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Re: Making the most out of a 50 1.2?
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2013, 10:31:53 AM »

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Re: Making the most out of a 50 1.2?
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2013, 12:11:17 PM »
Beautiful lens. I'm very happy with mine.

If I could be so bold as to quote neuro:

Excellent bokeh was a priority for Canon with the 50L. They stated, "With the increasing popularity of digital SLR cameras, calls for large aperture single-focal length lenses with excellent image quality and pleasing bokeh (blur effects) for portraits have increased," (Tech Report, 11/2006).  Spherical aberration results in a loss of sharpness, but completely correcting for spherical aberration results in a harsh, jittery bokeh. In the 50L design, the spherical aberration was left deliberately undercorrected to produce the creamy bokeh for which the lens is known.

Also, this thread is quite interesting. http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=10798.0

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Re: Making the most out of a 50 1.2?
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2013, 03:56:34 PM »
man, i want one.  especially after selling my 50mm f/1.4...
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Re: Making the most out of a 50 1.2?
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2013, 06:35:10 AM »
Agree. Fantastic lens. On my site there are many shots taken with it. You can easily recognize them.
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Re: Making the most out of a 50 1.2?
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2013, 09:37:39 AM »
man, i want one.  especially after selling my 50mm f/1.4...

SOLD my 1.4 and went with 50L. It feels much better on 5D III.
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Re: Making the most out of a 50 1.2?
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2013, 04:48:17 AM »
man, i want one.  especially after selling my 50mm f/1.4...

SOLD my 1.4 and went with 50L. It feels much better on 5D III.

maybe I should rent one.  renting the 100mm macro L cured my gear lust for it.  I realized I could do what I needed with extension tubes and that $900 could go towards something I'd use more often.  (That's when I bought the 70-200!)

My fear is that I'll like it so much more than my 35L that I'll just have to have one.  I really do love my 35L.  I found it more useful FL for me compared to my 50 1.4.  But maybe I was just not liking the IQ I was getting on the 50 1.4....here's to hoping I don't fall in love at first sight with the rented copy.
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Re: Making the most out of a 50 1.2?
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2013, 12:02:05 AM »
Just recieved mine last friday. Took about 3 shots to fall in love with it. Shot a wedding on sat. Wanted to use it a lot but was worried about the focus I was getting  at 1.2. And I have glass to use for 50mm so inbetween locations I did some test shots and  manually adjusted the amfa by using the compare screen on the 5d3. At full zoom I decided -6 looked best. After that and a few test shot I felt comfortable using itfor the rest of the night . I did take 3 shots each time at 1.2 to maximise the turnout potential.  Sure many of them were soft but the ones that locked on look fabulous. I haven't taken it off since. The balance on a gripped 5d3 is perfect. I agree the shapness is not there esp compared to the new mk2 zooms but the look of the pictures is unlike any lens I have. The 1.4, to me had no special qualities. The 50L is just bada$$. But now im sure ill wake up in a day or 2 to see the announcement of the mk2....
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Re: Making the most out of a 50 1.2?
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2013, 12:02:05 AM »