Canon 50mm f/1.4

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This is Canon’s better non-L series 50mm lens that features a f/1.4 aperture.

The wide aperture allows the lens to be used in dim lighting, but it shows better sharpness stopped down to f/2.0 or so. The lens blurs backgrounds nicely, but because of its wider depth of field it cannot do nearly as good a job as the 85mm lenses can. It’s a good lens for group portraits or spontaneous indoor pictures, especially when you don’t want to bother everyone with your flash.

Does Not Include: lens hood

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

There is an old urban legend, that when NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. NASA scientists spent $2 billion to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside down, and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to 300 degrees Celsius. The Russians used a pencil.

This is the pencil of 50mm lenses. You can spend a lot more and get something cool and fancy. This just does the job efficiently and at a good price. Small enough to fit in your pocket, it’s nice to carry around “just in case I need a wide aperture.” This one’s a very nice lens at a bargain price. The AF motor is a bit buzzy and not the quickest or most accurate, though.
March, 2014

Filter Size
58mm (nonrotating front element)
0.65 lb
(ES-71II not included)
Minimum Focusing Distance
1.5 feet
Maximum Magnification
Angle of view: (full frame)
46 degrees
Zoom method
Image Stabilization
Focusing System
Internal, Full time active, Micro-USM motor
Aperture Blades
8, curved, octagonal
Low Dispersion Elements
Fluorite Elements
Aspherical Elements
Weather Resistant
Flare resistance
Minimal ghosting, moderate to marked contrast loss
Canon EF
Crop, Full frame

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $3.00 $19.00 $22.00 $7.33
4 days $3.00 $20.00 $23.00 $5.75
7 days $4.00 $27.00 $31.00 $4.43
10 days $5.00 $36.00 $41.00 $4.10
14 days $7.00 $47.00 $54.00 $3.86
21 days $9.00 $63.00 $72.00 $3.43
30 days $12.00 $80.00 $92.00 $3.07
45 days $15.00 $104.00 $119.00 $2.64
60 days $18.00 $122.00 $140.00 $2.33
90 days $23.00 $157.00 $180.00 $2.00
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $19.00 $6.33
4 days $20.00 $5.00
7 days $27.00 $3.86
10 days $36.00 $3.60
14 days $47.00 $3.36
21 days $63.00 $3.00
30 days $80.00 $2.67
45 days $104.00 $2.31
60 days $122.00 $2.03
90 days $157.00 $1.74

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