Bad rap on Canon 50 1.4

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Bad rap on Canon 50 1.4
Nov 10, 2012

I keep reading how much people dislike this lens.  They say it is soft at 1.4, misses focus, has a noisy focus motor etc.  Frankly, I don't see it.  I bought mine used for $300 about 9 years ago.  I have never had a problem with it, it never misses focus, is very sharp by F4 (pretty sharp by F2.8), does have a bit of a noisy focus motor, but has a decent build quality too.  For the price, hard to beat.

Here is a sample at 1.4 with bounced flash and some minor regular pp work.  This is typical of the shots I get from this lens, with the 7D.

http://artfx.zenfolio.com/img/s4/v63/p1257930332-4.jpg

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