Convince me I don't need the 50mm 1.4

Started Oct 14, 2005 | Discussions thread
OP Evil4blue Contributing Member • Posts: 603
Re: Convince me I don't need the 50mm 1.4

TimT wrote:

If you already have the 1.8, I'd go for the 85 1.8 instead of
another 50mm. I don't think that you'll gain enough in
performance going from the 1.8 to the 1.4 to justify the expense.
The 85mm will give you more natural looking head/shoulder
portraits(less distortion) and I don't see the point of duplicating
the 50mm focal length.


You're right I wouldn't have use for both, if I got the 1.4, the 1.8 would find its way to ebay.

The 85mm is the more logical choice, but I'm pretty sure I've decided on the 1.4 for it. To my eye the 1.4 is a much, much nicer lens then the 1.8.

At this price for the 1.8 (new), it's hard to beat.

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