Canon EF50 1.8 II any good?

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  1. hot shot

    hot shot TPF Noob!

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    been looking at the canon ef50 1.6 II[SIZE=-2] is it any good?? would it be worth getting

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    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yes its good.... and at under $75 bucks no one should be without one in their bag.
     
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    It's amazing, and cheap.
     
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    It's great. It's impossible to go wrong with this lens for that price.
     
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    It would be nice if it had a focusing and DOF scale, but otherwise I'm a big fan of the lens.
     
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    Exactly what he said. Unless you've got the coinage for a 50 f/1.4, you should spring for the 1.8.. it's a great, "nifty" little lens.
     
  7. DocFrankenstein

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    For a 50 it flares quite badly
    Also it might not focus dead on because the motor is not as accurate is it should be by defintion.

    But if you have to ask - it is probably better optically than any lens you own.
     
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    its not as sharp as i'd like at 1.8, but stopped down any more and it gets pretty sharp. by f4 its really really sharp
     
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    For the money, yes!
     
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