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Thread started 08 Sep 2011 (Thursday) 20:22
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POLL: "Which 50mm is the best?"
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
34
9.6%
Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
5
1.4%
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
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26.6%
Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
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23.4%
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
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39%

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Poll: Best 50mm

 
sicarius82
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Sep 11, 2011 04:07 |  #31

alfa147x wrote in post #13083781 (external link)
Sell both the 1.8 and the 1.4 and buy my extra Sigma :D

But seriously: It's my all purpose lens and the 1.8 and the canon 1.4 did not suit me.

sounds good, one thing though.... i hear the sigma 1.4 has focus issues. no problem if you're in manual, but if in auto focus, some batches have been known to have issues.


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Sep 11, 2011 04:33 |  #32

sicarius82 wrote in post #13083785 (external link)
sounds good, one thing though.... i hear the sigma 1.4 has focus issues. no problem if you're in manual, but if in auto focus, some batches have been known to have issues.

Not disagreeing with you but here is how I look at the Sigma:
I would say Canon 1.2L @ 1-2% failure rate in AF or something else
Canon 1.4 @ 5 - 7%
Sigma 1.4 @ 10 - 15%


People tend to exaggerate the problem. Plus the Sigma comes with a 4 year warrantee. Bad AF? Send it in!

Both Sigma 50mm that I have have been tested and are spot on.


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Sep 11, 2011 05:02 |  #33

alfa147x wrote in post #13083817 (external link)
Not disagreeing with you but here is how I look at the Sigma:
I would say Canon 1.2L @ 1-2% failure rate in AF or something else
Canon 1.4 @ 5 - 7%
Sigma 1.4 @ 10 - 15%


People tend to exaggerate the problem. Plus the Sigma comes with a 4 year warrantee. Bad AF? Send it in!

Both Sigma 50mm that I have have been tested and are spot on.

if the sigma 50 f/1.4 performs as well as the canon 50 f/1.2, then there is an obvious winner due to difference in pricing. i have yet to try out the sigma, but you're making it easier for me to reconsider my choice in lenses.


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Sep 11, 2011 21:47 |  #34

modelrailroader wrote in post #13072886 (external link)
The purpose of this poll is to find the best 50mm Canon compatible lens. Vote for the one that has the best balance of image quality, autofocus performance, durability, and reasonable price.

196 votes so far. Of the 196, 70 think that the $1500 lens has the best balance of image quality, autofocus performance, durability and REASONABLE PRICE. Wow. Next time, the poll should be limited to REASONABLE PEOPLE. Obviously, some taking this poll have difficulty with either reading or comprehension. Yes, it was a silly poll to begin with, with obviously skewed results, so I will abstain- thus not adding to the silliness. In other words, this poll appears to be a complete waste of 1's and 0's.


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Sep 12, 2011 07:06 |  #35

My vote goes to LEICA Noctilux 50mm f0.95!


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Sep 12, 2011 07:39 |  #36

What about one of these: http://www.dpreview.co​m …91505leica_50mm​_f0_95.asp (external link) adapted for canon?


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Sep 12, 2011 07:39 |  #37

imperian wrote in post #13089058 (external link)
My vote goes to LEICA Noctilux 50mm f0.95!

Doh! Just posted mine and then noticed yours right above!


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Oct 15, 2011 06:47 |  #38

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
-Feels like a toy and way too much plastic for my taste. But for the price and the IQ it produce, its a great deal

Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro
-Used this lens once and hated the slow and loud AF system. If Canon comes out with a USM version of this lens, I would have voted for this one.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
-Wasn't a big fan of the color. It was a bit to dead for me and the USM felt kind of bootleg.

Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
-Never had the chance to use this one before, but I don't like how each Sigma purchase is either a hit or miss. I don't like walking out the store and wondering whether I got a good copy or not.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
-For the price tag Canon stuck on this thing, it should be superb and sharp as hell, but I'm not impress.


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Oct 15, 2011 07:21 |  #39

The Devil wrote in post #13075276 (external link)
Technically, the 50mm F1.2L is the best, but when taking price into account, I'd vote for the Sigma.


well how about the canon 50mm f1.0l?????????????


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Oct 15, 2011 07:51 |  #40

which of the 50's has the best performance when used in servo. i shoot a lot of basketball and like this focal length and cant shoot everything with just my 30




  
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Oct 15, 2011 09:23 |  #41

Try the 50 1.8, and move up. It's a very easy lens to sell if you find you don't like it.




  
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Oct 15, 2011 17:10 as a reply to  @ rick_reno's post |  #42

For overall quality and value it's hard to beat the 1.4.

i'd say for optical quality vs price you are right. build is subpar. and the lens doesn't have ring USM. now, i've owned this lens off and on for quite awhile and it does get damaged easily. once i tried to do indoor family shots with a remote and i couldn't get the 50 1.4 to lock focus. i switched to an L zoom and no problem.

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Oct 15, 2011 17:14 |  #43

Brian_R wrote in post #13253732 (external link)
which of the 50's has the best performance when used in servo. i shoot a lot of basketball and like this focal length and cant shoot everything with just my 30

has to be the L lens. in AI servo especially in low light i think a ring USM equipped lens will be the best.

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Oct 15, 2011 17:18 |  #44

ed rader wrote in post #13255062 (external link)
has to be the L lens. in AI servo especially in low light i think a ring USM equipped lens will be the best.

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I was under the impression the 50 L was quite slow to focus?


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Oct 15, 2011 17:20 |  #45

50L or Sigma 50 for lowlight focusing work.


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