very good job at removing this.
Excerpt: I've been using the lens for months now and I absolutely love this lens! Fast auto focus, sharp images, and amazing bokeh! Great for so many different conditions; portraits, low light, close ups. Definitely would recommend to anyone.