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    1. 04-30-2010 10:54 AM #1
      I just got my 50mm f1.4 yesterday. Lets see your f1.4 shots.


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      04-30-2010 11:06 AM #2
      Very nice shot. I absolutely love my 50mm f/1.4. It has single-handedly converted me to loving primes over all others. It almost becomes a sickness too, because I (not sure if others do) always feel the need to shoot at f/1.4 as much as I can.

      Some of my favorites:





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    3. 04-30-2010 11:37 AM #3
      I saw those shots on your photostream, I love them. I totally understand your obsession for 1.4. I traded my 50mm f1.8 for this new one just because f1.8 wasnt enough for me!

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      04-30-2010 12:02 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by VrstewartW »
      I saw those shots on your photostream, I love them. I totally understand your obsession for 1.4. I traded my 50mm f1.8 for this new one just because f1.8 wasnt enough for me!

      Thanks! It's funny how f/1.8 -> f/1.4 makes such a huge difference, huh? After a shoot this past weekend and being given a 24-70L to play with, I was pretty set on it... but now am back to "prime vision" thinking that a 135mm f/2L is my next lens. I have a mental block where anything above f/3.5 seems slooooow.

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      04-30-2010 12:50 PM #5
      does a 1.4 lens allow you to still take pics at 1.8 or is it a fixed lens?

    6. 04-30-2010 01:03 PM #6
      Yup, adjustable just like any other lens. Except mine only goes up to f16.

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      04-30-2010 01:24 PM #7
      total newb question...what's the difference between 1.4 and 1.8...

      I understand that question is so basic I don't really expect you to answer it but if you could point me to a very good beginner's link...

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    9. 04-30-2010 01:30 PM #9
      1.4 is faster, which means it will let in more light than the 1.8. It will also give a shallower depth of field that will throw anything out of focus if your at 1.4. Fast lenses with an f-stop like will cost more but its well worth it.

      Edit: ^ beat me to it, thanks!


    10. 04-30-2010 01:32 PM #10

      and.. close enough..


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      04-30-2010 01:47 PM #11
      Thanks guys! Research time!
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      04-30-2010 01:49 PM #12
      This is an amazing lens and is light years beyond the 1.8 II in build alone. I just got my 1.4 this past week so I don't have any good shots with it yet.

    13. 04-30-2010 01:50 PM #13
      I love my 1.4 it is an amazing lens adn very quick to focus.

    14. 04-30-2010 02:28 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by iadubber »
      This is an amazing lens and is light years beyond the 1.8 II in build alone. I just got my 1.4 this past week so I don't have any good shots with it yet.

      the usm breaks under it's own load, other than that..
      i agree..



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      04-30-2010 03:08 PM #15
      The build quality is definitely something to talk about - much meatier and solid feeling than the f/1.8. Now the f/1.2, I can't speak to... sadly.

      Quote, originally posted by no786 »

      the usm breaks under it's own load, other than that..
      i agree..


      ORLY? That's disturbing. Is there a history of that happening with others too? I had yet to hear about this issue until now.


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      04-30-2010 04:36 PM #16
      so far.
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    17. 04-30-2010 05:22 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by Throttle_Inc »
      The build quality is definitely something to talk about - much meatier and solid feeling than the f/1.8. Now the f/1.2, I can't speak to... sadly.

      ORLY? That's disturbing. Is there a history of that happening with others too? I had yet to hear about this issue until now.


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      The 1.2 is money. That's all that can really be said.

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      04-30-2010 05:44 PM #18
      Nikon 35mm f/1.4 AIS


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      04-30-2010 06:29 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by Dedpool »
      ...what's the difference between 1.4 and 1.8...

      about $500

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      04-30-2010 06:34 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by mr lee »

      about $500

      More like $250-275.

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      04-30-2010 06:37 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by Throttle_Inc »

      More like $250-275.

      really?! the last 1.4 I looked at was around $600, whereas the 1.8 I picked up was $120~

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      04-30-2010 07:54 PM #22
      for canon... not quite

      1.8 = 100$
      1.4 = 350-375$

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    23. 04-30-2010 09:06 PM #24
      :'[ lens prices are one of the huge reasons nikon pisses me off haha

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      04-30-2010 09:35 PM #25
      i just picked up a 1.8 so its gonna take me a little bit time to convince my gf to buy me a 1.4 lol. i did tried both and it is amazing how much more better and faster the 1.4 is

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      04-30-2010 10:16 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by mr lee »

      really?! the last 1.4 I looked at was around $600, whereas the 1.8 I picked up was $120~

      Definitely! I bought mine for $400, and now I'm seeing them for $360-375, depending on where you look and new/used choices. I couldn't help myself at that "small" price bump.

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    26. 05-01-2010 12:57 AM #27
      Pentax F1.2


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    28. 05-01-2010 02:13 AM #29
      F 1.2 FTW


    29. 05-01-2010 12:53 PM #30
      Quote, originally posted by wake0n »
      F 1.2 FTW

      So jealous!


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      05-01-2010 01:03 PM #31
      way to post 1.2 in a 1.4 thread.

    31. 05-01-2010 01:12 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by iadubber »
      way to post 1.2 in a 1.4 thread.
      Sorry I had to haha 1.2, 1.4, 1.8. All pretty much the same, minus the ludicrous price tag on the 1.2's.

    32. 05-01-2010 07:36 PM #33
      this thread makes me want to buy the 50 1.4 even more than i already want it, but i'm going to wait and see how much the "new 50 1.2" that's apparently supposed to come out will cost.

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