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Will i love a 50mm f1.2 ??

 
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Dec 14, 2013 15:55 |  #46

The 50L is a great lens. Like any other tool you simply learn how to use it. Attached photo.


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Dec 15, 2013 06:34 |  #47

All lenses wide open:

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Dec 15, 2013 06:37 |  #48

smorter wrote in post #16528565 (external link)
All lenses wide open:

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Great examples.. Thanks for sharing...


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Dec 19, 2013 00:27 |  #49

Nick_Reading.UK wrote in post #16528570 (external link)
Great examples.. Thanks for sharing...

I kinda like the bokeh on the 50 1.2 :)


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Dec 19, 2013 01:43 |  #50

DieselTech wrote in post #16538818 (external link)
I kinda like the bokeh on the 50 1.2 :)

I think the 85mm 1.2 is best as the subject pops out more and the background is narrower which will happen the longer the FL..
I even asked the wife and she said that the "Right hand Picture" is best, but I really think its because she is smiling more ;-)a


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Feb 06, 2014 03:02 |  #51

smorter wrote in post #16528565 (external link)
All lenses wide open:

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I Love your 50mm 1.8 to 50L to 85L you posted! It makes the bokeh differences so clear.
Do you have any more direct comparison shots of other lenses? Or a thread of them? Thank you so much.


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Feb 06, 2014 12:19 |  #52
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DieselTech wrote in post #16538818 (external link)
I kinda like the bokeh on the 50 1.2 :)

yea me too that 50 1.2 look very sharp.




  
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Feb 06, 2014 13:08 |  #53

InfiniteDivide wrote in post #16667407 (external link)
I Love your 50mm 1.8 to 50L to 85L you posted! It makes the bokeh differences so clear.
Do you have any more direct comparison shots of other lenses? Or a thread of them? Thank you so much.

you definitely cant compare just bokeh between the two, it's about focal lengths. You can shoot an entire event using just a 50 if in a pinch, but not so much with the 85. If it's creamy bokeh portraits you want, 85 F1.8, 100 F2 can already give a better portrait look and bokeh than the 50 F1.2, and the 85L and 135L are in a completely different league of portrait lenses.

of course, none of them can do 50 ;)

you get the 50 because it's super versatile (same can be said about the 35). 85/135/70-200F2.8 is used to obliterate backgrounds


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Feb 06, 2014 13:53 |  #54

Charlie wrote in post #16668526 (external link)
you definitely cant compare just bokeh between the two, it's about focal lengths. You can shoot an entire event using just a 50 if in a pinch, but not so much with the 85.
you get the 50 because it's super versatile

very well said.


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Feb 06, 2014 13:54 |  #55

I think if I was forced to downsizes to 3 lenses, it would be:

24L 50L 135L


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Feb 06, 2014 17:16 |  #56

If you like the perspective of a 50mm then youll love it to the max.

I was playing with my mind 3 months (!!!) long whether i should buy it or not. Never used a 50mm before i just felt like it was right and jumped.

Couldnt be happier, so if you like the 50 1.8s focal length go for it. You wont regret it ;-)a


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Feb 06, 2014 18:14 |  #57

The 50L is the most wonderful and frustrating lens I've had the pleasure to shoot with. Want to micro adjust corner focus points? Want to focus and recompose? Good luck!

But when done right, its sharp as hell

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Feb 06, 2014 22:57 |  #58

50L... Hands down my favorite lens, despite its quirks. I've owned an 85L II, and that lens is in a league of its own in terms of image quality, but I get much more satisfaction from shooting the 50L.


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Jun 12, 2015 05:54 |  #59

Bump for an old but great thread that mysteriously appeared at the top of my FYEO list.


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Jun 12, 2015 20:15 |  #60

InfiniteDivide wrote in post #17594041 (external link)
Bump for an old but great thread that mysteriously appeared at the top of my FYEO list.

I liked seeing this because it is helping my decision on a future purchase if/when I get there. :-)




  
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