Nifty Fifty Price

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  1. RNBzie

    RNBzie TPF Noob!

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    I have a friend who is getting a great deal on a Canon 50mm f/1.2...now she wants to get rid of her old Canon 50mm f/1.8.

    Question...she is asking for $50 for her Fifty...the lens is in excellent shape, do you think I should pick it up?

    I currently have a 85mm f/1.8 prime already, but I feel that the Nifty Fifty would be a great addition to my arsenal...Someone please chime in!
     
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    As long as the lens is in good condition $50 sounds like a great deal. I shoot nikon and the 50mm for nikons go for $100 so if the price is similar for new canon lenses this deal is one you should jump on.
     
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    Go for it.
     
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    If it functions correctly, and has no visible wear, it's worth it. However, if there's any visible wear, I'd be wary...the thing isn't exactly a panzer..so what it looks on the outside could very well mess up the inside.
     
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    Which 50mm f1.8 is it?

    Plastic mount or metal mount?


    If plastic.. thats a fine price

    If metal.. then be a good friend and give them a little more.
     
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    I just confirmed it is the plastic mount...I believe its exactly the same lens at the B&H link Johnboy sent...she and I work in the same office just different department, she just called me this AM so I havent even got a chance to inspect the lens yet, but she swears it is in excellent shape.
     
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    $50 and you can examine it yourself?

    Heck, the way prices are running that is about a trip for 2 to MickyD's.
     
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    Exactly..especially if my girlfriend is the other person.

    ("Ya I'll have this and this and this and 3 of those"
    "You know you're not gonna eat it"
    "ya but I want a little bit of everything"
    "You just love spending my money don't you?")

    hahaha.

    Seriously, I'd love to be getting good deals like that. Too bad I live in Canada, and the only Canon shooter I know well enough to do stuff like that is my brother.
     

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