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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
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7.4%
Yes, but not the Canon brand
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5%
No, but I want to get one
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10.5%
No, I dont want to get one/ dont care
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7.9%

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Nov 24, 2008 03:20 |  #46

1.8 here, although it is coming apart for some reason, time for a replacement :(
Not my most used tho. My most used is a sigma 18-50 2.8 atm.....




  
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Nov 24, 2008 03:22 |  #47

Owned EF 50mm f/1.8. Sold it for the EF 50mm f/1.4. Sold that for the Pentax Super Takumar f/1.4.

I didn't use the EF one enough to justify tying up that much cash in it.. the MF lens is a delight to use, very well damped, same sharpness wide open as the EF 1.4 and is a great deal smaller. I like it. All for $60...


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Nov 24, 2008 03:24 |  #48

Zander Albertson wrote in post #6745697 (external link)
I have the 1.8, because it's a cheap way to fill the gap between my 17-40 and 70-200... also good to have something faster than 2.8 for the times flash can't be used... also a great FL on my 1.3 bodies.

Everything that Zander said, but I got the 1.2.




  
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Nov 24, 2008 11:25 |  #49

Yeah got the cheapo 1.8, but it always amazes me at what it can do for the outlay.


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Nov 24, 2008 14:53 |  #50

clickcanon40 wrote in post #6746390 (external link)
wow, thank you for that post Wimg. Since you seem to know a lot in this department. What other, if any, primes would you suggest for me based on my lens set below?

First of all, thank you for your kind words.

Looking at the pictures in your gallery, and your current lens and camera setup, I would suggest a 28 F/1.8 or 24 F/2.8 or 24L if you can manage the budget for the latter, and maybe an 85 F/1.8 or 100 F/2 or even 85L, the latter again only if budget is not a constraint. But first, 28 F/1.8 or better a 24, F/2.8 o rL. Even a 24 F/2.8 would do well, as I think you'll benefit more from a 24 than from a 28. I think you will really like a short "standard" lens on a 40D.

In addition, probably a Tokina 11-16 F/2.8. Not a prime, but close enough. You are missing an UWA, and it shows occasionally. Some of your pics would probably work even better with a wider AoV, taken from the same point, or for you to get even closer to your subject.

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Nov 24, 2008 14:56 |  #51

macroimage wrote in post #6747954 (external link)
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.

It is very good indeed, the F/2.5 CM. Sharp from wide open. I sold mine because I didn't really use it anymore, and I could use the money.

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Nov 24, 2008 15:54 |  #52

anyone have this lens...50 1.0 L
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Nov 24, 2008 15:57 |  #53

I like a normal lens for composition studies and shooting art.

My new favorite is an 80 f/2 on medium format.


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Nov 24, 2008 16:13 |  #54

Having one and using one are two different things.

I bought a 50/1.4 as part of my first kit when I bought my XTi. I bought it because I always had a 50mm lens with my previuos SLRs (both non-Canon). I used it occasionally until I bought a 17-55/2.8 IS. Now, I don't use the 50/1.4 at all. It's my fastest lens. But if I need fast, the 85/1.8 or 135/2L are fast enough.

I'll probably sell it to help pay for a 400/5.6.


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Nov 24, 2008 16:40 |  #55

clickcanon40 wrote in post #6746800 (external link)
Thats what I've heard, Hope you're right.... If not will you refund my money? :lol:


I said that's MY reason for owning it. Get your own reason. :D


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Nov 24, 2008 18:02 |  #56

pratman64 wrote in post #6751632 (external link)
I said that's MY reason for owning it. Get your own reason. :D

I want a faster lens than 2.5 (my current fastest) because I need low light shot, DOF for portraits, and I have heard it is really sharp. Thats my reason and I'm stickin to it.

There ya go! :p


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Nov 24, 2008 18:08 |  #57

clickcanon40 wrote in post #6752163 (external link)
I want a faster lens than 2.5 (my current fastest) because I need low light shot, DOF for portraits, and I have heard it is really sharp. Thats my reason and I'm stickin to it.

There ya go! :p

Well, go 50L in that case :D. It goes to F/1.2.


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Nov 24, 2008 18:12 |  #58

I bought the 1.8, mainly to see what it was like to have a "Fast" lens, didn't want to spend too much on something I maybe don't have the experience to use (yet). Enjoyed using it so far, just need to use it more!




  
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Nov 24, 2008 18:15 |  #59

wimg wrote in post #6752189 (external link)
Well, go 50L in that case :D. It goes to F/1.2.

If you'll pay the difference between it and my 1.4 I would be happy to have one! :lol:


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Nov 24, 2008 18:18 |  #60

clickcanon40 wrote in post #6752229 (external link)
If you'll pay the difference between it and my 1.4 I would be happy to have one! :lol:

Well, unfortunately (for you anyway) I was planning to buy a 135L with the difference, once I have saved up that difference :lol:.

Kind regards, Wim ;)


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