I bought some of them a few years back and the paint on "Canon" rubbed right off. Piece of crap.
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I believe you're conflating the 50mm f/1.4 USM and the 50mm f/1.2 L II USM, which is confusing some folks. there's a vast price difference between the two.
if you're referring to the 50 f/1.4 USM, yes, at ~$350 US or so it's a great price for a great lens.
if you're referring to the 50 f/1.2 L II USM, at ~$1500 US or so it's probably not a best first-purchase lens unless you really know for sure it's what you want. even if you know a 50mm focal length and wide-open shooting is what you want, a lot of people still decide to go with the cheaper 50 f/1.4 USM instead.
Unfortunately the focus screens on the 5D Mark III are not replaceable.
Seriously? But 6D can do it? So silly since i think 5d mk3 has more "pro users" who would want to change the focus screen.
I love the fact that they have placed a non-existing lens on the picture
Can the design get any rounder? =P
40mm f1.2L ?
anyone have an idea how much these lens would retail for?
f/1.4 AND IS? That's kind of a mind-boggling combo. One of these on a 5D3 would let you shoot a a portrait on a moonless night in Arizona!