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frisk

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Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L USM
« on: March 11, 2012, 10:40:02 AM »
I noticed there was no thread for the 50mm f/1.0 lens so I thought I'd remedy that.

Sure, for most people this lens is irrelevant.   It is no longer in production and used copies are quite expensive ($4000-$4500).  It is heavy and very slow to focus (slower than the f/1.2 lens), and quite frankly, it is not as sharp as the f/1.4 lens.

However...

This lens can be used at f/1.0 - something no other EF lens can match - in fact, it only makes sense to use this lens at f/1.0 because otherwise the f/1.4 lens will significantly outperform it.


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Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L USM
« on: March 11, 2012, 10:40:02 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L USM
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 11:21:58 AM »
If it would be anywhere near sharp.....but its just so expensive and not close to sharp so you don't have any use of it as professional photographer with new high mp cameras like the 5D II/III....And in terms of bokeh? The 85 1.2 II which I use for portraits has a much nicer bokeh in my opinion!
http://www.wlcastleman.com/equip/reviews/50mm/index.htm
5D Mark III | 7D | 1V HS | 14 2.8L II | 35 1.4L | 50 1.2L| 85 1.2L II | 100 2.8L IS | 24-105 4.0L IS| 70-200 2.8L IS II | EF 2x III

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L USM
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 11:21:58 AM »