Standard and medium telephoto
Ratings and Reviews
The ultimate mixture of versatility and image quality.
With its fast maximum aperture and rapid focusing system, the compact, high performance EF 50mm f/1.4 USM standard lens can be relied on for superb performance in any field of photography.
Gaussian optics, combined with two high-refraction lens elements allow photographers working in all fields to capture crisp, clean images, even wide open at f/1.4. The lens is ideal for photographing landscapes and travel scenes as well as portraits and reportage.
A ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.
A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel. Sharp foreground objects stand out against a smooth blurred background.
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.
|Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)||40°, 27°, 46°|
|Lens construction (elements/groups)||7/6|
|No. of diaphragm blades||8|
|Closest focusing distance (m)||0.45|
|Maximum magnification (x)||0.15|
|AF actuator||Micro USM¹|
|Filter diameter (mm)||58|
|Max. diameter x length (mm)||73.8 x 50.5|
|Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II||0.39 - 0.24|
|Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II||0.68 - 0.53|
|Lens Cap||E-58U / E-58II|
|Lens hood||ES-71 II|
|AF actuator||¹ Mechanical full-time manual focusing built-in.|