Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

Model Number: 2515A003
Web Code: 10119028

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

Overview

This Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens packs some solid features into a lightweight and portable design. Ideal for street photography, portraits, and close-ups, this prime lens is great for full-frame DSLRs and also works well as a portrait lens on APS-C cameras. You'll enjoy crisp detail with minimum flare even at maximum aperture.
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Overview

This Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens packs some solid features into a lightweight and portable design. Ideal for street photography, portraits, and close-ups, this prime lens is great for full-frame DSLRs and also works well as a portrait lens on APS-C cameras. You'll enjoy crisp detail with minimum flare even at maximum aperture.

The Nifty Fifty

  • This Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM prime lens is lightweight, portable, and versatile, making it the perfect travelling companion for that trip to Paris you've got coming up. Ideal for portraits, close-ups, and street photography, this lens is a fantastic fit for full-frame DSLRs and doubles well as a portrait lens on APS-C cameras.
  • This 50mm fixed focal length prime lens is great for a day out sightseeing and does well in low-light conditions thanks to its f/1.4 maximum aperture. That means your pics of your evening stroll down the Champs-Élysées will come out in sharp detail.

Impressive imagery

  • The EF 50mm f/1.4 USM is equipped with 2 high-refraction lens elements and Gaussian optics to eliminate astigmatism and suppress astigmatic difference. The result? Sharp images with minimal flare even at the maximum aperture.
  • The 8-blade aperture lets you get creative with your photos. You can focus in on your friend standing at the top of the Eiffel Tower while defocusing the background to create a beautiful bokeh effect for a truly stunning photo.

Stay focused

  • This lens features the extra-small Micro USM autofocus so you can quickly and quietly focus in on your subject. This'll ensure those shots of Venus de Milo at the Louvre are taken without disturbing your fellow art admirers. If your camera's autofocus isn't getting the job done, or you prefer to be totally hands-on, you can always switch to the full-time manual focus.

Optics

Lens Mount
Canon EF
Apparent Focal Length with APS-C/DX Sensor
80 mm
Apparent Focal Length with Other Sensor
65 mm with APS-H
Horizontal Angle of View with 35 mm Sensor
40°
Horizontal Angle of View with APS-C/DX Sensor
25°
Fixed/Prime Focal Length
50 mm
Horizontal Angle of View with Other Sensor
30° 46' with APS-H
Maximum Aperture
f/1.4
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Closest Focusing Distance
0.45 m
Maximum Magnification
0.15x
Macro
No

Mechanics

Focus Adjustment
Overall Linear Extension
Focusing Motor
Ultrasonic Motor
Manual Focusing
Yes
Construction (Elements/Groups)
7/6
Zoom System
Not Applicable
Diaphragm Blades
8
Stabilization
No

Physical Features

Colour
Black
Body Construction
Plastic
Mount Construction
Metal
Filter Attachment Type
Screw
Filter Size
58 mm
Maximum Diameter
73.8 mm
Maximum Length
50.5 mm
Weight
290 g

Camera Compatibility

Compatible Brand
Canon

Warranty

Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts
1 Year
Manufacturer's Warranty - Labour
1 Year
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  • Rear Lens Cap
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Reviewer Recommendation

98%

Of the 580 reviewers who responded, 566 would recommend this product.

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  • Excellent in low light!
    Verified BuyerReviewed by LMSimpson - April 22, 2021

    I see now why this thing has so many 5-star reviews! Over the years, I've upgraded to wider and wider apertures in my prime lenses as my budget has allowed, and the price for this one simply can't be beat. I'm leaving this review in case there are others out there in my situation - I'm a home portrait photographer, and I needed a lens that would perform well in low light (and/or artificial light as I try to approximate the sun with my LCD lights). This thing is IT, let me tell you. I've been using it nonstop - the images are crisp, the bokeh is lovely, and I don't need a full-on studio lighting situation to make the photos come out great! GET IT.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • Great for video and photos
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Billy66 - March 8, 2020

    I got this lens for the extra low light for videos and I've got to say that it's actually not that bad. I do have in camera stabilization to make shots more smooth. It's being used on a full frame 6d mk2 . For photos I don't use f1.4, but when I did use it for a glass margarita shot the bokeh was amazing. If you want some serious bokeh for a great price this is the lens. I mostly use this lens for video. If you don't have a stabilizer or built in stabilization you'll need to improvise. The shots in video really do stand out compared to a kit lens. If you're wondering if the 1.4 is worth the price. Trust me it's worth it you won't regret it.

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    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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  • canon ef 50mm f/ 1.4 usm standard camera lens
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Squire52 - March 12, 2019

    Great lens, last saturday , went out with my grandsons , was able to take pictures very close up , and all around , the pictures all were perfect, with very bright sunlight, not any work at all, did not have to work hard, to get that great picture, did not have any shadows, was taking pictures very fast, as not to miss the one great shot, was very pleased, with the lens, can't go wrong for the price i, have other len's for my mark ii ,that cost 4 to 5 time's more and i am just as pleased with this one, all the shots where all action, the kids rolling logs and non stop action. Like having the fixed len's this is a new frontier for me ,really fun!!!

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


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