Besides the heft, is the 50mm 1.4 worth the extra cost over the 1.8

Started Apr 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
sean lancaster
sean lancaster Veteran Member • Posts: 7,230
Re: Besides the heft, is the 50mm 1.4 worth the extra cost over the 1.8

sean lancaster wrote:

JLim22 wrote:

In terms of image quality, I would say Sigma is the best of the three. You just need to find the one that focuses properly. I also have the Sigma 35mm, so I'm not in a hurry to get a 50mm. But it would be nice if I can find a good Sigma 50mm soon...   50L is out of my price range, so no need to talk about that one. Haha.

Starting tomorrow, the 50/1.2 L should go on sale for nearly $200 off. I think I'll buy it. I went cheap on the 35 (f/2) just for when I need a little wider, but I'll have the 50/1.2 on my camera 90% of the time. But if I had gone with the Sigm 35 then I was going to go with the Sigma 50 to pair with it just based on wide open IQ (and the increased cost of the Sigma 35 ruled out also getting the 50/1.2).

FYI: I bought the 50/1.2 for $1,369 this morning when it showed 1 remaining. I checked after my purchase and the price was in the $1,400s. But the current sale by Canon means that other retailers probably have the 50/1.2 for around $1,369 if anyone is looking.

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