Darkwand wrote in post #11707718
Does anyone here have the Canon 17-55 and this lens and use them both frequently?
I feel that a f/1.4 lens would be nice during the dark winter nights of Scandinavia when streetlights are all that illuminates the cities. I would want the 50mm to increase the shutter speed for shooting "moving" things f/2.8 doesen't really cut it at acceptable ISO numbers when photographing people.
I have both but if I'm out and about the 17-55 is the one on the camera. If it's a night scene I would normally be using a tripod anyway and not all that concerned with the very shallow DOF nor moving objects. I do also use the 50mm 1.4, but mostly for portraits. Occasionally when I'm out specifically to play around with the camera I will opt for the 50 1.4 for the wider aperture and playing around with shallower depth of field.
I used to pull out the 50 1.4 for inside shots but since I got the Sigma 30 1.4 I find it to be more versatile inside on a crop. I have a soft spot for my 50 1.5 because it's the first lens I bought after the kit lens, but sometimes I feel it's a little neglected.