A&P Canon EF 50mm f/1.8: Used Metal Mount MKI vs New Plastic Mount MKII

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  1. mucky

    mucky .

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    Is it worth it to buy a used MKI version over a new MKII version of the 50mm 1.8? The used MKI cost a lot more but still relative cheap.

    Here's a comparison

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    [b][u]Lens		50mm 1.8 Mark I		50mm 1.8 Mark II[/u]
    Mounting Ring[/b]	Stainless Steel		Plastic
    [b]Distance Scale[/b]	Clear window		None
    [b]IR Index[/b]	Yes			None
    [b]Focusing Motor[/b]	Arc Form Drive		Micro Motor
    [b]Focusing Ring[/b]	Middle			Front
    [b]Price[/b]		$100-130 Used		$75-99 New

    MK1
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    MKII
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  2. Ingen

    Ingen New Member

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    get the freaking mark 1. It's obviously better in literally every aspect, why do you even have to ask? Sheesh.
     
  3. SpiderOnTheFloor

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    i bought a new mark II because i am a college student and it is stupid not to buy a sharp lens like that for the price...if you have the money get the mark I if its in good condition
     
  4. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    it's stupid to buy it if you won't find it useful
     
  5. sony

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    The Mark I isn't 100-130 now, it's more in the 130-180 range, which is almost 2.5 times the price of the Mark II.

    Does that make things different?
     
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    Oh yeah, the Mark I has 6 diaphragm blades vs 5 of the Mark II. :noes: :noes:
     
  7. sony

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    If you manual focus a lot, you'll appreciate the Mark I more. :)
     
  8. Toogy

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    Get the Mark I for sure, unless you are on a budget.
     
  9. sony

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    If you're not on a budget, just get the Canon 50mm f/1.4. :)
     
  10. SpiderOnTheFloor

    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

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    its on my camera most of the time
     
  11. Toogy

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    yes :bigthumb:

    Thinking about dumping my F1.8 MKII for a 1.4 sometime soon :noes:
     
  12. mucky

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    I went ahead and bought a used MK1 in excellent condition for $150 with a UV lens. I figure if I don't like it, I can resell it for near what I paid for it. :embd:
     
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    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    You should have just spent $50 more for a used 50mm f/1.4
     
  14. sony

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    :werd:
     
  15. mucky

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    That's because you're looking on eBay. :run:

    Somebody on eBay paid 110 shipped for my 50mm f/1.8, used. :rofl:
     

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