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

Started Jan 23, 2006 | Discussions thread
Gorim Contributing Member • Posts: 952
Re: Incredible that would even ask this question

jrsforums wrote:

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.

I had to check your profile to make sure you are in the United States.

Whats stores do you go to that are able to sell a 50/1.4 for $1000 ?

I believe its normally in the $350-450 range ? Its not that much more than the $100 50/1.8, especially to someone who chucks out $3000 for a camera body.

And who would pay $3000 for a camera body only to use a $100 50/1.8 lens on it, when a measly 350D/Rebel-XT will get the same quality from that lens, only where the R-XT has the advantage of less obvious vignetting while the 5D has better ISO performance ?

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