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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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$399.00  
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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3.7 (80 reviews) 3.5

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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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Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Telephoto Lens
 
3.7

(based on 80 reviews)

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63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Super-sharp images (39)
  • Fast auto-focus (27)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Superior build quality (6)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Portraits (4)
  • General purpose (3)
  • Night photography (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • 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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1.0

It broke.

By Dan in MN

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 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 Fotosdenada

    from Undisclosed

    Pros

    • Fast auto-focus
    • Wide Aperature

    Cons

    • chromatic aberations
    • Softness

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Telephoto 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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      2.0

      Disappointed...

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Pros

        Cons

        • Semi-sharp images

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Telephoto 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 Nkitan

          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 AlexOK

            from Oklahoma

            Pros

            • Conventional
            • price
            • Sharpness
            • Size

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Telephoto 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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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Not for a novice

                By Ap

                from MD

                Pros

                • Super-sharp images

                Cons

                • Slow Auto-Focus

                Best Uses

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

                  Pros: When it focuses where I want, the image is stunning. Good low light captures of still objects. Cons: It takes skill to use I use a T3 Summary: Build quality is good, the Lens quality is great, it certainly does what it says, just realize what you are getting. Autofocus takes a while, but there's a reson for it. Before I review the product, I always like to know the reviewer's perspective. I consider myself a seasoned novice photographers. I've takes my fair share of photos in many different settings on multiple continents. I even spent more than a couple hours trying to learn something about photgraphy. And I enjoy it and probably spend too much money on it. But I don't do this as a living and I don't get asked/nor will I ever be a primary photographer at a wedding (although, my realtives have used some of my shots from their wedding albumns) **Okay the review part** So the biggest thing about this lens is the apeture. I bought this lens because of the f/1.4. And it is great! I get butterry bokeh...if I can get relatively still compared to my subject. But I find that its actually quite difficult to. I should say that I typically take photos of my toddler in close quarters indoors. Its hard to get him to smile for the camera let alone stay still. Even when he is distracted and still, I find it hard to hold myself still enough (at f/1.4) to get his entire face in focus. The tip of nose might be in focus, but not his face, And I know what you might be thinking, "Well yeah, you have a very narrow depth of field at f/1.4. Duh!" Yeah, but I didn't realize just how picky it would be. And that's probably why it takes so long to autofocus or can't focus. Because you have to be very still relative to your subject. I will say, that if I get the focus, almost there, the autofocus is sometimes quick, but I think that might ruin the motor (manually adjusting the lens while in AF mode) so I don't recommend it. Anyways, If I had to do it over again, I would have gotten the f/1.8 because I'm not skilled enough to use the f/1.4. Shoot, for my kid's photos, I might need to stick with the f/4 of my standard lens. We'll see. But the build quality is good, the Lens quality is great, it certainly does what it says, just I didn't understand fully what I was getting.

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                  5.0

                  Sharp, low distortion, good price

                  By polizonte

                  from New England

                  Pros

                  • Fast auto-focus
                  • Low distortion
                  • Super-sharp images

                  Cons

                  • not very rugged build

                  Best Uses

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

                    I needed a lightweight, inconspicuous all-purpose lens to use with my Canon 6D for family, landscape, and reasonable close-ups of flowers & wildlife while visiting Colombia. This 50mm is my least expensive yet sharpest EF lens between f4 -f8. Very good focus, nice colors, low distortion. did fine for night time and street photography - a bargain.

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                    4.0

                    good lens for low light

                    By orama

                    from chicago,il

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast Recycling
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Night Photography

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

                      becasue of the 1.4 you can use it in very low light and it gives a nice blur to the background

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Optically fine, mechanically lousy

                      By Joe

                      from Huntsville, AL

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Poor build quality
                        • won't focus at all

                        Best Uses

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

                          The lens is quite sharp when it's in focus. But it doesn't autofocus. At all! It made an attempt at autofocusing when it was new but after a few months it wouldn't autofocus at all. The selected focus spot blinks, claiming that focus has been achieved. But usually it doesn't even make the attempt. Mine can be focused manually if you can stand the gritty feel. I have a friend whose 50 f/1.4 won't even focus manually! It would be fine if it would just focus.

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                          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          I am in love with this ...

                          By Anonymous

                          from South Carolina

                          Pros

                          • creamy bokeh
                          • Fast auto-focus
                          • Super-sharp images

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              I am in love with this lens. It has became my primary lens.

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