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Would anyone recommend the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8

 
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Jun 21, 2010 11:24 as a reply to  @ post 10399361 |  #16

jeree wrote in post #10400053 (external link)
why not 50mm 1.4?
why always the 1.8?

Because the f/1.4 is three times more expensive than the f/1.8.




  
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Jun 21, 2010 13:35 |  #17

DazJW wrote in post #10400642 (external link)
Because the f/1.4 is three times more expensive than the f/1.8.



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Some people just cant or dont want to spend that much on lenses!

I recommend this lens all the time, mainly for people who are just starting out and only have the 18-55 kit. Also if they have never had a prime before.

I love my 50! even if i do get a 1.4 or 1.2 id still have it probably! its not worth selling!


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Jun 21, 2010 14:05 |  #18

rtidrtid wrote in post #10399346 (external link)
i am seriously considering the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens - however i wanted to know what others think of this?

It's a good purchase if you want to take pictures. Examples below.

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It's an even better purchase if you want to keep most of your money in your own pocket.



  
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Jun 21, 2010 15:42 |  #19

Yes, get it. Put it on your camera, set to aperature mode, set to f/2 and let the magic happen. Make nice portraits even if it doesn't focus right half the time.


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Jun 21, 2010 16:06 |  #20

No !


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Jun 21, 2010 16:10 |  #21

Sometimes, being "stuck with" a particular focal length will force you to take pictures you would normally zoom in/out of - and the ones taken with the prime are better - also forces you to move your feet and get a better perspective/angle.


Invest in a few cheaper/used primes and get ready to get good!


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Jun 21, 2010 18:13 |  #22

Max F wrote in post #10402217 (external link)
Yes, get it. Put it on your camera, set to aperature mode, set to f/2 and let the magic happen. Make nice portraits even if it doesn't focus right half the time.



???....I dont have any problem with focus until i hit some pretty low light.


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Jun 21, 2010 18:41 |  #23

Some of my worse shots are from the nifty, a lot of my best shots are from my nifty ... It's a real love/hate thing.




  
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Jun 23, 2010 23:45 as a reply to  @ TheFrost's post |  #24

Yes. Very cheap, very useful for portrait shots if you cannot afford the more expensive lenses. Yes it is slow to focus on low light, but I can live with it.




  
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Jun 24, 2010 00:57 |  #25

Combatmedic870 wrote in post #10401474 (external link)
Some people just cant or dont want to spend that much on lenses!

I love my 50! even if i do get a 1.4 or 1.2 id still have it probably! its not worth selling!

If people don't WANT to spend $300 for a lens (which is still quite cheap), I honestly think that person shouldn't take up photography.

I think the better build quality, bokeh, IQ, extra aperture blade, and USM AF motor justify the price difference.



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Jun 24, 2010 00:59 |  #26

Yes, I find this lens amazing for the price. I would HIGHLY recommend it. I have tons of pictures of my cats with it if you are interested in samples =)


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Jun 24, 2010 01:13 |  #27

JonSC wrote in post #10417135 (external link)
I think the better build quality, bokeh, IQ, extra aperture blade, and USM AF motor justify the price difference.

I agree with that,
but its the nifty fifty :D, i would recommend it for any new photo enthusiast ,
1.4 is better
1.8 is just dirt cheap


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Jun 24, 2010 01:18 |  #28

JonSC wrote in post #10417135 (external link)
I think the better build quality, bokeh, IQ, extra aperture blade, and USM AF motor justify the price difference.

I am pretty sure the crappy failure prone motor in the Canon 50 1.4 is a downside, not an upside over the slow, but as far as I can tell, reliable nifty fifty!


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Jun 24, 2010 01:26 |  #29

it's a great lens to get people into faster lenses. also, being a fixed focal length you'll get better at composition. i think you'll be able to figure out DOF a bit easier as well.

the 50mm 1.8 was my first prime. later, i decided to replace it with the 85mm 1.8


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Jun 24, 2010 01:26 |  #30

If you compare the AF on the lens to advanced USM focusing lenses it'll be slow but I've never once in my mind thought "hey lens, focus faster!" I've also never taken a look at one of my photos and thought "the bokeh could be much better if I used xxx lens" ..but maybe that's from my inexperience. I like to think it's that I don't care too much for the little things [regarding lenses].

I like primes and the 50mm f1.8 covers that focal length for not much money.




  
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