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Canon EF 50mm f1.4 for DSLR

Canon EF 50mm f1.4 for DSLR

I ended buying the Canon EF 50mm f1.8 because of price. But the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 is awesome. As I learn more about DSLR cameras I am surprised to find out what a difference the f-stop makes for letting in natural light.   You can check out some photos from the flickr group Canon EF 50mm f1.4 @ flickr.

As for hunting around and finding a good price Amazon comes in at $349.00 +Free Shipping. Buy.com is selling it as a kit for $349.00 +Free Shipping.

Here is the official Product Description:

The 50mm f/1.4 standard lens is a terrific choice for both casual and professional photographers. The lens is outfitted with two high-refraction lens elements and new Gaussian optics, which combine to eliminate astigmatism and suppress astigmatic difference. As a result, the lens obtains crisp images with little flare even at the maximum aperture. The lens’s f/1.4 speed, meanwhile, is perfect for available-light shooting. And as a bonus, this lens is the only lens in the EF system to offer an extra-small Micro Ultra Sonic Motor (USM) while still providing a full-time manual focusing option. Other features include a close focusing distance of 1.5 feet, a 58mm filter size, and a one-year warranty.
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/1.4L
  • Lens construction: 7 elements in 6 groups
  • Angle of view: 46 degrees
  • Focus adjustment: Overall linear extension system with USM
  • Closest focusing distance: 1.5 feet
  • Filter size: 58mm
  • Dimensions: 2.9 inches in diameter and 2 inches long
  • Weight: 10.2 ounces
  • Warranty: 1 year

Product Description

Canon offers this 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.

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2 Responses to “Canon EF 50mm f1.4 for DSLR”

  1. I love my Canon 50mm! I too went with the f/1.8, which is still wonderful even at its low cost. It lets in so much warm light and takes beautiful photographs. Just imagine how nice the f/1.4 is!

    Posted by JMaz | January 29, 2010, 5:38 pm
  2. That is what surprised me the most about the f/1.8 you think the low cost would mean it’s not that great, but it is awesome!

    Posted by admin | January 29, 2010, 10:22 pm

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