I am completely convinced that my 50mm f/1.4 lens can make just about anything look cool. Case in point: these ancient pot holders I crocheted and attempted to felt long ago.
My 50mm is about 5 years old and has been to the shop too many times. But Canon service has been amazing – they must see how much equipment I have and want to be nice to me because they’ve fixed it for free each time. It’s only be under warranty once! When people are debating between Nikon and Canon, I suggest looking harder at Canon because they’re service has been so amazing! I’ve been absolutely thrilled with my equipment, too.
Yup! True love. That’s what I feel for my 50mm lens. True love. It’s the only lens I could never get rid of and one of the few I would have to replace with in 5 minutes of actual true breakage.
One note for those of you on a budget – if you can’t afford to get an f/1.4, take a good look at the f/1.8. It’s a GREAT bang for the buck. You may even be able to find one on eBay for cheaper. (They used to be closer to $80. Not sure if they’ve changed the price or changed the product and the price, though.) This is what I started with and instantly fell in love! Keep the f/stop closer to 2.0+ and you’ll be happier with the quality. It’s loud and plastic feeling, but rocks!
All images taken with my 5D Mk II and… you guessed it… my 50mm f/1.4 lens.