Nifty Fifty Price

RNBzie

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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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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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$50 and you can examine it yourself?

Heck, the way prices are running that is about a trip for 2 to MickyD's.

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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