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Canon 50mm 1.8 MK1 and 85mm 1.8
« on: May 09, 2012, 10:40:38 PM »
Hello, Im thinking about getting a new walk around lens. I do half and half on portraits and just random pics with my friends. Im just wondering its it worth to get the 50mm (MK1) for 150$ or should i just save up some money for the 85mm 1.8. I use a 5d2, and i was wondering for walk-around purpose, would 85mm be too long? or should i consider the 50mm 1.4. Thank You ^^

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Canon 50mm 1.8 MK1 and 85mm 1.8
« on: May 09, 2012, 10:40:38 PM »

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Re: Canon 50mm 1.8 MK1 and 85mm 1.8
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2012, 10:44:46 PM »
Hello, Im thinking about getting a new walk around lens. I do half and half on portraits and just random pics with my friends. Im just wondering its it worth to get the 50mm (MK1) for 150$ or should i just save up some money for the 85mm 1.8. I use a 5d2, and i was wondering for walk-around purpose, would 85mm be too long? or should i consider the 50mm 1.4. Thank You ^^

I guess it depends on your budget, but the 24-105L would be an excellent choice.
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Re: Canon 50mm 1.8 MK1 and 85mm 1.8
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2012, 10:48:30 PM »
thanks for the reply, but i want something light to carry around >< so thats why im consider a prime lens

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Re: Canon 50mm 1.8 MK1 and 85mm 1.8
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 07:18:04 AM »
50 f/1.4.  You can always crop but you can't make the lens wider.  The 50 f/1.4 weighs 5 oz more than the 50 f/1.8, but on a 5DII, you're probably not going to notice the weight difference much -- in fact, the 50 f/1.4 would probably feel more "balanced."

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Re: Canon 50mm 1.8 MK1 and 85mm 1.8
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2012, 07:18:04 AM »