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Old Mar 23, 2005, 9:17 PM   #1
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Just saw this lens for $80 at B&H. Anyone used it? It seems to be much like the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8.
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Old Mar 24, 2005, 7:26 AM   #2
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I have used the 50mm f/1.7 several times on my 7D. That is a wonderful lens. Through the viewfinder you can see it's limited depth-of-field, which makes it great for portraits, etc. It focuses very fast, and is one of the quietest lenses I have.

The only negative I have, is that you really have to back up, because the 50mm as we all know, is a 75mm when mounted on the digital SLR.

I have seen several on E-bay near mint or new for around $25-50. That's all I paid for mine, and it is like new.

The 50mm f/1.4 is more desireable, but much more costly.

You will be very pleased with the 50mm on the 7D.

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Old Mar 24, 2005, 6:10 PM   #3
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I have used the 50mm f/1.7 several times on my 7D. That is a wonderful lens. Through the viewfinder you can see it's limited depth-of-field, which makes it great for portraits, etc. It focuses very fast, and is one of the quietest lenses I have.

The only negative I have, is that you really have to back up, because the 50mm as we all know, is a 75mm when mounted on the digital SLR.

I have seen several on E-bay near mint or new for around $25-50. That's all I paid for mine, and it is like new.

The 50mm f/1.4 is more desireable, but much more costly.

You will be very pleased with the 50mm on the 7D.
Wow, your right. . .that lens is selling on ebay for as low as $10!!:shock: gotta pick me up one of them.
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Old Apr 4, 2005, 2:52 PM   #4
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The medium speed 50mm is probably the highest image quality lens in almost every camera line. The faster 50mm f1.4s are usually not noticably better and cost about three times as much. I have a couple of very good Minolta Maxxum zoom lenses but neither can match my 50mm f1.7.

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Old May 9, 2005, 7:05 PM   #5
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the best minolta lens i have (incl 80-200 f2.8 apo) is:



AF 35-70 f3.5 macro which i got as the 'kit' lens w/ maxxum 3000i



this lens is SHARP and CONTRASTY with good bokeh



it is my experience that any zoom with a factor greater than 2.2X STINKS
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