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A beautiful lens (when not a dud)...
on February 12, 2017
Got a dud the first time around. Lots of noise while focusing in auto and manual. Also an odd fit. Scratchy when putting on. Metal back is a great upgrade but there was clearly a problem. Contacted the seller (33st Camera) and got a new lens within a day of returning it. Now I can review the actual lens: It is beautiful. So sharp. And the 1.8 aperture is wonderful. New lens is quiet and a much smoother fit. So happy with this lens. Also, because using on a T3i with a crop facotr of 1.6, I use a .43 Altura wide angle adapter - which turns out to be .63, which is much better because it cancels out the crop factor giving me almost exactly the focal length of the lens I am using/want to use. So with the wide alge lens, it is a 50mm and looks great. Without the wide angle lens, it is 80mm and beautiful as well. So sharp when it comes to close ups. At 1.8 as well. A beautiful lens. Ps - I ordered the f/1.8 II because I thought it looked a little better, and got the STM instead (probably because they don't make the older version any more). Everyone says the glass is the same, and everything else is better... better made, better focusing, better motor, etc. At the same price, it seems impossible to go wrong. For the price, it is a remarkablely wonderful prime lens.