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spherop

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rec: budget f/1.4 lens
« on: September 05, 2007, 09:56:30 pm »

got any ideas of what the best value, highest quality lens i can purchase for a canon rebel xti camera that reaches f/1.4?

I'd like to stay under $400 if possible.

i'd go with a prime if necessary - however some zoom range would be ideal... but maybe that's not possible in this price range?

anyway ... any thoughts or ideas or experiences would be great to hear.

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rec: budget f/1.4 lens
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2007, 11:32:16 pm »

How about the 50mm USM? It's fast, sharp, and within your budget. I'm not sure what you're using it for, but it makes a good portrait lens on a cropped sensor.

I'm not sure any zooms exist at that aperture. At least nothing designed for normal people.
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Bravin Neff

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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2007, 12:10:28 am »

How about a Nikkor 50mm F1.4 AIS? Dirt cheap, great optics. You'll need an adapter, but then you'll only need one for other Nikkor lenses.
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2007, 12:03:50 pm »

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got any ideas of what the best value, highest quality lens i can purchase for a canon rebel xti camera that reaches f/1.4?

I'd like to stay under $400 if possible.

i'd go with a prime if necessary - however some zoom range would be ideal... but maybe that's not possible in this price range?

anyway ... any thoughts or ideas or experiences would be great to hear.
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there are no zoom lenses that have bigger apertures than 2.8

I would recommend the sigma 30mm 1.4
I have the 50mm 1.4 and wish I had the 30mm because it is a little wider with the 1.6 crop.
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