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    Default 50mm f/1.4 or 28-135 IS USM

    Intending to take some pic at Chinatown during the night. Considering to bring one of the abovementioned along only as it is very packed there.

    Your comments and ourput please. Thank You.

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    Default Re: 50mm f/1.4 or 28-135 IS USM

    Quote Originally Posted by Tipha View Post
    Intending to take some pic at Chinatown during the night. Considering to bring one of the abovementioned along only as it is very packed there.

    Your comments and ourput please. Thank You.
    tripod.

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    Default Re: 50mm f/1.4 or 28-135 IS USM

    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    tripod.
    Don intend to bring a tripod as too packed there. I just want to take a few family pictures and maybe some of the themes there only.

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    def the 50 f1.4
    the 28-135 is way too slow, even with IS.

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    50mm f/1.4. Since you not intent to bring tripod .. may be can lean against something will taking the pictures.

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    Default Re: 50mm f/1.4 or 28-135 IS USM

    imho i go for the 28-135. its easier to do family shot with background. and i think you can easily survive with a fill flash + ISO400-800 using widest aperture to get the background exposure.
    like you say the place gonna be very crowded, a 50mm prime might restrict you sometimes.
    Last edited by ExplorerZ; 4th February 2007 at 12:05 PM.

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    Default Re: 50mm f/1.4 or 28-135 IS USM

    Shooting people in low light, 50f1.4.

    Shooting night scene, IS preferred.

    Get an external flash if u yet to have one already..
    Last edited by Kongo; 4th February 2007 at 12:06 PM.

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    Oh no, seems that the votes/comments are a bit separate. Nevertheless, still listening to all advises before deciding as surely do not want to bring tripod and bag along.

    Thanks and keep all the advises coming in.

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    Default Re: 50mm f/1.4 or 28-135 IS USM

    Hi for me i go for 50mm 1.4 have test it lastnite at chinatown , for the extra info to share here is 50mm 1.4 stock is running real low and most of the shop out of stock onli have 50mm 1.8 , i drop by cp yesterday they onli left 2 copy of 50mm 1.4 and got no idea when is the next shipment , so i got 1 copy for myself , for those who looking for it must act fast
    Last edited by noob sniper; 4th February 2007 at 01:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noob sniper View Post
    Hi for me i go for 50mm 1.4 have test it lastnite at chinatown , for the extra info to share here is 50mm 1.4 stock is running real low and most of the shop out of stock onli have 50mm 1.8 , i drop by cp yesterday they onli left 2 copy of it and got no idea when is the next shipment , so i got 1 copy for myself , for those who looking for it must act fast
    how much u paid for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmemberz View Post
    how much u paid for it?
    Ya also want to know. I bought mine last week at Hong Kong and considering to sell it off as my brother going to give me a 50mm 1.8.

    Any idea, how much can it fetch? Only used it when trying out in Hong Kong and waiting to use it at Chinatown.

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    Default Re: 50mm f/1.4 or 28-135 IS USM

    i got mine for $440 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by noob sniper View Post
    i got mine for $440 .
    Good price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noob sniper View Post
    i got mine for $440 .
    You mean you got yours from CP at $440? With local warranty?? If it is, I go rush down tomorrow and buy one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noob sniper View Post
    i got mine for $440 .
    SERIOUS!!! CP selling $550 in December I think

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