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Re: 50 1.4 on 5d3 anyone?
« Reply #45 on: December 14, 2012, 06:49:12 PM »
Getting some great responses here.  Now I also considered plunking down the cash for the 50L 1.2.  A wise choice?  Or does the price not justify the purchase over the 50 1.4?

The 50L on the 5D3 has become my favorite carry !!! The 1.4 has a tendency to take a crap on you after a year or so. I've bought two and after having the 50L, I believe I wasted money on both 1.8's and 1.4's. I should have just gone for the quality build of the 1.2.

If you shoot between 1.2-2.0 most of the time... do yourself a favor and pony up for the 50L. If you shoot all over the range, don't care or need about a robust build, and don't shoot often in inclement weather... go for the other flavors. 

My link has a  "50 f/1.2 + 5D3" set if you’re interested in seeing images with this combo... On my 7D or 5D2, it was a difficult lens to get a solid grasp on (image wise). I think this is due to the AF. On the 5D3... Flawless Victory!!! As one commenter put it... it's a fookin winning combo!
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Re: 50 1.4 on 5d3 anyone?
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Re: 50 1.4 on 5d3 anyone?
« Reply #46 on: December 14, 2012, 06:55:54 PM »
Its fine, but not as useful or as sharp as my 24-105mmL for all around use.  Where it comes in handy is in low light, or for a shallow depth of field. 
If you a new 5D MK III user, give it a while with the 24-105, you will get used to the weight.  Good lenses are heavier due to the large amount of glass in them.  The 24-105 is on the light side compared to the 24-70 f/2.8 or some of the other popular "L" lenses.


More versatile: yes
Sharper:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=355&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=115&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=5

No.

I use the 50/1.4 for about 90% of my work, it's an oustanding lens.  So many people on here have drank the "L" koolaid.  I've borrowed the 50/1.2 from CPS and I found it quite soft.

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Re: 50 1.4 on 5d3 anyone?
« Reply #47 on: December 14, 2012, 11:58:01 PM »
Its fine, but not as useful or as sharp as my 24-105mmL for all around use.  Where it comes in handy is in low light, or for a shallow depth of field. 
If you a new 5D MK III user, give it a while with the 24-105, you will get used to the weight.  Good lenses are heavier due to the large amount of glass in them.  The 24-105 is on the light side compared to the 24-70 f/2.8 or some of the other popular "L" lenses.


More versatile: yes
Sharper:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=355&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=115&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=5

No.

I use the 50/1.4 for about 90% of my work, it's an oustanding lens.  So many people on here have drank the "L" koolaid.  I've borrowed the 50/1.2 from CPS and I found it quite soft.


Yep.  I dismissed the "L" bug myself when I sold my 50L and got the 50 f/1.4.  The 1.4 is very sharp and I have not noticed any of the problems that some have mentioned.  I typically shoot f/2 and narrower and the lens is very sharp and I don't miss the 50L.  I also have the 24-70L II lens, which is just as sharp at f/2.8 at 50mm as the 50L, or even slightly sharper, but it's not much of a difference.  I just do not understand the 50L's high price tag.  It's the only L prime of Canon's that I dislike.   

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Re: 50 1.4 on 5d3 anyone?
« Reply #48 on: December 16, 2012, 06:28:31 PM »
Another vote for the 50mm 1.4 on a 5D3. I think it's a great lens.
Some of the negative comments make me wonder if they ever used it.
It has a lovely shallow depth of field on full frame.
I'd be a big fan of it.
Sometimes people have a habit of rubbishing lens instead of improving technique.
No modern lens is that rubbish really if you take care with the photograph.
F1.8 50mm is also a good lens for it's price. People criticise it's plastic construction  I'd say you'd be lucky to ever wear it out.
50mm is way more flexible on full frame. It really improves your photography as you have to move around a bit.

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Re: 50 1.4 on 5d3 anyone?
« Reply #49 on: December 19, 2012, 07:55:33 AM »
Have used my 50 mm 1.4 on my 5D and 5DII now for five years. It gives me wonderful portraits in low light.
I read this Great 50 mm Shootout:

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/01/the-great-50mm-shootout

In regards to resolution it is second to none - probably except for the Leica

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Re: 50 1.4 on 5d3 anyone?
« Reply #50 on: December 19, 2012, 08:22:48 AM »
The Sigma 50 f1.4 is definately a better lens than the Canon 50 f1.4
However, i did NOT get the Sigma 50 over the Canon for 1 reason, the 5D3 has in built CA correction for the Canon 50.
I know you can adjust it PP in photoshop or Raw or Lightroom etc…many way to do it..BUT i only use the 50mm for general shooting in jpg, and for those photos, i do not want to edit every single shot, just SOOC..so the in built correction on the 5D3 works brilliantly on the 5D3.

