August 02, 2014, 04:36:35 AM
Topic: Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM (Read 73328 times)
watch out kids!
I mentioned this in the other thread with this diverting lens identification activity, but will mention it here as well.
I had a "perfect" score in identifiying photos where the 1.2 was used. Of course, I jest a bit, as I picked only one image and got lucky. I could just as easily have been wrong, but I wasn't
Hmm, "Mr. 100%" is sounding like a more attractive name than "notapro" about now . . .
Hmm, "Lies, damn lies, and statistics." We can all make the numbers say what we want, my take is you got one right out of 24, so 4.16%, but what do I know?
candc's new example images illustrate why I really don't like the 1.2 so much of the time, you have to be so very careful of background objects. I have circled the areas in two of your images that I, personally, find very distracting.
Obviously these things are all personal preference, but I found this kind of distracting element in 1.2 images far too often, I'd rather a fractionally slower and arguably less "sharp" lens that doesn't do this anywhere near as often. People that shoot with uncluttered backgrounds, or who have more control over the direction of their shots can certainly get the best out of the 1.2 between f1.2 and f1.8-2, however I prefer a lens that is far more flexible than that.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2014, 09:18:06 PM by privatebydesign »
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That is a good observation. I read that in some reviews as well. It seems the bokeh can get "nervous" looking in the transition area.