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Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
« Reply #210 on: February 28, 2016, 03:24:24 AM »
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Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
« Reply #210 on: February 28, 2016, 03:24:24 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
« Reply #211 on: March 07, 2016, 08:16:35 PM »
Straight OOC (barrel distortion corrected and that's it):


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Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
« Reply #212 on: July 20, 2016, 06:59:52 PM »
Well with a 35L/85L II combo I felt owning a 50L is just a tad redundant and got rid of it....but some of you are tempting me to get this back in my collection.

P.S. you will be doing me a favor if you tell me it is redundant and totally unnecessary.

It would be redundant in your prime setup. You chose the 35mm as your standard lens, having a 50mm isn't needed.

ditto

my sigma 35 and 85 are my main goto lenses now oh also the 135 f2L for more reach
these are my holy trinity of primes

A little bit different take on this...

I have the 35mm f/1.4L II at the wide end (not super wide, I know) and at the long end, I have the 100mm f/2.8L Macro and the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II.  I really want the 135mm f/2 at some point, but I'm already pretty well set at the long end for now.  I used the 50mm f/1.2 for a weekend wedding not long ago and LOVE it!  There is a profound difference between my 35mm f/1.4L II and the 50mm f/1.2L.  The 35mm is bleeding edge sharp!  It has beautiful color and can give a nice 3D pop to images.  However, it is NOT dreamy like the 50mm.  The 50mm f/1.2L seems to give a much more artistic, moody affect to the images.  Of course, I don't think I shot it stopped down any more than maybe f/1.8... and most were wide open at f/1.2.  I was lucky that the copy I had required ZERO micro-focus adjustment.  As soon as I can afford it, I will be getting the 50mm f/1.2 and I think it will complement my 35mm nicely.
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Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
« Reply #213 on: July 24, 2016, 06:43:55 AM »
Well with a 35L/85L II combo I felt owning a 50L is just a tad redundant and got rid of it....but some of you are tempting me to get this back in my collection.

P.S. you will be doing me a favor if you tell me it is redundant and totally unnecessary.

It would be redundant in your prime setup. You chose the 35mm as your standard lens, having a 50mm isn't needed.

ditto

my sigma 35 and 85 are my main goto lenses now oh also the 135 f2L for more reach
these are my holy trinity of primes

A little bit different take on this...

I have the 35mm f/1.4L II at the wide end (not super wide, I know) and at the long end, I have the 100mm f/2.8L Macro and the 70-200 f/2.8L IS II.  I really want the 135mm f/2 at some point, but I'm already pretty well set at the long end for now.  I used the 50mm f/1.2 for a weekend wedding not long ago and LOVE it!  There is a profound difference between my 35mm f/1.4L II and the 50mm f/1.2L.  The 35mm is bleeding edge sharp!  It has beautiful color and can give a nice 3D pop to images.  However, it is NOT dreamy like the 50mm.  The 50mm f/1.2L seems to give a much more artistic, moody affect to the images.  Of course, I don't think I shot it stopped down any more than maybe f/1.8... and most were wide open at f/1.2.  I was lucky that the copy I had required ZERO micro-focus adjustment.  As soon as I can afford it, I will be getting the 50mm f/1.2 and I think it will complement my 35mm nicely.

I agree that 35 and 85 often make a nice combination, but I agree with Jerryrigged that 35 and 50 are quite different. I've read a lot of comments on the internet implying they are close to interchangeable, but I think they make quite different photos.  50 is more of a "definite subject" lens (be that a single person or a couple or whatever) while 35 is more useful for "environmental" shots  (including environmental portraits), for want of a better description.  In fact, I think 50 shares more in common with 85 (in terms of the types of shots it is useful for) than with 35.
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Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
« Reply #213 on: July 24, 2016, 06:43:55 AM »