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august23
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I was flipping through the lens archive and noticed there wasn't one for this lens. So I figured maybe I'd create a thread. 50L owners go for it.:D

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how about starting us off august? :)

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Here is a couple from my 50L:)

first pic f/2.2
dog pic f/2.0

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EF 50mm f/1.2L @f2.2

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chilli - your pug photo is fantastic! I absolutely love those dogs! Great shot!

Post #5, Apr 20, 2007 13:59:32


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Wow, what great seperation of subjects from backgrounds and fantastic colors. Hefty price tag though, if it's your bread and butter lens I can see it'd be worth it.

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Dorman wrote in post #3075831external link
Wow, what great seperation of subjects from backgrounds and fantastic colors. Hefty price tag though, if it's your bread and butter lens I can see it'd be worth it.

The 85mm f/1.2 has a similar surreal effect... It's a little tricky to pull off f/1.2 (or even f/1.4-f/1.6) but when you do, it's really amazing. You have to take into account various factors (sensor size, focal length, distance to subject and subject depth and DoF) and frame the shot correctly... But the result is your subject practically jumping out of the background.

The 50's price will come down eventually after the initial rush. It already has. The 85mm holds onto the price because it really is a niche lens. Your average person won't buy an 85mm - but they will buy a 50mm.

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august23 wrote in post #3071962external link
I was flipping through the lens archive and noticed there wasn't one for this lens. So I figured maybe I'd create a thread. 50L owners go for it.:D

Now your gear list has completely disappeared. :eek:

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He went back to a 30D...from the latest update...correct?

By the way, to those that posted...very nice shots. Seems to be a nice lens...but, is it better than the f1.4 equivalent?

Post #9, Apr 20, 2007 15:12:25


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inthedeck wrote in post #3076073external link
By the way, to those that posted...very nice shots. Seems to be a nice lens...but, is it better than the f1.4 equivalent?

Same focal length but two totally different lenses, one thing the 1.4 can't touch is the 1.2's bokeh.
I'll be out on a bachelor 'day' tomorrow and take it for a spin again. See if i can pull off some decent f/1.2 shots.

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^^ Have the issues been mostly resolved with the 50 1.2L? Some seemed to have issues with f1.2, when taking shots...some lenses were front/backfocusing, etc.

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chilli710: How do you get it so sharp? do you always shoot with a tripod? What PP do you use?

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w/ 1.2, I don't think you need a tri-pod. Atleast I never had the need for one.

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Here is one from Christmas at f/1.6.

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Post #14, Apr 21, 2007 00:08:47 as a reply to Kevin034's post 6 hours earlier.


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