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Does 50L pair well with the 35L?

 
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Mar 01, 2011 15:38 |  #31

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Thanks everyone! My hearts want the 85L to be honest, but the AF is just too slow. But I also want a f/1.2 lens, that's why I am playing with the idea of having a 50L.

the difference between 1.4 and 1.2 is not as great as everyone thinks. Unless you are at the absolute limits of 1.4, 1.2 is only 1/3 stop faster.
I have both and am probably going to get rid of the 50L soon. it's a little too close to the 35L, and it's IQ isn't as good, so I don't use it often. other than using it as a bragging unit, i'd rather just use the 50 1.8 if I really ever need 50mm. now the 85 1.2, that's another story... however, the sigma 85 is very tempting as well. awesome performance which might even surpass the 85L from 1.4 and up.


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Mar 01, 2011 16:20 |  #32

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the difference between 1.4 and 1.2 is not as great as everyone thinks. Unless you are at the absolute limits of 1.4, 1.2 is only 1/3 stop faster.
I have both and am probably going to get rid of the 50L soon. it's a little too close to the 35L, and it's IQ isn't as good, so I don't use it often. other than using it as a bragging unit, i'd rather just use the 50 1.8 if I really ever need 50mm. now the 85 1.2, that's another story... however, the sigma 85 is very tempting as well. awesome performance which might even surpass the 85L from 1.4 and up.

I've been very tempted to get the 85 1.2 as well, but dont think I can justify the cost when there is a sigma out there with excellent image quality at a fraction of the cost. The fl is nice.




  
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Mar 01, 2011 16:41 |  #33

^You can actually say that about all the Sigmas. The 30, 50 and 85 are all wonderful.


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Mar 01, 2011 19:10 |  #34

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^You can actually say that about all the Sigmas. The 30, 50 and 85 are all wonderful.

Except sigma doesn't make a 30mm for ff, or else I probably would have considered it.


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Mar 01, 2011 19:23 |  #35

^Yeah, unfortunately they don't. That would be a great alternative.


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Mar 02, 2011 04:31 |  #36

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the difference between 1.4 and 1.2 is not as great as everyone thinks. Unless you are at the absolute limits of 1.4, 1.2 is only 1/3 stop faster.

It's more than 1/3 stop. It's unclear as Canon don't publish to 2 decimal places but it's somewhere closer to 1/2 stop


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Mar 02, 2011 04:34 |  #37

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It's more than 1/3 stop. It's unclear as Canon don't publish to 2 decimal places but it's somewhere closer to 1/2 stop

. . . so where does that leave ƒ1.8 vis-a-vis ƒ2 ?


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Mar 02, 2011 05:30 |  #38

Good question. I have seen a bazillion 35L pics posted but I see more pics of the 50L than pics from it.




  
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Mar 02, 2011 05:53 |  #39

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. . . so where does that leave ƒ1.8 vis-a-vis ƒ2 ?

Unclear, somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 of a stop

Calculations are here: http://en.wikipedia.or​g …-half-stop_f-number_scale (external link)


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Mar 02, 2011 06:52 |  #40

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I love having the 35 and the 50.... they have a different look to them for sure. The 50 is a bit easier to use than the 85 and has beautiful bokeh all its own. The 35 doesn't blur the back ground unless you're pretty darn close to the subject.

I agree...but I will also add that while the shorter fast primes like the 35L and the 24L may not blur the background beyond all recognition...the subtle bokeh that they do produce IMO gives a really nice three dimensional look that is definitely something to be appreciated on its own. I actually like to take a step or two back when using the 35.


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Mar 02, 2011 07:04 |  #41

Hey helloagain36... just out of curiosity, what lens did you use for that shot of the bride and groom in the field in the "Investment" section of your website? I'm guessing 135L? Whichever, it's fantastic!

And I agree - a fast 35 is very effective at giving an image a lot of "pop" without taking background blur to the extreme.


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Mar 02, 2011 07:19 |  #42

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Hey helloagain36... just out of curiosity, what lens did you use for that shot of the bride and groom in the field in the "Investment" section of your website? I'm guessing 135L? Whichever, it's fantastic!

And I agree - a fast 35 is very effective at giving an image a lot of "pop" without taking background blur to the extreme.

Yessir, that shot was taken with the 135L... Thank you! :)


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Mar 02, 2011 10:44 |  #43

I agree...but I will also add that while the shorter fast primes like the 35L and the 24L may not blur the background beyond all recognition...the subtle bokeh that they do produce IMO gives a really nice three dimensional look that is definitely something to be appreciated on its own. I actually like to take a step or two back when using the 35.

You're totally right no this one. The 35 especially at around 10-15 feet does a really good job of just making the subject pop out of the frame. I love my 50L but I find that I really am not using it as much now that i have the 35 and 85, but i'm not getting rid of it. I think the 50 will get a ton of use once the 1ds mark iv comes out. I think all of Canons primes have a little personality that can give you a totally different feel from FL to FL. I love Canon primes! The last engagement session I shot, a zoom never touched my camera.


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