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    Just bought it yesterday.

    It's amazing... can shoot at low light w/o depending on the flash too much.

    Just buy it... highly recommended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anchiang View Post
    Just bought it yesterday.

    It's amazing... can shoot at low light w/o depending on the flash too much.

    Just buy it... highly recommended.
    Many pple including myself have this lens. Very worth it!

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    OK. I went to Cathy and asked. They have the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II. what is the difference between f/1.8 and f/1.8 II ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by htkm1 View Post
    OK. I went to Cathy and asked. They have the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II. what is the difference between f/1.8 and f/1.8 II ?
    mark I is a metal built which is the older one and the mark II is the plastic one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htkm1 View Post
    OK. I went to Cathy and asked. They have the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II. what is the difference between f/1.8 and f/1.8 II ?
    The first generation one is more solidly built with full-time manual focusing with a distance info window as found on the f/1.4s. The mount is also metal.

    2nd hand first gen ones are even more expensive than a new 2nd gen one.

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    I know of 1 person who bought it for product shoot. earn back more than 10X the money spent in just 1 shoot.

    For me, I bought one cos its siimple good and dirt cheap. Where can you find such a good lens for only $100+

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    If only the 1.8 II were better built. I don't mind paying a bit more for better built quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    If only the 1.8 II were better built. I don't mind paying a bit more for better built quality.
    Why not get a second hand 50mm f/1.4 USM? It could be bought for around $460. I bought mine at that price with 6 month warranty left.
    Used it a few time only, but really like it. Gives very nice bokeh at 1.4

    Example:

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiasu101 View Post
    Why not get a second hand 50mm f/1.4 USM? It could be bought for around $460. I bought mine at that price with 6 month warranty left.
    Used it a few time only, but really like it. Gives very nice bokeh at 1.4

    Example:
    Nah, i don't buy 2nd hand lenses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    with full-time manual focusing
    wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartacus.ret View Post
    wrong.
    Oops u're right, pardon me for the mistake.
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    So which shop still selling the 1st gen f/1.8? Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htkm1 View Post
    So which shop still selling the 1st gen f/1.8? Thanks in advance.
    Now can't get new anymore. U can get 2nd hand instead.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong. 1st gen made in Japan n 2nd gen made in Msia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venom81 View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong. 1st gen made in Japan n 2nd gen made in Msia?
    That's for the f/1.8 II. Now current batches are all made in M'sia. Fortunately mine's from Japan.
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    cheap, sharp, llight, convenience but very "plasticy" IMHO...

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    Quote Originally Posted by losbathos View Post
    cheap, sharp, llight, convenience but very "plasticy" IMHO...
    Agree. The built is also not very gd, but overall very gd value for money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    Agree. The built is also not very gd, but overall very gd value for money.

    Just Sayang your equipment...
    Plastic or metal if you are careful and don't have butter fingers you be safe...

    Currently as to this date just got an e-quote for mscolour $135 incl. of GST and a free Hoya filter

    Regards
    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by metals99 View Post
    Just Sayang your equipment...
    Plastic or metal if you are careful and don't have butter fingers you be safe...

    Currently as to this date just got an e-quote for mscolour $135 incl. of GST and a free Hoya filter

    Regards
    Last time when i got mine from AP, was $140 but without filter. That was over a year ago.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htkm1 View Post
    What is the difference between the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 and a kit lens from Canon EOS 300D?
    Better parts? Less moving parts? Better built? ??? Will it be better then the kit lens?
    LOL..........

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