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Review - Canon EF 50mm 1.2L USM
« on: November 03, 2012, 02:19:01 PM »

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Review - Canon EF 50mm 1.2L USM
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Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm 1.2L USM
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2012, 03:32:00 PM »
You've read my thoughts that it's about time for the review to appear  ;)
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Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm 1.2L USM
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2012, 04:17:42 PM »
P.S. Thank you for writing it  :)
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Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm 1.2L USM
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2012, 05:35:32 PM »
Great review, cheers for posting  :)

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Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm 1.2L USM
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2012, 06:12:07 PM »
Really good examples of this lens in your review. My concern about the 50L is this: At 2.5x the price of the 50mm f/1.4, shouldn't it give at least 2.5x the performance improvement? It doesn't, especially at wider apertures. I would at least expect it to be sharper than the f/1.4 wide open, but clearly it is not. Where the 50L really shines, though, is the quality of the bokeh shooting that wide. The 50mm f/1.4 can't even touch it. In that respect, a photographer is better off getting the 50L if they depend on that kind of background blur.

Having said all of that, I would in no way turn one down if somebody wanted to give me one.  :)
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Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm 1.2L USM
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2012, 06:15:03 PM »
Love the bokeh this one produces  :) btw, thanks for the review too.

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Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm 1.2L USM
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2012, 10:58:11 PM »
Really good examples of this lens in your review. My concern about the 50L is this: At 2.5x the price of the 50mm f/1.4, shouldn't it give at least 2.5x the performance improvement? It doesn't, especially at wider apertures. I would at least expect it to be sharper than the f/1.4 wide open, but clearly it is not. Where the 50L really shines, though, is the quality of the bokeh shooting that wide. The 50mm f/1.4 can't even touch it. In that respect, a photographer is better off getting the 50L if they depend on that kind of background blur.

Having said all of that, I would in no way turn one down if somebody wanted to give me one.  :)

The 50L is sharper than the 50mm 1.4 in the center at wide apertures.

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Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm 1.2L USM
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2012, 10:00:17 AM »
Excellent review! 

Do you use the 50/1.2 at all for low light landscape photography...city skyline, nighttime sky with the stars and moon, outdoor Christmas lights?  If so, do you have any photos you can share?

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Re: Review - Canon EF 50mm 1.2L USM
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2012, 01:45:57 AM »
indeed my best 50mm to be shot in 1.2, great article. This kind of blur is indeed one of a kind.
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