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POLL: "I'm ready to buy a 1.4 50mm, what would you advise"
I don't believe a new one is coming - go ahead now.
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I'm sure a new version will be announced imminently - I'd wait.
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I'd buy the sigma instead - regardless.
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I have a different opinion but you have not given me the option.
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Aug 14, 2009 06:29 |  #1

I'd appreciate putting this to the vote:

I'm ready to buy a 50mm 1.4 but am just hesitating on two counts - Firstly, because of rumors that Canon is about to announce a new 50mm 1.4 model imminently and secondly because of reported reliability issues on the forum relating to the current model. Obviously a new model, if it is within the next month or so would be the way to go. :confused:

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Aug 14, 2009 06:43 |  #2

wait till the announcement/release of 60d,maybe they'l announce a new 50 with it.




  
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Aug 14, 2009 06:45 |  #3

carlitotan wrote in post #8457979 (external link)
wait till the announcement/release of 60d,maybe they'l announce a new 50 with it.

When do you expect that to be? :confused:




  
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Aug 14, 2009 06:45 |  #4

I don't think an new 1.4 is coming so I'd get the Sigma if you live in a place where you can get it adjusted if it's front/back focusing. ;)


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Aug 14, 2009 07:35 |  #5

Buy a used one and stop worrying.


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Aug 14, 2009 08:17 as a reply to  @ jhom's post |  #6

sigma all the way. I've owned the 1.8, 1.4 and 1.2... Of those I liked the 1.4 the best but upgraded it to sigma's version a month ago and LOVE the sigma. It's a much better lens.


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Aug 14, 2009 10:05 |  #7

Been very happy with my 50 1.4....one of my favorites, my guess would be that even if they announce a new one, it will be a few months before it comes out....I myself, don't like to keep waiting for the newest versions, as I usually want to start using them right away....just my 2 cents....good luck....


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Aug 14, 2009 10:13 |  #8

you should but it now.


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Aug 14, 2009 10:14 |  #9

One option not mentioned is buying it regardless if a new one comes out or not. Why wait? If a new one comes out and you really want it, just sell the current one. I love my 1.4. I know there is alot of commentary on this lens (softness, AF, micro USM). Perhaps a used one makes sense so you know its sharp and has no problems historically.


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Aug 14, 2009 10:28 |  #10

jacobsen1 wrote in post #8458328 (external link)
sigma all the way. I've owned the 1.8, 1.4 and 1.2... Of those I liked the 1.4 the best but upgraded it to sigma's version a month ago and LOVE the sigma. It's a much better lens.

An endorsement from Ben is as good as gold!!! ;)


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Aug 14, 2009 11:01 |  #11

Sigma all the way. LOVE mine. Beautiful rendering and the best bokeh of any 50...and I include the 50L in that.


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Aug 14, 2009 11:13 |  #12

Buy now... The economy needs stimulating.


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Aug 14, 2009 11:22 as a reply to  @ amfoto1's post |  #13

Jman13 wrote in post #8459185 (external link)
...and I include the 50L in that.

even the 1.0? ;)


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Aug 14, 2009 11:23 |  #14
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the 50 1.4 is a very powerful lens. (Canon) at f/2.8 it outresolves the sensor all across the frame. It has slightly more barrel distortion than the 50 1.8, but its really not noticable in real world shots. Plus it can easily be corrected in PS


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Aug 14, 2009 11:27 |  #15

My vote is Canon or Sigma now. I love my Canon, but have seen amazing shots from the Sigma. Don't wait.


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