So what is the point of your comments, and those in the other thread? Should we all be saving money and not renting/buying/shooting the L lens? The only way you will convince me of this is by showing me the same scene shot with the different lenses in question, wide open and with no post processing. If it is a complex scene with some depth and some small points of light in it. I guarantee I could tell the difference.
Anyone have multiple 50mms to do a test?
My point was photography, by definition, is a visual medium. A lot of people talk a lot of bull that they just can't back up, I like to try to cut through some of that by demonstrating that these aficionados can't actually tell the difference between a good photo taken with a 50mm f1.8 and a 50mm f1.2L. And they can't, they have demonstrated that time and time again.
As I have always said, there are very good reasons to buy a 1.2 over a 1.8, but if you can't tell me which one was used to make an image don't try and tell me one of them has a "unique look", because if you can't tell, again by definition, it doesn't. Use any of the multiple other very good reasons to argue the case, not least of which is pride and confidence, two very important factors in lens use that are never considered by most.
Sure I get trolled and make myself unpopular, people don't like to be called out, but that doesn't alter the fact that if something has a "unique look" then those professing that should be able to pick it out of individual images, but they never can
, am I the only one interested in why they can't?