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Old 30th of December 2008 (Tue)   #1
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Default Canon EF 50mm f/1L USM - The Mighty One

Did a search. Can't find any thread about this legend.

well... It's pretty rare, i must say...

Fastest lens ever made by Canon. As far as i know, only Leica is making a (very slightly) faster lens (f0.95).

Any sample to offer ?

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Old 30th of December 2008 (Tue)   #2
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i know david jay and jasmine star each have one of these... jas has samples on her blog. i saw a comparison thread on another site which had test shots of a mannequin using 50 f/1, 50 f/1.2, & 85 f/1.2... the 85L performed best overall for bokeh quality (the shooter foot-zoomed to make the field of view identical across all 3 frames) and the conclusion was that the 50 f/1 was not quite as good overall as the 50 f/1.2

that being said, if i had the chance to buy one i'd grab it anyhow - id love to see more samples too
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Old 30th of December 2008 (Tue)   #3
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i know david jay and jasmine star each have one of these... jas has samples on her blog. i saw a comparison thread on another site which had test shots of a mannequin using 50 f/1, 50 f/1.2, & 85 f/1.2... the 85L performed best overall for bokeh quality (the shooter foot-zoomed to make the field of view identical across all 3 frames) and the conclusion was that the 50 f/1 was not quite as good overall as the 50 f/1.2

that being said, if i had the chance to buy one i'd grab it anyhow - id love to see more samples too
Thanks for the input, it's appreciated.

I have myself a 85mm f1.2 and i was wondering if f1.0 is really worth it..
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Default Re: Canon EF 50mm f/1L USM - The Mighty One

However, an even faster Canon TV lens was adapted for still use:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...ad.php?t=92964
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heres some reviews on the 50 f/1
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/s...cat=all&page=6
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and here's part of the test i mentioned reading about on a random blog months ago: these two series of shots compare the 85L and the 50 f/1.0

http://www.wlcastleman.com/equip/rev...eh/bokeh85.htm
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The light sucker.
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i know david jay and jasmine star each have one of these... jas has samples on her blog.
Any links to these?
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not sure if they are still there, she's revamped her site since i read about it
www.jasmine-star.com
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great, thanks!




Nice reviews there.. I would like to buy one, but the only available in can see now is on eBay and it's waaaayy too expensive.

Basically, i would like to use it along with my 5DmkII for video project.
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sounds cool, am jealous
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Hey Jon 8 I have one, a few pix below. Regular and supersized. Sick DOF. Worth it, absolutely yes. You can't shoot at 1.0 or 1.1 with a 1.2, ever!
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man that shot ALONE would convince me to buy one...
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Unprocessed outdoor shots, taken from 2 different 50mm f 1.0 wide open without any filter.
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Unprocessed outdoor shots, taken from 2 different 50mm f 1.0 wide open without any filter.
Wow, super small DOF on the 1st shot....
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