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Any recent purchases of 50 f/1.2L ?

 
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Oct 12, 2010 09:36 |  #16

i own the lens. i own a lot of lenses and the 50L is one of my favorites.


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Oct 12, 2010 10:54 as a reply to  @ bigcountry's post |  #17

Ok..you guys talked me into it. Just ordered the 50 from BH photo. I'll be enjoying this baby in a few days. :)


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Oct 12, 2010 11:27 as a reply to  @ Photorebel's post |  #18

I have both 50L (bough last month) and 85L II. For me 85L is sharper than 50L Color is similar but 85L looks more creamy. 50mm is the focal length I use as standard




  
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Oct 12, 2010 11:29 |  #19

Great info Photorebel. Thank you.


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Oct 12, 2010 11:40 |  #20

Got my hands on one with UY code. Images at 1.2 are not as sharp as those at 2.0 and 2.8. The focus seemed ok with me.




  
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Oct 12, 2010 12:59 as a reply to  @ momenthunter's post |  #21

Well, I do try to research and be sure I want something before I order. But in the event I don't like it, or have issues, B&H will accept returns.
I thought it was worth a shot.


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Oct 12, 2010 14:28 |  #22

My version of the 50L is very sharp by f1.6 and exhibit minor focus shift at f2.2 at MFD so the solution is simple I don't shoot at this aperture at MFD.It is good at other distances.

Enjoy the lens. It's one of Canon best. Don't forget the 24L II too. It is simply wonderful.


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Oct 12, 2010 16:12 |  #23

That is because the 85L is as sharp as they come wide open, few lens can come close. That is not a knock, just something people who owned the 85L should understand.

I have never noticed focus shift on mine. UX date code.

I use this lens for almost everything and cannot immagine ever selling it.

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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 22:33 |  #24

Gabe63 wrote in post #11084306 (external link)
That is because the 85L is as sharp as they come wide open, few lens can come close. That is not a knock, just something people who owned the 85L should understand.

I have never noticed focus shift on mine. UX date code.

I use this lens for almost everything and cannot immagine ever selling it.

Great to hear.

Can't wait till I see the brown truck pull up with a package for me.


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Oct 12, 2010 23:20 |  #25

Great lens! Good buy!

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Great to hear.

Can't wait till I see the brown truck pull up with a package for me.


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Oct 13, 2010 00:14 |  #26

let me know how it is, i have the 85L it's an awesome lense but I find for my shooting style the 50mm range is better suited,

i'm trying to figure out what exactly this focus shift is, seems like if you don't use centre focus it will be ok?


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