Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM

$444.99 - $745.71 from 33 retailers
★★★★ 4.2
Manufacturer: Canon
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Product Description

The Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM has a lot of excellent features. There are many ranges that are sophisticated. This lens first came out in 1993 and the roots of it can be traced much earlier. It is based on the manual focus FD 50mm F1.4 design. Ergonomically designed and easy to handle, it was designed with the user in mind. The dimensions of the camera are 73.8mm diameter x 50.5mm length. The focal length is 50 mm. Another feature is its ultrasonic motor.

If you are looking for a standard lens, it is the perfect option. It offers a large angle of view and there is no perspective distortion that you get with the telephoto lenses. It is perfect for taking professional quality photos. With the advent of the APS-C, it can do new things and is used as a short portrait telephoto.

This lens features a conventional design and has 7 elements divided into 6 groups. Two of the groups are made out of high-refraction glass. Focusing is done with an ultrasonic motor system. There is full-time manual override. The lens delivers a beautiful view with an excellent background. This is perfect for a fast lens that provides subject isolation. Furthermore, the lens’ colour balance is similar to the ISO recommended reference values. The result is higher quality photos. No matter the occasion, you will love using the Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM.

The Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM has a lot to offer and is one of the highlights in the Canon line-up. This lens offers outstanding value for the money. It is still one of the best lenses on the market. This is an excellent lens that delivers high quality photos. You can’t go wrong by owning it.

This lens has many strengths that are hard to beat. It is perfect for people looking to purchase a small lens. This allows you to obtain image quality that is not available on a zoom for the same cost. If you are looking for a high quality lens, you can’t go wrong with the Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM.

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  • Sharp focus
  • Easily interchangeable
  • Durable
  • Consistent output
  • Lightweight

Product Specifications

Best price for Canon EF 50mm F1.4 USM is $444.99 inclusive of GST. This is presently the cheapest offer found from comparing prices from 32 shops in New Zealand and one overseas retailer.


  • Lens range
    50 mm
  • Colour
  • Aperture
  • Min. focus distance
    450 mm
  • Diagonal viewing angle
    46 degree


  • Filter size
    58 mm


  • Mount type
    Canon EF

Image properties

  • Physical focal length
    50 mm
  • Magnification ratio (1:x)
  • Maximum aperture

Lens design

  • Type of lens
  • Construction
    7 Elements in 6 Groups


  • Filter thread


  • Internal focusing
  • Manual focus in AF mode
  • Weather proof (moisture/dust)
  • Lens hood included
  • Auto focus support
  • Auto focus engine
    Ultrasound engine
  • Lens type
    Standard Zoom


  • Weight
    290 g

Product info

  • List date PriceMe
    13 January 2010
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