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01-12-2013, 05:21 PM   #1
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DA 50 f1.8 Good Review

Popular Photography gave the lens a very good review. The only things they didn't like was the noise the lens made when focusing and the Plastic Mount. Other wise it beats the compitition except for the Tamron 60 f2.0 has a better Barrel Distortion stats (0.04% to The 50's 0.06%).
I think they had to find something wrong,

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QuoteOriginally posted by Fl_Gulfer Quote
Popular Photography gave the lens a very good review. The only things they didn't like was the noise the lens made when focusing and the Plastic Mount. Other wise it beats the compitition except for the Tamron 60 f2.0 has a better Barrel Distortion stats (0.04% to The 50's 0.06%).
I think they had to find something wrong,
For $250 it should have a metal mount IMO (Nikon's $110 50mm does). Apart from that, great lens!

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Yes the noise is initially annoying but you get used to that very quickly. It is a great lens for the value and then some. Just read the Pop photo review wouldn't disagree with that a bit. I have to also say that until I got this lens I couldn't like 50mm on an APS-c camera.
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It was certainly a favorable review. I can live with them dinging the lens for a plastic mount and the noise while focusing, neither of which bother me one bit. However, I was a bit perplexed when the review complained about how hard it was to use the quick-shift feature when manually focusing the lens, even when tried on multiple camera bodies. Guess the reviewer didn't realize this lens doesn't have quick-shift...

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