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Re: Canon - EF 50mm f/1.8

I have both.  Like both.  Each has a slightly different use.

 

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Rick
Bay Area - CA
~6D2 (f/w 1.0.4) ~16-35mm f2.8L II, 50 f1.8 STM, 85 prime USM, 70-200 f2.8L IS II ~70-300 USM II ~Sigma 24-70 f2.8 Art (f/w 2.01)
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Re: Canon - EF 50mm f/1.8

Ok.  For portraits on full frame 6d I'd go for the 85mm over the 50mm f/1.8. 

 

I have an 85mm f/1.8.  It's a good lens, especially for the price. I have no complaints. 

 

I really dont don't use mine all that much, I will say.  The 70-200 does such a great job for portraits for me that I only pull the 85mm out for fast indoor action.  

 

The prime I do use is a 35mm f/1.4, but that is as a walk-around lens, not as a portrait lens. 

 

 

Scott

Canon 5d mk 4, Canon 6D, EF 70-200mm L f/2.8 IS mk2; EF 16-35 f/2.8 L mk. III; Sigma 35mm f/1.4 "Art" EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro; EF 85mm f/1.8; EF 1.4x extender mk. 3; EF 24-105 f/4 L; EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS; 3x Phottix Mitros+ speedlites

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Re: Canon - EF 50mm f/1.8

The 50mm 1.8 STM is a decent lens for the price.  Here's a picture I took last year.  7D2, 50mm f/2; 1/200; ISO 400.

Bokeh was not particularly impressive but the lens is sharp.  This picture was essentially unretouched, just the normal clarity, vibrance, saturation camera raw treatment I put all my pictures through.

 

 

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Re: Canon - EF 50mm f/1.8

Nice shot.

 

You know in the olden days of film cameras the 50mil was a mainstay.  With the improvement of zooms and the advent of crop cameras it has lost most of that usefulness.

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV, along with, a lot of other stuff.
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Re: Canon - EF 50mm f/1.8

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@shadowsportswrote:

I have both.  Like both.  Each has a slightly different use.

 

OP, Want reviews on a lens...  YouTube, DPReview


diverhank's pic above further demonstrates what I said.  Both lens have their purpose and strengths, and the sharpness of the 50 is apparent in his photo.   

Rick
Bay Area - CA
~6D2 (f/w 1.0.4) ~16-35mm f2.8L II, 50 f1.8 STM, 85 prime USM, 70-200 f2.8L IS II ~70-300 USM II ~Sigma 24-70 f2.8 Art (f/w 2.01)
~Sigma 150-600 C + TC1401 1.4x (f/w 1.03) ~Speedlite 430 EX II ~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~Windows10 Pro nVidia GPU 1803
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