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50 f/1.8 a 'waste' on a Mk II?

 
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Jan 28, 2007 09:50 |  #1

Hello -

I am eyeing some of the prices on adorama for a 1d Mark II and am wondering, I have my 100-400L, but would a 50 f/1.8 ruin the IQ of the camera? Note my copy is extremely sharp, I am buying this camera mostly for the AF and the high-iso for indoor sports, so I'd likely keep the 50 f/1.8 on the 'rebel'. Summing up, is the 50 f/1.8 good enough to run on the 1d Mark II? (i already know it will work).


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Jan 28, 2007 10:07 |  #2

it's a great walk around lens and a great portrait lens, the 50 1.8 won't bring your cam's IQ, it's a nice lens to have, believe me. For the price, it's amazingly sharp and can take some damn good photos.


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Jan 28, 2007 11:23 as a reply to  @ circa's post |  #3

The 50mm 1.8 is probably my most-used lens on the 1D MKII - and the cheapest lens I own :-) It's quite handy for not drawing attention to yourself too.

All but 2 of my 'Photo-Per-Day 2007' project have been taken with it - it's a great lens.




  
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Jan 28, 2007 11:27 |  #4

I don't think you would have to worry about it. It is awesome and sharp.
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Jan 28, 2007 12:06 as a reply to  @ aussieskier's post |  #5

The 50mm f1.8 stopped down a bit will, most likely, be sharper than your 100-400.


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Jan 28, 2007 12:14 |  #6

It's like putting Walmart tires on a Ferrari :)
But it will work.


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Jan 28, 2007 12:16 |  #7

I hated my F1.8 on my 1DM2's....it was not a bad lens, but the F1.4 is better.....you poured big, big $$ into the body...get the better glass!

But even the F1.4 was not razor sharp wide open, nor did I think it's color and contrast were remarkable (not bad either), so I eBayed it for the 50L....which is not much better acually...certainly not in the 35L/85L/135L league :-(


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Jan 28, 2007 13:00 |  #8

I only got the camera on friday so I don't have a huge library of shots to draw from, but this shot was taken with my 50 1.8 on my 5D. I don't personally find any defects with it if I zoom in at 100%. I don't think it's all that sharp at 1.8 aperture though, IMO it HAS to be stopped down to 2.0 but other than that I have no complaints at all


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Jan 28, 2007 13:05 |  #9

elTwitcho wrote in post #2614432 (external link)
I only got the camera on friday so I don't have a huge library of shots to draw from, but this shot was taken with my 50 1.8 on my 5D. I don't personally find any defects with it if I zoom in at 100%. I don't think it's all that sharp at 1.8 aperture though, IMO it HAS to be stopped down to 2.0 but other than that I have no complaints at all

5D!? Congrats man!

I can't find the shot though.


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Jan 28, 2007 14:11 |  #10

DocFrankenstein wrote in post #2614458 (external link)
5D!? Congrats man!

I can't find the shot though.

Geeze am I ever off these days. That's the second time in as many days that I've done that, lol

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like I mentioned, it's a quickie but the lense certainly holds up very well. At 100% you can see the pores on her nose.

And thank you :)


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Jan 28, 2007 15:52 |  #11

If your main concern is image quality then the 1.8 will do .. if you need a lens that will withstand war like conditions like your 1D then you will want a better lens. But for the sake of the cameras feelings at least consider a 50 1.4.

There have been several reports of 1D's outfitted with 50 1.8 lenses saying that they refuse to go out of the house "looking like that" but they are probably female 1D's.
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Jan 28, 2007 16:02 |  #12

i use the 50 1.8 on my 1D and i love it. it is a cheap, good IQ lens that gets the job done and i don't care if something happens to it. is the 50 1.4 better? sure it is. however, for $70 you get a light, sharp lens.




  
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