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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Review Date: May 8, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $350.00 | Rating: 8 

Pros: Sharp optics, fairly fast focus, large aperture, better than average build quality, and a small body for such good quality.
Terrible chromatic aberations wide open, micro USM focus motor, and is overpriced if you ask me.

I use this lens on my Canon 20D and Elan 7 for low light photography. My only real complaint is the problem this lens has with chromatic aberations when using larger apertures (f/2.8 and larger).

I don't like the idea that the lens has a micro USM focus motor, but at least it still has full time manual focusing. However it does focus faster than other Canon micro USM lenses like the 75-300 IS USM.

Overall I would suggest this lens for low light photography, or portrait work. I wouldn't suggest it for a walk around lens on digital though, the 1.6 crop makes the lens hard to work with for most subjects. For film though, it works excellent as a walk around lens, low light, and portraits.