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Aug 10, 2007 18:30 |  #31

Wow, I must be dumb and blind as well. Can someone point out the flaws? I actually started a post sometime ago between the 1.4 and 1.2L which I was trying to decide which I should purchase. I was just going to go with the 1.2L and get it over with although I may not be able to tell the difference between two.

I just don't want to be thinking about the 50L as I do now with the 70-200 f/2.8 IS due to my purchase of the f/4 IS. They are all good lenses. I guess if you have the money why not. Then again, it is painful!


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Aug 10, 2007 18:33 |  #32

I just got my 1.4 and so far I love it. Well worth the price, not so sure about the 1.2L being that good of a value. Just a thought!


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Aug 10, 2007 18:38 |  #33

The bokeh of the L definitely looks smoother/creamier to my eyes though I wouldn't say the difference was ginormous.. noticeable, though.


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Aug 10, 2007 18:45 |  #34

Jim G wrote in post #3705064 (external link)
The bokeh of the L definitely looks smoother/creamier to my eyes though I wouldn't say the difference was ginormous.. noticeable, though.

If I had to make a statement, that's what I would say. Smoother and creamier!

This is one of those things where no one can really tell the difference between the two unless it was placed side by side and someone stated that it was taken by either a 50 f/1.4 versus a 50 f/1.2.

I just got my 1.4 and so far I love it. Well worth the price, not so sure about the 1.2L being that good of a value. Just a thought!

As mhall711 stated, that is probably a very true statement. I guess all the other amenities such as weather/dust/moisture sealing and quality is a decision that a person has to make to justify the cost of the 50L.

I think it's safe to say that if, MONEY is not object, the 50L is the buy.


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Aug 10, 2007 18:49 as a reply to  @ nutsnbolts's post |  #35

Here is the side by side comparison of the Sootyvrs's f/1.4 shots.
50L on the left and 50 f/1.4 on the right.

To my eyes 50L definitely takes the cake.


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Aug 10, 2007 19:13 |  #36

Pasukun wrote in post #3705121 (external link)
Here is the side by side comparison of the Sootyvrs's f/1.4 shots.
50L on the left and 50 f/1.4 on the right.

To my eyes 50L definitely takes the cake.

Yeah, but if you buy the 1.4 you can afford to buy many many cakes :lol:


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Aug 10, 2007 19:20 |  #37

johnstoy wrote in post #3704666 (external link)
Let me re-phrase what I meant... This comparison of lenses, in my opinion would be better with people's faces and sharp eyes to look at, and the bokeh...

The Original Poster is offering to do this comparison with faces, so I'll wait to see those.

Plenty of face shots with the 50L can be seen here...

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=307389


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Aug 10, 2007 19:22 |  #38

I don't have a 50L. I have the 50mm f/1.4 and I really love it. Would I buy a 50L? If money was no factor to me, perhaps. I sat here and looked at all the posts and example comparison photographs between the two, and quite frankly, although I can see minor (really minor) differences that give the 50L the nod, it's not enough to justify (to me) purchasing the 50L 1.2.

IF you have a 50L 1.2, great. If you have a 50mm 1.4, great.


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Aug 10, 2007 19:26 |  #39

bildeb0rg wrote in post #3704875 (external link)
Sorry Ed, THIS lense DOESN'T back/front focus. I'm aware of other peoples complaints, but me 'n' Soot have both both checked this copy and it's fine. And I did read the thread, I was asking for evidence of a defect with this lense/set of pics...

maybe you have a bad copy :D?

there's plenty of threads on the defect. even our own lord malone has said that his lens misfocusses (unless he's recanted).

but i don't own the lens so what you believe is really more important :D!

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Aug 10, 2007 19:30 |  #40

The 50 1.2L vs. 50 1.4 debate (quality vs. cost) is akin to the 85 1.2L vs. 85 1.8 argument, people. Exact same sh!t, different focal length.

As far as the focusing debate goes, it has reared its ugly head in some cases, and for some it has not. 'Tis the way the wind blows....


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Aug 10, 2007 19:37 |  #41

I think this comparison is nice... completely uneccessary, but nice. Of course the L is going to beat the f/1.4. The question is, are you capable of capturing the images you have in your minds eye with the f/1.4? I sure am.


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Aug 10, 2007 19:38 |  #42

ed rader wrote in post #3705297 (external link)
maybe you have a bad copy :D?

there's plenty of threads on the defect. even our own lord malone has said that his lens misfocusses (unless he's recanted).

but i don't own the lens so what you believe is really more important :D!

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It does and it has. Not that I'm seeing it with every shot, but I have seen it. Mike (mebailey) has tested my lens on his 5D and found the results consistent with my 50L and his. But in real world shooting my keeper rate is much higher than my non-keeper rate, which leads me to believe that it's partially user error or my part, or the fact that I shoot with a 1D2N and use the Ec-S focusing screen optimized for lenses 2.8 and faster. Perhaps it's the fact that I use off-center AF points, which yields consistently better results, or the fact that I don't mind overriding with MF if the focus is not locking consistently. Whichever the case, I make the lens work for me, I don't work for the lens. It has produced images that make friends and family (and clients) go "wow", and that for me justified the cost.


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Aug 10, 2007 19:52 as a reply to  @ Lord_Malone's post |  #43

The 50L looks to be slightly better in sharpness, bokeh, and color/contrast.

$1000 difference? Not sure...




  
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Aug 10, 2007 22:09 |  #44

nicksan wrote in post #3705421 (external link)
The 50L looks to be slightly better in sharpness, bokeh, and color/contrast.

$1000 difference? Not sure...

This is the same argument I have about the 30D & 5D. Yes, the 5D has better images, but $1500 better ...... well I don't see it. Some people are willing to pay the difference to get that incremental gains, whether it is in camera bodies and lenses.


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Aug 11, 2007 00:06 |  #45

After testing the boken on my 50 1.4 @ 1.4 I have discovered that this copy has front focus. Could those who have sent their 50 to canon, how much time and money did it cost to repair the problem? Thanks for any info.


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