Yet another Lens question

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  1. tr0gd0o0r

    tr0gd0o0r TPF Noob!

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    I was browing the internet for a 50mm lens that might be worth asking for for christmas and found an interesting thing on adoram/bhphoto. I found one on B&H that was nearly 200, and the apparantly same lens (except f2 instead of f1.4) was only 50 on adorama. Could someone tell me if there are any big differneces in quality i'm missing. Actually now that i'm looking at it again. Is the adorama one autofocus?

    here are the links

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...amp;A=details&Q=&sku=40755&is=USA

    http://www.adorama.com/PX502.html
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That sounds about right...compared to Canon for example.

    The Canon 50mm F1.8 is a quarter of the price of the Canon 50mm F1.4.
     
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    There's more glass and it's made in much smaller quantities. There are generally more apeture blades on the pro lenses which gives you better bokeh. Not really a huge difference in quality. At least not as much as the bigger pricetag would indicate.
     
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    selmerdave TPF Noob!

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    Keep in mind the FA 50mm/1.4 is an auto-focus lens and the A 50/2 is a manual. At B and H the 50/2 is also $49. I've read that some think it's about the best bang for the buck for a new lens if you're looking for manual, optically equal to the 1.4 with maximum aperature the only difference (and brightness of image on focusing screen etc.).

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