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Old May 5, 2010, 5:14 AM   #1
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Default Canon 50mm / 1.8 II

Now I have a Canon 50mm (€ 99), I use Canon DSLRs since 2003, but this is my second Canon lens - 18-55 also bought this year.

I prefer Sigma, Tokina, Tamron - not willing to pay twice the price (or more) for Canon's lenses.

It is cold, windy, rainy ... let's wait for better weather to make some pictures - and especially VIDEOs with this lens and Canon 550D.

50mm/1.8 II came TWENTY YEARS ago to market
It took a long time to reach me.

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Old May 5, 2010, 5:57 AM   #2
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some test pictures

f=1.8


f=10


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Old May 5, 2010, 6:06 AM   #3
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Nice! Where have you bought the nifty fifty for € 99? Looking forward to get one too
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Maggo,

The 50mm 1.8 is a nice budget prime. But if you want better low light AF, the ef 50mm 1.4 is actually better when the light drops down as the 1.8 hunts when the light is very low.
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The 50mm 1.8 is a nice budget prime. But if you want better low light AF, the ef 50mm 1.4 is actually better when the light drops down as the 1.8 hunts when the light is very low.
Can you explain that to my wife please

It would be my first prime lens - if I don't like the "foot zoom", I can sell it... if I like it, maybe I move up to the 1.4 some day
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Get one in the states, a gray market one that way you get an international warranty if it comes form Europe or Asia.

But tell the wife it takes pictures with a bit nice bokum effect. das Opjektiv ist toll, um Famielenfotos zuhause auf zuhaengen. ich hoffe, dass das die Ehe frau ueberzeugt. viel Gluech.
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viel glueck. wenn du das ueberzeugungspiel beherrscht hast, sag bescheid, bitte. ich koennte es auch benutzen
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Old May 5, 2010, 3:05 PM   #8
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I thought to buy Sigma 30mm/1.4 or Sigma 50mm/1.4 ... Canon 50mm/1.4 ... each 4x as expensive .. and much heavier!

You must know, WHAT you need (and how often!) ... or if your father is Rockefeller, you can buy Canon 50mm/1.2

I like Canon 50/1.8 II - it's a good lens - Sigmas I have enough (also fine)


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This is a very good lens for the price. My friend got his 3 years ago for $70 USD. I got mine for $100 shipped few months ago. Why does the price on lenses going up so much while the cameras are selling dirt cheap. I got my XSi with 2 kit lenses for $583 after a $50 loyalty rebate. Is it because the kit lenses have no value?

I prefer this lens over my kit lenses. I never did like zoom lenses. The next lens I want to get is a 28 mm f2.8. The 28mm f1.8 is out of my price range.

By the way, your test pictures came out very nice.
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lenses do not lose their value as they have a longer lifespan then camera. If you brought the kit lenses by them self the 18-55 IS sells for about 160 dollars and the 55-250 sells for 250 dollars. And they really do not move much unless they are on rebate or they are getting discontinue.

If you are looking at the ef 28 2.8, you may also want to look at the sigma 28 1.8 it about 100 more, but you get a brighter lens, and it is 100 less the the ef 28 1.8.
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