Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Gilbo65

EOS M50
May 14, 2013
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Need to make a part of the image pop?

Just love the contrast and colour straight from the shot without the need to post process:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/9661037319/

Had the 1.8, but finally decided to go for the 1.4 not the 1.2L.
Yes, an old lens, but still a worthwhile addition - especially for those without a 50mm
 
Nov 16, 2013
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Montreal's Carabins Volley season opener, I good way to push my 600D on his weak side of the iso, 50mm, f/1.6, ISO 3200 1/800s. Damn, this 7DII is way too far away!
 

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Nishi Drew

EOS RP
Sep 14, 2012
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Ahh yes, rough bokeh, purple fringing, unreliable AF motor... was a lot of fun to use on my T1i back when "large aperture" was all new to me and on APS-C it performed rather well even wide open. But on FF it needs to be stopped down to the point where you'd ask yourself why you didn't settle with a zoom instead? Stopped down, the lens is indeed excellent from F/2.8 onwards, but why on earth get a fast prime which isn't so usable at it's native fast speed?
 

7enderbender

EOS 7D MK II
Feb 17, 2011
643
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Boston, MA
Re: Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM

ande3515 said:
Love this lens. Really needed the ability to micro adjust on my T1i, but once adjusted on the 5Diii, it was like a having a new lens.

All images shot on the T1i
I'm confused. So are you telling yourself that your lens needed adjustment, so you adjusted it on a 5Diii and are now using it again on your T1i and think the lens is now "adjusted" via the other camera?

In any case - it's a nice lens. If it came with better build quality I would have likely never switched to the 50L. Still using a 70s/80s FD 50 1.4 with film which in fact is really the same lens still only much better built than the plastic EF cousin.
 

yorgasor

EOS RP
Oct 23, 2013
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I took my 8 yr old son out on a photo shoot yesterday and he got this great shot.


IMG_9760 by tazasor, on Flickr

Afterwards, we decided it was finally time for him to have his own flickr account. He has some great shots.
 

Dylan777

EOS 1D MK II
Nov 17, 2011
5,515
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Sporgon said:
I've posted this before in the Landscape thread but thought it might had to the 50/1.4 one as it fitted the bill perfectly when shooting straight into the light.

A six frame panoramic taken with 5DII + 50/1.4 @f11 1/10th, ISO 100. Each frame is the same single exposure, no bracketing, just exposed to lose the very highest highlights, working to the strengths of the Canon chip. Even in this situation 11.5 stops of DR is plenty. Another 2 wouldn't have held the sun.
Nice work Sporgon ;)

I owned f1.4 for 2-3yrs. Nice lens.
 

Sporgon

5% of gear used 95% of the time
Dylan777 said:
Sporgon said:
I've posted this before in the Landscape thread but thought it might had to the 50/1.4 one as it fitted the bill perfectly when shooting straight into the lightA six frame panoramic taken with 5DII + 50/1.4 @f11 1/10th, ISO 100. Each frame is the same single exposure, no bracketing, just exposed to lose the very highest highlights, working to the strengths of the Canon chip. Even in this situation 11.5 stops of DR is plenty. Another 2 wouldn't have held the sun.
Nice work Sporgon ;)

I owned f1.4 for 2-3yrs. Nice lens.
Thanks Dylan. Regarding the 50/1.4 I didn't mention it was on manual focus.

Partly because I wanted it on about 8 metres to get maximum dof at f11,

But mainly because the AF has the common 50/1.4 failing : it's broken.

Really must get it sent in some time ;D
 

The Bad Duck

EOS 80D
Oct 27, 2011
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f/2.2
1/400 s
Window light

Love/hate this lens. It is a great piece of glass when it nails focus. And in this case it did.
Can´t wait for the Sigma 50 /1.4 Art and see how it compares to the 50 /1.2 L.
 

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privatebydesign

Would you take advice from a cartoons stuffed toy?
Jan 29, 2011
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Logan, get a 12mm extension tube for the 50mm, at f8 it is just as sharp as the 100L Macro, and a tube is much cheaper.
 

Dylan777

EOS 1D MK II
Nov 17, 2011
5,515
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Sporgon said:
Playing about with my daughter's 1100D. I'm surprised by how much latitude there is in the RAW data. I can pull it around much more than I thought would be possible.

This is just one exposure, no flash, shot on the 50/1.4 @ about f2.8. ISO 200
Bokeh looks good. 2008 is when I first got introduced to dslr. 40d and 50mm f1.4
 

ishdakuteb

EOS 7D MK II
Jul 5, 2012
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...with canon 30d


1. second image was captured in very dimply lit environment (to see how far i can push my ability to hand hold, with violation speed 1/50s, while trying to capture...)

2. canon 430ex ii was used with last image (on camera flash)
 

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Dylan777

EOS 1D MK II
Nov 17, 2011
5,515
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Sporgon said:
Dylan777 said:
Sporgon said:
Playing about with my daughter's 1100D. I'm surprised by how much latitude there is in the RAW data. I can pull it around much more than I thought would be possible.

This is just one exposure, no flash, shot on the 50/1.4 @ about f2.8. ISO 200
Bokeh looks good. 2008 is when I first got introduced to dslr. 40d and 50mm f1.4
Thanks Dylan, I find the bokeh of the 1.4 lens can be quite good if the scene is right.

Here's one that I just couldn't resist; shot at f1.6
I start seeing the point of sharpness is not everything in photography ;D