liupublic wrote in post #12959290
If that is the case, how about saving $400 from buying Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 and just use Sigma 50mm f/1.4 in manual focus mode only?
Using the MF ring for pure Manual Focus shooting (this applies to all of Canon's AF 50 offerings and Sigma's 50) is a recipe for pain when compared to Zeiss offerings. The MF ring on AF lenses is a novelty if you plan to using the lens at its larger apertures.
The Devil wrote in post #12959521
And recommending a manual focus lens on a CROP body is quite silly, crop bodies have tiny viewfinders and you can't change the focusing screen on 'em(perhaps you can on some, someone more knowledgeable should correct me here).
You can switch them out but they're not as easily accessible as the XXD or XD cameras. You don't have to unscrew a bunch of crap but its a bit of a clunky process. With that said I wouldn't get into Manual Focusing on a Rebel series camera if you don't plan on using a focusing aid (via Live View or a Precision Matte focusing screen). Here's a photo I had taken with my C/Y 50/1.7 wide open on a Rebel XT...
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And here's my 28mm f/2 Nikkor AI at f/2...
People complain about the supposed shooting speed of Manual Focus shooting but I've come to find you can be just as quick if not quicker if the subject isn't moving quickly. Reason for this is not having the muddle with AF points or hoping your camera will focus on the exact spot you want. When manual focusing you compose, focus and shoot.