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Canon 50mm

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Have you bought the Canon 50mm lens yet?

If you haven’t bought the Canon 50mm lens yet you should think about it. It’s a lens that shouldn’t be over looked because of the price. When it comes to  lenses they’re all expensive. So when you see one that is only around $100’s you might think there is something wrong with it. But I am here to say there isn’t. I have this lens and it still stands as one of my favorite lenses!

List Price: $200.00
Sale Price: $98.00

Official Product Description:

50mm standard lens with f/1.8 maximum aperture
Traditional Gauss-type optical design is extremely sharp
Focuses as close as 18 inches for extreme close-ups
Ideal for natural-looking shots; excellent color balance
Measures 2.7 inches in diameter; 1-year warranty


Take a look at this video by Art of the Image:

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.