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Does anybody own a Canon 50mm 1.0?

 
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Sep 23, 2010 18:24 |  #1

Does anybody here own a Canon 50mm 1.0? I am just curious what you think about it... I know there are some reviews on the internet but I am interested in your personal opinion...Any better than any of the Canon 50mm lenses?

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Sep 23, 2010 18:32 |  #2

Other 50mm canon lenses are better except when you need to get the shot and need the f/1 does it come in handy. I have used it and it is not sharper than the 35L or 85LII. Its not a practical lens but when you need to gather as much light as possible, its the fastest one with autofocus available.


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Sep 23, 2010 19:03 |  #3

The legendary 50mm f1L is more of a collector's item than an actual tool. Sample photos prove that it is not sharp at it's widest aperture compared to Canon's 85L.

Spending 3-4K on it would be silly for professional work. POTN users would generally recommend the 50 f1.2L instead or the sigma 50mm f1.4 as a better alternative. At least the results are more usable.


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Sep 23, 2010 19:05 as a reply to  @ Marloon's post |  #4

So,


you want one as well.


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Sep 23, 2010 19:09 |  #5

pyrojim wrote in post #10966417 (external link)
So,


you want one as well.

Are you talking to me or the OP? I wouldn't want one. If I was going to spend that much for a 50mm f1.0L that i'll shoot at f2.0, I'd buy the 50L and save the rest for a 200mm f2.0L IS - which is more of a dream lens for me!

Funny, in the past, the 85L and the 70-200mm f2.8L IS were my dream lenses and now that I've gotten to experience them, I want to keep moving up. LOL.


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Sep 23, 2010 19:19 as a reply to  @ Marloon's post |  #6

Totally clicked on this thread thinking it was a joke.

Definitely did not know that Canon actually produced a f/1.0 lens, or any manufacturer for that matter.

I'll return to my closet now.


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Sep 23, 2010 19:25 |  #7

Both BorrowLenses and LensRentals stock it (as far as how many they actually have, I have no idea, probably just a few each), if you feel so inclined to try one out.


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Sep 23, 2010 19:27 as a reply to  @ Project22a's post |  #8

Does a novelty lens really cost 3-4K?


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Sep 23, 2010 19:32 as a reply to  @ TheBrick3's post |  #9

oharing, I clicked you're link and I absolutely adore your portfolio.


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Sep 23, 2010 20:51 |  #10

RobertMang wrote in post #10966531 (external link)
Does a novelty lens really cost 3-4K?

Yes, because they're no longer made, you can't send them in to get repaired, and they originally listed for about 2.5k.




  
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Sep 24, 2010 02:44 as a reply to  @ Velorium's post |  #11

Compared to any of the modern 50's, especially on a price-performance level, this lens may seem ridiculous. But when I held one and put it on my camera, I could feel the power of f1.0. Just kidding. But it has some killer bokeh, it's big and heavy, and it's rare. If I made about 10 times what I do now, I'd probably be willing to get it.




  
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Sep 24, 2010 09:01 as a reply to  @ Chrisku13's post |  #12

Buy the f/1.4 and just increase the ISO a stop :lol:




  
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Sep 24, 2010 09:03 |  #13

squirrelking101 wrote in post #10966483 (external link)
Totally clicked on this thread thinking it was a joke.

Definitely did not know that Canon actually produced a f/1.0 lens, or any manufacturer for that matter.

I'll return to my closet now.

I believe that Leica once produced an f 0.95 lens.


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Sep 24, 2010 09:07 as a reply to  @ advaitin's post |  #14

I think the theoretical limit is f/.5, but Stanley Kubrick used a f/.7 lens for scenes in Barry Lyndon.




  
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Sep 24, 2010 09:24 |  #15

advaitin wrote in post #10969572 (external link)
I believe that Leica once produced an f 0.95 lens.

canon made an f0.9




  
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