Agree 110% for a beginner. If you use it enough, the 1.4 ends up being worth it for its build quality and USM focus drive. The micro drive in the 1.8 gets annoying after a while and it doesn't lock in focus as quickly.
Originally Posted by GlockMan
Its a good lens. I would have bought the f1.8 and a flash or a tele same money.
50mm on a crop is not always easy to use because you cant always get back far enough.
Both lenses are absolutely fantastic though.
FWIW, I use my 50mm on my crop body all the time. It all depends on what you shoot and how you're comfortable shooting. I find more times when I'd rather be far away than when I'd rather be closer. So much so that my Canon 10-22 was my least favorite lens.
Last edited by SamDoe1; 11-29-2012 at 12:14 PM.