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

Started Jan 23, 2006 | Discussions thread
jrsforums Contributing Member • Posts: 979
Re: Incredible that would even ask this question

chrismosk wrote:

While I have shot with both, it is VERy difficult to tell the
different between shots made from both lenses. Only argument is
the 1.4 is made better, USM, manual focusing while on auto and made
better. Output is practically the same.
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-Thanks CM

I believe the 1.8 is also USM, so should have manual while on auto, also. I have also read that the 1.8 focuses faster.

To each their own....but the 1.8 is a great lens. The 1.4 may be slightly better. However, unless one had a specific need for the slight differences, it would be hard, for me, to justify the add'l $1000 on my measily $3000 5D.

John

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