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Re: Canon 24-70mmL II v Canon 50mmL 1.2
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2013, 12:23:28 PM »
love my 24-70 II...

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Re: Canon 24-70mmL II v Canon 50mmL 1.2
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2013, 08:44:12 PM »
Make the wife happy, and you'll never second guess the 24-70 II.
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Re: Canon 24-70mmL II v Canon 50mmL 1.2
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2013, 09:38:20 PM »
I had a brief love affair with the 50L but sold it.
I now have the 24-70 F/2.8 II and the 70-200 F/2.8 II.
That's it.
All the primes have been sold because, in my opinion, they are not good enough for the latest Canon bodies.
They are either too soft or have focusing issues.

The 50L is soft as butter, smooth and has creamy bokeh.
Sharp it is not.
Not even at F/4 - F/8.
Sharp is the new Sigma 35mm F/1.4 or the 24-70 F/2.8 II.
If you want to know what a real sharp 50mm is, try a Leica Summicron :)

Anyway, the 50L is a fun lens but it renders completely differently from the zooms.
It's a pig to get accurate focus @ F/1.2, but if you buy a 1.2, I'd assume you'd want to shoot it at this.
It can take a lot of work to get good consistent shots out of it.
It's also a heavy pig on the 5D MK3 and doesn't really balance well on it unless you use the grip.

I sold mine and don't miss it.
You can always soften a sharp lens in post but you can never sharpen a soft lens...

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Re: Canon 24-70mmL II v Canon 50mmL 1.2
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2013, 09:51:31 PM »
I had a brief love affair with the 50L but sold it.
I now have the 24-70 F/2.8 II and the 70-200 F/2.8 II.
That's it.
All the primes have been sold because, in my opinion, they are not good enough for the latest Canon bodies.
They are either too soft or have focusing issues.

The 50L is soft as butter, smooth and has creamy bokeh.
Sharp it is not.
Not even at F/4 - F/8.
Sharp is the new Sigma 35mm F/1.4 or the 24-70 F/2.8 II.
If you want to know what a real sharp 50mm is, try a Leica Summicron :)

Anyway, the 50L is a fun lens but it renders completely differently from the zooms.
It's a pig to get accurate focus @ F/1.2, but if you buy a 1.2, I'd assume you'd want to shoot it at this.
It can take a lot of work to get good consistent shots out of it.
It's also a heavy pig on the 5D MK3 and doesn't really balance well on it unless you use the grip.

I sold mine and don't miss it.
You can always soften a sharp lens in post but you can never sharpen a soft lens...

ET

+1....also, you can crop the pix in post to get closer, but you can't go wider :P
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Re: Canon 24-70mmL II v Canon 50mmL 1.2
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2013, 09:07:24 PM »
Having taken advice, the 24-70 arrived today and I have been playing with it this afternoon. Too soon to publish any pictures yet, maybe next week. It operates extremely smoothly, super sharp with lightening focus. Not disappointed, its everything that people who have tried it and love it, say it is. Thanks again for the advice.

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Re: Canon 24-70mmL II v Canon 50mmL 1.2
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2013, 09:22:07 PM »
for portrait I have a 70-200L 2.8 II and a Macro 100L 2.8 IS, I use the lens on a 5D mkIII.

I have tried the 50L on the 5D III and it is fast and super sharp, I have read a lot of negative comments about this lens but my experience was very positive. I had a very short time with a 24-70 II at B&H today and it was a lovely lens.

The newer-production 50L is a great lens on 5D III.  It really is.  I shoot people with it never going narrower than f/2.0, where there is no peer in the 50 mm lens world. 

But if you don't already have the 85L II, especially on 5D III, I would save my pennies and get that first.  Just shot an event with 5D III + 85L II combo, and holy Wowza  8)  I only hope SOMEBODY comes up with (auto-focusing) 50 mm with 85L II's picture quality. 

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Re: Canon 24-70mmL II v Canon 50mmL 1.2
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2013, 11:48:19 PM »
I bought my 50 1.2 last summer and I love the S out of it! I use it with my 5d2 and its tricky but again if you get it right its awesome! Idk why people say the 50L isn't sharp I've got some great images with it or maybe I'm less pixel peepy than some folk. I haven't used the 24-70 II but I wouldn't mind having it but its plenty more than the 50L.
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« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2013, 11:48:19 PM »