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Oct 10, 2008 22:11 |  #1

Finally got the Nifty Fifty I wanted today. I was lucky since it seemed to pass by everyone on the local forum. The guy was harder to get a hold of than most but it paid off. Too dark for Ducks right now so I'll update tomorrow.

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Oct 11, 2008 00:21 |  #2

It's a good lens, really a step up from the MKII's build quality.


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Oct 11, 2008 02:14 |  #3

Congrats on the purchase mate.

I've owned the 50mm 1.8 MK I, MK II, and 50mm 1.4. Although the build of the 1.8 MK I was significantly better than the MK II, I preferred just about everything on the 1.4 over either of the 1.8 versions.



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Oct 11, 2008 02:22 |  #4

I tried out a MK II last month but couldn't bring myself to walk away with it. Mostly the manual focus since I've got hot dog fingers. It's in great shape for an antique so I'm happy so far. Sure is a noisy little critter though, it sounds like a Pixar character.


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Oct 11, 2008 03:16 |  #5

SlowBlink wrote in post #6475883 (external link)
It's in great shape for an antique so.

definitely. my copy is more beat up but i paid only 50 bucks for it so i guess i can't complain much.

SlowBlink wrote in post #6475883 (external link)
Sure is a noisy little critter though, it sounds like a Pixar character.

it actually is more quiet than its 35mm f/2 cousin already.


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Oct 16, 2008 16:23 |  #6

I think I'm hooked on primes now. The colour and contrast straight out of the camera are very good. I just have to get used to the paper thin DOF.


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Oct 16, 2008 16:29 |  #7

DoF doesn't have to be paper thin.




  
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Oct 19, 2008 13:14 |  #8

You're right. :)


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Jan 16, 2009 23:16 |  #9
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Just got a 50mm mk I myself, its awesome!


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Jan 16, 2009 23:29 |  #10

Congrats. I love mine. It's a wonderful lens.


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