Canon FD 1.4 50mm as a prime

Started Nov 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
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BasiliskPhoto Senior Member • Posts: 1,008
Re: Canon FD 1.4 50mm as a prime

adymitruk wrote:

Don't you want the lens stopped down one anyway to get better sharpness? I say this and yet haven't found any limitation in that regard when this lens is fully open.

Is the Canon FD 50 f1.4 sharper at f1.8 than the FD 50 f1.8 wide open?

Don't get me wrong - the f1.4 is my favourite lens. I guess my point is that f1.4 is a bit tricky to use (paper thin depth of field), and there are plenty of good f1.8 legacy 50mm lenses out there for next to no money - if your budget is limited.

If you definitely want the max defocus look in your OOF areas, it is probably the best value way to go, (short of a long telephoto).

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