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Canon 40mm vs 50mm

 
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Feb 21, 2014 22:22 |  #16

50 mm mark II is a joke, yes it May have great optical qualities, but due to its build quality go for the 40 mm. Buy cheap once you will buy again !! I had two 50 mm mark II lens both went south bound, purchased the 50 1.4 no proplems so far. btw 40 mm is the pancake lens no other lens can say that.


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Feb 22, 2014 02:25 |  #17

mclaren777 wrote in post #16707938 (external link)
40mm over the 50mm by a long shot!

I wouldn't even buy the 50mm for $25.

ha...i wouldn't buy the 40mm for $25 either....

if you're on a crop, i feel like it should really be 50mm, or if you want wider 35mm f2, or sigma 30mm f1.4..

if you want an f2.8 lens...buy the tamron 17-50mm f2.8...

who really wants an f2.8 prime?

Copperny wrote in post #16708029 (external link)
50 mm mark II is a joke, yes it May have great optical qualities, but due to its build quality go for the 40 mm. Buy cheap once you will buy again !! I had two 50 mm mark II lens both went south bound, purchased the 50 1.4 no proplems so far. btw 40 mm is the pancake lens no other lens can say that.

the 40mm is cheap too...


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Feb 22, 2014 05:01 |  #18

The 40mm is a little gem , I take it with me when I travel .

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Feb 22, 2014 05:04 |  #19

Canon 50mm f/1.4
Sigma 30mm f/1.4


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Feb 22, 2014 11:06 |  #20

Both lenses are way too short for portraits, unless you're using them in a very tight space for some reason. With that said, if you are using them within a very confined area then the 40mm is probably the better choice. It's slightly sharper mid frame and in the corners than the 50mm at 2.8. As for the 1.4, it sucks wide open,but is better than the 1.8 at similar apertures once you start stopping down.




  
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Feb 22, 2014 11:32 |  #21

Krichton wrote in post #16708819 (external link)
Both lenses are way too short for portraits,

No, not really.


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Feb 22, 2014 11:54 |  #22

Krichton wrote in post #16708819 (external link)
Both lenses are way too short for portraits

On a crop camer the 50mm has the FOV close to an 85mm on a full frame body so agreed with the whyfi, not really.




  
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Feb 22, 2014 12:52 |  #23

Sirrith wrote in post #16707741 (external link)
I suggest the 50/1.8 Mk I.

Yeah me too but it's like rocking horse sh1t.. Anyway the 1.4 is better. Better iq, better build, quicker AF, and quiet while focusing...


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Feb 22, 2014 18:24 |  #24

DreDaze wrote in post #16708296 (external link)
who really wants an f2.8 prime?

People who want a 14mm, 100mm, 300mm, or 400mm..... just to name a few.


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Feb 22, 2014 19:50 |  #25

Nick_Reading.UK wrote in post #16709024 (external link)
Yeah me too but it's like rocking horse sh1t.. Anyway the 1.4 is better. Better iq, better build, quicker AF, and quiet while focusing...

I disagree. I had the 1.4 at the same time as the 1.8 Mk I. Iq was the same except for bokeh, the 1.8 has pentagons when you stop down, the 1.4 has nervous bokeh that i absolutely cannot stand. Af is not much quicker, it is mainly quieter. Build quality is absolutely not better on the 1.4 than the 1.8 mk I. External build is the same, both are quite decent. Internally however, the 1.4 is much worse. The 1.4 is known for its weak, breakage-prone af mechanism which is in part due to shoddy design of the moving parts of the lens, whereas the 1.8 is known for being near faultless in reliability.

I sold the 1.4 and kept the 1.8 Mk I.


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Feb 22, 2014 21:52 |  #26

50mm 2.5 macro is pretty nice too.




  
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Feb 23, 2014 02:14 |  #27

kawi_200 wrote in post #16709603 (external link)
People who want a 14mm, 100mm, 300mm, or 400mm..... just to name a few.

i guess i should've said, middle focal length f2.8 prime...obviously once you go long it's good...but a 40mm f2.8 prime on a crop to me doesn't make sense...you can buy a zoom that will cover that


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Feb 23, 2014 05:35 |  #28

DreDaze wrote in post #16710170 (external link)
i guess i should've said, middle focal length f2.8 prime...obviously once you go long it's good...but a 40mm f2.8 prime on a crop to me doesn't make sense...you can buy a zoom that will cover that

You can buy a zoom that covers any singular crops focal length....


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Feb 23, 2014 07:13 |  #29

Frodge wrote in post #16710321 (external link)
You can buy a zoom that covers any singular crops focal length....

You can't buy a zoom that covers f1.4 though, and there's only 1 zoom that covers f1.8, and none that covers f2. There are however, plenty that cover f2.8.


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Feb 23, 2014 07:34 |  #30

I have to say one thing though. I own both lenses. Although the pancake is probably considered technically slow for a prime, I have to say that I use it, and I use it often. There is something about the files I really like.


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