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A Prime Example

Advantages: Low light performance, sharpness, colour saturation and contrast
Disadvantages: Plasticy construction and poor feel of manual focus ring

Overview ------------- The Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 sits in between the cheap-o f/1.8 mkII version and the ridiculously expensive f/1.2 L-series version. There was a crazy f/1.0L lens at one time but this seems to have been discontinued (presumably as nobod ...

buyer991 01.05.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

nifty fifty

Advantages: light , autofocus is fast and sharp
Disadvantages: made of plastic

...a keen photography enthusiast i have decided to take a plunge and upgrade my old Sony a200 system (that i couldn’t get on with) to a canon 7d – the first mistake i have made was buying expensive body and not having the funds to buy a decent lens. I ...

raija88 23.04.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF lens - 50 mm F/1.8 for Canon EF

Cheap as chips but still flashy

Advantages: Cheap, lightweight, sharp pictures
Disadvantages: Noisy motor, lack of zoom

...Anyone who has an interest in photography using SLR’s and particularly Canon bodies should take a look at this prime 50mm lens. Extremely inexpensive for what it is, it delivers sharp images and does exactly what it says on the tin. The feel of the lens ...

carlz2001 03.09.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF lens - 50 mm F/1.8 for Canon EF

Canon 50mm!

Advantages: easy to use, great depth of field and image quality, reasonably priced
Disadvantages: none

I received this Canon 50mm prime lens for my camera last Christmas. ~ Prime lenses ~ A prime len is a fixed lens and this lens is fixed at 50mm so instead of using the optical zoom to zoom in and out, a prime lens means that you, as the photographer, ha ...

aclevername 03.10.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF lens - 50 mm F/1.8 for Canon EF

Great Picture Quality But Not So Great Build Quality.

Advantages: Lightweight, easy to use, great quality pictures, price.
Disadvantages: Design, fragile, noisy.

The Price I purchased this Lens for approx £100 a few years ago. It is available from Amazon for the lower price of £77, which is a great price in my opinion. Jessops.com has it for sale at £85, and there are few available to buy from eBay from pr ...

taz123456 07.03.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Canon EF lens - 50 mm F/1.8 for Canon EF