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FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 23 Nov 2008 (Sunday) 18:21
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POLL: "Do you have a 50mm?"
Yes, Canon 1.8
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39.1%
Yes, Canon 1.4
126
30.1%
Yes, Canon 1.2
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7.4%
Yes, but not the Canon brand
21
5%
No, but I want to get one
44
10.5%
No, I dont want to get one/ dont care
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7.9%

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Nov 23, 2008 18:21 |  #1

If you do have a canon 50, do you like it? Do you use it a lot? What situations do you use it most? Why did you choose the aperture that you did (1.2, 1.4....etc)?

If yours is not made by canon, all the above, plus why did you choose to not go with Canon?

If you dont want one, what are your reasons?

If you are wanting one, what is your purpose to buy it?

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Nov 23, 2008 18:27 |  #2

I have a Canon 1.4, I just ordered it and I want to use it for low light. I have a very important shoot in a church soon and I cannot use flash. I chose the 1.4 because of build quality compared to the 1.8 and the 1.2 is out of my price range. I dont know if I use it alot yet but by what I have heard about it I will...


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Nov 23, 2008 18:29 |  #3

I have the 1.8, because it's a cheap way to fill the gap between my 17-40 and 70-200... also good to have something faster than 2.8 for the times flash can't be used... also a great FL on my 1.3 bodies.


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Nov 23, 2008 18:48 |  #4

Had the 1.8 / MKII, was nice and a bargain.
But for more convenient manual focus and 2/3 stop switched to 1.4




  
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Nov 23, 2008 18:51 |  #5

50 f/1.2 here, love it


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Nov 23, 2008 18:57 |  #6

Canon 50 f/1.8, great lens for the price. Have it for low light. Got the 1.8 as i was all I could afford at the time, but will soon upgrade to the 1.4 for better build and MF capability.


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Nov 23, 2008 19:00 as a reply to  @ Johnsoir's post |  #7

picked up a 50mm f1.4 yesterday.... plan on using it for portraits....


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Nov 23, 2008 19:02 |  #8

bought the 50 cuz it was cheap.

love the 50 now and waiting to get the 1.4 when the 1.8 breaks ... or i get more money heh


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Nov 23, 2008 19:06 |  #9

I have the 50 for low-light indoor portraiture. Everything else is usually shot on the 80-200


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Nov 23, 2008 19:09 |  #10

will be getting the .50 1.8




  
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Nov 23, 2008 19:13 |  #11

Can't wait to get rid of the 1.8 and get the 1.4...


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Nov 23, 2008 19:14 |  #12

i have a canon 50 1.4 i use it 90% of the time good for portraits and low light work. i seen some of the 50L images and it doesnt look like its better then the 1.4 and its 3-4 times the price. i say if youre looking for get a 50 the 1.4 is your best bet


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Nov 23, 2008 19:14 |  #13

Yo Tengo f/1.4...


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Nov 23, 2008 19:20 |  #14

I've got the 50/1.4 but I don't use it a whole bunch.


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Nov 23, 2008 19:20 |  #15

I use it almost exclusively.


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