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50/1.4 or new 50/1.8 STM - which, why..?

 
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Oct 04, 2015 22:26 |  #16

I have used the 1.4 extensively, and currently have the STM.

I would go with the STM all day. the 1.4 was a bit soft wide open. and the STM is razor sharp. I love it. for 115 dollars, there isn't a better lens on the market for that price range.

I find that the AF is spot on every time. at 1.8, its awesome. I actually use it in conjunction with a 85 1.2 L and have no hesitations switching to it when needing something a bit wider.

go with the STM...


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Oct 05, 2015 06:05 |  #17

Sharp wide open is also my experience with the STM and I'm using a crop.


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Oct 06, 2015 03:39 |  #18

The 50mm 1.8 is optically sharper.
It is less expensive.
Has less Chroma.

I would go for either the 50mm 1.8 STM OR the 50mm L

1.8 ad 1.4 don't give a huge difference at all in terms of light and depth of field.


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Oct 06, 2015 07:32 |  #19

I just picked up a 50 STM and even though I've only tested it with crap on my desk, I know I'm going to love it. The Bokeh is great and the focusing speed is good, (its not L USM standard by any means).

What more can you ask for from a £100 lens? Get it, try it.. If you love it then you have saved yourself a lot of money. If you don't, then its only £100 and you can sell it straight away and only lose £20.


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