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Re: a 50mm dilemma.
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2014, 10:23:04 PM »
I plan on buying this new 50mm Art to see if it could do what my 50L does. The 50L is meant for 50mm freaks and I fit into that category. It's not the sharpest 50mm but it's built to last through the rigors of pro use. The canon 1.8 is too flimsy, the canon 1.4 isn't much sharper than the 1.8, the old sigma 50mm had horrendous focus issues for me, and the 50L is expensive. In the end, I got my 50L second hand and never looked back because it does the job consistently for me.

As for the Art 50mm, it will be here in no time. Then you can really see what would be better for you.
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Re: a 50mm dilemma.
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Re: a 50mm dilemma.
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2014, 08:04:41 PM »
I can't say too much about the sigma's since I have no personal experience with them, but I just got my 50mm 1.2L in a few days ago (coming from a 50mm 1.8) and I'm incredibly happy with it. Probably won't come off my camera for a while!

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Re: a 50mm dilemma.
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2014, 01:54:03 AM »
I can't say too much about the sigma's since I have no personal experience with them, but I just got my 50mm 1.2L in a few days ago (coming from a 50mm 1.8) and I'm incredibly happy with it. Probably won't come off my camera for a while!

I think the 50mm 1.8) is the coolest lens on this forum. I've done it so many times without noticing (hint: smiley)!
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Re: a 50mm dilemma.
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2014, 02:13:47 AM »
hahaha

I can't say too much about the sigma's since I have no personal experience with them, but I just got my 50mm 1.2L in a few days ago (coming from a 50mm 1.8) and I'm incredibly happy with it. Probably won't come off my camera for a while!

I think the 50mm 1.8) is the coolest lens on this forum. I've done it so many times without noticing (hint: smiley)!

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Re: a 50mm dilemma.
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2014, 06:23:22 AM »
You haven't mentioned what body/bodies you shoot with and what kind of subject matter you generally shoot.

I would only really consider the 50L if you are shooting full frame. On APS-C the the 50L lens will essentially have "the look" of lens that is 80mm f/1.9 on full frame. To get the most out of it you'll need to be shooting full frame as then you can get relatively closer to your subject to really melt away the background when shooting at f/1.2.

I have a feeling that the 50L is one of those lenses that will lose some value when a new version is released. There is significant room for improvement and strong competition in terms of IQ and price.
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Re: a 50mm dilemma.
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2014, 06:23:22 AM »