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50mm 1.4 vs. 1.2

 
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Mar 09, 2012 10:47 |  #16

CatchingUp wrote in post #14056161 (external link)
I've got a 300 2.8 with a red ring around it. Lots of glass in it too. And it focuses rather quickly for me when shooting sports.

It also costs 5 times as much as these smaller primes.


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Mar 09, 2012 11:03 |  #17

The question really is whether anything about the 1.4 is bothering you. It can fringe like no tomorrow but that only affects some pictures and not others. The distorted background blur might or might not appear in your pictures. And if it does the Sigma might fix it.

Also, the 50mm f/1.4 is small and light and cheap and a nice "beater" lens to take into potentially hostile environments like hikes.


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Mar 09, 2012 16:23 |  #18

anybody have pics using both lenses at 1.4 on the same subject?


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Mar 09, 2012 16:39 |  #19

uOpt wrote in post #14056345 (external link)
The question really is whether anything about the 1.4 is bothering you. It can fringe like no tomorrow but that only affects some pictures and not others. The distorted background blur might or might not appear in your pictures. And if it does the Sigma might fix it.

Also, the 50mm f/1.4 is small and light and cheap and a nice "beater" lens to take into potentially hostile environments like hikes.

Fringing with the Canon f/1.4? Maybe, I've just never had a problem with it.

If you said fringing with the Canon 80L, I'd say hell yes! but with the 50 f/1.4?


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Mar 14, 2012 15:04 |  #20

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Fringing with the Canon f/1.4? Maybe, I've just never had a problem with it.

If you said fringing with the Canon 80L, I'd say hell yes! but with the 50 f/1.4?

https://photography-on-the.net …p?p=13539392&po​stcount=15

But as I said, it is a matter of what you shoot.

A white box with sharp back letters in low light is a little tough. Having said that, I gave the comparison with the 50mm f/1.4 Super Takumar right there. It's much better under the same conditions.


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Mar 14, 2012 17:05 |  #21

CatchingUp wrote in post #14052961 (external link)
I own the 1.4 lens and have never used the 1.2 lens. There's a hefty price tag on the latter as everyone knows.

Is it safe to assume that you are getting quite a bang for you buck in IQ, besides getting the extra stop? Been chewing on adding it to my 'arsenal' and probably ought to look in to renting it first.

Thoughts?

On a lighter note, if you have to ask, you should not look into it. 50L is a different league...


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Mar 14, 2012 17:29 |  #22

yalemba wrote in post #14086963 (external link)
On a lighter note, if you have to ask, you should not look into it. 50L is a different league...

hmmm....maybe someday if I try really hard and get good enough I'll be able to join the big leagues and not have to ask.:rolleyes:

(on a 'lighter note'...of course)


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