I have the 100L, but saying something is sharp wide open at f/2.8 isn't really a fair comparison. There is a world of difference @ f/1.2 and f/1.4 than f/2.8.
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Didn't get in the door fast enough on that great deal? Too bad, maybe next time. Forget to mail in your rebate? Tough.
They were pushing cell phones, cases, bags, frames, anything but cameras and lenses. If they don't want to give the big retailers larger bulk discounts, then don't. But quit playing games with the pricing to the consumer.
I too was looking at buying a new DSLR but not now. I just sold a 40D and T3i in anticipation of snagging a 6D or 5DMK III.
Have you looked into Canon USA's refurbed units with 1 year factory warranty and 20% off MAP? 6Ds are available last time I checked.
I'm starting to ramble... I need one of yall to loan me your 50L for a week and I'll see if my opinion changes.
If you live in the NY/NJ USA area we could do a CR gear meet in Central Park and take some test shots, heh.
For those who have used the 85L II, if you think the 85L II is amazing it is hard to imagine how you would not love the 50L output just as much once you learn how to tame it.
This is much the same as the 35L vs 35A debate..... If you want a sharper lens with harsher bokeh go with the Sigma Art Lenses... if you want an overall smoother rendered pic go with the Canon equivalent. Though the 35A is sharper (I owned it for a few months) the 35L rendered the better image to my eyes... Sharpness isn't everything.
Also, Dylan, that's the same filter I have.
Congrats JD You gonna LOVE this lens. Post some photos whenever you ready.
I took Neuro advice and bought B&W 3stop ND filter for this lens. Shooting wide open in day time is fun.
Just sold my Canon 50 1.4 on craigslist for $315.How much did you pay for it originally?
Finally, science, graphs, test chart shots, and lousy comparisons aside, what really matters is the photo. We can spend our entire lives measurebating, but that's just a sad way to live.
Apologize if this has already been posted, but to me this has been the most useful comparison and breakdown yet:
btw it was already posted
I see a few other sites that do sample images but they front or back focus and overexpose and do NO editing, and to me that misrepresents what one could actually get. IF they want to post samples that are untouched, they should at least focus properly and provide the original raw's for us to play with.
100% correct. I guess this is showing what sites do proper review and therefor are relevant source