best 50mm lens for FF ?

Started Jan 8, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: best 50mm lens for FF ?
In reply to harold1968, Jan 15, 2011

Maybe not as fast as the lenses listed, but what about the Canon Compact Macro EF 50mm f/2.5? Ok, focussing is also not upto USM standards, but this is a cheap and sharp lens with gorgeous bokeh.

I've just received a nearly new one from an Ebay seller and it's a fabulous perfomer. Having read many reviews, it came down to this lens and the Sigma 50mm f/2.8 macro, but the Canon came along first at a price too good to resist. This lens is sharp even at large apertures, unlike the 50mm f/1.4, and doesn't have the autofocus mechanical reliability issues of the 1.4. With the high ISO abilities of modern DSLRs, is a lens with an aperture of f/1.2 or 1.4 really necessary?

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