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,Is there a standard 55mm,1.8/1.4.Non zoom EF/EFS.Barrel focus lens with af. option for d1000 rebel

 
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Re: ,Is there a standard 55mm,1.8/1.4.Non zoom EF/EFS.Barrel focus lens with af. option for d1000 r

You see zooms that go to 55mm, but 55mm primes (slang for non-zoom lenses) are kinda rare these days. 50mm has always been the full-frame standard lens and still is. Legend has it that the 55mm, and its cousin the 58mm, were designed to accommodate early film SLRs because a slightly longer lens was easier to keep out of the way of the mirror. When they figured out how to make a 50mm lens and mirror assembly that would stay out of each other's way, the other two focal lengths went into decline.

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Re: ,Is there a standard 55mm,1.8/1.4.Non zoom EF/EFS.Barrel focus lens with af. option for d1000 r

Not 55mm... but close

EF 50mm f/1.8 (this is the lens nick-named the "nifty fifty") - it's biggest feature is it's price tag.

EF 50mm f/1.4 USM - this lens is much better than the nifty-fifty. If you can afford it, get it. The buld quality is better. The focus motor is significantly better (faster and quieter). It offers a lower focal ratio. It also has an 8 blade aperture mechanism instead of a 5 blade mechanis (the nifty-fifty is 5 blades) and the quality of blur when using shallow depth if fiedl to blur the background is significantly better.

There is an EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM -- which is a macro lens (it can be used for non-macro work as well... but its main benefit is the macro capability.) The main feature of macro is to be able to achieve focus at extremely close distances... but a side benefit is that they usually also have much better ability to resolve fine detail. It's focal ratio isn't as low.

To get a 55mm focal length would require that you use one of the zoom lenses -- but these wont be able to offer the low focal ratios of the prime lenses. Canon does have an EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM zoom which is lower than the kit 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 -- but not as low as the f/1.8 or f/1.4 primes.
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Re: ,Is there a standard 55mm,1.8/1.4.Non zoom EF/EFS.Barrel focus lens with af. option for d1000 r

You would really have to look and pay attention to tell the difference between a shot with a 50mm and a 55mm.

Probably lees than 3 degrees if I remember correctly.  I had one, still do, back in the film days.

 

Sony has a 55mm f1.8 from Carl Zeiss for the A7, I think, and there may be an adapter to EF.  I would avoid this, however, and just get the EF 50mm f1.4.

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