With the mirror box gone, is there still clipping of bokeh balls at the edges of the frame?
If the back focus distances allows an EF version: Yes please, prefer that.
Why? Simple: Being able to use the rear drop in filter adapter for either C-PL or Vari-ND.
That is the biggest problem I see in using native R glass.
The gave us the brillant rear filter adapter but it isn't in the full R glass.
I sure hope you are right, that Canon will maintain the EF line for years to come. The already released EF lenses this fall may show that - but even more interesting will be to follow the 2019 - 2020 releases of new EF lenses and EF mount EOS cameraes. Canon has the power to maintain both RF and EF for years, and at least until the RF line is more "complete" - but when that time comes witin the next 8-10 years - will EF and DSLR then be continued? - I hope so.Nah. Not even close. 10 years? 15? Not even close.
Yes, because Canon sells millions of such lenses. These big whites address a need of a tiny fraction of Canon's top tier customers, namely working sports and wildlife professionals and fit, wealthy retirees. The new versions probably incorporate necessary technology to work optimally with the RF adapter.Indeed. I think the new EF 400 and 600 L III lenses are a pretty solid statement (at $12 and $13K each, respectively) that EF isn't going to be obsolete any time soon.
Yes, because Canon sells millions of such lenses. These big whites address a need of a tiny fraction of Canon's top tier customers, namely working sports and wildlife professionals and fit, wealthy retirees. The new versions probably incorporate necessary technology to work optimally with the RF adapter.
exactly. And those 2 were the last big whites for an update. We will not see many new/updated EF lenses for quite a while. Now it's "RF time" at Canon.
I think the EF 50/1.2 would do a bit better if it was corrected for focus shift, it could be slightly out of focus as it is being stepped down.
Or does he manually re-focus for every shot?
I know that RF lenses always open up to their widest aperture when focusing for stills in AF-S mode.
I guess EF lenses in liveview don't change the aperture to focus so no focus shift?
I went straight to comparing it to the Otus 55mm. The Otus stills beat it as far as sharpness on those test charts goes, but not by much. So, at half the price, the Canon is a steal!
I thought maybe the RF 50 was a touch in front when you set them both to f/1.4, but either way they definitely seem close. The prices aren't close though.Had a look at the comparison between the new RF50 1.2 and the Sigma 50 Art. To my eyes, it seems the Sigma is performing tiny bit better.