The EF50mm f/1.4 USM is a prime lens that is much beloved by professional photographers. What’s so appealing about it? In this article, we find out one photographer’s reasons and also pick up some tips about how to make the most of the lens.
Perfect for leisure trips
I love the EF50mm f/1.4 USM because it is lightweight, and depicts colours beautifully. When shooting in backlight, colour tones are retained easily, and you can even get a beautiful flare. When shopping for a large aperture lens, I was torn between this and the EF50mm f/1.2L USM, and eventually made my decision after considerations about weight and portability.
As a professional photographer, on work trips, I would take a few other lenses with me as they are essential for catering to the clients’ needs. However, for personal trips, I would probably be satisfied even if this was the only lens I brought.