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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 - At what aperture is it sharpest?

Discussion in 'Canon Lenses' started by Ulriksen, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Ulriksen

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    As the title says; at what aperture would you say the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM ​lens is sharpest?
     
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    Probably around 2.8 - 5.6
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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    It's a good bet that F8 is going to be near the sweet spot of most lenses.
    Many people will also say that the sweet spot starts at about 1 or two stops down from wide open.

    So, F4 to F5.6 would be my guess for this lens...and it sounds like the tests will prove that.
     
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    Mine is very sharp from f2.8 to f11 but I don't hesitate to use it wide open it will produce a dreamy feel and is still consideribly sharp but will introduce some CA.
     

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