« on: July 19, 2012, 11:06:03 AM »
I only use them if i know dirt is flying towards me. (in conclusion: NEVER)
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I'd rather pay $2k for a mk2 version of the 1.2L that doesn't focus shift and isn't soft wide open, than $850 for a mk2 1.4
What are you comparing the 1.2L to in order to call it soft at f1.2? There is a post above this that mentions the focus shift.
Never seen the famous focus shift and is sharp at 1.2.
This is where people have it WRONG. The 50L's top quality is that it IS SHARP wide open, the problem is that the 1.4 surpasses it's sharpness stopped down. It is sharp wide open. I'm in agreement with you on this one.
When I owned it (briefly), I compared it to my 85LII, and it was shockingly soft. Have also tried 2 other copies which both exhibited the same thing. At f/2, it was razor sharp, but if I'm going to shoot at f/2, I'm not going to spend $1500.
Forgive my ignorance, but what's special about this? It's only 10mm wider than the 50 and a stop slower.