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Old 20-08-2007, 09:16 PM
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newbie question

ok here's a really newbie question :

I have heard and read that the Canon EF 50mm f1/8 is a great lens for astro and non astro work..is it that much better than the standard kit lens (EF -S18-55 f/3.5-5.6) which of course I already have

why?

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Old 20-08-2007, 09:24 PM
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Apart from the fact that it is a quite a bit faster it doesn't appear to exhibit as much chromatic aberation, it is sharper further out and I found it easier to focus.
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Old 20-08-2007, 09:31 PM
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so you would recommend it in addition to the kit lens then Paul?

I suppose the question is similar to one you posed yourself some time ago except starting from a zerobase..if I were looking to get my first lens (other than the kit lens) should it be the 50mm ?
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Old 20-08-2007, 09:34 PM
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I'd definately recommend it as a part of a beginners ( you a beginner yeah right mate ) prime lens kit. For the price I don't reacon you could beat it. If you can afford it though the f/1.4 is supposed to be a better lens, but it is 5 times the price.

The next one I'm saving up for will be either the 85mm f/1.8 or the 17-40 zoom that Mike raves about.
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Old 20-08-2007, 09:38 PM
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This is a great price for the 85 f1.8
http://jimmysdeals.com/pages/Canon-L...FQRDYQodo2IgPg unfortunately the deal finishes today

So is this price
http://au.shopping.com/xPC-Canon-Tel...Autofocus-Lens

Have a stroll through some of these.

http://www.centre.net.au/Canon_0007T3.html
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bit more than what i want to spend I 'm afraid-i have my eye on a 2 Inch Baader H alpha filter
the 50mm it will probably be
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Stop it down a couple of steps and it is a cracker of a lens for the price.
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