Canon EF50mm 1.4 USM lens
With its fast maximum aperture and rapid focusing system, the compact, high performance Canon EF50mm 1.4 USM lens can be relied on for superb performance in any field of photography.
This superb canon 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.
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.
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.
|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.|