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Broken 50mm f1.4. Which alternative would you choose?

 
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Dec 24, 2014 08:53 |  #16

Same thing happened to me, I grabbed a 50/1.8 as an interim measure, but then I don't use this length much.

Canon were charging something like 40% the value of the lens, so I didn't fancy that as it could break again anytime.

The 24-105 is a great lens but the bokeh is poor compared to a prime for focal plane isolation shots.

Ideally I wild like to see the same optics with a proper ring USM.


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Dec 24, 2014 13:31 |  #17

What led in part to my interest in the 50mm f/1.2L was that my 50mm f/1.4 had gotten broken, like the OP. But I also did not like the way the 50mm f/1.4 rendered. It seemed rather flat, lacking in contrast. At the time, this was with a full-frame 1Ds Mark II camera.

Once I received and starting using the 50mm f/1.2L, the difference between it and the 50mm f/1.4 was just astounding. What a beautiful prime lens!

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Dec 29, 2014 04:59 |  #18

Originally I would have said just get the f1.4 fixed.

I haven't used the 1.2 but these shots are gorgeous! I know what is on my wishlist for this year.. :)


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Dec 29, 2014 14:35 |  #19

I'v just made a decision, 50mm f1.2 is ordered.




  
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