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Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Telephoto Camera Lens - 2515A003

Abt Model: 2515A003 | UPC Code: 082966213014

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$399.99  
Superb Quality And Portability/ F/1.4 Speed Is Perfect For Available-Light Shooting/ Compact Design/ Combines The Extra-Small Micro USM And Still Provides Full-Time Manual Focusing/ Black Finish
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Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Telephoto Camera Lens - 2515A003

Standard 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.

Features:

  • Superb lens featuring superb quality and portability.
  • f/1.4 speed makes it perfect for available-light shooting.
  • Ideal lens to accompany a zoom when shooting in low-light conditions.
  • Compact and affordable.
  • Only lens in the EF System to combine the extra-small Micro USM and still provide full-time manual focusing when the lens.

Specifications:

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 50mm 1:1.4
  • Lens Construction: 7 elements in 6 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 46°
  • Focus Adjustment: Overall linear extension system with USM
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 0.45m / 1.5 ft.
  • Filter Size: 58mm

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Maximum Diameter: 2.9"
  • Length: 2"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 0.75 lbs
  • Shipping: 1 lbs
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CompatibilityCanon
TypeWide Angle
Filter Size58mm
  

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Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Telephoto Camera Lens
 
3.7

(based on 85 reviews)

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    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Super-sharp images (39)
  • Fast auto-focus (27)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Consistent output (6)

Cons

  • Poor build quality (21)
  • Slow auto-focus (9)
  • Semi-sharp images (5)

Best Uses

  • Portraits (5)
  • General purpose (4)
  • Night photography (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Learning Lens

I've been reading the reviews on this lens, and I am stunned to find out that the biggest complaint is about the AF eventually breaking. I am a professional photographer, and I was...Read complete review

I've been reading the reviews on this lens, and I am stunned to find out that the biggest complaint is about the AF eventually breaking. I am a professional photographer, and I was taught many years ago not to rely on auto focus. I rarely use the AF, so I guess I don't have to worry about the lens ever breaking. I bought this lens for two reasons. 1. it was affordable. 2. I wanted to improve how I take portraits Not only did this lens do that for me, but I discovered that this lens is also great for other types of photographs. I like to use it when taking landscapes. Sure it is cool to have that wide angle look, but I prefer to get those distant vistas closer without a zoom. Also this lens is great for depth of field shots. Nothing cooler that a perfectly in focus foreground with a colorful blurred background. If you are looking to learn more about Depth of Field, apertures, shutter speeds, etc, then this is a good lens as a starter. Get off the Program mode. Use your Manual mode more learn how to take a really great photo

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Awsome Images, but bad build quality

I think anywhere you look you will read great things about the images you can get with this lens. I back every one of those comments. This has been by far my favorite lens...Read complete review

I think anywhere you look you will read great things about the images you can get with this lens. I back every one of those comments. This has been by far my favorite lens to carry, and it is the lens I leave mounted to my body. However, after only a year of moderate to light use, the AF began to fail and now at 1yr 4mo, it is nearly unusable. I use a 400D (XTi) with a small viewfiner, so manual focus isn't much of an option. Canon is offering to consider extending the warantee which will help me in staying with Canon, however considering the many other complains of the same failure, I am disapointed in Canons build quality regarding the USM motor/gears on this model. It would be VERY good if Canon would redesign the drive on this lens to be a ring USM, even if the price goes up $50-80. To be clear, I expect a lens to outlast the body i buy it for. If not three times over.

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5.0

Yes you need a 50mm prime

By 

from Arizona

Comments about Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Telephoto Camera Lens:

The 50mm prime fast lens is an excellent addition to your lens collection Fast, mine is the F1.4 and it certain situations it may be the perfect selection, low light or when a super fast shutter speed is necessary. For the price of this quality item, it's just good to have in your bag. The out of focus background is amazing and just gets the job done.

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3.0

Decent lens at best

By 

from Dallas, TX

Comments about Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Telephoto Camera Lens:

I purchased this lens about 10 months ago. From the very beginning I noticed I was having focus issues. I have used this lens on both a film camera and digital, having issues on both. My lens has a front focus issue. I usually take still shots and with some luck they are sharp if the lens isn't wide open. The reason I purchased this lens is because of its ability to produce beautiful bokeh. I just recently went out and used this lens for a senior photo session and it was terrible. If I was up close to the subject the focus was better, but not perfect. At a distance, I could forget about trying to get a sharp picture. More than half of my photos were off focus. I tried to adjust my settings, with no luck. I had to go in a manually focus most of my shots in order for them to be sharp. I'm not entirely happy with this lens and hope that by sending it in to Canon, they can adjust it for me. Otherwise I don't see myself using this lens much If I can't trust it. For the price I expected better.

