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Canon 50mm f/1.0L USM

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The Canon 50mm f/1.0L USM

This is a legacy item. Meaning it's out of production and no new parts can be obtained. It hasn't been made in nearly twenty years.

An ultra-fast standard lens with the largest aperture for SLR lenses ever made in its time. Two large-diameter aspherical elements provide high contrast with low-flare image quality even at maximum aperture. Spherical aberration and curvature of field at close focusing distance are minimized through use of four high-refraction elements and by a floating mechanism.

For those who don't know about this lens, it is soft with an amazingly dreamy bokeh when wide open. Stopped down to f/1.4, it becomes sharper but will remain soft in the edges and corners. It's not necessarily better than the Canon 50mm f/1.2L, but it provides a different and special look.

Please note: This lens focuses electronically, even in manual focus mode. It cannot be focused unless it is receiving electrical power from a Canon camera and therefore cannot be used on adapters.

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On this item, we include a LensAuthority 90-day limited warranty. This warranty covers damage that arises from normal use of the item. It does NOT cover accidental or intentional damage. More details are available in our FAQ section.

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