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Testseek.com have collected 36 expert reviews of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM and the average rating is 71%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM.
 
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The editors liked

  • Extremely lightweight build
  • Full-time manual focus override
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
  • Verdict
  • Performancewise Canon's 50mm f/1.4 USM is fairly typical
  • Showing it is capable of producing images with excellent sharpness across the frame at optimum apertures. For low light shooting it would have been nice to see it
  • Sharp. Internal focus motor. Fast aperture. Affordably priced.
  • Fantastic MTF figures

The editors didn't like

  • Significant autofocus issues
  • Vignetting and poor sharpness
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
  • Verdict
  • Performancewise Canon's 50mm f/1.4 USM is fairly typical
  • Showing it is capable of producing images with excellent sharpness across the frame at optimum apertures. For low light shooting it would have been nice to see it
  • No vibration reduction. Lens hood not included
  • AF is slightly unrefined

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  Published: 2019-07-11, Author: Matthew , review by: digitalcameraworld.com

  • Extremely lightweight build, Full-time manual focus override
  • Significant autofocus issues, Vignetting and poor sharpness
  • It's a solid lens with a great history, but this one is badly in need of an update and a revamp. Autofocus accuracy is hit-or-miss, especially when using the lens wide open to its full shallow-depth-of-field potential. Sharpness is a little poor and there...

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  Published: 2015-12-01, Author: Paul , review by: dxomark.com

  • Abstract:  Our technicians have tested no fewer than 130 lenses on Canon's 50.6Mp EOS 5DS R Digital SLR. With the results for both prime and zoom lenses covering a diverse range of focal lengths, we've got all the data you need for picking out the right lens. In Par...

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  Published: 2014-06-03, Author: Kevin , review by: dxomark.com

  • Abstract:  In the first part of our comprehensive lens recommendations for the new entry-level Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D, we've assessed a raft of primes from both the maker and third parties to see how well they perform on the camera. As well as highlighting the b...

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  Published: 2013-11-05, review by: Kenrockwell.com

  • Abstract:  Canon 50mm Lenses Compared© 2013 KenRockwell.com. All rights reserved. October 2013 This free website's biggest source of is when you use those or any of when you get anything, regardless of the country in which you...

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  Published: 2013-08-30, Author: Kevin , review by: dxomark.com

  • Abstract:  Introduced in July this year, the EOS 70D at first sight seems like a regular update to the maker's mid-range EOS 60D model. It shares a number of features with the firm's existing SLR range including a 19-point cross-type phase detection AF system, a 3-i...

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  Published: 2013-08-22, review by: Slrgear.com

  • While it's not tack-sharp when used wide-open, the Canon EF 50mm ƒ/1.4 USM is still quite good, and stopped down to ƒ/4 image quality is excellent. At ƒ/8, it's as sharp as sharp gets. Used wide open however, the lens has some definite issues, and on full...

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  Published: 2013-07-15, Author: Kevin , review by: dxomark.com

  • Abstract:  This is the second of a three part series on choosing the most suitable lenses for Canon's entry-level full frame camera, the EOS 6D. The 20-Mpix CMOS' sensor used is similar in architecture to that in Canon's hugely popular full-frame EOS 5D Mk III, a ca...

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  Published: 2013-07-09, Author: Kevin , review by: dxomark.com

  • Abstract:  In the lead up to Photokina 2012, Canon announced the new Canon EOS 6D full-frame entry-point model within days of Nikon publicizing their most-affordable full-frame camera to date, the 24-Mpix D600. While the EOS 6D boasted some attention grabbing featur...

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  Published: 2013-07-04, Author: Wednesday , review by: dxomark.com

  • Abstract:  In part II of our comprehensive lens recommendations for the Canon EOS 70D, we've looked at the best performing prime and zoom models, regardless of focal length. Read onto find out which lenses are the best performers for when paired with the new “Dual P...

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  Published: 2013-03-04, Author: Jim , review by: pcmag.com

  • Sharp. Internal focus motor. Fast aperture. Affordably priced.
  • No vibration reduction. Lens hood not included
  • The 50mm f/1.4 USM isn't Canon's top-of-the-line 50mm lens, but it is a solid performer....

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