5D owners : 50mm f/1.4 or f/1.8 ?

Started Jan 23, 2006 | Discussions thread
david thrower Regular Member • Posts: 123
Re: 5D owners : 50mm f/1.4 or f/1.8 ?

Hi Everyone,

I use a 10D and Kodak SLR/C for all my digital work and I would actually recommend a third option. I use the Canon 50mm 2.5 macro lens. I did own a Mk1 50mm 1.8 but the macro lens appears to be sharper and it definately is less affected by lens flare than the 1.8 Mk1.

The obvious advantage is that you get a 1:2 macro facility (I sometimes use mine with extension tubes to get closer - the Canon lifesize converter is quite expensive) and the downside is that you have a max aperture of 2.5 instead of 1.8 / 1.4.

As the 5D seems to be very good at higher ISO's and the full frame sensor gives you "proper" 35mm depth of field characteristics this should hold you back too much.

Best of luck

Dave Thrower

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