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Testing the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon is my Photo Camera brand for bodies and lenses. I feel quite comfortable with Canon. The service and the quality obtained are optimal. The next jump will be to Hasselblad, no doubt.

During the search to obtain the best floral shoots or garden views I am continuously testing new lenses and photo gadgetry. This week I was invited to test the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM. and here follows my opinion and some photo test samples.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM:

  1. The Canon EF 50 mm f/1.4 USM is fast, inexpensive, sharp and small.
  2. The Canon EF 50 mm f/1.4 USM is perfect to work under low light conditions, above all if you posses flash aversion as it is my case.
  3. The Canon EF 50 mm f/1.4 USM is very popular between professional photographers due to its image quality.
  4. Optimal sharpeness can be obtained between f/2.8 and f/4.0
  5. Below f/2.8 you can obtain a sort of a dreamy look if so you desire and still preserve quality.
  6. It is very useful for travelling and excelent for portraits and full body portraits. I use it mainly for flower and plants portraits as well as for gardens landscape.
  7. The Canon EF 50 mm f/1.4 USM was introduced in 1993. Its Maximum format size is 35mm full frame.
  8. Focal length 50mm. Diagonal Angle of view (FF) 47º Diagonal Angle of view (APS-C) 31º.
  9. Maximum aperture f/1.4 Minimum aperture f/22
  10. Lens Construction • 7 elements/6 groups 2 high refraction glass elements

Conclusion: strongly recommended.

You can check other test for Canon Lenses at Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L USM test

Photo Test Samples:

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Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L USM TEST

The Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L USM is a classic between pro photographers.

While many may consider it a lense with shortcuts for landscape photography the truth is that this lense is excelent for landscape, action sports and portraits. You can check John Shaw landscape photography to create an opinion.

For me, a botanical photographer,  the Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L USM is an outstanding lense for capturing live occuring around the world of flora. I also find it excelent for architecture and design objects. Finally, if you like to document the private life of profesionals, that is my case, you will find a whole new world of senses and detail when shooting. My last new project “Live of a fisherman in Meditteranean waters” was 80% done with this lense and a Canon 5D MarkII.

Here I add the lense data plus photo samples taken for testing purposes.

Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L USM Data:

  • Focal Length Range 70-200
  • Angle of View Diagonal  34º 12º
  • Angle of View Horizontal 29º 10º
  • Angle of View Vertical 19º30´7º
  • Lenses/Groups 18/15
  • Aperture Range Wide/Long f/2.8-32

Photo Samples for test by VCrown:

Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L USM TEST set

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