Canon 50mm 1.4

Canon EF 50mm f1.4

Canon EF 50mm f1.4

I would love to own a Canon 50mm 1.4. It is still more than triple the price of the 50mm 1.8. The question is: Is it worth it?

The 50 mm 1.4 is good for taking picture where there is less light, for example taking a picture in the night near a street with few road lamps and some cars driving by. It is also of course good for taking portraits. Compared to 50 mm 1.8 this lens takes brighter pictures and also sometimes it can be felt to be taking sharper pictures as well.

Posted on November 20, 2013, in wishlist and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I have just bought one as I accidentally broke my 50mm 1.8 II so I thought it was the perfect excuse for an upgrade. One of the things I photograph most is children and that extra bit of speed and brightness will make a huge difference when it counts. I actually like it generally at f/2 just to increase the sharpness a little but I also love the slightly soft effect at 1.4 which some don’t like but in my opinion can add emotion into an image. Another thing I notice (and wanted) was the huge improvement in bokeh. The lens does beautiful bokeh compared to the cheap version and this opens up a whole new world with the 50mm in my opinion. Anyway I have just posted my first pictures taken with this lens if you want to look 🙂

    • Thanks for you input! It makes me want the lens even more. I will check your picture which you have taken with the lens.

      • I also forgot to mention I am pleased with the nice colour and I think my photos need little adjustment if any from the raw files which makes me happy 🙂 I went into a camera shop and they let me try the lens out on my camera body so I could get the feel of it and then see the pictures at home which was helpful.

  2. I saw your pictures, they were really nice and full of movements =)

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