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    So in a few months from now I want to buy a new lens for my 60D. Right now I only have one lens the Canon 15-85mm EF-S IS 3.5-5.6. It's a nice lens but unfortunately it's not a very fast lens. I am wanting a fast prime lens for the next lens I buy. For the focal length I can't decide between standard, and telephoto. It would be nice to have a fast standard for indoor shots, and it would also be nice to have a fast telephoto because I don't have that focal length. Looking to only spend $500 or less, but still want something good quality. I also am looking for an EF mount in case I decide to buy full frame down the road. Something with good bokeh would be nice, because my zoom can't produce much of it. So I have narrowed it down to 2 unless someone else comes up with something else. There's the Canon 50mm f1.4, and the Canon 100mm f2 (not the macro). Links are down below. If anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it, because I can't decide. Right now I'm leaning toward the 100mm, but I could go either way.

    Canon U.S.A. : Consumer & Home Office : EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

    Canon U.S.A. : Consumer & Home Office : EF 100mm f/2 USM

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    Both lenses are very different - Personally, I'd recommend the 1.8 50 mm for around 100 bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko View Post
    Both lenses are very different - Personally, I'd recommend the 1.8 50 mm for around 100 bucks.
    I second that. It's on my camera all the time. It does great in low light, it's reasonably sharp and reasonably inexpensive. With a $3 reversing ring (or just handheld) it becomes a macro lens as well. You've seen my macro shots I assume. They were pretty much all done with a reversed 50mm f1.8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marko View Post
    Both lenses are very different - Personally, I'd recommend the 1.8 50 mm for around 100 bucks.
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    In addition, 50mm is more versatile than 100mm, I think.
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    Well it looks like we have a unanimous vote for the 50 mm. I guess the 100 mm falls in the middle of telephoto and standard as far as usefulness in each category. Either way, I have lots of time to think about it, also up for any other suggestions.

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