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rahkshi007

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Re: Canon 50 F1.4 VS 50 F1.2L Lenses
« Reply #45 on: October 30, 2012, 10:27:33 AM »
i have the canon 50mm f1.4.. i must say that i regret of buying it.. it is not sharp from f1.4 to f1.8... from f1.8 or slower, the result is sharp...
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Re: Canon 50 F1.4 VS 50 F1.2L Lenses
« Reply #45 on: October 30, 2012, 10:27:33 AM »

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Re: Canon 50 F1.4 VS 50 F1.2L Lenses
« Reply #46 on: October 30, 2012, 12:13:41 PM »
Think about it this way:
Would anyone who has had the 50 1.2 for some time give it up and swap it to the 1.4.
I don't know of anyone would. The 50 1.2 spends the most time on my camera.

I own the 1.2 and have shot with the 1.4.  For what I'm interested in doing (shooting in low light with very shallow depth of field), I wouldn't have anything other than the 1.2 at the 50mm focal length.  For portraits, the 1.2 has been outstanding.  If you have neither lens and are on a budget, getting the 1.4 would be fine.  I held out and saved for the 1.2.

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Re: Canon 50 F1.4 VS 50 F1.2L Lenses
« Reply #47 on: November 04, 2012, 02:00:17 AM »

Im going to wait for 50L II.  ;D
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Re: Canon 50 F1.4 VS 50 F1.2L Lenses
« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2012, 03:10:46 AM »

Im going to wait for 50L II.  ;D
Same here, looking forward them going back to f/0.95 as recently announced also.

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Re: Canon 50 F1.4 VS 50 F1.2L Lenses
« Reply #49 on: November 04, 2012, 10:15:36 AM »
It depends on what aperture you need.  If you shoot f/2.8 and narrower a lot, then the 50 f/1.4 is actually sharper.  If you shoot wider than that, the 50L is sharper.  I never shoot wider than f/2.8 with a 50mm lens due to the razor thin DOF that my shots do not require, so I have the 50 f/1.4.  However, the 24-70L II zoom lens at 50mm is at least just as sharp at corresponding apertures, as it with the 35L.  But, the 24-70L II is way too expensive compared to a 50 f/1.4.  Determine which apertures you need to shoot at, then make your decision.
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Re: Canon 50 F1.4 VS 50 F1.2L Lenses
« Reply #49 on: November 04, 2012, 10:15:36 AM »