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Old Feb 26, 2006, 9:39 PM   #21
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I think you are ggoing to fall in love with it Terry! You have to post some shots. Where did you order it from?
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Old Feb 26, 2006, 9:51 PM   #22
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b&h photo video, of course.
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Old Feb 27, 2006, 3:52 AM   #23
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Hope you'll enjoy your lens Terry! Looking forward to seeing some photos you'll post from it.

By the way, of course I don't expect such big birthday presents from a stranger

All the best

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Old Feb 27, 2006, 2:08 PM   #24
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I've been using the 85/1.8 with good results for basketball and volleyball. However, I sometimes am actually too close and cut off arms/legs, and occasionally end up too dark. I was considering the 50/1.4 - any advice on whether this would be better, or would I have trouble focusing? I'd like to avoid high ISOs for sharpness, so try to keep it to 400-800 range.
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Old Feb 27, 2006, 4:09 PM   #25
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yea, I have that problem too at times.

My advice would be to pick up the thrifty 50 (50mm 1.8) I use this lens ALOT and I think you will be blown away with what you can produce with this cheapie lens.

If you dont like it, your out 70 bucks.

I think Terry will agree, that for the difference in $$ between the 50 1.8 and the 50 1.4, save your money and pick up the 1.8 I doubt you will be doing much shooting at 1.4 anyway

As for noise, I set up a custom noise profile and run 90% of my indoor sports images through Noiseware. It does a superior job of getting rid of the noise and keeping your imagfe natural looking, provided you dont crank up teh levels/.

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Congrats Terry and early Happy Birthday! I am looking forward to hearing your experiences and seeing your photos from your lens! I also have a birthday in April and am going to get the 580EX flash unit. I think I will have to wait a few more weeks though. Glad to see you ordered early enough to allow plenty of time for shipping!

Happy Shooting!

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