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Canon EF 50mm f/1L USM - The Mighty One

 
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Dec 30, 2008 05:55 |  #1

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 ?

Thanks :cool:

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Dec 30, 2008 06:00 |  #2

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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Dec 30, 2008 16:32 |  #3

somethingsimple wrote in post #6968579external link
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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Dec 30, 2008 16:38 |  #4

However, an even faster Canon TV lens was adapted for still use:
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=92964


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Dec 30, 2008 17:09 as a reply to FlyingPhotog's post |  #5

heres some reviews on the 50 f/1
http://www.fredmiranda​.com ...153&sort=7&cat=all&​page=6external link


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Dec 30, 2008 17:13 as a reply to S-S's post |  #6

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 ...ws/50mm/bokeh/bokeh​85.htmexternal link


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Dec 30, 2008 17:31 |  #7

The light sucker.


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Dec 30, 2008 18:46 |  #8

somethingsimple wrote in post #6968579external link
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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Dec 30, 2008 18:48 as a reply to timnosenzo's post |  #9

not sure if they are still there, she's revamped her site since i read about it
www.jasmine-star.comexternal link


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Dec 30, 2008 21:31 |  #10

somethingsimple wrote in post #6972105external link
heres some reviews on the 50 f/1
http://www.fredmiranda​.com ...153&sort=7&cat=all&​page=6external link

great, thanks!

:D


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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Dec 30, 2008 21:37 as a reply to Jon8's post |  #11

sounds cool, am jealous


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Jan 05, 2009 03:02 |  #12

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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Jan 05, 2009 04:46 as a reply to dfindr's post |  #13

man that shot ALONE would convince me to buy one...


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Jan 06, 2009 13:11 |  #14

Unprocessed outdoor shots, taken from 2 different 50mm f 1.0 wide open without any filter.

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Jan 06, 2009 13:16 |  #15

Recon Photojournalist wrote in post #7016946external link
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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