Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens was introduced back in June 1993. It is an old lens but many photographers still like it included me. It is sharp, light, and fast. It contains two high-refraction lens elements and one Gaussian optics. It becomes 80mm equivalent with attach to 1.6x crop SLR camera with APS-C sensor like Canon EOS 400D Digital or his brother Canon EOS 40D Digital. It is a wonderful portrait lens.

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

Features
- Superb lens featuring superb quality and portability.
- f/1.4 speed makes it perfect for available-light shooting.
- Ideal lens to accompany a zoom when shooting in low-light conditions.
- Compact and affordable.
- Only lens in the EF System to combine the extra-small Micro USM and still provide full-time manual (FTM) focusing.

Specifications
Focal Length & Maximum Aperture - 50mm 1:1.4
Lens Construction7 elements in 6 groups
No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
Minimum Aperture22
Diagonal Angle of View46°
Focus Adjustment
Overall linear extension system with USM
Closest Focusing Distance0.45m / 1.5 ft.
Filter Size58mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight - 2.9″ x 2.0″, 10.2 oz. / 73.8 x 50.5mm, 290g

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens is soft at f/1.4. However, it starts to perform with f/2 and onward on 1.6x crop SLR camera. It is a value lens with good quality image. Its focusing is silent and fast. However, it is slightly slower than ring type USM lens.

Below are some photo samples taken with Canon EOS 400D Digital.

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f/2 1/100 ISO 100

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f/2.8 1/50 ISO 100

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f/2.8 1/60 ISO 100

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f/4 1/200 ISO 100

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f/2 1/640 ISO 100

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f/2 1/100 ISO 400

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f/2 1/320 ISO 100

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f/2.8 1/200 ISO 400

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f/4 1/200 ISO 100

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f/2 1/4000 ISO 100

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f/2 1/200 ISO 800

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f/1.4 1/60 ISO 400

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f/1.4 1/60 ISO 400

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f/1.4 1/1250 ISO 100

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f/1.4 1/800 ISO 100

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f/1.4 1/800 ISO 100

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f/2.8 1/60 ISO 100

Conclusion
You will love Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens. It is fast and suitable in low light environment. The image quality is great too.

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