5 thoughts on “Lens Lust

  1. Yeah…It’s gonna be a tough sell to my wife…but I’m already used to having f1.4 on my old Nikon F.Since f-stop numbers aren’t linear (they’re powers of the square root of 4, generally), that difference between 1.8 and 1.4 can be pretty significant. Another big sell to me is that the barrel doesn’t move when you focus, which means it won’t mess with my polarizing filter when I change focus.I’ll be interested to see what it actually sells for from B&H when it drops this December. For my part, I’ll be getting my first DSLR (body only) in the Spring, so maybe I can stagger the purchases and get the lens first, using it on Valerie’s N65 film camera until we go digital.

  2. Well while I was initially excited about the D90, seeing the “jelly movement” on the video kinda disappointed me…but it’s still better spec’d than the D200, and for the same price. I’m thinking it’s still going to be all the still-camera I need until full-frame gets cheaper in the next several years.If I’m feeling really ambitious, I may go for the D300. Who knows, the price on THAT may come down a couple hundie by April anyway.This will essentially be a shared piece of gear between Val and I. I just hope we don’t fight over it 🙂

  3. I love my 50mm 1.4. It is the only lens I have for my slr so far and I’ve been spoiled. I bought my camera off someone who does sports photography, and he included the lens for an extra $75 (since he is into sports photography he uses the big lenses, and said he had never even used it!). I got the Canon 20D AND the Canon 50mm 1.4 lens for the retail price of the lens alone!!! While I miss having a zoom (a little) I HIGHLY recommend this lens.

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