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Dec 12, 2010 12:29 |  #211

patrickf117 wrote in post #11438327 (external link)
nice pics though this thread is for the 50...exif shows taken @ 200mm?

You're right ! But really nice shots ;) !


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Dec 12, 2010 14:59 |  #212

wow, I guess you guys are right. hmm




  
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Dec 12, 2010 21:09 |  #213

Sorry my shots were with a 200mm lens haha

Unfortunately I didn't take any more with a 50 :(


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Dec 12, 2010 21:17 |  #214

smorter wrote in post #11441443 (external link)
Sorry my shots were with a 200mm lens haha

Unfortunately I didn't take any more with a 50 :(

that's why it so fitting that this thread is titled the 50 doubters because of posts like that.


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Dec 12, 2010 21:35 |  #215

patrickf117 wrote in post #11441493 (external link)
that's why it so fitting that this thread is titled the 50 doubters because of posts like that.

...because longer focal lengths are more flattering for most portraits?


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Dec 12, 2010 22:11 |  #216

mikekelley wrote in post #9358158 (external link)
The optics are fine, it's the horrid focusing and build quality that made me sell it and upgrade eventually.

Mine was also super sharp at 1.8, when it hit the focus right.

I took photos of my kids in front of the Christmas tree tonight for our Christmas cards. Although I loved the f/1.8 compared to the f/3.6 of my 18-55mm lens, my 50mm did have problems focusing tonight.

Love the pics I get with this lens, but like you, the auto focusing leaves a lot to be desired...and we're talking about 8' away from the subject.

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Dec 13, 2010 01:19 |  #217

patrickf117 wrote in post #11441493 (external link)
that's why it so fitting that this thread is titled the 50 doubters because of posts like that.

Yeah it's ironic that the OP is a doubter himself :oops:


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Dec 13, 2010 01:20 |  #218

TheBurningCrown wrote in post #11441600 (external link)
...because longer focal lengths are more flattering for most portraits?

yeah definitely agree, I find even 85 can be too short at times on FF


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Dec 13, 2010 04:57 |  #219

smorter wrote in post #11442625 (external link)
yeah definitely agree, I find even 85 can be too short at times on FF

true, on a FF model your 50mm is not a good portrait lens - but that doesn't make you a doubter!




  
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Dec 13, 2010 08:22 |  #220

I loved this lens until it cracked like an egg into two pieces.


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Dec 13, 2010 10:16 |  #221

cskorik wrote in post #11443563 (external link)
I loved this lens until it cracked like an egg into two pieces.

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Dec 13, 2010 11:03 |  #222

cskorik wrote in post #11443563 (external link)
I loved this lens until it cracked like an egg into two pieces.

Hey that could be an artistic fine art still life.Might want to hold onto the pieces for a future shoot :)


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Dec 13, 2010 12:24 |  #223

This thread is funny haha. Did I take good shots with my nifty? Yes. Would I get one again? No. Do I regret getting it as my first lens? Nope. It's just a stepping stone to bigger and better things. I think of it like the PSP and PS3. Can you play video games and movies on both? Yup, but it's not the same and it's not meant to be the same. For those that are interested in this lens you really just have to ask yourself if you can justify the price to upgrade to another 50 like the 1.4's or the L. For me the answer was yes for the Canon 1.4 and I loved it. Would I get one of those again? yes...


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Dec 13, 2010 14:36 |  #224

ni$mo350 wrote in post #11444653 (external link)
This thread is funny haha. Did I take good shots with my nifty? Yes. Would I get one again? No. Do I regret getting it as my first lens? Nope. It's just a stepping stone to bigger and better things. I think of it like the PSP and PS3. Can you play video games and movies on both? Yup, but it's not the same and it's not meant to be the same. For those that are interested in this lens you really just have to ask yourself if you can justify the price to upgrade to another 50 like the 1.4's or the L. For me the answer was yes for the Canon 1.4 and I loved it. Would I get one of those again? yes...


LoL, Yeah you're right. I feel awkward selling it though especially since I can only get 80 bucks for it. Maybe ill use it with extension tubes for some macro stuff.




  
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Dec 13, 2010 15:44 |  #225

ni$mo350 wrote:
=ni$mo350;11444653For those that are interested in this lens you really just have to ask yourself if you can justify the price to upgrade to another 50 like the 1.4's or the L.

Not everyone is going to need to upgrade.


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