Why no cheap primes, like Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens?

Started Feb 18, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: Yes, need more affordable primes.
In reply to Barry Fitzgerald, Feb 27, 2011

I've had focus shifts with a number of 50mm lenses you have to work around this somewhat..the Sigma isn't ideal size wise but hardly huge either. On balance surely the best 50mm choice for many mounts.

Life is full of compromises. I might even consider the 43/1.9 Limited, but it is a bit short for portraiture and fairly close in focal length to my 31/1.8 Limited. Sigh. I'm just hoping that my next copy of the 55/1.4 will focus accurately. If it won't, I will not be too disappointed, as my expectations are not high. Focusing speed is not an issue for me, and the three copies that I tested were fast enough for my purposes. The size is just right, and the lens is optically excellent, especially from f2 upwards.


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