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Canon CN-E50mm T1.3L F
« on: April 28, 2014, 02:25:34 PM »
I have been wondering how the Canon Cinema EOS primes compare to the EF equivalents, but other than a few videos (and blog/videos) comparing them, I haven't seen anything.  I'm not sure why none of the review sites haven't reviewed them, but I'm guessing they work very well for still work.

A few days ago, Canon CPN posted an article, Philip Plisson: the master of maritime, in which the photographer discusses his selection of the Canon CN-E50mm T1.3L F and the article shows several beautiful shots taken with the lens.  Given that the lens is close in price to the Zeiss Otus, and theoretically improves on the 50L in a number of areas, I wonder how it performs.

Has anyone used it (for stills) or seen a comparison?

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Canon CN-E50mm T1.3L F
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Re: Canon CN-E50mm T1.3L F
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 05:52:45 PM »
I'd hope it's better than the 50L, but I know with Zeiss their CP.2's are pretty much the ZE's in cinema housings. The cinema lenses have more aperture blades, so you get a rounder bokeh even stopped down a bit. But most of the money you're spending on cinema lenses is paying for the housing, so that added cost isn't really going towards improved image quality, and no way it's going to perform as well as the OTUS. Not to mention buying a cine lens for shooting stills is ridiculous, they dont have AF and are way too big and bulky and are designed to be put on rigs, not for shooting handheld.

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Re: Canon CN-E50mm T1.3L F
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 05:52:45 PM »