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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard Lens

Product Code: 1240161
Compact, lightweight and fast, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens is a superb performer in many situations, with super spectra coating for reduced flare and ghosting as well as fast, quiet autofocus.


Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

A brilliant combination of image quality and versatility. With fast focusing and the fast f/1.4 maximum aperture makes this a superb performer for any assignment.

  • Bright f/1.4 maximum aperture ensures great shots in low light
  • Fast, quiet autofocus with full-time manual focusing
  • Circular 8-blade diaphragm helps produce attractive background blur
  • Super spectra coating reduces flare and ghosting
  • Minimum focusing distance of just 45cm
  • 58mm filter diameter
  • Optional Lens Hood ES-71 II and Soft Case LP1014

This lens uses a Canon EF mount, click here for our full offering of Canon EF Lenses.

Our Verdict

A 50mm prime lens perfect for low light shooting, the ultrasonic motor ensures focus is achieved quickly and quietly. It's not far off being an appropriate lens for most situations, performance is strong in many an environment.

We Love
  • It's both compact and lightweight
  • Fast f/1.4 maximum aperture gives precise depth of field control
  • Focusing is fast thanks to the ultrasonic motor

Buy Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard Lens - price £339.00

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Full Details

Versatile, compact standard-lens design

Gaussian optics, combined with two high-refraction lens elements allow photographers working in all fields to capture crisp, clean images, even wide open at f/1.4. The lens is ideal for photographing landscapes and travel scenes as well as portraits and reportage.

Ultrasonic focusing

An ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.

Smooth background blur

A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel. Sharp foreground objects stand out against a smooth blurred background.

Super Spectra coating

Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard Lens Specifications

Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl) 40°, 27°, 46°
Lens construction (elements/groups) 7/6
No. of diaphragm blades 8
Minimum aperture 22
Closest focusing distance (m) 0.45
Maximum magnification (x) 0.15
AF actuator Micro USM¹
Filter diameter (mm) 58
Max. diameter x length (mm) 73.8 x 50.5
Weight (g) 290
Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II 0.39 - 0.24
Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II 0.68 - 0.53
Lens Cap E-58U / E-58II
Lens hood ES-71 II
Hard case LHP-C10
Soft case ES-C9/LP1014
AF actuator ¹ Mechanical full-time manual focusing built-in.

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