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      05-30-2008, 09:40 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by NathanJT View Post

The 50mm f1.8* is probably the worst kept secret in the Canon lens arsenal. You can pick them new for ~60 from people such as Kerso on ebay and even at twice that price it would still be the best price/performance glass they make!

Commonly known as the "nifty fifty".
I was thinking about the 50mm f/1.8, Nathan. I realise the f/1.4 is about triple the price of the f/1.8. However, if it's going to be a lens I'll be making long term use of, then I'd rather spend more & go for the 50mm f/1.4.
A 50mm f/1.2 L would be 'nice', but I think it's just a little excessive for me as a beginner.

Although it's difficult to make a direct comparison between shots, the first shot is one taken with the f/1.8 II lens with a 40D & the second is taken with the f/1.4 lens with a 5D: (both shots are from the Motley Pixel)

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