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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Review Date: Jul 25, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 7 

Pros: Nice background blur or bokeh. AF is adequate. Sharp from f2.8 onwards.
Soft at f1.4 and CA is present.

I love the perspective of the 50mm lens on a 1.6x crop camera (20D).

AF: Low light focusing is OK. I didn't experience any excessive focus hunting in low light condition. Focusing speed although not as fast as the L or ring type USM lens, it's however, fast enough for my purpose ie. Candid shots.

Sharpness: Soft at f1.4 and f2. CA also present at these 2 apertures. But lens get significantly better from f2.8 onwards.

Built: No complaint here. Well build for a plastic lens.