I do however own the Sigma 85 and sold my Canon 85 because i use the 85 specifically for commercial portraiture and i will edit every photo in RAW so the in built correction is not important for me in this case.

That's how i made my decision with the Canon 50 f1.4 and no i did not consider the 50L because i don't use the 50 very often at all

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Re: 50 1.4 on 5d3 anyone?
« Reply #51 on: December 19, 2012, 09:58:12 AM »
I do love my 24-105L for travel, but lately I'm alternating between the 50 1.4 and the 28 1.8 for "walkaround" on my 5Dii. Light, relatively inobtrusive for street shooting.

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« Reply #52 on: December 19, 2012, 10:06:34 AM »
I have a Sigma 50mm f/1.4. I love it. Way less money than the "L" and I find it to be all I need. All my other lenses (besides a Zeiss) are "L"......but I really enjoy that Sigma!
5D Mark III, Canon 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye, Canon 17mm f/4L TS-E, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II, 21mm f/2.8 Zeiss, Sigma 35mm f/1.4, 24-70mm f/2.8 II, 50mm f/1.4 Sigma, 85mm f/1.2L, 100mm f/2.8L Macro,70-200mm f/2.8L IS II...1.4x converter III, and some other stuff.....

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Re: 50 1.4 on 5d3 anyone?
« Reply #53 on: December 19, 2012, 10:18:32 AM »
I'm liking the Sigma 50 on 5D3. I sent it to Sigma warranty for firmware update about a month ago and on 5D3 it works great at all distances and f stops. Before the firmware update it was "focus range bound" per Roger @ LensRentals description. It's nice to not have to compensate for that anymore.
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Re: 50 1.4 on 5d3 anyone?
« Reply #54 on: December 19, 2012, 10:31:06 AM »
I do love my 24-105L for travel, but lately I'm alternating between the 50 1.4 and the 28 1.8 for "walkaround" on my 5Dii. Light, relatively inobtrusive for street shooting.

You might want to add an 85mm F1.8 lens or 100mm F2.   Now you've got your perfect combo for street shooting. 

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Re: 50 1.4 on 5d3 anyone?
« Reply #55 on: December 19, 2012, 11:12:54 AM »
Its fine, but not as useful or as sharp as my 24-105mmL for all around use.  Where it comes in handy is in low light, or for a shallow depth of field. 
If you a new 5D MK III user, give it a while with the 24-105, you will get used to the weight.  Good lenses are heavier due to the large amount of glass in them.  The 24-105 is on the light side compared to the 24-70 f/2.8 or some of the other popular "L" lenses.


More versatile: yes
Sharper:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=355&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=115&CameraComp=453&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=5

No.

I use the 50/1.4 for about 90% of my work, it's an oustanding lens.  So many people on here have drank the "L" koolaid.  I've borrowed the 50/1.2 from CPS and I found it quite soft.


Yep.  I dismissed the "L" bug myself when I sold my 50L and got the 50 f/1.4.  The 1.4 is very sharp and I have not noticed any of the problems that some have mentioned.  I typically shoot f/2 and narrower and the lens is very sharp and I don't miss the 50L.  I also have the 24-70L II lens, which is just as sharp at f/2.8 at 50mm as the 50L, or even slightly sharper, but it's not much of a difference.  I just do not understand the 50L's high price tag.  It's the only L prime of Canon's that I dislike.

+10, I am so happy that I disregarded  the opinion on this forum and bought 50 f/1.4 and 28 f/1.8.  Please try and compare with 'L' counterpart yourself before making decision.They are not perfect (neither are some L for that matter) but very good (and perfectly usable under most conditions) esp. at that price.  IMO,CR crowd opinion has been wrong on these lens. I wonder if its because most people who flock here has the bigger/L/more expensive the better bug. Some people flaunt it rather obscenely.  ;) I am sure when they look at great paintings, they pay more attention to quality and graininess of canvass......
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Re: 50 1.4 on 5d3 anyone?
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