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Item #: 280EF50USM
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Pair your Canon digital SLR with this high-quality 50mm lens to capture crisp, sparkling-clear images. Its large maximum aperture of f/1.4 gathers lots of light to give you an ultra-bright view through your viewfinder, plus it means you can use faster shutter speeds to "freeze" moving subjects. This lens is also ideal for taking great-looking photos at twilight, or indoors without a flash. Its 50mm focal length also makes it an excellent choice for portraits and all-around picture taking.
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The 50mm f/1.4 has improved my photography so much! I was shooting on a Canon t5i with the 18-135 mm STM lens but this prime lens made such a difference. The clarity and bokeh in my pictures really stand out now. Definitely worth the money and my go-to lens for any type of portrait photography. On a sidenote, because it doesnt have the silent STM motor, this lens isn't ideal for video because you will hear the lens focusing when you play it back.
Pros: Depth of field, Boken, portraits
Love the depth of field on this lens - built sturdy and works great on my Rebel T4i
Nothing else to say -- I love the lens.
Evidently the folks who are reviewing this lens never had any "L" glass. Save your money and buy the F1.2L. I had to give it one star to post the review. It doesn't deserve any stars.
Pros: It functions.
Cons: You get what you pay for.
This lens may be older and yes, there is always the 50mm f/1.2L to salivate over, but this is a fantastic lens for the money. It's relatively small and light, it's fast (or let's call it bright), the auto-focus is sufficiently quick and it's very easy to work and learn with. I frequently recommend this lens to people who already shoot Canon and are looking to ditch their cheap kit lens or people who are looking to get into DSLR photography and want a good inexpensive lens they can hold on to for a long time.
Pros: Large aperture, size, weight, image quality, price
Cons: Obviously, not as well constructed as the 50mm L lens and well, it's not the 50mm L lens. Otherwise, none.
There an expensive 1.2 and a cheap 1.8. This one is just right. So happy with it and I recommend it.
Pros: light, fast focus
Cons: some plastic construction
Excellent company!! The item we purchase came well packaged, quick and speedy service. I can't say enough about this company. We are very pleased and will order again from them. Solid lens came highly recommended.
Pros: Great for close up pics!!
Cons: It was a bit pricey, but worth the cost.
This is one of the best lens from Canon, if you want best indoor pictures (portrait etc) in low light conditions with out flash this is the lens to get. It will take some time to get used to it as it requires more steady hands in low light conditions. there is a cheaper 1.8 lens out which I tested first but went for this one because the build quality is very good, 1.8 has problem focusing quickly and some times there is no time for it specially with kids photos. I suggest go for 1.4 lens.
Pros: Excellent pictures, focus quickly,
Cons: kind of expensive, but worth the price
Perfect lens for taking close up shots of the kids. So crystal clear and excellent for indoor natural light. Crutchfield service continues to amaze me. One day STANDARD shipping in Virginia. Cant beat their support either. Looking forward to capturing many memorable shots with this excellent lens.
Pros: built solid, perfect for close up shots if you have the room, amazing for low light shots
Cons: didnt include a lens hood!
Very Good product and price. I would recomend it to a friend.
I wanted a nice portrait lens just for casual, leisurely use. I am an amateur photographer who loves taking photos of friends and people and after several talks with some friends, I decided on this 50mm lens. Man, I have never been disappointed with this lens. All my shots, even in low lighting conditions, come out much more crisp than before and the focus and clarity is mind-blowing. A must-have for all photographers!!!
Really? I'm the only person to review this sweet lens? Well I'm glad I get to be the first. Deciding between this lens or the 1.8 canon 50mm? 1.4 if you Value great quality build Value better bokeh (background blur) Want sharper pics? Want a reliable lens that feels like its not going to break WANT A LONG TERM INVESTMENT + RESELL VALUE (incase you want to upgrade!) 1.8 if you Don't mind the higher likelihood of the lens breaking Want great sharp pics but NOT AS SHARP Want a lens that feels flimsy Want to be in fear of your lens breaking If you are deciding between these two just buy the 1.4. Seriously. Look if you're trying to capture memories of your life it's just a couple more hundred for capturing those moments of life and sharing them with others for the rest of your picture taking days. Written from personal experience. I bought the 1.8 used it for a month and said goodbye I personally couldn't keep it bc I wanted reliability and an even better picture! Honestly the price is reasonable ESPECIALLY ON CRUTCHFIELD, they have great competitive pricing, quality customer service, incredible support and overall customer experience. I will choose crutchfield whenever I can (I promise they dont pay me they're just that great to their customers they make you feel your patronage is valued it was the icing on the top of buying this lens) Amazing Lens & Amazing Seller!
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Overview: The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM is a standard/medium telephoto lens featuring superb quality and portability. Two high-refraction lens elements and new Gaussian optics eliminate astigmatism and suppress astigmatic difference. Crisp images with little flare are obtained even at the maximum aperture. The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM is an ideal lens to accompany a zoom when shooting in low-light conditions. It is the only lens in the Canon EF System line-up to combine the extra-small Micro USM and still provide full-time manual focusing.
Compatibility: The EF 50mm f/1.4 USM is an EF Canon lens which means it is compatible with all Canon digital SLRs (those that accept EF and EF-S lenses, plus those that accept EF only; which would be the Full-frame EOS 5D Mark II), as well as Canon EOS film SLRs.
Lens Construction: The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens features a lens construction with 7 elements in 6 groups.
Diagonal Angle Of View: This Canon standard telephoto lens provides a diagonal angle of view of 46°.
Ultrasonic Motor (USM): With the Ultrasonic Motor (USM), you can expect fast and quiet focusing capability.
Auto/Manual Focus: To shoot in Autofocus mode, set the focus mode switch on the lens to "AF". To manually focus the camera, set the switch to "MF", and focus by turning the focusing ring. The focusing ring always works, regardless of the focus mode.
Optional Accessories: You can attach optional filters to the filter mounting thread on the front of the lens. You can also attach an optional lens hood.
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This lens is ideal for taking great-looking photos at twilight, or indoors without a flash. Its 50mm focal length also makes it an excellent choice for portraits.
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