Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens price drop, now $329 ($70 off), and more deals

Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Lens Price Drop, Now $329 ($70 Off), And More Deals

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM at a glance:

  • EF Mount Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/1.4-22
  • Two High Refraction Lens Elements
  • Gaussian Optics Eliminate Astigmatism
  • Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
  • Manual Focus Override
  • Infrared Index
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 17.8″
  • Filter Thread Diameter: 58mm

Canon’s EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens saw a $70 price drop in the US and now is on sale at $329 at the following authorised Canon retailers:

Don’t miss to check also the Canon Direct Store refurbished gear listings, they stocked up and many very good deals can be found there:

Another place to look out for good deals is our list of select Canon deals on eBay

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 shopping links for your country: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Henry Canada | Newegg Canada | Alibaba | Adorama | Canon USA

Save big on Sigma “Art” lenses (up to $200, 24-35mm, 24-105mm, 50mm, today only)

Save Big On Sigma “Art” Lenses (up To $200, 24-35mm, 24-105mm, 50mm, Today Only)

Some pretty good deals on excellent Sigma lenses going on at B&H Photo:

The offer is for today only!

Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC for EOS M review

Rokinon 50mm F/1.2 AS UMC For EOS M Review

Rokinon/Samyang 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Henry Canada | Newegg Canada | Alibaba | Adorama | Canon USA

Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC at a glance:

  • Ultra Multi Coating
  • Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Internal Focusing
  • Low Coma
  • Non Rotating Filter Mount
  • Circular Aperture

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott published another of his thoroughly reviews I like so much. These are real-world reviews with an attentive eye on the examined gear. This time we feature Abbott’s review of the Samyang/Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC lens for Canon’s mirrorless EOS M system. The is a very fast lens (f/1.2!), it’s manual focus, and it comes with superb optical performance, at a price of $449.

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In the conclusion Abbott writes:

[…] the Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC lens […] is [a] nicely compact, well-built lenses in a variety of native mirrorless mounts that offer up excellent, even class leading optical performance. The tradeoff is that these are manual everything lenses with no electronic communication to the camera body. For some that is the ultimate deal breaker, but for some of you that aren’t put off by the premise of these lenses you will find the reality of them to be very enjoyable. If these lenses had autofocus they would sell like hotcakes. They don’t, so they won’t, but those that do buy them will probably cherish them and craft beautiful images with them for years to come.  A 50mm lens with a completely usable maximum aperture of f/1.2 is a rare commodity, and that makes the Samyang/Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 a very special lens…regardless of the mount or system it was developed for.

Abbott’s reviews always come with well made videos. You have the choice to watch the videos below or to go for the written review which comes with plenty of sample images. THe first video is entirely dedicated to Rokinon 50mm f/1.2 AS UMC image quality examination, the second video is the proper review with the final word. Enjoy!

[via Dustin Abbott]

Canon EF 50mm F1.0L review (critiquing a legend)

Canon EF 50mm F1.0L Review (critiquing A Legend)

Edit: the linked article with the review has been removed. The reason is beyond my knowledge.

Photographer and Reviewer Dustin Abbott has taken three months to check and review the legendary Canon EF 50mm F1.0L by modern standards. He breaks down the performance of the lens and why it remains important despite being out of production since 16 years.

Mr. Abbott posted two videos. The 17 minutes video below is the review of the EF 50mm F1.0L, the 18 minutes video after the first video is a more detailed and extensive look at the optical performance and the bokeh quality from this rare and somewhat legendary lens.

The video below puts a detailed look on the EF 50mm F1.0L.

In the conclusion Mr. Abbott states:

Without being contradictory, it is easy to see why the Canon EF 50mm F1.0L never sold much but also easy to see why people are desperate to acquire the rare copy that shows up on the used market. The lens is far too inaccessible for the typical photographer and too optically flawed for most working professionals. The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L has its own share of detractors, but in every way it is far more accessible than its venerable (and more extreme) ancestor. But it is the extreme nature of 50mm F1.0L that also makes it so desirable as a collector’s item. People are intrigued by extremes, and even the optical flaws of the lens will be desirable to some; a challenge to overcome.

The review comes with a huge set of sample pics. The Canon EF 50mm F1.0L is out of production but can still be found on eBay, and it’s not cheap.

[via Dustin Abbott]

Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS IF lens price drop, $299 (was $399)

Rokinon 50mm F/1.4 AS IF Lens Price Drop, $299 (was $399)

The excellent Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS IF price dropped to $299 at Amazon and B&H Photo. It was $399. Excellent deal for those looking for a fast 50mm lens.

  • High performance, fast F1.4 aperture, “standard” 50mm prime lens with Full Frame Sensor Coverage
  • Specialized Ultra Multi-Coating (UMC) improves light transmission and reduces ghosting and flare
  • Internal Focusing design (IF) provides non rotating 77mm filter threads and close focusing to 17.7 Inches
  • Hybrid Aspherical and Aspherical lens elements control aberrations for clear and color-accurate images
  • Equipped with an 8 Blade Circular Diaphragm for pleasing Bokeh and a large rubberized focusing ring for quiet and silky smooth control of focus

Rokinon 50mm f/1.4 AS IF