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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens

BH #CA5014EF • MFR #2515A003
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4 to f/22
  • Two High Refractive Index Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating
Offering a natural perspective along with a fast maximum aperture, the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM from Canon is a versatile normal-length prime characterized by its bright f/1.4 aperture to suit working in low-light conditions and for producing shallow depth of field imagery. This lens also features a Gaussian optics design, along with two high refractive index elements, to control spherical aberrations and distortion for high sharpness and clarity. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in difficult lighting conditions. Complementing the optical design is a micro USM, which enables quick and quiet autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus control.
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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Overview

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Offering a natural perspective along with a fast maximum aperture, the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM from Canon is a versatile normal-length prime characterized by its bright f/1.4 aperture to suit working in low-light conditions and for producing shallow depth of field imagery. This lens also features a Gaussian optics design, along with two high refractive index elements, to control spherical aberrations and distortion for high sharpness and clarity. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color accuracy when working in difficult lighting conditions. Complementing the optical design is a micro USM, which enables quick and quiet autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus control.

Normal prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides an 80mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.4 maximum aperture suits working in low-light conditions and also affords great control over depth of field for isolating subjects and using selective focus techniques.
Gaussian optics design, which includes two high refractive index elements, notably reduces distortion and spherical aberrations for high sharpness and accurate rendering.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
A micro Ultrasonic Motor (USM) is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
Rounded eight-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
UPC: 082966213014

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Specs

Focal Length50mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View46°
Minimum Focus Distance1.48' / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.15x
Optical Design7 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades8, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.91 x 1.99" / 73.8 x 50.5 mm
Weight10.23 oz / 290 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.795 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.7 x 4.15 x 4.15"

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Reviews

So good, especially if your subjects are human

By Garth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-22

This was the first fixed lens I purchased and although I loved the image quality immediately, I was prompted to write this review four years later because in going through my image archive, time and again, it is the images captured with this lens that really catch my eye. I have subsequently bought some L series glass, so this 50 1.4 has been on my camera (80D) less frequently of late, but now that my archive review has reminded me, it'll be back on regular rotation. Especially excellent for flashless indoor shooting (I hate the irritation of flashes and the way they effect an otherwise relaxed social gathering), but also great in full daylight. The extra shallow depth of field is fun to play with, but the image quality is indiscernible (to my eye) from that of my precious 70-200 IS 2.8. I've never used the nifty fifty (1.8) so maybe the extra cost for this one won't be worth it to some, but the (utterly non-scientific but nonethess striking) comparisons provided by my retrospective review of about 30,000 images taken over four years lead me to recommend this lens wholeheartedly to anyone who wants to inobtrusively capture intimate, butter-smooth images, particularly of humans in social/street settings.

Canon 50mm f1.4

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-31

Good lens, have had one prior, this is the replacement for the one that was loaned and never returned. A good lens!

Impressive Lens

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-12

Lightweight, easy to travel with. Sharp, accurate focus.

Great bokeh and focus

By Malky
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-16

I was having issues with my last lens focusing as it should, so I tried out another, but it still was not up to par. This lens has great focus though! It solved my issue. Also, I didn't think the difference between f/1.8 (my last lens) and 1.4 would be so huge, but it really makes the background so so buttery and gorgeous. Really awesome lens.

Wonderful quality

By Summer
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-09

I always love a 50 mm and this product has provided everything I needed out of a 50 mm.

A good purchase

By Adrian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-16

I'm glad I finally bought this lens. It is sharp and compact.

Sharp and fast

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-12

This lens is awesome! Produces sharp photos and perfect for low light photography. Another great thing about the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens is the price. You will not go wrong buying this lens.

Everyone needs a 50mm

By Chase
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-22

While my main use of this lens is astrophotography, I do pull this out for the occasional traditional photography as well, and I agree that everyone should at least own a 50mm prime lens! The lens produces good, crisp images, and I really enjoy the bokeh this lens can create. I find the autofocus works well, quick and accurate. It keeps up with 99% of the action I'm photographing. In terms of my main focus, this works great as an ultra-widefield lens for astrophotography. As tempting as f/1.4 sounds for light gathering, I found that you need to stop it down to at least f/4 or f/5.6 to prevent the stars along the edges from losing their roundness.

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Asked by: Valerie
Yes, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens, can be used on the Canon 5D IV.
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Date published: 2021-12-13

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Asked by: Andrew
Yes, it is compatible with all Canon EOS cameras, both digital and film, crop sensor and full frame. It may not be compatible with mirror-less though.
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I'd like to buy this lens and need to know if this works with a 5D Mark II? My husband has an older 50/1.8 EF II and it doesn't work with my camera. It fits but it won't allow me to take a photo. I'm not sure why, but I'm wondering if this lens will work with my camera. Please advise. Thanks.
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The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM is fully compatible with the Canon 5D Mark II.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Asked by: Beatrice
I do not own a 80D, so I don't know, for sure. It does fit my 20D, my 7D and my 5D. I believe that it should fit a 80D.
Answered by: George
Date published: 2020-12-10

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Asked by: Mili
Yes it will Canon 1100D is European version of Canon T3 US , and the lens works on it
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-13

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Will this lens work with a Sigma MC-11 adapter?
Asked by: Laurence S.
Yes, this lens will work with the MC-11 adapter.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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does it support Canon 450D ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this lens is fully compatible with the EOS 450D and all other Canon EOS DSLRs and Film SLR cameras.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Do you ship to Mauritius? And in how many days?? Thanks
Asked by: Daneesh B.
We can ship this Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens to Mauritius. 4-7 days with the most affordable shipping option. If you add your items to a B&H shopping cart, you can calculate the items costs, shipping methods, time for delivery, any taxes and total costs very quickly.
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Date published: 2018-08-26
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