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Okay, what should I replace my nifty fifty with?

 
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Apr 09, 2009 17:50 |  #1

I'm pretty much done with my 50mm 1.8. It just isn't working for me because the AF is too slow, and all my shots at f2.8-f1.8 seem softer than I would like. I also get more misfocuses than I would like unless I am shooting a relatively static scene.

So, what I want is:

F2.8 or faster
Portrait range
Accurate AF that is noticeably faster than the 50
$400 used at most.
I wouldn't hate 1:2 or better macro ability, but that is secondary to the above.

Please pick something for me, I am tired of looking at lenses! Gear is listed in gear list.


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Apr 09, 2009 17:56 |  #2

Canon EF-S 60mm macro fulfills all your requirement.
Other choices, EF 50mm f/1.4, Sigma 30mm f/1.4


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Apr 09, 2009 18:02 as a reply to  @ ahendarman's post |  #3

I just went through the same thing and got the 85 f1.8 and love it. The 2 things that kept me from getting the 60 were EF-S and f2.8.


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Apr 09, 2009 18:23 as a reply to  @ chukdivad's post |  #4
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85 f/1.8 I have the nifty fifty and used my friends 85 and LOVED it compared to my fifty.




  
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Apr 09, 2009 18:24 |  #5

50 1.4 is the best that Canon 50mm from f/2 and up.


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Apr 09, 2009 18:39 |  #6

have you tried using the auto-focus assist on your 430EX with the fifty?


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Apr 09, 2009 18:41 |  #7
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I've heard great things about the 85mm f/1.8 and the 100mm f/2. Both of those will be in your price range used, if you can find them.


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Apr 09, 2009 19:28 as a reply to  @ Statement's post |  #8

60mm 2.8 or 85mm 1.8


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Apr 09, 2009 19:38 |  #9

I heard the one of the 50mm macros (canon or sigma?) was a very smart choice - always sharp, and nice size as well.




  
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Apr 09, 2009 19:44 as a reply to  @ cccc's post |  #10

I'm in the same position as the OP...for what it's worth, I'm pretty sure I'm going with the 85 1.8

I walked around today with one of my telephotos set at 85mm and I felt very comfortable with the length




  
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Apr 09, 2009 20:10 |  #11

I have both the 60 macro and the 85 f1.8, and wholeheartedly recommend the 60. It's a truly awewome lens on a crop camera - fast focusing, perfect length, sharp, macro capability. It's by far my favourite lens. There's just nothing about it that I don't like.


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Apr 09, 2009 20:11 |  #12

85 f/1.8




  
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Apr 09, 2009 20:27 |  #13

I have bought a Sigma 50 1.4 to replace my 50 1.8, but until B&H gets past passover holiday I won't get the lens.
I have heard that the IQ is fantastic, but possible AF problems with some lenses. You said you didn't want soft IQ, so this one might be worth looking at.
See this thread for more many opinions:
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=670053


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Apr 09, 2009 21:27 as a reply to  @ guntoter's post |  #14

Get the 60. It made my nifty look baaad, and that was a good copy of the 50. The 60 is sharp as a tack, is light, focuses fast, and beautiful. Good luck with your decision. Having the macro capability never hurts either.


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Apr 09, 2009 21:29 |  #15

50mm f/1.4


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