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Any recent purchases of 50 f/1.2L ?

 
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Oct 12, 2010 00:03 |  #1

By recent, I mean...in 2010..at least.

I've heard that past mid 2009, a lot of the lens complaints seemed to die down. So did Canon address some issues? Were there issues, or people who didn't know how to use the lens? Not trying to be sarcastic, but I'm considering one of these, and would like to know what some of the more recent production samples are like.

Thanks

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Oct 12, 2010 00:11 |  #2

I bought one in April. I had rented several in the last few years and this one is no different with the same expected focus shift issue. Not a problem for me and it produces images that are second only to the 85L IMO.


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Oct 12, 2010 01:13 |  #3

i used my friends 50L with a UX code over the weekend.

all images are sharp and spot on. even at 1.2 it was VERY sharp. almost on par with my 85L




  
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Oct 12, 2010 03:11 as a reply to  @ booja's post |  #4

Thanks for the replies.

I also hear that statement a lot, that 50L is superb, and "almost" as sharp..or nearly as sharp as the 85L.
Is that putting the 50L down, or is the 85 just that good? (never shot with an 85L)

And what about the focus shift in the 50L...I'm having trouble understanding that.

You focus, and it doesn't hold focus?

Sorry to sound dumb, but I've never shot with the 50L either.


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Oct 12, 2010 03:15 |  #5

Recently purchased and happy, almost as sharp as the 85L as yes the 85 is just that good.


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Oct 12, 2010 06:02 |  #6

Photorebel wrote in post #11079728 (external link)
I've heard that past mid 2009, a lot of the lens complaints seemed to die down. So did Canon address some issues? Were there issues, or people who didn't know how to use the lens? Not trying to be sarcastic, but I'm considering one of these, and would like to know what some of the more recent production samples are like.

I don't think there's any evidence to support this.

That said, I bout my 50L 2.5 years ago and couldn't be happier with it.


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Oct 12, 2010 06:18 |  #7

Photorebel wrote in post #11080531 (external link)
Thanks for the replies.

I also hear that statement a lot, that 50L is superb, and "almost" as sharp..or nearly as sharp as the 85L.
Is that putting the 50L down, or is the 85 just that good? (never shot with an 85L)

And what about the focus shift in the 50L...I'm having trouble understanding that.

You focus, and it doesn't hold focus?

Sorry to sound dumb, but I've never shot with the 50L either.



Can someone address Jeff's question re "focus shift". I'd like to understand that better as well.

Thanks.


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Oct 12, 2010 06:22 |  #8

Photorebel wrote in post #11079728 (external link)
By recent, I mean...in 2010..at least.

I've heard that past mid 2009, a lot of the lens complaints seemed to die down. So did Canon address some issues? Were there issues, or people who didn't know how to use the lens? Not trying to be sarcastic, but I'm considering one of these, and would like to know what some of the more recent production samples are like.

Thanks

Jeff


you spend too much time on the internet. buy the lens and see what it can do for you, don't read people's comments (most who have never seen the lens in person) dictate whether or not you cheat yourself out of using this wonderful piece of glass.


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Oct 12, 2010 06:30 |  #9

wmcy wrote in post #11081109 (external link)
Can someone address Jeff's question re "focus shift". I'd like to understand that better as well.

Thanks.

If you read through this thread...

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=307389

...you'll find some info about it.


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Oct 12, 2010 06:31 |  #10

bigcountry wrote in post #11081120 (external link)
you spend too much time on the internet. buy the lens and see what it can do for you, don't read people's comments (most who have never seen the lens in person) dictate whether or not you cheat yourself out of using this wonderful piece of glass.

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Oct 12, 2010 07:00 |  #11

bigcountry wrote in post #11081120 (external link)
you spend too much time on the internet. buy the lens and see what it can do for you, don't read people's comments (most who have never seen the lens in person) dictate whether or not you cheat yourself out of using this wonderful piece of glass.

You've never done research before buying anything? I've researched information on cars before purchase, found out all I could, then I went and test drove to see how I actually liked the car, before buying.
In the same vein, I like to find out as much as I can about a lens (or camera) before I order, even if I can return it. I would like to be reasonably sure I want it, before purchase, and avoid returning it. There is no camera store local to me, so I have to buy online, or drive for over 100 miles one way.
So being a bit informed before a purchase, saves time and aggravation for all involved.

I also know, there are some people who comment on every piece of equipment, not having owned or actually used it, is not a deterrent to their comments.
Yet, for those who have used the equipment, and are skilled photographers, I value their insight.


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Oct 12, 2010 07:03 |  #12

timnosenzo wrote in post #11081141 (external link)
If you read through this thread...

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=307389

...you'll find some info about it.

Thanks for the info.


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Oct 12, 2010 07:24 |  #13

The best is to buy the 50L and try it. lol...I've dun really care about my 50L whether have focus shift. To be honest, I dun even know how to tell whether my 50L have this focus shift problems. I dun earn a living from photography. Just shoot & shoot and loving every minute of my 50L.


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Oct 12, 2010 07:46 |  #14

Spaniard wrote in post #11081279 (external link)
The best is to buy the 50L and try it. lol...I've dun really care about my 50L whether have focus shift. To be honest, I dun even know how to tell whether my 50L have this focus shift problems. I dun earn a living from photography. Just shoot & shoot and loving every minute of my 50L.

That's exactly the kind of comment I'm looking for. Thank you.

I mean, you are actually using the lens, and are happy with it.

Sincerely,

Thank you.


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Oct 12, 2010 08:30 |  #15

If I could afford it, I'd have the 50L in a heartbeat. 50 is my perfect focal length.


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