Camera Jungle Presents Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens


Hello and welcome to this Camera Jungle review video of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens. This is a great lens for anyone who is
serious about photography. It’s affordable enough for an enthusiast
and many professionals will tell you it’s their favorite lens. On a full frame body it’s exceptionally
sharp normal lens. On an APS-C body it becomes a portrait lens
which is very fast, that creates beautiful background Bokeh effects. Let’s have a look at the specifications;
It has a fast and bright f/1.4 aperture that helps you see into the
shadowy details of your compositions. The Ultrasonic
autofocus motor is fast, accurate and very quiet, perfect for
capturing the decisive moment at events like weddings. The 45cm close focusing
distance means that you can be right in on your subject. It has full-time manual focus override
so you can get the focus spot on when working close in. It has an aspherical lens element that completely corrects chromatic aberrations. The 50mm f/1.4 has a place in every photographer’s kit bag. In my own
practice the 50mm is my default lens choice. I only dial
on another lens if there is a clear need for the perspective provided by a wide
angle or telephoto lens. This simple lens
design and high quality construction make it fast and almost silent. On an APS-C sensor camera the 50mm becomes the equivalent of a 80mm
lens in full frame format, perfect for head and shoulder portraits
with blurred backgrounds. The images that this lens creates are so
sharp that they create a benchmark to compare other lenses against. For advancing enthusiasts I recommend keeping a fast prime lens on your camera until you’re able to compose without relying on
zoom and with the f1.4 aperture you’ll also learn to use depth of field
creatively. If you don’t have a 50mm f/1.4 for your Canon DSLR then you should
pick up one of these excellent lenses from Camera Jungle today. See camerajungle.co.uk for our
full range and remember you can always trade in your old
equipment against the cost of your new lens

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