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Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM (2)

 
Aswald
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Apr 19, 2015 02:17 |  #946

xpfloyd wrote in post #17523258 (external link)
Thankyou ;)

Speaking of which :)

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Apr 19, 2015 11:00 |  #947

It's easy to spot the first time buyers  :p


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Apr 19, 2015 11:36 |  #948

MatthewK wrote in post #17523705external link
It's easy to spot the first time buyers  :p

:) its hard to set it to anything else


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Apr 19, 2015 12:01 as a reply to xpfloyd's post |  #949

Totally agree with you on that! Whenever I shoot around with this lens, it's obligatory to take at least a few shots at f/1.2, even if there really isn't anything to shoot haha

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Apr 20, 2015 06:47 |  #950

^ I bought an ND8 filter for my 50L to shoot all afternoon at f1.2
I got it to compensate for the lack of 1/8000 SS on the 6D and honestly it's great all around.
Even when stopping down to f8.0 for a landscape and using ISO 1600 it give great results.
I can also recover much more cloud / sky separation in post process when using it on overcast days.


All wide open at f1.2 in the afternoon sun

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While not nearly as sharp as my 100L, they are two different tool with two different goals.

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Apr 20, 2015 10:59 |  #951

MatthewK wrote in post #17523705external link
It's easy to spot the first time buyers  :p

LOL...it's so true!
I had mine set at f1.2 for a month straight!

One thing I learned pretty quickly is how crucial it is to have MFA dialed in.
-1 and 0 is a big difference wide open with one of these guys.

I hate to say it, but my 135L is getting a little nervous :/


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Apr 20, 2015 11:54 |  #952

cali92rs wrote in post #17524971 (external link)
LOL...it's so true!
I had mine set at f1.2 for a month straight!
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I finally learned that you can also use it at 1.4 or 1.6 ...  :p

500D - 1/25s - f/1.6 - ISO200 -> DPP & slightly reframed


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Apr 20, 2015 12:05 |  #953

One from last weekend.

5D Mk III @ f/1.2

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Apr 20, 2015 14:07 |  #954

Its can be a frustrating lens at times I am finding with regards to nailing focus. When it does nail it though its superb, I just need to practice a bit more though and increase my keeper rate


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Apr 20, 2015 14:39 |  #955

xpfloyd wrote in post #17525249external link
Its can be a frustrating lens at times I am finding with regards to nailing focus. When it does nail it though its superb, I just need to practice a bit more though and increase my keeper rate

It'll get easier with practice, for sure. Some tips:

- use center AF point for best accuracy. AF accuracy gets a little more dicey at the edges
- give the camera a really contrasty target to focus on (the eyes are perfect for this)
- don't focus/recompose
- use back button focusing
- make sure you have the camera parallel to the subject, or else the field of focus will basically "slice" through the target at a weird angle
- stable shooting position to minimize your body movement (the act of breathing can throw the focus off)
- I've also used AI-Servo when there's a little more movement than normal (be it myself or the subject)

There'll be times though that this lens just misses due to the nature of shooting a wide aperture lens, and AF systems margin of error. More so, it'll wow me by hitting shots that I never expected it to. My keeper rate has definitely gone up these past few years, mainly because I don't take shots that I feel won't offer the equipment the chance to do it's job... can't expect miracles in the dark, you know?


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Apr 20, 2015 15:34 |  #956

Thanks Matthew. I always use BBF and set the focus point on the eye. I also try and keep the centre point if possible but most of the time im on the outermost cross type points on my 5D3 to get the composition im after. For still objects and people I find it OK but for my son I find it a bit harder as hes just coming up for 2 and doesnt look at the camera for any time at all normally, I really need to steal the photos as he glances at the camera.

One thing I did do just now though was run it through the magic lantern dot-tune process and its saying -3. I dont know if its my imagination but it seems better already. The proof will be tomorrow night when im shooting my son again.


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Apr 21, 2015 04:40 |  #957

After a few days of practicing with mine:
1. Im absolutely blown away with this lens, amazing all around, Im glad that I picked it instead of switching to 5DmkIII
2. Like you said, 1.2 almost all the time  :p
3. Already razor sharp from 1.6
4. How it smoothly melts backgrounds is jaw dropping, superb bokeh
5. MFA to -5, now focus is spot on
6. Ergonomics (size, weight, focus ring, combo with 6D) is just perfect
7. I was a little scared with this buy, after reading a LOT of negativity about this lens all over the internet. Now I really dont understand why, what Im seeing on my screen is totally amazing. Haters gonna hate I guess.

If you are on the fence with this lens, go buy it. Its worth every penny.


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cali92rs
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Apr 21, 2015 12:40 |  #958

prarts wrote in post #17526007external link
After a few days of practicing with mine:
1. Im absolutely blown away with this lens, amazing all around, Im glad that I picked it instead of switching to 5DmkIII
2. Like you said, 1.2 almost all the time  :p
3. Already razor sharp from 1.6
4. How it smoothly melts backgrounds is jaw dropping, superb bokeh
5. MFA to -5, now focus is spot on
6. Ergonomics (size, weight, focus ring, combo with 6D) is just perfect
7. I was a little scared with this buy, after reading a LOT of negativity about this lens all over the internet. Now I really dont understand why, what Im seeing on my screen is totally amazing. Haters gonna hate I guess.

If you are on the fence with this lens, go buy it. Its worth every penny.

I think a lot of the negativity is based on the fact that the Sigma is so much cheaper new than the Canon. And it is undeniably sharper.
But if you are buying used, than the Canon's price is similar to the Sigma's. It is also much more compact, has a wider aperture and has some sealing.

People have a hard time getting past the cost and sharpness bullet points though.


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Apr 21, 2015 13:07 |  #959

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