Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Small in size, but this lens is no lightweight.

While it may be small in stature, the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM offers big results. This impressive little lens is often a favourite among photographers, offering a useful focal length and excellent image quality, all at a very affordable price. It is compact and light, yet robust enough to stand up to everyday use – and because of its size, it is easy to carry and comfortable to handle. If you’re looking for a lens with a fast aperture, this could the next lens you add to your kit. As a portrait photography lens, it has many remarkable attributes. Its focal length makes it ideally suited to full length body portraits and head-and-shoulders portraits, while its Micro USM motor driven autofocus and Full Time Manual focusing allow you to capture beautiful detail within your subject. Another essential feature for a portrait lens is its ability to create a smooth background blur – a task the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM is well prepared for.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ This Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM has been fully tested and serviced by our team of camera experts and works like new. There are some signs of previous use, but what fun is a rental if you don’t use it? Any signs of previous use are minor and superficial and there are no notable marks or scratches. All the photos to the left are of the item you would receive so you can see for yourself (yes, we really have someone downstairs photographing every preloved product). Includes: front and rear lens caps.

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CANON EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

The ultimate “normal” lens in the EF system. This superb lens is sharp even wide open, and of course its f/1.4 speed makes it perfect for available-light shooting. For many, it’s an ideal lens to accompany a zoom when shooting in low-light conditions. Compact and affordable, it’s the only lens in the EF system to combine the extra-small Micro USM and still provide full-time manual focusing when the lens is in the AF mode.

Detailed Specifications

Weight (g)
Filter Diameter (mm)
Maximum Magnification (x)
Magnification with Extension Tube EF12
Magnification with Extension Tube EF25
Diagonal Angle of View
Horizontal angle of view
Lens Construction (elements/groups)
Max. Diameter x Length (mm)
Minimum Aperture
No. of Diaphragm blades
Closest Focusing Distance (m)
AF Actuator
Micro USM (Mechanical full-time manual focusing built-in.)
Soft Case
Hard Case
Lens Hood



*All data based on Canon’s Standard Test Method
*Subject to change without notice
**Please note - for a complete list of standard inclusions and optional accessories, contact your nearest Canon dealer. Not all items listed in the specifications come as standard