So, thought I had my mind set on the Canon 50mm 1.4 …but now that ain’t the case. As a matter a fact, I’m scared of wasting money on it.
What’s going on with the 50’s from Canon?
#1 50mm 1.8 – Poor ass AF system, can’t focus properly, plastic-cheap build, looks like a toy, and easy to break. Fragile as shit. Fell on a pillow for some users = broke, RIP.
#2 50mm 1.4 – AF breaks after sometime (for some within a few days. sad shit), horrible AF issues at 1.4, focus motor failure (Google is packed with these reports. Reminds me of Apple Product complaints).. not happy with this. Ain’t having it.
#3 50mm 1.2 – Built like a tank, heavy as fuck, uncomfortable to hold for long periods, $1700. Picture quality isn’t better then the 1.4. Price is not justified.
What does this leave? The Sigma 1.4? *ugh* notorious AF issues at well at 1.4…Better build though. But the AF reports are just scary.
I need a piece of glass for low light. Prime glass only.
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM is surely a beast and will be purchased in the future. Love everything about that lens. But on a crop body? Not happening. At least not now, I will not benefit from that.
I NEED A 50mm ..DAMMIT CANON. WHY CAN’T YOU MAKE A PROPERLY DESIGNED, REASONABLY PRICED 50mm LENS in 2013!?
Anyone out there reading this? If you have any advice on worthy 50mm’s let me know.
What to do? Waste $125 for the 50mm 1.8? I feel like its throwing away money down the drain. Arggggggg….