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12-24-2009, 05:30 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by nitrox28 Quote
Ok, i'm looking all over B&H and I can't find it. am I missing something?
FA 50mm f/1.7 has been discontinued for a long time, and finding a brand
new copy would be very difficult. On the other hand, FA 50mm f/1.4 is still
in production, and B&H sells it at $359.95. But knowing that it was sold at
$199 just a year ago, it is hard to recommend it at the current price.
Although not a 50mm, FA 43mm limited ($569 from B&H) might be a good
investment in a long run.

12-24-2009, 09:27 PM   #17
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In general, you don't find used gear at B&H - you go to, or Ebay, or craigslist, etc. That's where you'd find most of the lenses discussed here.
12-25-2009, 12:18 PM   #18
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On an older body such as a K100D, the 50/1.4 hunted like crazy in low light. Missed lots of potentially great shots of my then 2 year old. Still, I got some great ones when he was still and in OK light.

Moving to a K-x, I actually miss the K100D in odd ways (akin to a beautiful girl who gave great cabeza, but was a little ditzy).

With the K-x the 50/1.4 is now much more confident.

I bought it halfway up it's price rise. Even at the current price, it's worth it. Anyone who got it cheaper got a deal.

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