Canon 50mm

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  1. land_down_under

    land_down_under Member

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    I am reigniting my interest in photography so dusting off the old 20D camera body.

    With minimal $$ is the 50mm prime still the best bang for buck? Where do I find one?

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  2. Dark Orange

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    To be honest, both the standard 1.8 and 1.4 are OK, but there are few options between them and the Sigma ART and Canon f/1.2
     
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  3. Arch-Angel

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    Canon 50mm f1.8 is probably the best bang for buck, but you might find a step up to the 50mm USM f1.4 worthwhile if focusing moving subjects.
    The 1.8 generally pretty damn sharp from 2-2.2 onwards, but it does hunt for focus a little, especially in lower light conditions.

    The 1.2's are amazing, but probably a little overkill on the 20D unless you are planning on upgrading body too?
     
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    Thank For the feedback. I'm about to pickup a 50mm 1.4 for $170. No plans on upgrading the body at this stage however if the bug bites......
     
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    Solid plan :)
     
  6. nidz

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    I did some "model" photos lately with the 1.8 and the bokeh and sharpness was awesome. Even got it printed up as a canvas and came out great. For a non-L lens, you can't go wrong.
     

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