Besides the heft, is the 50mm 1.4 worth the extra cost over the 1.8

Started Apr 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
John Sheehy
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Re: Besides the heft, is the 50mm 1.4 worth the extra cost over the 1.8
In reply to Bryan Cady, Apr 16, 2013

The 50mm f/1.4 has no heft.  It is a cheaply contrsucted lens, which disassembles itself with even mild falls.

Mine burst into several pieces while falling only about 2 feet onto the grass, when I forgot that it was in my lap while I was squatting to shoot a deer under a big tree limb.  At first I thought that I was just unlucky, but I have heard many such tales in the 8 years since that happened.

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