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Sell the Nifty Fifty?

 
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Aug 31, 2010 22:06 |  #1

Just ordered a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 for my 7D...Should I sell my Nifty Fifty? Is there any reason I should keep the 50mm?..Trying to think of if I'd ever choose the Nifty over the Sigmagic. :confused:


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Aug 31, 2010 22:07 |  #2

I heard the Sigma is really terrible at 50mm. ;)


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Aug 31, 2010 22:09 |  #3

KingLou wrote in post #10826909 (external link)
I heard the Sigma is really terrible at 50mm. ;)

Haha...I figure the focal lengths are somewhat close together for what I shoot. If it were an 85mm, I wouldn't be questioning selling it.


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Aug 31, 2010 22:11 |  #4

30mm makes you get pretty close for tighter portraits (like head and shoulders) so I prefer 50mm for that.


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Aug 31, 2010 22:14 |  #5

The Nifty is so cheap that you might as well keep it around as a backup. Unless you're in dire need of the cash, I guess.


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Aug 31, 2010 22:17 as a reply to  @ tkbslc's post |  #6

I think there's enough difference between 30 and 50mm to justify keeping it. The fact that they are so cheap is some additional justification. It's not like you dropped $600 on it....and could stand to get a few hundred back. If I were you I'd keep it. In fact, I have the 50, and want a Sigma 30 in addition.....although I have a crop body which makes the difference a fair bit greater.


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Aug 31, 2010 22:25 |  #7

That's true that its a rather cheap lens and its not like I need the money. I just hate keeping stuff around that I don't use. Maybe I'll give it to my girlfriend if I really end up not using it. Decisions, decisions.


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Aug 31, 2010 22:52 |  #8

I would use both a 30 and a 50 on a crop body, they're fairly different focal lengths.


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Aug 31, 2010 23:42 |  #9

Yeah I regretted letting mine go, two years later I added one back into the mix, it's almost a staple but I got lucky and found a really great, sharp copy.




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Aug 31, 2010 23:43 |  #10

I've bought and sold the nifty 3x because I rarely use it. But after I sell it, I always seem to find something I need it for. It is so cheap, no reason to sell it, honestly, unless you get another 50 of some kind.


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Aug 31, 2010 23:46 |  #11

I don't think it's worth the trouble to sell it. I use mine when I want my camera to be light(er) and compared to my other lenses it feels like I have a body cap on the camera with it. For the cost it really performs well.


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Sep 01, 2010 00:22 as a reply to  @ Zerimar's post |  #12

I MAY at some point go for the 50 1.4 or 50 1.2L.....but heck, I can get great shots with the nifty, so I have very little motivation to do so at this time considering the price discrepancy. Focus is a little slow, but I'm not using it for sports or kids or pets.

I really gotta call the nifty the best value lens around. That's what I heard before I got it....and now that I have it, I'm convinced. It's one of those lenses that just really, really doesn't HURT to have on hand. And if you break it or otherwise eff it up.....well, I know I wouldn't cry.


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