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  1. Hung Over Harry

    Hung Over Harry TPF Noob!

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    Im looking for a good quality 50mm lens for a 20D. Anyone know of good bargains?
     
  2. willg133

    willg133 TPF Noob!

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    the canon 50mm 1.8 gets amazing reviews...did you want a 50mm lens or 50mm equivilant for the 20d?
     
  3. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    50mm 1.8, or get a 35mm if you want a 50mm equiv. If you want to spend more, get the 50mm f/1.4. Better build, 1.4 max ap, USM. Quality of optics are basically the same though.

    http://www.photo.net/equipment/canon/ef50/
     
  4. willg133

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    from what i have heard unless you are going to need the stonger build or the extra stop you should just go ahead and get the 1.8
     
  5. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My Canon 50mm 1.8 is always in my bag. Great lens. There are two versions out there. Older version has the range window and a metal mount. The newest version has a plastic mount and is slightly lighter. Between the two, I chose the older version which I found in mint condition for about $60.
     
  6. Hung Over Harry

    Hung Over Harry TPF Noob!

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    I think thats the one im going to go with (50mm 1.8 ).
    If they make a fixed 35 Id rather have that but I cant seem to find one.

    Im sorta a newbie to Canon, Ive had Nikons most of my life.
     
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    35mm f2
    35mm f1.4L
     
  8. willg133

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    28mm will get you a 45mm equivilant
     
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    true, and the f2.8 28mm is a nice bit of glass as well, and not too expensive.
     
  10. Hung Over Harry

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    Thanks for all the help guys!
     
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