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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM (2)

 
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Jan 26, 2014 23:07 |  #1411

Hey fellow 1.4 owners, I am thinking of upgrading from a plastic 1.8ii. I dont need to but thinking about it to complement the other 58mm filter thread and USM lenses I have: 28/1.8 and 100/2.

Have a few Q's.
How does this lens feel when manual focusing compared to a real USM lens?
How's the speed of the AF motor?

thanks, I'll try and read thru the last 20 pages this week.


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Jan 27, 2014 17:33 as a reply to  @ jvz09's post |  #1412

Have a few Q's.
How does this lens feel when manual focusing compared to a real USM lens?

Ring feels cheap and ugly. But it works. Not enough for fine tuning, ring does have a slight dead zone if you will.

How's the speed of the AF motor?

Pretty fast, but depends on light. Hunts more in lower light, and wide open not pin point accurate.


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Jan 27, 2014 17:34 |  #1413

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Jan 28, 2014 08:52 |  #1414

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Jan 28, 2014 14:39 |  #1415

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Jan 28, 2014 15:54 as a reply to  @ JasonMK's post |  #1416

It is snowing here in the south today...has been coming down for almost 5 hours now. I came home early to avoid the crazies that don't know how to drive in it...went out back to take a few pictures with the rugrat...she loved the snow, it was her first time seeing it.

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Jan 28, 2014 23:16 |  #1417

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Jan 29, 2014 19:32 |  #1418

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Jan 30, 2014 00:20 |  #1419

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Jan 30, 2014 00:24 |  #1420

That R8 is awesome! cant wait to do some motoring photography with my 50mm. Now I just need to find a nice car :)


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Jan 31, 2014 00:09 |  #1421

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Jan 31, 2014 04:50 |  #1422

^^^Have you thought about cropping that photo (which I love, by the way) to remove the things on right hand side?


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Jan 31, 2014 06:53 |  #1423

I still really like this lens...I wish it was sharp wide open but it is pretty good stopped down...

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Jan 31, 2014 10:56 |  #1424

JasonMK wrote in post #16652086 (external link)
^^^Have you thought about cropping that photo (which I love, by the way) to remove the things on right hand side?

Good suggestion.

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Jan 31, 2014 18:13 |  #1425

^^^very nice edit, draws your eyes more to where you want people to look without being pulled to far off to the right.


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