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Got my 50mm f/1.4 in today! So far, I'm loving the lens, esp the USM motor and FTM focusing. The only question I have now is whether or not this lens is worth the ~$240 price difference...
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having a motor makes a big difference for me.. dont lose those shots inbetween me manually focusing xD
 
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Got my 50mm f/1.4 in today! So far, I'm loving the lens, esp the USM motor and FTM focusing. The only question I have now is whether or not this lens is worth the ~$240 price difference...
I don't think anything can beat the value of the 50mm f/1.8, but for the better build quality, better bokeh, and faster focusing, I'd think the f/1.4 is worth the upgrade.
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sometimes i wonder how some "photographers" are using a 85mm and taking up close up shots being like 3 ft away.. must be taking a picture of their nose or something... so freakin close lol

i want a 50mm f/1.4 AF-S

*edit*

anyone have a Crumpler 7MDH for sale?
Edited by iandroo888 - 11/3/10 at 3:23pm
 
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Got my 50mm f/1.4 in today! So far, I'm loving the lens, esp the USM motor and FTM focusing. The only question I have now is whether or not this lens is worth the ~$240 price difference...
Well, I got a 50/1.8 for someone as a gift recently, and took the opportunity to try the lens out and IMO the 1.4 is worth the extra cost. Though the 1.8 is plenty sharp, it falls short in other areas, esp. AF speed.
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I loved my Canon 1.8 on the 5DII. D: I didn't use it much because I hate the 50 focal length (which makes me wonder why I love the Sigma 50 so much...).
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sometimes i wonder how some "photographers" are using a 85mm and taking up close up shots being like 3 ft away.. must be taking a picture of their nose or something... so freakin close lol
I use mine for portraits. I definitely have to stay further back to properly frame the shot, but I much prefer this lens over the other lenses I had (although now I have to compare it to the new 50mm f/1.4). I love it as a portrait lens and as a fast faux-telephoto, but as you pointed out, the focal point is a bit too narrow for me to use it as a walkaround lens.


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Well, I got a 50/1.8 for someone as a gift recently, and took the opportunity to try the lens out and IMO the 1.4 is worth the extra cost. Though the 1.8 is plenty sharp, it falls short in other areas, esp. AF speed.
After playing around with it a bit more, I definitely have to agree. I'm pretty sure I'm keeping it now because of the USM motor. It's definitely very quick, and my f/1.8 was responsible for some missed shots with its slow AF motor. I'm a bit surprised, because the USM motor here seems faster than that of my 28-135mm. But anyways, I'm keeping the f/1.4 and selling the f/1.8!
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Got my 50mm f/1.4 in today! So far, I'm loving the lens, esp the USM motor and FTM focusing. The only question I have now is whether or not this lens is worth the ~$240 price difference...
I'd say it depends on your usage habits, but I can tell you this: If I had your exact same equipment I'd probably be using the 50mm prime the most, which would make the upgrade worth it.

And then I'd make my next purchase a full frame body .
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Just got my Timbuk2 bag, and man is it big! I ordered the medium bag in gunmetal/limeaide, and it looks fantastic. Space-wise, I can fit all the gear in my sig + my three extra batteries, four CF cards, and cleaning wands + cloths. I should also note that the 85mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.4, and 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 all have their hoods attached in reverse in the bag, fitting comfortably. Definitely do not regret this purchase!

Oh, and despite the weight of my gear, having this as a messenger bag makes the weight distribution very comfortable for me.
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Shot some more soccer tonight. Had a bag over my camera as it was drizzling off and on (the rain is actually visible in some shots), and it was cold, but I think I'm getting better. I said to hell with it and went to the high ISOs (3200+), and wide open I wasn't horribly underexposed at 1/200. Motion blur was pretty good, too.

I must say, even though my setup is far from ideal for shooting sports at night, it's still fun to try and see what I can do. It's a game in and of itself...

However, I think a 3rd party 70-200 f/2.8 is in order, once I have the cash and the arms to maneuver the beast.
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