« on: September 24, 2013, 12:42:56 PM »
To start with I don't like the 50mm 1.4 at all. When you are wide open it is very soft. No sharpness anywhere in the images. I had one for a time but sold it. I get much sharper results from my Sigma 85 1.4.
As to macro lens or spacers I see opinions posted here with nothing to back it up. If your going to say that a macro is better, you need to say why it is better. Frankly I don't think it is better. Are your you going to get better depth of field with a macro lens? No, are you going to get a sharper image with a macro lens? No.
Are you really going to carry a macro lens around all day just to get a few ring shots? It takes me 30 seconds to set up a ring shot with an extension tube. I install the tube, crank up the ISO to 6400, turn the lens to F11, set manual focus and zoom my 24-70 to 70mm. Now I am ready to shoot macro and I did not have to go get a different lens.