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Old 03-04-2008, 14:03   #1 (permalink)
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hi...I've got the canon 400d with the stock lens (don't use!), the nifty fifty (f1.8) and a 70-300mm...

was thinkiong about replacing my f1.8 with the f1.4 (30mm or 50mm) - do you think it's worth the upgrade..? seems that you can buy them for about 200 quid now...

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Re: prime lense

You do not say what pictures you want to take with this lenson and that is very important.

I do not know about the relative optical quality of these lenses but I am sure someone else will tell you. That could also have a big bearing on what you do.

What do you use the camera for. Do you find what you have now forces you to use too low a shutter speed. It must really depend on that answer if you need that extra speed. 1.8 to 1.4 is not that much increase. Can you turn the iso up ?

I was going to suggest that the 30 mm would give you a wider angle option over what you have now. I have always worked on the feeling that options are good but again do you need it for your photography.
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Keep the 1.8 I've just bought one and it's the dogs danglies.

Unless you are going to use it a lot then 200 isn't really worth spending
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cheers guys - well, I do a lot of landscape stuff, I also like to do stuff in the dark - buthr canon 400d does get a bit noisy over iso400 I find - just thought the extra f stop wpuld help - plus I love doing good bokeh shots too...
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