Which is sharper - 50mm 1.8 or 50mm 1.4?

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PeteAce
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Which is sharper - 50mm 1.8 or 50mm 1.4?
Mar 14, 2008

I want to get a sharp 50mm for portraits, but after searching the forum, I'm still not sure which lens is sharper when stopped down to say f/2 or f/2.8?

If the 50 1.8 is equally as sharp, I really don't see why I need to spend $200 more for the 1.4.

So if you have used both lenses, which really is sharper?

Thanks!

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