Canon EF 50mm f1.4 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 f1.4 USM

CANON EF 50mm f1.4 USM

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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)
290
Filter Diameter (mm)
58
Maximum Magnification (x)
0.15
Magnification with Extension Tube EF12
0.39-0.24
Magnification with Extension Tube EF25
0.68-0.53
Diagonal Angle of View
46°
Horizontal angle of view
40°
Lens Construction (elements/groups)
6-Jul
Max. Diameter x Length (mm)
73.8x50.5
Minimum Aperture
22
No. of Diaphragm blades
8
Closest Focusing Distance (m)
0.45
AF Actuator
Micro USM (Mechanical full-time manual focusing built-in.)
Soft Case
ES-C9
Hard Case
LHP-C10
Lens Hood
ES-71

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*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