Originally Posted by PhotoJim
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.
B and H photo had it for 299 during christmas. Im sure it will be on sale again soon. .
And yes the normal 50mm 1.8 'long nose' is also an option. But it seems to be impossible to find locally.