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Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« Reply #120 on: January 25, 2013, 09:15:55 PM »

Test charts don't impress everyone.

Neither do the images from the 1.2.

Especially test charts images shot @ 1.2.

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Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« Reply #120 on: January 25, 2013, 09:15:55 PM »

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Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« Reply #121 on: January 25, 2013, 11:23:03 PM »
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50/1,2 is a highly overrated lens for the price and  when it comes to over all resolution/sharpness-and that is what Im discussing
NOTHING ELSE if you read back.

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Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« Reply #122 on: January 31, 2013, 09:14:44 AM »
Such an overrated lens!  ;D
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Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« Reply #123 on: February 04, 2013, 06:12:39 AM »
Such an overrated lens!  ;D

In your opinion.
Some users find it's output very simular to the vastly more expensive (and manual focus only) Lecia noctilux 50mm. Some lenses are more that their sharpness charts.

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Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« Reply #124 on: July 18, 2013, 02:42:39 PM »
Such an overrated lens!  ;D

In your opinion.
Some users find it's output very simular to the vastly more expensive (and manual focus only) Lecia noctilux 50mm. Some lenses are more that their sharpness charts.
I couldn't agree more.  Once you dial in the AF Microadjustment, this is a killer lens, CA, corner softness, close focus issues and all.  I've recently been using it for panoramics (@ f/11-16) and the low distortion is a huge plus over my 24-70 II.  But the real joy of this lens is the f/1.2-2 range, where it's color, contrast, and DOF are amazing.  I liked my 50 f/1.4, but I LOVE my f/1.2.

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Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« Reply #125 on: July 18, 2013, 04:12:13 PM »

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Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« Reply #126 on: July 24, 2013, 03:56:29 PM »
f1.6? Show us samples with f1.2... this picture could've been taken with a 50mm f1.4, too. We want to justify the 50mmL 1.2   ;D
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Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« Reply #126 on: July 24, 2013, 03:56:29 PM »

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Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« Reply #127 on: July 24, 2013, 03:57:44 PM »
f1.6? Show us samples with f1.2... this picture could've been taken with a 50mm f1.4, too. We want to justify the 50mmL 1.2   ;D

It's hard to justify, that's the whole point I think - but build, and optics are *there* just not worth it for everyone. Read: People who aren't rich.

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Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« Reply #128 on: July 24, 2013, 06:16:04 PM »
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You're right, but at f1.2 we would see even more CA's or LA's and less sharpness. Something which Canon made right with the 85L 1.2, but missed on the 50mm. I hope there will be a better Version somehow... but anyway, I'm over the 50mm perspective. After all those years I really don't like it anymore. Maybe the pictures are just to boring for me, I don't know. I'm totally confirmed to 35mm now and never regreted it. I guess the Nikon Guys are also gone to 35mm 1.4. The new standardprime ;)
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Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« Reply #129 on: July 25, 2013, 08:35:47 PM »
JVLphoto
You're right, but at f1.2 we would see even more CA's or LA's and less sharpness. Something which Canon made right with the 85L 1.2, but missed on the 50mm. I hope there will be a better Version somehow... but anyway, I'm over the 50mm perspective. After all those years I really don't like it anymore. Maybe the pictures are just to boring for me, I don't know. I'm totally confirmed to 35mm now and never regreted it. I guess the Nikon Guys are also gone to 35mm 1.4. The new standardprime ;)
To each his own...but some of us love the lens.

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Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« Reply #130 on: July 25, 2013, 10:50:17 PM »
Yeah, the whole reason why most of us hate the 50L because of the existance of the 85L  :P
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Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« Reply #131 on: July 26, 2013, 01:49:03 AM »
>To each his own

You should learn history.

You can love the lense, like I do love my 85L, but that doesn't mean it's worth it's price...
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Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« Reply #132 on: July 26, 2013, 02:10:49 AM »
I wouldn't say the 85L is better, but its certainly sharper.

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Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« Reply #132 on: July 26, 2013, 02:10:49 AM »

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Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« Reply #133 on: July 26, 2013, 12:48:28 PM »
>To each his own

You should learn history.

You can love the lense, like I do love my 85L, but that doesn't mean it's worth it's price...

...and you should learn tact.

I don't remember saying "according to his ability" but thanks for the insult.  I don't remember saying it was worth it's price, either, but whatever.  If you love your 85, find a thread to tell everybody about how much you love it instead of wasting your time "hating" this lens.  It has flaws, but so does the 85 f/1.2 and EVERY other lens.  There is no perfect lens. 

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Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« Reply #134 on: July 26, 2013, 06:52:40 PM »
I've used quite a few 50's, including the Canon ones (excluding the f/2.5 macro), the "Sigmalux", Oly OM 3.5 macro, Zeiss f/2 ZM, Rokkor, and every single one of them has been very different both in output and in use. The Sigma is really very great when it hits, but AF is so utterly unreliable that you can never rely on it at large apertures, even after proper calibration. That is a shame because the optics are very good. Even so, I still prefer the 50L even if it is not necessarily sharper than the Sigma at 1.4. Not everything can be easily quantified. The Zeiss was excellent, but I simply did not like the way it rendered. It was too "clinical". I find the 50L is amazing in every way: bokeh, color, contrast, build, weather sealing, reliable af, and most importantly, I really love its overall dreamy yet punchy signature. If you measure the value of lenses in sharpness only, then no, it is not worth it's asking price. However it's plenty sharp for my use, even wide open (in the centre).
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Re: Review - Canon EF 50 f/1.2L
« Reply #134 on: July 26, 2013, 06:52:40 PM »