Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Standard and medium telephoto

EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

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.

  • Fast f/1.4 aperture
  • Standard 46° angle of view
  • USM focus motor with full-time manual focus override
  • 45cm closest focusing distance
  • Aspherical lens element
  • 58mm filter size

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Versatile, compact standard-lens design

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.

Ultrasonic focusing

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.

Smooth background blur

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 coating

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.

Product Specification

Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl) 40°, 27°, 46°
Lens construction (elements/groups) 7/6
No. of diaphragm blades 8
Minimum aperture 22
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
Weight (g) 290
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
Hard case LHP-C10
Soft case ES-C9/LP1014
AF actuator ¹ Mechanical full-time manual focusing built-in.

Accessories & Supplies

Extension Tube EF 12 II

When used with selected lenses, this 12mm extension tube allows much closer focusing.

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  • Extension Tube EF 25 II

    When used with selected lenses, this 25mm extension tube allows much closer focusing.

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  • Lens hood ES-71 II

    Prevent stray light from entering a lens, keeping unwanted glare from affecting your photos.

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  • Lens Cap E-58II

    Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.

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  • Dust Cap E

    Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.

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  • Polarising Filter PL-C B 58mm

    A polarising filter for lenses with a 58mm diameter filter thread.

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  • Protect Filter 58mm

    Protects the front element of lenses from dirt and damage. Fits lenses with a filter thread of 58mm.

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  • ND4-L 58mm

    When attached to the end of your camera's lens, this filter reduces the amount of light coming into the camera by 2 stops. For lenses with a 58mm filter thread.

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  • ND8-L 58mm

    When attached to the end of your camera's lens, this filter reduces the amount of light coming into the camera by 3 stops. For lenses with a 58mm filter thread.

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  • Close-up lens 250D 58mm

    Attaches to your camera's lens, allowing you to get nearer to tiny objects. Fits lenses with a 58mm filter thread.

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  • Lens pouch LP1014

    Protective soft case for selected EF lenses.

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  • Macrolite Adapter 58C

    Allows Canon Macro twin lite or Macro ring lite flashes to be used with lenses having a filter-thread diameter of 58mm.

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