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What differentiates the 5DIII from the 50D is the target market.
I went from a 50D to the 5D3. Did the market change or the target? :S
Ok, this thread went rapidly downhill. You all quickly and quietly jumped into a pile of well thought out, nice sound rhetoric with a new popular logic of, oh just take it step by step and slowly, don't quit your day slavery..... which leads exactly to gung-ho know it all amateurs who feel beginner's enthusiasm doing just the exact opposite, and the only people actually listening to you are those that have no other choice, and feel good after having listened to this...
Ok, so that's been repeated like 10+ times now, so without simply refreshing the rhetoric, post more facts about your current salary, what level you are at and how many hours you work and where all the 'extra' unforeseen hours that you don't get paid for come from, etc., etc.,
Talk figures, numbers, hours, realities. The rest of this is fantastical rhetoric, no offense.
During my tests with the 50 1.2 for portrait uses, I found the AF for the 50, terrible. Sometimes, maybe 20% it would lock on and be awesome, sometimes, it would be close, but just off, and sometimes, the camera would show focus confirmation, but image would be blurry as heck. Plus the MA was so off I had it on the max MA to get it in focus for the few shots it got focus. When i tested the 35 1.4, on the same body as the 50 test, I got a lot more in focus in more demanding situations. The only time the 35 was OOF was when shutters were too slow because it was too dark, which isn't a lens issue, but a camera/operator issue. Dont get me wrong, I wanted to love the 50, but for the sample I tested, it's too unreliable.
The 50 1.2 wont focus right wih the outer AF sensors on the 5D.
The 50mm f/1.2 L won't focus right with any AF sensor on any 5D. I've tried it on 5Dc, 5DII and 5DIII (and 7D for that matter). My lens, even at the best AF adjustment setting (-20) it misses more often than it hits (stationary high-contrast target from tripod). I wouldn't exclude the possibility of my sample being sub-par, but if you decide to get one of these, make sure the shop has a good return policy. I'd actually recommend getting the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 instead.
Having said that, both the 35mm and 50mm focal lengths are useful for weddings, and the 35L is excellent.
it's likely not the autofocus system as much as it may be focus shift on the lens when it stops down to take the exposure.. it is supposed to be one of the issues with that lens that plays into whether owners decide they love or hate the lens..
Just got a 135mm f/2 for $525 off of a best buy auction site.