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Thread started 23 Nov 2008 (Sunday) 18:21
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POLL: "Do you have a 50mm?"
Yes, Canon 1.8
164
39.1%
Yes, Canon 1.4
126
30.1%
Yes, Canon 1.2
31
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
33
7.9%

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Howard ­ Ting
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Nov 23, 2008 22:20 |  #31

I LOVE the 50mm f/1.4....

but during some lightings (eg low light @ 1.4) the chromatic aberration really gets on my nerves. Do 1.8 users experience this?


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Nov 23, 2008 22:20 |  #32

looking to upgrade to 1.2 for that reason.


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Nov 23, 2008 23:36 as a reply to  @ Howard Ting's post |  #33

Have the 50 1.4, but haven’t used it since I got the 50 1.2L almost three years ago. The 50L is my favorite non-studio portrait lens on my crop, and walk around/street prime on my full frame camera.


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Nov 24, 2008 00:40 |  #34

Gotta have a 50! Ive got the 1.4 myself.


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Nov 24, 2008 00:43 |  #35

Canon Mark II f/1.8

It is a nice lens but, I hardly ever use it since I bought my 17-55mm f/2.8 IS lens which actually has better low light caability than either 50mm f/1.8 lens...


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Nov 24, 2008 00:53 |  #36

have the 1.8 and 1.4, didn't use it much on my crop body, but use it a lot more on FF.

After upgrading to FF, I started using 50 a lot more and found the upgrade worth definitely worth the extra $$. Since I didn't find 50mm that useful on a crop body, I never felt like spending that much on one, but still the 1.8 was cheap enough and came in handy when I needed a fast lens.


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Nov 24, 2008 00:56 |  #37

RPCrowe wrote in post #6747640 (external link)
It is a nice lens but, I hardly ever use it since I bought my 17-55mm f/2.8 IS lens which actually has better low light caability than either 50mm f/1.8 lens...

Are you speaking from a subjective IQ perspective or mechanical operation perspective (focus speed, sensitivity, etc) 'cause from a purely physics perspective, f/2.8 can't transmit light faster than f/1.8...


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Nov 24, 2008 01:00 |  #38

Hmm does broken 50 1.8 counts? ^^


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Nov 24, 2008 01:02 |  #39

EF50f/1.4 and love it! Sold my 50f/1.8 to a local POTNer, since I did not use it -- it is also tack sharp.


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Nov 24, 2008 01:03 |  #40

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #6747671 (external link)
Are you speaking from a subjective IQ perspective or mechanical operation perspective (focus speed, sensitivity, etc) 'cause from a purely physics perspective, f/2.8 can't transmit light faster than f/1.8...

But you can capture a sharp living room, sure, at 1/10 shutter everyone who's moving slightly will look like something out of Silent Hill but the furniture will be tack sharp :cool:

I agree though, IS is great but it isn't a replacement for a larger aperture.


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Nov 24, 2008 01:18 |  #41

this was worth the price (50mm 1.8), that i could afford at the time :lol:. i force myself to use it. i like the portrait shots and i even shoot regular mid-long range shots. just playing with it as much as i can to know what i can use it for later on.:)


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Nov 24, 2008 01:57 |  #42

1.8 because it was cheap and I consider it a fun and everyday sorta lens. The simple fact of having something to shoot with till I get the rest of my kit together.
I am waiting on the purchase of a 85l and 300mml for any nice glass. That is for other primes of course.


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Nov 24, 2008 02:19 |  #43

The poll is missing the other Canon 50s:
the 50mm f/2.5 CM and the 50mm f/1.0 L USM.
Probably not many people have the latter, but the 2.5 is a darn good lens and in quite a few people's bags including mine.


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Nov 24, 2008 03:15 |  #44

1.8 Mk2. Between my 18-55 kit lens, 55-250 IS and my 50 1.8, my 50 stays on my 450D most.


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Nov 24, 2008 03:17 as a reply to  @ nik.hisham's post |  #45

1.8 & 1.4


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