1. Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art

Sigma 50mm F1.4 Art DG HSM Lens for Canon
  • 50mm focal length
  • 75mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras, 80mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
  • F1.4 maximum aperture; F16 minimum
  • Ring-type ultrasonic-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing
  • 77mm filters

This lens shows a professional performance for Full frame DSLRs, excelling in different types of videography and photography, portraits, landscapes, stills, and studio works. It had smooth, silent and precise autofocus, provided by a Hyper Sonic Motor. Its Special Low Dispersion glass and Multilayer coating add to its perfect performance.

2. Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM

Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM Lens - Fixed
  • 40mm focal length, Lens not zoom able, 64mm equivalent focal length on Canon APS-C cameras
  • Minimum focus distance : 0.30m/11.81 inch, F2.8 maximum aperture; F22 minimum
  • Stepper-type AF motor with full-time manual focusing
  • 52mm filters, Lens Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups
  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 100mm 1:2.8

This lens is a compactly structured one which nevertheless provides flawless image quality. It is a portable and travel-friendly fit to kit zooms for APS-C users and is a flawless General Canon EOS-1D X lens for full frame use. Its STM motor helps make its autofocus near to quiet, though not very quick. It gets an 84% overall score and a Gold award at DPReview.

3. Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras - Fixed
  • Weather-resistant standard lens
  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture-50mm F/1.2, Closest Focusing Distance - 1.48 ft. / 0.45m
  • AF with full-time manual focus, 72mm filter size
  • Ultrasonic Motor (USM), Lens not zoomable
  • Purchase this product between May 1, 2016 and July 30, 2016 and get 13 months of free damage protection from Canon. The product must be registered within 30 days of the purchase date to be eligible.

Best suited for dim light photography, this lens provides sharp and clear images, with the quickest autofocus in all of its kind. Its weather safe, sturdy and appropriate structure help reduce flares or reflections, making it unusable in any situation. This lens is a professional quality lens which is brilliant in use for professional or advanced amateur photographers.

4. Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras - Fixed
  • Standard focal length 50mm lens is effective in a multitude of shooting situations and ideal for day-to-day shooting
  • Elements/Groups: 7/6; Diaphragm: Blades 8; Filter Thread: Font 58mm
  • An f/1.4 maximum aperture provides clear imaging in low light situations and shallow depth of field
  • Ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM) operation is fast, smooth and virtually silent
  • Two high-refraction lens elements and new Gaussian optics eliminate astigmatism and suppress astigmatic difference

Comparative to all but the extensive zooms, this version of the Canon EF 50 mm performs exceptionally well in a compact package. It is well portable and high quality in the provision of images.  Though the professionals would go for the f/1.2 version, the f/1.4 still is a brilliant alternative. It managed to get an 87% overall score and a Gold award at the DPReview.

5. Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens
  • 50mm focal length and maximum aperture of f/1.8
  • Great for portraits, action, and nighttime photography; Angle of view (horizontal, vertical, diagonal): 40º, 27º,46º
  • Minimum focusing distance of 1.15 ft. (0.35m) and a maximum magnification of 0.21x
  • Stepping motor (STM) delivers near silent, continous Move Servo AF for movies and smooth AF for stills
  • 80mm effective focal-length on APS-C cameras, 50mm on full-frame cameras.Lens Construction:6 elements in 5 groups

Brilliant for everyday photography, this is a lens also perfectly suited for dim light photography. It has a fixed focal length, and a large aperture which improves its image quality. Its compact design and affordable range make it one of the best of its kind.

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