Canon 50mm 1.4 lens is the favorite lens of many photographers. It has good optical quality, it’s small, lightweight, (relatively) cheap and has a maximum aperture of F/1.4, that means it’s a very fast lens.
The first reason for the popularity of this Canon lens is the image quality and autofocus. The second reason is its price.
It works great for low light photography and it also has a good lens for portraits and full body shots.
Overall, the Canon 50mm 1.4 lens is a great lens for every situation, capable of taking spectacular photos. Great for portraits and objects, it has a viewing angle similar to the human eye.
|Date introduced||June 1993|
|Maximum format size||35mm full frame|
|35mm equivalent focal length (APS-C)||80mm|
|Diagonal Angle of view (FF)||47º|
|Diagonal Angle of view (APS-C)||31º|
|Lens Construction||• 7 elements / 6 groups
• 2 high refraction glass elements
|Number of diaphragm blades||8|
|Minimum focus||0.45m (1.5 ft)|
|AF motor type||• Micro-type ultrasonic
• Full-time manual focus
|Focus method||Unit focus|
|Image stabilization||• None|
|Filter thread||• 58mm
• Does not rotate on focus
|Supplied accessories||Front and rear caps|
|Optional accessories||ES-71 II hood|
|Weight||290g (10.2 oz)|
|Dimensions||73.8mm diameter x 50.5mm length
(2.9 x 2.0 in)
|Lens Mount||Canon EF only|
Ph: Domenica Prinzivalli from Flickr