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    50mm lens for FE2

    So I'm looking for a 50mm lens for my FE2
    I'm stuck between the 50mm 1.8 Series E. 50mm f/2 AIS. and the 50mm 1.8D
    In my location the series E and the f/2 can be had for roughly the same price(59 dollars).
    But for the 50mm 1.8D, its 109 for it.

    So I'm not sure should I go for the old but gold or buy new just in case the old breaks apart.

    Keep in mind the 1.8D is second hand with a 30 day warranty.

    Thanks

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    I always feel the need for speed. I try to buy f1.4 if possible. Go for the fastest lens you can afford, IMHO.
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    the 1.4 AI is kind of hard to find. I think theres one on the market place but i'd like to buy local.
    Only 1.4 local available is the 1.4 AFD which goes for like 300.

    I'm actually a Canon shooter and if I'd have to pay 300 for a second hand lens, I'd rather pay 300 for a new Canon 50mm 1.4

    And plus, i'm really short of cash.

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    Well, go for what you can afford. All your choices are great lenses.
    Canon EOS-1V | Canon 5D2 | 17-40/4L | 24-105/4L | 14/2.8L | 24/1.4L | 35/1.4L | 50/1.2L | 85/1.2L | 200-400/4L | 580EX

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZed View Post
    So I'm looking for a 50mm lens for my FE2
    I'm stuck between the 50mm 1.8 Series E. 50mm f/2 AIS. and the 50mm 1.8D
    In my location the series E and the f/2 can be had for roughly the same price(59 dollars).
    But for the 50mm 1.8D, its 109 for it.

    So I'm not sure should I go for the old but gold or buy new just in case the old breaks apart.

    Keep in mind the 1.8D is second hand with a 30 day warranty.

    Thanks
    In your case get the 50mm f/2 AIS. It's would be nicest to use on the FE2. The series E is just as good but not nice or well built. The AF lens isn't very nice to manual focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chan Tran View Post
    In your case get the 50mm f/2 AIS. It's would be nicest to use on the FE2...
    It's also a very very rare collector's item--no matter how much you pay for it, someone will pay more.

    More seriously, you skipped the best in the price range you consider--the longnose 1.8.

    No matter which one you get, you won't be disappointed. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chan Tran View Post
    In your case get the 50mm f/2 AIS. It's would be nicest to use on the FE2. The series E is just as good but not nice or well built. The AF lens isn't very nice to manual focus.
    What Chan said ^. I have two of the 50/2 Nikkor H lenses, the ancestor of the Ais. Mine are great lenses, and yours will have better coating.

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    Any of these will be good. I'd be inclined to get a new AF-D lens simply because it will have the most modern lens coatings and a warranty, but they're all good lenses.

    Incidentally a Canon 50/1.4 will set you back nearly $500 new.
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    How about the plain 50mm f/1,8 AIS?
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    Hello,
    don't take an AF lens since they are not well suited for manual focussing because they have only a very small turning angle from infinity to 0.45 m. The series E and the latest AiS 1.8/50 without coupling has only a minimum distance of 0.6 m and has a simplified coating. The Ai 1.8/50 is a very good lens, but is quite rare on the market. The 2.8/45 pancake with CPU which was offered with the FM 3a has no good reputation.

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