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Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 Worth much?

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    Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 Worth much?

    So my friend is letting me barrow his girlfriend's 50mm for my 7d.



    They're shaddy people. I think I remember them mentioning that they will let it go for $400USD. It's $350USD new.

    Is $150 reasonable? I definitely wont by that from them. I'm goign to return it and buy the same exact one because they jewed me in a wedding gig. gave me $100 to film for an entire day while my friend got 1200. Wont be doing any sort of business with those fags again.

    #2
    You could just buy a new 1.8 for 100... 1.4 isn't worth the extra cash.

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      #3
      Hmm. Very true. Thank you.

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        #4
        The Canon 1.8 is super cheaply made though. For video work the 1.4 is supposed to be worth it because it's built better and the focus is smoother and the ring is better-located.

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          #5
          oh ho. Maybe I should just save up a extra 50 and try and haggle my way down to 150 for the lens.

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            #6
            If you decide to get the 1.8 definitely troll eBay to look for the 50mm f1.8 mark 1, the build quality is pretty much the same as the 1.4 version.

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              #7
              i have it but i need to play with it a lil more for a real review


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                #8
                Troll.... ebay, he says.

                ...

                Hmmm.

                I'll look into that.

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                  #9
                  I have the 1.8 and wish I had the 1.4 or the 1.2. The bodies of the 1.4 and 1.2 are metal instead of plastic, the glass is better and sharper (maybe I'm just a perfectionist but the 1.8 isn't tack sharp) and I wouldn't blow anything up from it past 11x14 if that, the USM motor is better than just the auto focus, and hell shallower dof is always better. Save up and get the 1.4.

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                    #10
                    400 for a used 1.4 is obviously way too much, but 150 just isn't going to happen unless they're stupid or it's broken. The 1.4's go for $250-280 used on eBay.

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                      #11
                      the canon 1.4 is MUCH better than the 1.8
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                        #12
                        ive had the 1.8, and have the 1.4 now. you pay for what you get, the 1.4 is leaps and bound better. glass is sharper, bokeh is better, build actually feels like you are holding a lens, manual focus is nicer, autofocus actually works properly. definatly worth the money

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                          #13
                          if your gonna be cheap go with the 1.8f. i got 1 and its great!

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Monday
                            With the 1.8 you can hear the focus ring scratch while focusing through the built in mic on a 7D and a 550D. Good lens for photo work, but I suggest getting the more expensive models if their build quality prevents them from making silly noise while operating it.
                            in my experience you can hear almost every lens if you are doing video and trying to AF.

                            the 50mm f/1.8 hunts a LOT. it's a steal for the price but very cheaply made. the first version isn't exactly worth spending the extra cash on either....the 50mm f/1.4 is probably the best of the 50's canon makes. but i've had a few copies of the lens and have never really been impressed with it wide open. stopped down it's a nice lens though.

                            85mm f/1.8 is another story, i love that lens. i wouldn't really recommend that focal length for a crop camera, but it's for sure a faster focusing & sharper lens. if you have full frame i'd go for an 85. otherwise, 50mm f/1.4.

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                              #15
                              ah true, i've never tried but i wouldn't doubt that it makes noise. pretty much any lens over $300 should have USM and manual focusing would be super hard to hear.

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                                #16
                                i think a problem with this debate here is that only one person has made the distinction between the mk1 and the II. the original pre 90s version has a metal mount and real focus range, plus an IR indicator. much better construction and a hell of a lot better for manual focusing. i would work on saving up and finding a good deal on the 1.4, but if you come across a 1.8 mk1 below $150 (i got mine at a mom and pop store for $60) then hop on that shit cuz it's a solid lens and you won't find a better value.

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