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5.0

Great Lens

By 

from Exmore,VA.

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Powerful Output

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Photojournalism
    • Portraits

    Comments about Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Telephoto Camera Lens:

    It is wonderful for portrait photography. I'm sure this lens will be a very versatile part of my photography gear.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Stick with the 1.8

    By 

    from Georgia

    Comments about Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Telephoto Camera Lens:

    With all the hype that came with the 50mm 1.4 I thought I would give it a try over my 50mm 1.8. I have shot a lot of portraits (1000's) with the 1.8 and wanted to see what improvements the 1.4 could give. I ordered a brand new 50mm 1.4 and put it to work and work poorly it did. Like many have said here it has a huge focusing problem. Set it up on a tripod and shot 100's of images at different f-stops and distances-all at the very same object that never moved.. Then I checked each image. There was no consistency in the focus. Then I tried the very same tests with my 50mm 1.8 on the same day in the same way and magically all the images were in focus. I own the Canon 5D Mark III. Finally I sent it back.

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    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Disappointing

    By 

    from Las Vegas NV

    Comments about Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Telephoto Camera Lens:

    I recently acquired this lens and was quite disappointed. Although I usually check different reviews before acquiring any goods, I trusted Canon. Unfortunately, the lens has a major focus defect. Auto focus and manual focus do not work.... I think the least Canon ca do is to recall all these lenses and replace them with a more reliable one.

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    1.0

    It broke.

    By 

    from Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    • excellent paper weight

    Cons

    • Poor build quality
    • Slow Auto-Focus

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Telephoto Camera Lens:

      Used very rarely for about 24 months. It spent most of its time in a professional case. It was very well cared for. The focus is now not working. No manual focus. No auto focus. This highlight an extremely poor build quality on this lens that is well known, and manufacturing on this lens has not changed. For the days that ti worked, it had a difficult time finding focus among the 9 points on my camera. Images that were focused looked acceptable.

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      4.0

      Good, but not great

      By 

      from Undisclosed

      Pros

      • Fast auto-focus
      • Wide Aperature

      Cons

      • chromatic aberations
      • Softness

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Telephoto Camera Lens:

        The 50mm f/1.4 lens is great for some things. The bokeh is rather nice and, at f/1.4, is easy to produce. The lens focuses quickly and the build quality is decent. However! My particular lens back-focuses terribly. The 7D allows me to compensate for this by adjusting the particular lens' focus profile, but it's still not spot-on. At f/1.4, images are nowhere near sharp. They're usable, at best. Stopped down to f/2, things start to look better, but I don't usually shoot wider than f/2.8 if I want sharpness. Even there, it's a tad soft. Chromatic aberations! Ewww! I see blue, purple, and sometimes red halos and highlights. The lens is great for some things, but not quite what I had hoped.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Disappointed...

        By 

        from Undisclosed

        Pros

          Cons

          • Semi-sharp images

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Telephoto Camera Lens:

            Images are never sharp and are very soft. I had heard good things about the 50 1.4 but I am very disappointed in the quality of image.

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            5.0

            Phenomenal lens

            By 

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Powerful Output
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Night Photography

              Comments about Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Telephoto Camera Lens:

              Excellent lens for low light situations

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              everyone needs a 50!

              By 

              from Oklahoma

              Pros

              • Conventional
              • price
              • Sharpness
              • Size

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Telephoto Camera Lens:

                  Whether you opt for the 1.2, 1.4, or 1.8, every photographer should have a 50mm in their bag. I chose the f/1.4 strictly for the combination of price and performance. This lens rarely leaves my camera body, and is really diverse enough for almost any situation. At f/1.4 I usually switch over to manual focus to get the right shot, but leave it on automatic at f/2 and above. The AF is not quite as fast as some other primes, however it is not an "L" either. I will always carry this lens, as it is the best bang for your buck that Canon makes.

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