Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens
An inexpensive solution to all your photography requirements is the solid and reliable Canon EF f/1.4 USM Lens with a 500mm zoom range. Not only is it value for money, small and lightweight, it also produces excellent sharp images and processes with a super-fast f/1.4 aperture. There are numerous reasons why this Canon interchangeable lens is highly popular with both professionals and casuals alike.
The first, and most important reason, is its high quality image output. Equipped with Gaussian optics, two high-refraction lens elements and UltraSonic focusing, the 500mm Canon EF lens captures the finest details even wide open at f/1.4 and drives autofocus quicker than you can say 'cheese'. Complete with 40° horizontal, 27° vertical and 46° diagonal angle views, everything you snap, from landscapes to professional portraits will look their ultimate best. You'll experience versatility and high performance for all scenarios and scenes.
A smooth background blur feature ensures that focus regions are softer while foreground objects are sharp, defined and stand out against the smooth, blurred background. With a Super Spectra coating, images are produced with the most accurate colour balance and contrast levels are enhanced considerably. This feature combined with its dust-resistant attributes, helps to eliminate any flare or ghosting, ensuring your photos are free from imperfections.
This Canon Electro-Focus USM lens is constructed with 7 lens elements in 6 groups and provides you with features you need to deliver superior photos. See the world from different perspectives with the professional and compact Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens.
Versatile, compact standard-lens design
- 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
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.
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.
||Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens
|Lens construction (elements/groups)
|No. of diaphragm blades
|Closest focusing distance (m)
|Maximum magnification (x)
|Filter diameter (mm)
|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
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