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50mm 1.2 L or upgrade to a 5d mark 2?

 
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Feb 07, 2013 23:46 |  #31

Yeah, I agree - 5D2 is the clear way to go here.


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Feb 08, 2013 01:19 |  #32

looking at your gear, the 50L over the 5D3


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Feb 08, 2013 03:26 |  #33

Another vote for the 5D2, you'll gain way more overall from that upgrade compared to just upgrading from 50mm 1.8 to 1.2. Try using your 70-200 @ 200mm wide open for portraits on FF.




  
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Feb 08, 2013 06:14 |  #34

eddie3dfx wrote in post #15584633 (external link)
I didn't notice much of a huge image difference when i went from an xs to a 50d, but I certainly noticed a difference when I upgraded glass.

That being said, this is crop to full frame, so the difference might be more apparent...

really? holy cow, I went from an XTi to a 50D and could see the difference in IQ pretty quick...

back to the OP's ?...just yesterday I gave this piece of advice to someone wanting to upgrade either their lens or their T3i...what is holding you back, your camera body or your lenses...in his case lack of lenses...the lens always wins for me.


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Feb 08, 2013 07:31 |  #35

50 1.4 w/ 5D2


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Feb 08, 2013 08:12 |  #36

I'd say - 5D2. You will rediscover your 70-200 f4, which is much more useful on a FF, and even nifty fifty will get a new lease on life. At some point you could add 50mm f1.4, or better still - 85mm f1.8, as it will be a closer match to your current experience with a 50mm lens, plus it will allow for a better subject/background separation.

I don't think you'll be too impressed with 50L on a crop camera - it will be nice, but not spectacular, the way it is on FF.


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Feb 08, 2013 11:44 as a reply to  @ pulsar123's post |  #37

As many people have said the general rule is glass over body. But having personally gone from rebel xt to 5dII, I'd upgrade the body...without hesitation.


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Feb 08, 2013 12:08 |  #38

TRhoads wrote in post #15586270 (external link)
really? holy cow, I went from an XTi to a 50D and could see the difference in IQ pretty quick...

back to the OP's ?...just yesterday I gave this piece of advice to someone wanting to upgrade either their lens or their T3i...what is holding you back, your camera body or your lenses...in his case lack of lenses...the lens always wins for me.

But in this situation, it's not a lack of lenses. He wants to upgrade his 50 f/1.8 to the f/1.2L. Besides 2/3 stop more light and better build, the 50L won't achieve anything different than his 50 f/1.8 can't already do now. If he were talking about adding another focal length rather than swapping lenses, then yeah, lenses would be a better buy.


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Feb 08, 2013 12:40 as a reply to  @ Staszek's post |  #39

I would personally rock the 50 1.8 on the Mark II until you were able to at least pick up a 24-105 or maybe even a wide non L prime if you can do that... The 5DII is a legendary camera (started the whole DSLR video revolution), and it would be one that I would keep forever.


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Feb 08, 2013 13:03 as a reply to  @ snakeman55's post |  #40

5D2 is my vote. Moving from aps-c to FF will a much better upgrade and will relief all your other lenses.

Some says lenses first. I agree but you can't apply this rule when comparing sensors size. If you stay aps-c it's like upgrading from a compact to a bridge (compact with bigger zoom).


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Feb 08, 2013 13:39 |  #41

I disagree that the 50 1.8 is just as capable as the 50 1.2...the real question to be answered, is still...which piece of equipment is limiting you...replace that piece. What does the OP shoot, what does he need from his gear...the first post is really not enough information to really answer the question, and the OP has not been back...


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Feb 08, 2013 15:51 |  #42

Sell the 18-55mm and 50mm f1.8 then + $100, and get a used 50mm 1.4 to pair with 5D2.

That's way better than 50L + T3i and 5D2 + 50 1.8...


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Feb 08, 2013 16:47 |  #43

^ probably the best option unless they want a 50mm on crop fov.

Come on people, would you really pickup a t3i and 50l when there was a 5d2 and 50/1.8 sat next to it? (yes we'd all swap the lenses but assume they are welded on)


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Feb 08, 2013 17:21 |  #44

Nightdiver13 wrote in post #15585282 (external link)
I do not think it means what you think it means. :p

Hah! I meant major and not marginal. Thanks for picking that out! :)


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Feb 08, 2013 18:01 |  #45

Wayneshrine wrote in post #15588536 (external link)
Hah! I meant major and not marginal. Thanks for picking that out! :)

I just wanted an excuse to quote the Princess Bride. Glad you're a good sport about it!


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