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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Review

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM is Canon’s mid grade fast standard prime lens. Featuring a fast f/1.4 max aperture this lens is ideal for low light and shallow depth of field applications. The lens is designed for full frame Canon DSLR cameras but can also be used on APS-C bodies as well. When used on APS-C bodies the lens will yield a field of view similar to an 80mm lens on a full frame body. As such, that makes this lens an ideal portrait lens on APS-C bodies.


  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM - $399.99

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Focal Length 50 mm
Max Aperture f/1.4
Minimum Aperture f/22
Minimum Focus distance 18 inches
Maximum Magnification 0.15x
Number of Elements 7
Number of Groups 6
Aperture Blade Design Not Specified
Number of Aperture Blades 8
Filter Size 58 mm
Diameter 2 in.
Length 2.9 in.
Weight 0.64 lbs.
Lens Mount Construction Metal
Tripod Collar None
Weather Sealed No
Distance Scale Yes - With Hyper Focal Markings
Image Stabilization No
Lens Shade Optional

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