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Re: Anything Wrong with 50 1.8 STM on a 6D?
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2018, 10:06:04 PM »
Having both the 35 f/2 IS and the 40 is a bit of a conundrum. I waffle on which to take which often leads towards bringing the 450 on the crop for a semi long/normal tele prime and having it available for the FF when wanted. But I do love my 35 IS

After I got a 35 IS I used my 40 much less, which is why I ended up selling the 40. Then I moved to a 35 Art after giving one of those a try, and sold 35 IS. Now I sometimes wish I still had the 40 because as much as I like the 35 Art, it would be nice to have something smaller occasionally.
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Re: Anything Wrong with 50 1.8 STM on a 6D?
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2018, 10:06:04 PM »

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Re: Anything Wrong with 50 1.8 STM on a 6D?
« Reply #31 on: June 22, 2018, 12:48:05 AM »
I like the unobtrusiveness of the shorty 40 and shallow DOF of the 50 1.4. In fact, my 50 1.4 has such a shallow DOF that often the the image appears to have nothing in focus at all! :o Although I don't often do street photography, I'm planning on using my shorty 40mm while out traveling next month since it looks like a body cap. I may carry my "24-105" coffee mug just to keep people guessing when shooting from the hip.

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Re: Anything Wrong with 50 1.8 STM on a 6D?
« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2018, 01:02:39 AM »
The 50 f1.4 isn’t any better than the f1.8. Bokeh is worse. Build quality is worse. Sharpness wise they are about the same at similar apertures. I haven’t suggested the 50 f1.4 to anyone for many years.

85mm is an alternative, of course, but you will find it too long in many situations, especially when you are unable to move around to get the shot that you want. Bokeh wise, it is a better performer than the 50 f1.8.

I’d start with the 50 f1.8 STM, and would later recommend either the 85 f1.8 or the excellent 35 f2 IS, or perhaps a 28 f2.8 IS.

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Re: Anything Wrong with 50 1.8 STM on a 6D?
« Reply #33 on: June 22, 2018, 02:23:12 AM »
I'd agree with most of these posts, the 40mm f/2.8 Shorty McForty or the Tamron 45mm f/1.8 would be great choices, well ahead of the EF 50mm f/1.8. My daughter lucked out with a second hand one for $40 which is a genuinely decent copy. The 50mm Canon is certainly a cheapie, and you might get lucky with a good one, but somewhat random copy variation might play a negative position for you.

If budget constraints are tight, go for the Shorty McForty pre-owned. They're a rock solid little lens with a huge following.

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If I recall correctly, Lensrentals has found the 50 f1.8 STM to have excellent, almost non existing, copy variation.

+1 You are absolutely right that it is incorrect to imply a large copy variation for the 50mm f/1.8 STM as the opposite is true. This is what Lensrentals writes: "Remember, the Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM is the standard against which all other lenses are measured. It’s amazingly consistent." https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2016/05/sony-fe-50mm-f1-8-mtf-and-consistency/ (they have the MTF variation of the Sony compared with the Canon 50/1.8)

Thanks for that, I stand corrected. Now I know!
My experience was based on now obsolete info that related to the original versions.

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Re: Anything Wrong with 50 1.8 STM on a 6D?
« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2018, 04:00:27 AM »
I'd agree with most of these posts, the 40mm f/2.8 Shorty McForty or the Tamron 45mm f/1.8 would be great choices, well ahead of the EF 50mm f/1.8. My daughter lucked out with a second hand one for $40 which is a genuinely decent copy. The 50mm Canon is certainly a cheapie, and you might get lucky with a good one, but somewhat random copy variation might play a negative position for you.

If budget constraints are tight, go for the Shorty McForty pre-owned. They're a rock solid little lens with a huge following.

-pw

If I recall correctly, Lensrentals has found the 50 f1.8 STM to have excellent, almost non excisting, copy variation.

+1 You are absolutely right that it is incorrect to imply a large copy variation for the 50mm f/1.8 STM as the opposite is true. This is what Lensrentals writes: "Remember, the Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM is the standard against which all other lenses are measured. It’s amazingly consistent." https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2016/05/sony-fe-50mm-f1-8-mtf-and-consistency/ (they have the MTF variation of the Sony compared with the Canon 50/1.8)
Let me correct something I said earlier.....

The OLD version of the 50 F1.8 has terrible AF inconsistency.... the STM version is much better. The old version can be found used for almost nothing, and is not worth the price.

The original f/1.8 is an excellent lens with a metal mount. I had one from the film days which I sold for about $150 a short while ago after I bought the STM. It was replaced by the version II, which would break into II when dropped. 
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Re: Anything Wrong with 50 1.8 STM on a 6D?
« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2018, 04:00:27 AM »