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Canon 50mm EF f/1.8 or 1.4 lens

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Found 17th Jun 2010
Looking for the above lens, seems to be very expensive, if anybody can find a cracking deal i will be eternally grateful

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Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II £88.90
Canon EF 50mm f1.2L £1259.99
Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM £287.00
Canon EF 50mm f2.5 Macro £221.99

question is do you really need the 1.4.

The 1.8 is a cracking little lens it really is sharp.

The only real world difference between the two is that your background blur will be smoother on the 1.4 and build quality is substantially better.

I know pros that still use the 1.8 happily and for the money you really can't go wrong.

Every Canon DSLR owner should have one. :thumbsup:
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Good review here with a comparison of all 3


I have the original MKI version with the distance meter window, its way slower and noisier than the MKII but it really is one of the best lenses I own for the money. The pros of the MKI version is the metal Mount, I hate plastic lens mounts and refuse to own one, but thats just me.
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