Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens

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  1. lathamemmons

    lathamemmons TPF Noob!

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    im considering buying this lens for a upcoming trip.
    and i would like to know all there is to know.
    i read one review that it will probly break within a year of normal use,is this true?
     
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    Depends how you treat it. Your 28-90 probably has a better chance of breaking
     
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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you can find the older Mark I version, you'll get slightly better build and a metal mount. But the MarkII version should serve you just fine on your trip just treat it as you would any of your other photo equipment.
     
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    it's a very cheap lens with cheap quality parts, but since it is such a basic construction it is still quite good. for $70 you can't really complain. it's a great lens for the price, i'd say get it. i did the same for a trip i did this summer and i'm glad i did.
     
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    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    I haven't broken mine in 4 years.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Don't consider...just buy it. At $70, no EOS owner should be without one.

    It will be so much faster (large aperture) and sharper than the two lenses you have listed.
     
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    ok man shell be in my pack in 5 to 7 days
     
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    You made a good choice....I have had mine for over a year now and I use it a lot when taking photo of people and at weddings. The best bang for your buck out there.

    ~Ben
     
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    I'ts an very good choice, essential, best price and very luminous.
    If you want zooming, one step ahead or one step behind :D
     
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    lol yea you gotta love that foot powerd zoom
     
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    I bought mine 6 months ago and it shares equal time with my 70-200 L on my camera body.

    Probably a little late for this, but if you could afford the 50mm 1.4 go for that. The only complaint I have about the 1.8 is the zoom is sometimes not so quick but the 1.4 has USM. I still love this lens, it will really open your eyes to basic photography because you'll have to think about framing instead of zooming.
     

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