I got my first Christmas present today, and it was the best kind, to myself! My 50mm F1.4 Canon lens showed up today, and I have to say, I love it. I is totally bitchin’. It has such a shallow depth of field that it is actually hard to shoot with because if you move between the autofocus and the shutter it will lose focus. However, that just makes it more fun. Also, having the fixed focus really makes the whole shooting experience feel different. Move forward, zoooom in, mooove back, zoooom out. Weird. Finally, all of these pictures are shot at 400 or 800 ISO, are hand-held, and shot in normal evening indoor lighting conditions at a nice comfortable shutter speed of ~1/25 (and of course at F1.4). This is a really nice fast lens and I can’t believe I waited this long to buy one, totally worth it and I haven’t even cut its teeth yet.