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.
– 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.
Focal Length & Maximum Aperture – 50mm 1:1.4
Lens Construction – 7 elements in 6 groups
No. of Diaphragm Blades – 8
Minimum Aperture – 22
Diagonal Angle of View – 46°
Focus Adjustment – Overall linear extension system with USM
Closest Focusing Distance – 0.45m / 1.5 ft.
Filter Size – 58mm
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.
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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