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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, reviewed by I Simonius

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Feb 04, 2015 11:35 |  #1

Very average wide open but really cracking stopped down. At around f4-f8 it's a s good as any 50mm lens and better than some, but at f1.4 it doesn't hold detail that well and is decidely prone to CA

AF died. A common problem apparently


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Mar 02, 2015 12:23 |  #2

No longer own this lens, but I found myself using it a lot when I did have it. Mainly bc it served well as a general all around low light prime. The AF is buzzy, and doesn't sound premium, but is faster than the nifty 50.


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Mar 05, 2015 17:22 as a reply to p00kienrayray's post |  #3

As with performance & price difference Nifty 50 is less than 1.4 and that is also less than 1.2L.

Nifty 50 is low end market, 1.4 is mid market and 1.2L is high end market.


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Mar 06, 2015 02:58 |  #4

dkizzle wrote in post #17462326external link
As with performance & price difference Nifty 50 is less than 1.4 and that is also less than 1.2L.

Nifty 50 is low end market, 1.4 is mid market and 1.2L is high end market.

they can all be used to shoot in any market
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Mar 22, 2015 04:16 as a reply to dkizzle's post |  #5

As a 50mm f/1.8 owner, the build quality and the AF issues also mentioned in this review keep me from buying the f/1.4, even though I would really like to upgrade my 50mm. Compared to Canon's other prime lens offerings (24 - 28 - 35mm IS, 85mm USM), this lens doesn't feel at all mid range. :cry:


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Apr 14, 2015 15:17 |  #6

I got burned out trying to utilize this lens for capturing images at f1.4 on the 5D2 and 5D3. It was only good for me on stationary objects for creative purposes. I would always miss the right shot with it being OOF, very rarely did I ever acquire something I really liked with it. Moving kids and simple portraits were always a drag with this lens, that’s why I sold it and acquired the 50 Art. So far the 50 Art has achieved my expectations with its live shooting capabilities over the other with my 5D3. I have a friend who bought one to use with the older 5D2 I sold him...and he thinks there is something wrong with the 5D2 on why he cant acquire sharp images...


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May 28, 2015 19:09 |  #7

mine is soft at 1.4




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