50mm f1.8 (original) vs 50mm f/1.4 USM

Started Sep 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
Scales USA
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Re: 50mm f1.8 (original) vs 50mm f/1.4 USM
In reply to kyjy, Sep 10, 2012

I just happened to pick a Mark I up two days ago and tested it this morning. It seemed to be very sharp.

This is about the 5th one I've had, they are often found along with old EOS 650 bodies. If you like to manual focus, it actually has a usable manual focus ring. I far prefer it to the newer versions that have been made in various countries over the years.

I also have a 50mm f/1.4, its ok but, IMHO, not worth the current price. Fortunately, I bought mine three years ago at a much lower price than they currently sell for.

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