another 5mins with LR4, gave little extra film grain to it
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I had a brief love affair with the 50L but sold it.
I now have the 24-70 F/2.8 II and the 70-200 F/2.8 II.
All the primes have been sold because, in my opinion, they are not good enough for the latest Canon bodies.
They are either too soft or have focusing issues.
The 50L is soft as butter, smooth and has creamy bokeh.
Sharp it is not.
Not even at F/4 - F/8.
Sharp is the new Sigma 35mm F/1.4 or the 24-70 F/2.8 II.
If you want to know what a real sharp 50mm is, try a Leica Summicron
Anyway, the 50L is a fun lens but it renders completely differently from the zooms.
It's a pig to get accurate focus @ F/1.2, but if you buy a 1.2, I'd assume you'd want to shoot it at this.
It can take a lot of work to get good consistent shots out of it.
It's also a heavy pig on the 5D MK3 and doesn't really balance well on it unless you use the grip.
I sold mine and don't miss it.
You can always soften a sharp lens in post but you can never sharpen a soft lens...
I'm not serious shooter, just a dad with 2 kids. I shoot with 5D III and my little P&S is RX1.
I guess that comes down to semantics and what is a "serious shooter". But you have close to 1400 posts on a forum discussing camera equipment and according to your sig you've invested a good $10k in equipment. I'd argue that's serious on one level or another.
Thanks for the responses! It's good to see what others experiences are in terms of upgrading or comparing 7D to 5Dii/iii. The crop vs ff is another discussion that can debate the advantages of both. My biggest concern is that my 7D may have had other issues based solely on the dramatic improvement in IQ and AF with the 5D, but that seems to be at least somewhat consistent with others.Congrat...on 5D III purchase. Do yourself a fav. skip the Tammy, get the Canon 24-70 f2.8 II. You will not regret it...contrast is much better. So much sharper at f2.8. Not to mention Tammy has reversed zoom
The Canon 24-70 sounds much better than the Tammy based on others feedback, but is $600-800 more. If you had the choice... 5Dii and Canon 24-70, or 5Diii and Tam 24-70?
Don't go for a FF unless you are a serious shooter. I think you should stick to 60D/T4i if you don't spend much time on photography.
The T4i has higher ISO range but the difference is very little.
And about the 70D, it will be very pricey for first few months. At that price or less you will easily get a used 5D markII.
I just upgraded from a 7D (which I still have) to a 5Diii, and it's an amazing upgrade! I'm starting to wonder if my 7D needs some service work because the difference was so dramatic. My lenses are alive, alive!! Since I am getting into portraits and other possibly paid work, I'm debating trading in the 7D for another 5Diii (the 5Diii really is amazing in IQ, focusing, even the HDR is great though not perfect). I was also thinking of trading the 7D for a 5Dii, or maybe just send in the 7D for some a tune-up (it's only got about 15000 clicks on it). I lean slightly towards the 5Dii, because that will leave some funds for another lens (maybe 16-35 or tam 24-70). Any advice? Thanks!