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50mm 1.4

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by spender, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. spender

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    Im thinking of ordering this lens soon. Any suggestions on a cheap place to pick one up?
     
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    Is there really THAT much difference between 50/1.4 and 50/1.8?
     
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    next question. wile looking around. i noticed sigma has a 50mm 1.4 as well. a bit pricier, but my friend has the 50mm 2.8 and loves it. anyone have any suggestions or experience with either lens ?
     
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    Yes, IQ, build, focus...etc
     
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    Go canon!
     
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    I have heard both good and bad things about the siggy 50 f1.4...more bad than good.

    Go Canon!
     
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    I love my Canon 1.4 but would probably be just as happy with the 1.8 and the extra money in my pocket. I had the 1.8 before and really liked it and although it looked cheaply made I never had any issues. No experience with the Sigma.
     
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    The smoother bokeh of the 1.4 isn't a factor for you?
     
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    I don't know if I'd every rely on the 1.8, but its fun to get creative with. Maybe I'm not giving it enough credit.
     
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    Mine fell apart with only light use. I would say it doesn't totally deserve the credit.:lol:
     
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    I find the 1.4 isn't usable under 1.8 anyway, the photos look really dreamy. It is a better lens no question but you could buy 3 or 4 1.8's for the same price as 1 1.4, is it that much better? Even the build quality isn't great on the 1.4. Better than the 1.8 for sure but it is still my cheapest looking/feeling lens for sure. But what did I buy? 1.4 even with all of my arguments against it. Guess all I am trying to say is if money is an issue the 1.8 is a fine lens.
     
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    i find this interesting. i have been reading around on posts for a few days now. and i see alot of people comparing these lenses and some people think theres not that much of a difference between these 2 lenses. But there are also people who say, in some ways that the 1.2 isnt that much greater than the 1.4. I dunno what to say. i should have just ordered it, haha.
     
  15. GBP

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    Mine is incredibly useable at f/1.4. When you nail your focusing, this lens at 1.4 is great.

    I am with Arod and think that the 50 f/1.4 is better than the 1.8. I own both; I sold my 1.8 a month after I purchased the 1.4 because of its weaker construction, lack of color contrast, and it plainly is not as sharp as the 1.4. For the $$$$, the 50 1.4 is by far the best lens I own considering its price tag; hands down.
     

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