50mm F/1.8 or 50mm F.1.4

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micoruiz
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50mm F/1.8 or 50mm F.1.4
Jun 15, 2012

Hi,

I broke my second 50mm 1.8 Lens a couple of da ys back.

It fell from my (admittedly unsuitable Case Logic Bag, too jampacked with my 350D, 85mm and the 50mm, so the 50mm fell)
First one broke because it fell from one of those Cheapo Camera bags

Now aside from getting a new camera bag? (any suggestions on that by the way?, I'm looking at the Tamrac rally 2)
I need to replace my 50mm prime.

I use the 1.8 as a walkaround and indoor photography (sometimes sports) lens. I heard that the 1.4 would be better but that it has some issues with regard to slow focusing?

So wondering what your insights on whether I should get a 1.8 or a 1.4?

Budget is still an issue, so I'm leaning towards the 1.8 but I can be convinced otherwise especially since the 1.4 supposedly has a better build?

Thanks!

Canon EOS 350D (EOS Digital Rebel XT / EOS Kiss Digital N)
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