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Title: Review - Canon EF 50mm 1.2L USM
Post by: RLPhoto on November 03, 2012, 02:19:01 PM
Here's is my real world review of the 50L.

http://ramonlperez.tumblr.com/post/34906285033/fast-prime-shoot-out-pt-2-50mm-1-2l-review (http://ramonlperez.tumblr.com/post/34906285033/fast-prime-shoot-out-pt-2-50mm-1-2l-review)
Title: Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm 1.2L USM
Post by: nightbreath on November 03, 2012, 03:32:00 PM
You've read my thoughts that it's about time for the review to appear  ;)
Title: Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm 1.2L USM
Post by: nightbreath on November 03, 2012, 04:17:42 PM
P.S. Thank you for writing it  :)
Title: Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm 1.2L USM
Post by: ScottFielding on November 03, 2012, 05:35:32 PM
Great review, cheers for posting  :)

I recently moved to Canon from Nikon and this was the lens I purchased with the 5d III.  I love this lens!!
Title: Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm 1.2L USM
Post by: EOBeav on November 03, 2012, 06:12:07 PM
Really good examples of this lens in your review. My concern about the 50L is this: At 2.5x the price of the 50mm f/1.4, shouldn't it give at least 2.5x the performance improvement? It doesn't, especially at wider apertures. I would at least expect it to be sharper than the f/1.4 wide open, but clearly it is not. Where the 50L really shines, though, is the quality of the bokeh shooting that wide. The 50mm f/1.4 can't even touch it. In that respect, a photographer is better off getting the 50L if they depend on that kind of background blur.

Having said all of that, I would in no way turn one down if somebody wanted to give me one.  :)
Title: Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm 1.2L USM
Post by: Menace on November 03, 2012, 06:15:03 PM
Love the bokeh this one produces  :) btw, thanks for the review too.

Cheers
Title: Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm 1.2L USM
Post by: RLPhoto on November 03, 2012, 10:58:11 PM
Really good examples of this lens in your review. My concern about the 50L is this: At 2.5x the price of the 50mm f/1.4, shouldn't it give at least 2.5x the performance improvement? It doesn't, especially at wider apertures. I would at least expect it to be sharper than the f/1.4 wide open, but clearly it is not. Where the 50L really shines, though, is the quality of the bokeh shooting that wide. The 50mm f/1.4 can't even touch it. In that respect, a photographer is better off getting the 50L if they depend on that kind of background blur.

Having said all of that, I would in no way turn one down if somebody wanted to give me one.  :)

The 50L is sharper than the 50mm 1.4 in the center at wide apertures.
Title: Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm 1.2L USM
Post by: Gino on November 04, 2012, 10:00:17 AM
Excellent review! 

Do you use the 50/1.2 at all for low light landscape photography...city skyline, nighttime sky with the stars and moon, outdoor Christmas lights?  If so, do you have any photos you can share?

Thanks
Title: Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm 1.2L USM
Post by: AshtonNekolah on November 28, 2012, 01:45:57 AM
indeed my best 50mm to be shot in 1.2, great article. This kind of blur is indeed one of a kind.