Quote (Xandriia @ Jan 6 2016 07:12pm)
Sorry, but a crap 50mm 1.8 is a crap 50mm 1.8. I have one, everyone has one, the mom down the street that just got a dslr for christmas has one. Can't even start taking 50's seriously until it's at least 1.4. It's a starter lens, I would never pay that much for one.
It having a plastic casing goes along with it being starter..no one expects to use that lens forever :/ It's not an investment.
The 50mm 1.8G is an excellent lens... the 50mm 1.4G is optically approximately equal if not slightly worse than the 50mm 1.8G, with the exception that the 50mm 1.4G can shoot at f1.4. The 50mm 1.8G focuses faster than the 50mm 1.4G as well.
The next step up over the 50mm 1.8G is not the 1.4 at $400. It would be the 58mm 1.8G at close to $2000, or the 50mm 1.4 Art at around $900.
The 50mm 1.8G is an excellent lens and at $200 it is still an excellent lens.This post was edited by Canadian_Man on Jan 6 2016 08:44pm