Two more reasons to like this lens: the smoothest background one could ask for that isn’t solid sand/water/etc., and ridiculously sharp wide open. This is f/1.2, folks. Shallow depth of field but helped by a couple feet of distance? Sure. But the 50 f/1.4 can’t do this. Why Calin looks so concerned about the grill is another matter altogether…
Great light. Great color.
Wow, the color really is amazing. But I have plenty of fun with my 1.8!
There’s no doubt that the 50mm f/1.8 is a tremendous bargain–from Canon and Nikon, actually–in that you get a lot of “bang for the buck.” But what I will say is that the 50mm f/1.4 is a huge leap above that because of the better contrast and bokeh, and Canon’s 50mm f/1.2L is worlds beyond even that lens. Do you need it? No. But when you want the look that it can give you, there is no substitute.