Hello everyone, one of the most popular questions in the Canon section is which of the three Canon 50mm lenses to go for.
Regular members will know there's three models, in ascending price:
Canon EF 50mm f1.8
Canon EF 50mm f1.4
Canon EF 50mm f1.2L
So all three have the same focal length, all three will work on cropped or full-frame bodies, and all three will let you achieve shallow depth-of-field effects. The choice between them boils down to aperture, build quality and focusing - and of course your budget, as they have quite different prices.
Since many of you own one of these models and have spent a lot of time weighing up the options, I'd like to invite owners to tell us why they went for their chosen model, what they think of it, and whether they would buy it again or go for a different one. Since many of you have posted comments about it before, feel free to copy and past your previous messages here.
This is to help future buyers of this lens decide. It also means if the question arises in the future, we can point new members towards this sticky thread.
And remember, if you are buying this lens, doing so through one of our partner shops will help support Cameralabs and keep it running!http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Affil ... ping.shtml
I've also posted some optical results for the 50mm f1.2 and f1.8 lenses which you may find interesting.
See my Canon 50mm f1.8 review
and Canon 50mm f1.2 review
A report on the 50mm f1.4 coming soon!