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Thread started 05 Feb 2014 (Wednesday) 09:12
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POLL: "Do you still use your Nifty 50?"
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Have you used your Nifty after acquiring a 40 STM?

 
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Feb 05, 2014 09:12 |  #1

Like many I bought the Nifty 50 early on and used it a lot... but then I got the 40 and since then I don't think I've used Nifty at all. How common is this? If you own both and still use Nifty quite often what do you use it for and why?


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Feb 05, 2014 10:14 |  #2

Only own the 40mm.
It's a decent lens, with good IQ from wide open.
To be honest I don't use it much.

On a crop it's still too tight for general use, or not long enough for other stuff.
So I use the 28mm, or a longer tele.


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Feb 05, 2014 10:54 |  #3

Owned the 40mm and used it from time to time, but since i got the not so nifty 50 i use it a bit less...


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Feb 05, 2014 11:45 |  #4

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #16665233 (external link)
Like many I bought the Nifty 50 early on and used it a lot... but then I got the 40 and since then I don't think I've used Nifty at all. How common is this? If you own both and still use Nifty quite often what do you use it for and why?

Heya,

The 40mm F2.8 is overall a better lens. But the 50mm F1.8 II is still a good lens. The 50mm F1.8 II is a full stop and a third faster. That's a big deal for some. The 40mm has better autofocus and a better build. It comes down to your needs and your preferred field of view. Personally I dislike the 50mm field of view on a crop, but it's good on a full frame. I use 35mm typically for my preferred field of view on a crop, due to that.

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Feb 05, 2014 11:45 |  #5

never bought either because I got a really good deal on a Sigma 50mm f1.4


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Feb 05, 2014 12:55 |  #6

First lens purchased was the 50 1.8. Used it for one shoot and all it did was hunt in low light. Was a no go for me and the auto focus is loud. It's just sitting in the box now. I like the pancake better but wish I would of got the 35


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Feb 05, 2014 13:04 |  #7

good question. I just responded to another "nifty-fifty" thread. I'm also guilty of abandoning this humble waif of a lens. What really relegated my copy to the remotest corner of the gear closet, wasn't as much my pancake lens, but the little 35mm f/2. My 50's growing cobwebs.




  
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Feb 05, 2014 15:47 |  #8

I have the Mark I 50, and I recently got the 40. I rarely use either. I guess I prefer some for general stuff, and only use primes when I have something specific I want to do. Both are great, but I guess I prefer the 50, as I've had it forever.


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Feb 05, 2014 16:03 |  #9
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I use the 40 all the time.......as the body cap :p

Joking aside it's an alright lens at a bargain price, but I just prefer other lenses as I have got better ones.


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Feb 05, 2014 16:29 |  #10

Bought a 50 1.4 first, skipped the 1.8 but my 50 1.4 gets left at home often.
My 6D and 40 stm is a winning combo even in low light.


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Feb 05, 2014 16:51 |  #11

I recently got the 40 just because it was $129 on Amazon. lol Why not? I never liked the Nifty Fifty for the AF hunt issue. One thing I can't tolerate is poor AF.
The 40 is nice on my crop, and I found out it's wonderful for walking street photography at night. Slap that puppy on and go. I was looking at the 35/2 but for more than 2x the money it was worth seeing what it can do. No regrets.
The 50 is neat for @ $100, but IMHO the 40 is just an all around better deal for a few more bucks.


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Feb 05, 2014 16:57 |  #12

I bought the 50 1.4....and haven't used it in well over a year. Maybe I should consider selling it....but my copy is pretty good, even wide open, so I just can't let it go, always thinking I will pull it out again.


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Feb 05, 2014 18:41 |  #13

BlackParrot wrote in post #16666359 (external link)
I recently got the 40 just because it was $129 on Amazon. lol Why not? I never liked the Nifty Fifty for the AF hunt issue. One thing I can't tolerate is poor AF.
The 40 is nice on my crop, and I found out it's wonderful for walking street photography at night. Slap that puppy on and go. I was looking at the 35/2 but for more than 2x the money it was worth seeing what it can do. No regrets.
The 50 is neat for @ $100, but IMHO the 40 is just an all around better deal for a few more bucks.

Ditto!


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Feb 05, 2014 19:17 |  #14

get the 50 1.4, sell it after got the pancake! the 50mm AF issue very annoying.


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Feb 05, 2014 20:06 as a reply to  @ tat3406's post |  #15

I like the 50 but I love the 40. I think I have used the 50 twice since I bought the 40. I don't know why I still have the 50 but I just can't seem to part with it.


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