5D owners : 50mm f/1.4 or f/1.8 ?

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Robin P
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5D owners : 50mm f/1.4 or f/1.8 ?
Jan 23, 2006

Hi guys,

I thought this question would have been asked before but I couldn't find it anywhere. I want to buy a 50 mm lens and I'm hesitating between the two most common ones.

Which one would you guys suggest with the 5D ?

EF 50mm f/1.4 USM or
EF 50mm f/1.8 II ?

Does the fact that the 5D is a full frame camera change anything (except for a wider angle than the 20D/350D of course) ? Are there little problems on either lens that would be more visible with a full frame camera ?

Where I live (Paris) the former sells for €390 and the latter sells for €115. I could afford either but I don't want to spend money for nothing.

Here is what I have right now :

EOS 5D
EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
(+Hoya UV and polarizing filters)

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