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Canon 50 1.2L ...Bad copy?

 
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Feb 17, 2016 17:54 as a reply to  @ post 17901811 |  #16

About the same! I usually have the 50mm f1.2L on my Mk IV and the 85mm f1.2L on my Ds3.

It is hard to imagine anyone buying one of these lenses and not using f1.2. That is the reason you buy a f1.2. So if you are so inclined be warned and don't give up on it. It is easy to think it's the lens and not me. But in this case it is likely you!;-)a


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Feb 17, 2016 19:25 |  #17

I own both the 50L and 24L lenses and use them handheld 99% of the time.
I will be the first to state any OOF photos are my own user error.
It is all important to remember that you are often smarter than the camera, the AF is based on contract, even with center-only.
If your 'subject' doesn't have enough, it would focus properly either.

Here are cropped test shots for MFA I did for my 50L all on a tripod outdoors.
While a bit off topic regarding MFA, these show how even on a tripod, a little change in focus wide open can blur the while subject.

These are shot at about 4-5 feet away. The center point is just BELOW the red nose. A real-world torture test for the AF system.


Here is the original middle shot uncropped.

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