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

Started Apr 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
keithinmelbourne
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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 19, 2013

Bryan Cady wrote:

I'm thinking of getting a 50mm with 6d kit I plan to get over the next few days.  Except for the 1.8 being much lighter and probably more fragile, do you get much more quality for the price with the 1.4?  I know the 1.4 uses more blades.  I'm looking at it for use mostly for narrow depth of fields.

Bryan, I unfortunately sold my 50 f1.4 because I had a 50L. I recently bought a 50 f1.8 for travel. The difference between the two, from my experience, is great. The 1.8's results are OK, but not as good as the 1.4's, especially AF performance and bokeh. So, with the lower price of the 1.4, I would not hesitate to get one again.

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