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If you were ever on the fence about a 50mm 1.8, maybe this site can cange your mind

 
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Jan 17, 2012 15:38 |  #61

Fligi7 wrote in post #13720734 (external link)
I hear that a lot but how many people's lenses have actually fallen apart on them from normal, or even above normal usage? It sounds a lot more like internet scaremongering that has progressed a bit out of control.

my 50mm 1.8 has been working fine for over three years. One problem is that the nifty fifty is so small and lightweight that people carry them in their back pocket and sometimes they fall out. or it could be internet (POTN) scare mongering




  
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Jan 17, 2012 16:05 |  #62

I doubt the failure rate for the 1.8 is much higher than other lenses. Because it has decent IQ and is so cheap it probably outsells all the other primes combined. We hear about them breaking more often simply because there's so many more people using it.


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Jan 17, 2012 16:15 |  #63

I doubt they break much under normal use, but there is no question the build quality is poor.


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Jan 17, 2012 16:17 as a reply to  @ LudaChris's post |  #64

Truth be told, the photos other people have taken with any particular lens don't play a huge factor in my decision to purchase it or not. There are better photographers than me who could take magical images with a toilet paper roll and two magnifying glasses, and there are worse photographers who (to put it mildly) don't make for good examples of what a lens is (or isn't) capable of. Looking at a flickr stream is a better representation of the varying skill levels of photographers than it is of a lens' true strengths and weaknesses.


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Jan 17, 2012 16:27 |  #65

Veemac wrote in post #13721166 (external link)
Truth be told, the photos other people have taken with any particular lens don't play a huge factor in my decision to purchase it or not. There are better photographers than me who could take magical images with a toilet paper roll and two magnifying glasses, and there are worse photographers who (to put it mildly) don't make for good examples of what a lens is (or isn't) capable of. Looking at a flickr stream is a better representation of the varying skill levels of photographers than it is of a lens' true strengths and weaknesses.

This is completely true. Seeing what a huge number of people can do with a lens doesn't tell me much about what I will do with it. I'll be better than some of them, worse than others.


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Jan 17, 2012 16:37 |  #66

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just out of curiosity...how do you know what lens he used?

That is what I was trying to figure out. But honestly, people need to spot looking at what gear was used and more at the technique. I realize that sometimes you need to see the gear. Just saying.


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Jan 17, 2012 17:44 |  #67

AbPho wrote in post #13721324 (external link)
That is what I was trying to figure out. But honestly, people need to spot looking at what gear was used and more at the technique. I realize that sometimes you need to see the gear. Just saying.

if you keep reading you'll see most of them are in fact shot with the 17-55IS...

i think it's funny those that didn't catch that and continue to talk about not being impressed by the shots, and saying well it's a $100 lens, what do you expect :)


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Jan 17, 2012 17:46 |  #68

:lol:


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Jan 17, 2012 18:02 |  #69

OK, I just got one for $95.00. Maybe I am not used to real expensive or titanium built lenses, but this 1.8 is not as "plastic" as most people criticize it to be. And yes, the AF is noisy, but not noisier than any point and shoot camera.

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And yes, under low light it does hunt. But when it locks in, it locks in. In the low light I switched to Manual immediately and BAM! (a very ghetto attempt at full time manual focus that in the 10 shots I took seemed effective). Here is a sample I just took of my daughters foot
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Jan 17, 2012 23:06 |  #70

DreDaze wrote in post #13721662 (external link)
...i think it's funny those that didn't catch that and continue to talk about not being impressed by the shots, and saying well it's a $100 lens, what do you expect :)

Just goes to show ya......


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