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  • I was more upset the time when the AF-motor on my 50mm prime died than the time when my kit-lens gave up the ghost. I can’t wait to see how my photos “change” when I put the prime on a full-frame camera. Thanks for your post, Dan!

  • Vern Rogers says:

    Ah yes, what memories you stir in this old guy! I well remember when my 50mm f/1.4 lens was the only one I had for my first SLR, a Honeywell Pentax H-3. Most of us had 40mm lenses because they came with the camera back then, and we shot everything with them. Versatile, yes! And, as you say, they still are. I prefer the Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 over the f/1.8 version, and have that one. But the f/1.8 version is a super bargain, for sure. Thanks for the memories. I need to use mine more!

  • Jake says:

    The Canon 50mmf1.8 is garbage. Built poorly, focuses slowly, and not all that sharp unless closed way down. Get Canon’s 1.4. Totally agree that Nikon’s different 50mmf1.8 lenses are wonderful.

  • […] me, it’s my 50mm lens. I know I keep talking about how much I’ve grown to love my nifty fifty over the years, but the truth is that it’s still my least used lens, so every time I pull it […]

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