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Re: Canon 35mm f/1.4 L or Canon 50 mm f.1.2 L - for Weddings
« Reply #45 on: June 26, 2012, 01:19:24 AM »
Yeah, the 50L is definitely worth the money if you can afford it, I have no bad feelings about buying this lens, it's definitely the most used lens I have too, among quite a few nice ones. I still hope they release a new version soon that has a slightly different design. But, I must say, shooting with it on the 5D3 is far different (better) than shooting with it on the 5D2. But, I never had too many problems with the 5D2 either. It's a very dreamy lens, that the other Canon 50s cannot compare to really. It's sharp, plenty sharp enough at f/8, but you don't really buy this sort of f/1.2 lens to judge it at f/8, as it is, it's fine enough there. It's still the best at f/1.2 to f/2.2 or so. And that's like where I shoot with this lens about 99% of the time.

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« Reply #45 on: June 26, 2012, 01:19:24 AM »

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Re: Canon 35mm f/1.4 L or Canon 50 mm f.1.2 L - for Weddings
« Reply #46 on: June 26, 2012, 03:13:57 AM »
Yeah, I agree with that, I absolutely think it's worth the money over the others and of course the only weathersealed.

And yeah, it came to life on the 5d3 compared to the 5d2, BUT it is the hardest canon lens to control. When mastered it still is difficult up close and really not killersharp. Fix the sharpness and af and I'll live with ca and shiftfocus. I don't think that's too much to ask when we compare to it's canon siblings.
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Re: Canon 35mm f/1.4 L or Canon 50 mm f.1.2 L - for Weddings
« Reply #47 on: June 26, 2012, 11:57:19 AM »
Again, we're talking WEDDINGS.  There is no reason ever, to shoot at f/1.6 at a wedding, unless you want a person's nose in sharp focus and their face blurry.  I've shot weddings and I cannot for the life of me remember when I shot wider than f/2.8.  The ring shot maybe?  Ok, maybe, but I sure as hell didn't use a 50mm lens for the ring shots, I used my 85L.  For weddings it just doesn't make sense.  The 24-70L or 50 f/1.4 is better for weddings.
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Re: Canon 35mm f/1.4 L or Canon 50 mm f.1.2 L - for Weddings
« Reply #48 on: June 26, 2012, 12:25:25 PM »
Yeah, the 50L is definitely worth the money if you can afford it, I have no bad feelings about buying this lens, it's definitely the most used lens I have too, among quite a few nice ones. I still hope they release a new version soon that has a slightly different design. But, I must say, shooting with it on the 5D3 is far different (better) than shooting with it on the 5D2. But, I never had too many problems with the 5D2 either. It's a very dreamy lens, that the other Canon 50s cannot compare to really. It's sharp, plenty sharp enough at f/8, but you don't really buy this sort of f/1.2 lens to judge it at f/8, as it is, it's fine enough there. It's still the best at f/1.2 to f/2.2 or so. And that's like where I shoot with this lens about 99% of the time.

Exactly.  You have to buy TWO 50mm primes to get the best sharpness across all apertures, vs. ONE each at 35mm and 85mm.  And why would you shoot at f/1.2 to f/2.2 at a wedding?  Remember, this thread is about weddings.  So judging it at f/8 is more than justified.  If I need a sharp image f/2.8 and narrower, to get the BEST sharpness, I will not choose the 50L.  I use my 50L for indoor close ups and night street shots.  I use my 50 f/1.4 for outside daytime shots or any shot f/2.8 and narrower.
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Re: Canon 35mm f/1.4 L or Canon 50 mm f.1.2 L - for Weddings
« Reply #49 on: June 26, 2012, 07:29:23 PM »
looking at the bokeh from the 40 vs the 50 f1.4 I think the 40 might be a real winner of a wedding lens actually
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Re: Canon 35mm f/1.4 L or Canon 50 mm f.1.2 L - for Weddings
« Reply #50 on: June 26, 2012, 08:45:49 PM »
I was wondering about that also, but i'm already reading the AF tracking isn't so good(photozone). I need that, even in poorly lit surrounding. If they could just take the 50L and make it's performance from around f2.8 or f4 and narrower the equal of the lowly 1.8, and squash all AF demons. I'd buy one in a second. I'd love to have access to dreamy ville at 1.2 + the across the frame sharpness of the much, much cheaper models. I refuse to carry or buy two 50's.

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« Reply #50 on: June 26, 2012, 08:45:49 PM »