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Canon 50mm f/1.0 L USM Review

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Canon 50mm f/1.0 L USM Review
Oct 27, 2009

The Canon 50mm f/1.0 L USM is one of the brightest lenses ever produced for 35mm SLR cameras. It has been announced in 1989, and currently it is out of production, replaced by the half-stop less bright 50mm f/1.2 L USM. It is a rare lens: only few thousands of copies were produced, and now you can find an used copy for $ 3500-4000, that makes it one of the most expensive 50mm lenses, surpassed only by the Leica 50mm f/0.95. I have never been a fan of 50mm lenses, they are useless for nature photography, but the unique 50mm f/1.0 has always fascinated me. Canon Italy was not able to provide a copy for reviewing, but luckily my friend Sandro Tessoni bought one some time ago, and in a sunny morning of October we tested it on my 1DsIII, to publish the review of one of the rarest and most fascinating Canon lenses. Enjoy!

detailed review, with full size samples for download: http://www.juzaphoto.com/eng/articles/canon_50mm_f1-0_l_review.htm

comments and questions are welcome!

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