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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

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Review Date: Jan 12, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Sharp enough at 1.4. Cheap. Small and light
Cons:
Slowish focusing. Not too close minimum focus. Tacky gold decals around the lens

I read the reviews posted here and was expecting to only be able to use this lens effectively at F1.8 up, if I was lucky. However, I've found that I can get pretty sharp results even at 1.4.
Maybe I'm lucky and got a good copy, or maybe I'm not as fussy as some. Anyway, here's a shot taken at 1.4:
http://www.photodaily.co.uk/image24.htm

The colour version of this pic does have some very slight red fringing on the white, but only visible at 100%