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MissJezabelle
05-29-2005, 08:30 AM
I was out shopping and came across a lens I think I want i tried to do some searching but didn't get much of anywhere. the low daown is.

Canon 50mm (this is a fixed lenth. just 50mm) with AF and macro. At his shop it is normally $129, but he will sell it to me for $99 with a free UV filter that is normally $15. These are all brand new in the box at the camera shop.

Is this a good deal for this lens??

D70FAN
05-29-2005, 09:17 AM
I was out shopping and came across a lens I think I want i tried to do some searching but didn't get much of anywhere. the low daown is.

Canon 50mm (this is a fixed lenth. just 50mm) with AF and macro. At his shop it is normally $129, but he will sell it to me for $99 with a free UV filter that is normally $15. These are all brand new in the box at the camera shop.

Is this a good deal for this lens??

If this is the EF50mm f1.8, then you can get it from Norman Camera or B&H Photo for about $69 +shipping (no tax outside of Michigan) so it's really not a really bad deal, but tellling you this is a $129 lens is streching it. The value of using a UV filter is also debatable.

http://www.normancamera.com/shop/SearchResults.asp?ProdStock=2514a002

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=search&Q=&b=8&a=696_6146&a=700_6179&shs=&ci=8429&ac=&Submit.x=9&Submit.y=11

Rex914
05-29-2005, 09:28 AM
This is unlikely, but this could possible be the mark I version of the lens which is fully worth the $129. How can you tell? Mark I has much better build quality and also has a metal mount. It should also say "made in Japan."

MissJezabelle
05-29-2005, 10:15 AM
If this is the EF50mm f1.8, then you can get it from Norman Camera or B&H Photo for about $69 +shipping (no tax outside of Michigan) so it's really not a really bad deal, but tellling you this is a $129 lens is streching it. The value of using a UV filter is also debatable.

http://www.normancamera.com/shop/SearchResults.asp?ProdStock=2514a002

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=search&Q=&b=8&a=696_6146&a=700_6179&shs=&ci=8429&ac=&Submit.x=9&Submit.y=11


that second like you put up said the lens was $300. so 99 is deffinately a good deal then

Rhys
05-29-2005, 10:26 AM
that second like you put up said the lens was $300. so 99 is deffinately a good deal then

Yes and no. If it's f1.4 then it's a bargain (assuming it's in perfect condition). If it's optically, mechanically or electrically faulty then it's expensive landfill.

If it's f1.8 then you can get it for $70 and the UV filters are $10 so it's a lousy deal.

But honestly, the difference between f1.4 and f1.8 is less than 1 stop. I would not contemplate paying more than the f1.8 costs.

Many moons ago, I wondered about whether I should buy the f1.2, f1.4 or f1.8 50mm Nikkor lens. In the end, I got the f1.8. I didn't miss any shots because it was a whole stop slower than the f1.2.

Rex914
05-29-2005, 10:48 AM
that second like you put up said the lens was $300. so 99 is deffinately a good deal then

You might want to read up a little on what f-stops and apertures are. There's a pretty big difference price-wise (and functionality wise) between two lenses with two different apertures. The f/1.8 version suffices for about 90% of people, which I think you fall under.

cwphoto
05-29-2005, 05:46 PM
There is another possibility; maybe it's the EF 50mm 1:2.5 Compact Macro?

If so, this would be a good price.

Rhys
05-29-2005, 07:13 PM
Now that'd be as likely as finding hairs on the palm of one's hand. If it's that and in good condition, snap it up!

TheObiJuan
05-29-2005, 10:21 PM
There is another possibility; maybe it's the EF 50mm 1:2.5 Compact Macro?

If so, this would be a good price.

That's what I gathered from reading her post.

MissJezabelle
05-30-2005, 08:41 AM
That's what I gathered from reading her post.
I am going to call the camera shop tommorrow when they are open and the guy I talked to is there to find out exactly what lens it is. But it is a brand new canon lens that is flawless, from reputable chain camera store. The lens was very small and compact looking. not big or bulky at all.

D70FAN
05-30-2005, 08:57 AM
I am going to call the camera shop tommorrow when they are open and the guy I talked to is there to find out exactly what lens it is. But it is a brand new canon lens that is flawless, from reputable chain camera store. The lens was very small and compact looking. not big or bulky at all.

Sorry this took so long to answer.

The second listing was for B&H photo and you have to scoll down a little to get to the 50mm f1.8 for $69. The first lens is, as you see, the f1.4 for $300.

Yes the 50mm lenses are very compact especially compared to a zoom lens.

The f1.8 version will serve you as well as the 1.4 version at a much lower price-point.

TheObiJuan
05-30-2005, 11:43 AM
I would be weary of company that sells the lens for that cheap. I dunno. Here is canoga's price.
http://www.canogacamera.com/e/env/0001yVxtjsEZ4Cgkxc0E1R3/searchresults.html?link=-DD-/info_pages/cam_info.html&item=invnew:49482

aparmley
05-30-2005, 07:00 PM
The link that OBI sent us to is a different lens than the 69-75 dollar 50mm 1.8 lens, I think it has a max ap. of 2.5?? Plus its a macro lens which the 50mm 1.8 at 69-75 is not. Minimum focus distance of 1.5 feet...I am not sure which one he is trying to get her to buy, if its the non macro version at 1.8 he is marking it up a bit and I am sure he is not trying to sell her a 240 dollar lens for a 99 bucks??
take a look at at this one (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=12142&is=USA)
that is the one I have, not a macro lens, then you have this one, Here (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=12145&is=USA) is the macro version.

MissJezabelle
05-30-2005, 08:03 PM
The link that OBI sent us to is a different lens than the 69-75 dollar 50mm 1.8 lens, I think it has a max ap. of 2.5?? Plus its a macro lens which the 50mm 1.8 at 69-75 is not. Minimum focus distance of 1.5 feet...I am not sure which one he is trying to get her to buy, if its the non macro version at 1.8 he is marking it up a bit and I am sure he is not trying to sell her a 240 dollar lens for a 99 bucks??
take a look at at this one (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=12142&is=USA)
that is the one I have, not a macro lens, then you have this one, Here (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=12145&is=USA) is the macro version.


I'm going to call tommorrow, but I do remember that it was definately with Macro. The same camera shop had the Epson printer you were asking about in the other forum for $399, I was looking at getting one for myself and was going to start a thread about it, but saw there was already one. This is a brand new in the box printer...not a refurbished/reman one.

Salman Khan
02-14-2006, 10:46 PM
This is unlikely, but this could possible be the mark I version of the lens which is fully worth the $129. How can you tell? Mark I has much better build quality and also has a metal mount. It should also say "made in Japan."

Sorry to bring up this post again, but I recently saw a Canon 50mm f/1.8 Mark II lens that was made in Japan. Here is a link:

http://www.pbase.com/fstopjojo/50v50

I am a little concerned since I recently purchased a f/1.8 Mark II and it was made in Malaysia. I just hope I did not get a knockoff or grey market stuff.