Any Canon Girls Interested?

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Jeffininer's picture
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Any Canon Girls Interested?

I fell into some good money recently and am thinking of upgrading my Canon 50mm 1.8 to the 1.4. Wondering if anyone on here might be interested in the lens before I go somewhere else.

It's in great condition with both caps, UV filter, and box. I'd sell it for $85.00 shipped.

Canon 50mm 1.8

Amy_&_Eva's picture
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If I didn't already have one, I would! LOL thanks though! Smile

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I'm buying the 1.4 from a friend, or else I would take it off your hands. It's a great lens!

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I might be interested, but I have to talk to my husband first. What type of photography is this lens good for?

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"Ladybugsteph" wrote:

I might be interested, but I have to talk to my husband first. What type of photography is this lens good for?

It is one of the most affordable portrait lenses to get. It is highly recommended for people starting out in photography because it has a very low aperture and it really helps in low light situations (plus the price can't be beat). Once I got this lens, I never put the kit lens back on my camera...I was in love Smile

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Yeah, I've been looking at getting a low aperture lens, so this would be a nice start for me. So this one has no zoom, right? Is that something that's hard to get used to, or just one of those things that you don't really notice much? What I have right now is my kit lens (18-55mm) and the 55-250mm.

ETA: I'll probably talk to him this evening about it, if that's ok. Smile

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Yes, it is a non-zoom lens (or a prime lens). It does take some getting used to with having to move your body to zoom rather than letting the lens do it, but I actually sometimes prefer a prime to zooms. And there are many portrait photogs that only shoot with primes.

Also, I'm in no hurry to get rid of it, so take your time. I won't post about it anywhere until I know your answer Smile

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I'll just say that I am another that rarely removes my 50mm prime from my camera. I mean, I have to for soccer as the 50mm just isn't long enough, but for all of my portrait work, I use the 50mm. You just can't beat having a wide open aperture!

It does take some time to get used to 'zooming w/ your feet' but once you've got it down, it becomes second nature.

Best,
GiGi

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Well, it looks like my husband isn't on board with it right now. Boo!! Maybe he's already got something planned out for Mother's Day? One can hope, right?? Wink

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Congrats on the upgrade Smile

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"Ladybugsteph" wrote:

Well, it looks like my husband isn't on board with it right now. Boo!! Maybe he's already got something planned out for Mother's Day? One can hope, right?? Wink

No problem, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!!!

I'm actually now thinking about instead of upgrading my 50mm, I might get an UWA for my trip to the Outer Banks in May and then also to be used in Greece. And if it turns out I don't need an UWA as a 'normal lens line-up', I'll just sell it after my trip to Greece. Decisions decisions!

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Not to show my ingornance too much, but what is UWA?

GiGi

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Sorry, GiGi!! Ultra Wide Angle. I'm looking at the Tokina 12-24 f/4.

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