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I joined this drop for 299.99. B&H and others have it for 349.99. Might as well. 50mm 1.4 is nice stopgap lens until the IS version comes out.
i like the creamy bokeh of it and how the apeture for me is just right put it on a full frame and it will be amazing but i feel like if they make an L series f 1.4 ill buy it but for this price snatch it
For anyone wanting to be sure they actually get a valid US warranty, I would stay away from this drop. Refer to this post if you'd like more information. Although it's for a Sigma drop, the premise is the same with this Canon drop. https://www.massdrop.com/buy/sigma-150-600mm-5-6-3-contemporary-dg-os-hsm-lens/talk/1930521?utm_source=linkshare&referer=T3XNMA
Edon’t buy this outside America. Your customes fees will be %100 the msrp so thats like $300us
oh yeah l-series and usm allows you to autofocus and manual focus at the same time and supports better ai-servo.
the main difference of the f1.8 and f1.4 is not aperature, it is the increased focus ring, it has a much better focus ring and will last longer it goes in 3 stages for canon the bottom line, no ring, gold ring which is USM, and then l-series which is USM at a better quality and typically all enclosed and weather proof. This means better focusing, faster focusing sharper pictures. Second look at the ETF charts it uses different glass layers which allows for better contrast and resolution that the f1.8 can not achieve as well as lower distortion and fading around the edges both are EF but the aperature is not what makes this lens it is what it can reach at these aperatures it can have very high resolution at fast aperatures while the F1.8 really just can't equate and a better focus ring, I have had it for 5 years and the ring is just barely giving in this is mandatory to get sharp pictures and full resolution quality when using the lense for its benefit.. The f1.8 lasted barely 1 year. L-series seems to last for ever for me but usually I need USM to last a decent amount of time. It is a good price, newegg is about 13 dollars more by a reseller not directly sold by newegg. I spend 350+tax when I got this many years ago.
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It could be but it is 1 year warranty you could buy a 20 year old canon lens on ebay and I would expect it to last a year with decent care, I have gotten this lens soaked, dropped everything you can imagine they are quite durable so I would pay less attention to where it originated and focus more on finding a good repair shop that is capable of fixing this when something does go bad 5-10 years down the road after getting good use of it. The cheapest lens canon make will last easily a year, this focus ring quality should last easily 5 years being hard on it and l-series decades. Main thing to remember when you put it away if it is not an entirely enclosed lens like anything but the l-series bring its focus to the shortest length so the lens is sticking out the least, if it is sticking out a lot and you put pressure on the front it will damage the focus ring. Either way I have had 2 lens break on me after 10 years of owning canon dslr it cost about 50-90 dollars depending on lens to get them repaired in about a week, never used canon's warranty as they all broke many years after all due to the focus ring and is why I have gotten now either l-series or gold ring usm focus rings, all those have lasted me the full 10 years without having to do any repairs
gradetsk
Nicely said!
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Don't waste your money here. Less expensive on amazon and you wont be subjected to customs fees.
Soko
The 1.8 50 mm is cheaper on amazon ( a different lens), but the cheapest 1.4 50 mm on amazon is more expensive. This is a very good price for a solid lens. The difference between the two lenses is the extra aperture ( more background blurring, low light shots...), and an overall better image quality with the 1.4 when stepped down.
Mezz
What you're saying is true, in part. The exposure difference between 1.4 and 1.8 is very very little, it's not even 1/2 a stop. The "blurring" is called Bokeh and again between 1.4 and 1.8 the difference is negligible. The issue (without going into extreme details) is that neither the 1.4 or the 1.8 at this price point provide higher quality images for which a true 1.4 lens is designed. If you want true portrait quality 1.4 focus and bokeh (at 1.4) then you need to step up to a Sigma Art 50 1.4 or an L grade Canon or equivalent Nikon, Sony, etc. lens. The other issue here is whether or not this comes from an authorized Canon dealer and if you get THAT dealer's receipt. If there is no receipt, Canon considers it a used lens (even with a blank USA Warranty card). Canon (like most all the major manufacturer's) require both.
I had a similar experience that wobbowobbo mentioned below. I owned this model Canon EF 50mm f1.4 lens that I purchased online, not from MD. It was not mishandled or abused and it stopped focusing properly one day. I sent it to Canon and they had to repair / replace the 'focus barrel assembly'. I think this is a common problem with this lens and do not recommend it.
Don't buy this!!! Mass Drop doesn't warn people that customs fees on camera equipment is %100 posted price and additional fees. Do not get this off mass drop. Just check your local camera website and it will be less than this prices or danger of customes fees. Never shop on mass drop for these items.
https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/ef-50mm-f-14-usm-refurbished
269.99
Same lens is available direct from Canon with 1 yr US warranty for $329.99.
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Good price on great lens... All of my lenses are L series, except my 50mm f/1.4. This f/1.4 is so good (and so much better than the f1.8) that I decided that 50 f/1.2L wasn't worth the premium.
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Oh i didn't knew that and i kept using it for regular photography since past two years or so...
MEJazz
Yep. You will notice more of a difference in the editing and stuff. The quality on a still is better on the esm lense too at least doing outdoor portraits. The glass is prepped different.

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