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Re: 50/50 for 50?
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2013, 12:24:33 PM »
Ok. Given that possibility, how great of an issue have you found the back focusing on the L to be, and how have you adapted around it?

Never focus and recompose and if possible adjust AFMA for point(s) most used. 9 out 10 times I use outer third points so that is what AFMA to. I have excellent results.

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Re: 50/50 for 50?
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Re: 50/50 for 50?
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2013, 01:27:39 PM »
The 1.4 supposedly has better build quality but breaks more often and is not as sharp. 

At the middle aperture values, maybe. At f/2 or wider, though, the f/1.4 is far superior in both sharpness and bokeh quality. 
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Re: 50/50 for 50?
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2013, 01:50:34 PM »
We've been here before, but I'll throw the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 into this discussion just for the hell of it. It is my quality 50mm, and it's nice that it shares the 77mm filter thread woth most of my other lenses. For travel I have a 50 mm f/1.8 Mk I. These are my workarounds considering the current offerings of Canon 50's.
I am a fan and own the Sigma 50mm f/1.4....guess we got lucky and got good copies... Love this lens....BUT...it could be that with Sigma's new commitment to the craft we may see an Art series 50mm and if it is anything like the Art 35mm f/1.4...I think I would be all over that!!!!!!!
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Re: 50/50 for 50?
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2013, 02:14:04 PM »
The 1.4 supposedly has better build quality but breaks more often and is not as sharp. 

At the middle aperture values, maybe. At f/2 or wider, though, the f/1.4 is far superior in both sharpness and bokeh quality.

Thats about right, not a vast difference.  They are close and after f4 they go back and forth depending and if you are looking at center or edge.  Either one is likely to be the sharpest lens in your bag.  you would be hard pressed to pick out the difference except for the bokeh, which is better on the 1.4.  Both are sharper than the 1.2L.  I was going to upgrade to the 1.4 but the old 1.8 has the metal mount like the 1.4.  The 1.8 feels flimsy but can take a hit.  I know of 2 photographers who bumped into stuff with their 1.4 and it stripped the nylon gears or something in the IS so I'd sit tight with the 1.8.  With todays sensor you can shoot in pretty low light so the difference between the 1.2, 1.4 and 1.8 is slight.  I'd sit tight.  I suspect, without a shred of evidence, that they will offer something new in 50mm range.  Probably an IS f2.  If it was super, super sharp I might be tempted but with Canons current pricing I can thing of better things to do with the $700 bucks it will cost.  The really good news is, not matter what 50mm you have in your bag, it;s the sharpest lens you own
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Re: 50/50 for 50?
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2013, 01:43:40 PM »
Ok. Given that possibility, how great of an issue have you found the back focusing on the L to be, and how have you adapted around it?

Never focus and recompose and if possible adjust AFMA for point(s) most used. 9 out 10 times I use outer third points so that is what AFMA to. I have excellent results.
Good advice and I don't have many problems focusing on things 6+ feet away, but when I get closer, I watch out and usually touch up the focus manually - or stop down past f/1.2  :)

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Re: 50/50 for 50?
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2013, 03:36:16 PM »
We've been here before, but I'll throw the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 into this discussion just for the hell of it. It is my quality 50mm, and it's nice that it shares the 77mm filter thread woth most of my other lenses. For travel I have a 50 mm f/1.8 Mk I. These are my workarounds considering the current offerings of Canon 50's.
I am a fan and own the Sigma 50mm f/1.4....guess we got lucky and got good copies... Love this lens....BUT...it could be that with Sigma's new commitment to the craft we may see an Art series 50mm and if it is anything like the Art 35mm f/1.4...I think I would be all over that!!!!!!!
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Re: 50/50 for 50?
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2013, 03:36:16 PM »