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Feb 11, 2012 09:00 |  #1
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I recently traded my 50L and 85mm 1.8 for 85L II. Needless to say 85 is the best Canon portrait lens in terms of IQ but I miss the 'soft' feel that 50L produces at 1.2. When I bought 50L I was kinda disappointed in the beginning looking at the pics taken wide open but soon realized that the softness is one of the best things that 50L has to offer. I took some amazing pics with it at my nephew's party and miss it dearly. I traded it for 85L because I needed something longer and wanted to try 85L after reading the rave reviews it gets. Anyways planning to buy one again in the near future. I have 50mm 1.8 Mark 1 now and will replace it with 50L and Sigma 50mm (had this lens, loved it, very good copy but traded it for 50L). Although the FL matches I think Sigmalux and 50L serve two different purposes.

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Feb 11, 2012 09:03 |  #2

hope the copy you get is as good as the one you got rid of.




  
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Feb 11, 2012 09:59 as a reply to  @ rick_reno's post |  #3

What two different purposes would you use the L and sigmalux for?

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Feb 11, 2012 10:08 |  #4

If I had to let one of the two go it would be the 50L... the only three advantages I feel the 50L has is a more usable FOV (ie.lets me shoot when room is tight and I cant back up... if I have the space its the 85L that gets used), faster focus speed (not a fan of the 85L's slow focus by wire) and weather sealing (yeah that little rubber gasket around the lens mount).


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Feb 11, 2012 10:50 as a reply to  @ Rai33's post |  #5

It's funny you say that. I am still learning the 50. I would say it is a different learning curve from the 85. However, I miss the sharpness at 1.2.


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Feb 11, 2012 11:13 |  #6

CanonCleGuy wrote in post #13867767 (external link)
I recently traded my 50L and 85mm 1.8 for 85L II. Needless to say 85 is the best Canon portrait lens in terms of IQ but I miss the 'soft' feel that 50L produces at 1.2...
Thanks for reading!

I own both 85L and 50L, and can tell you that 85L is a specialized lens for studio portrait, whereas 50L is a much more flexible tool for environmental portraits. Here is today's quick picture with my 50L at f1.2 to put some "salt on your wound" :-)


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Feb 11, 2012 11:22 |  #7

I returned my first 50L because at first I did not appreciate it thinking the 1.4 was just as good but I ended up getting another ( both copies where the same ) Its now my favorite lens.


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Feb 11, 2012 11:26 |  #8

CanonCleGuy wrote in post #13867767 (external link)
I miss the 'soft' feel that 50L produces at 1.2.

I must have a bad copy then. Mine is (was) nice and sharp at f/1.2.


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Feb 11, 2012 11:39 |  #9

AbPho wrote in post #13868342 (external link)
I must have a bad copy then. Mine is (was) nice and sharp at f/1.2.

better not be, I have it now. :) It is just different if you are comparing it to the 85L


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Feb 11, 2012 13:52 |  #10

CanonCleGuy wrote in post #13867767 (external link)
I recently traded my 50L and 85mm 1.8 for 85L II. Needless to say 85 is the best Canon portrait lens in terms of IQ but I miss the 'soft' feel that 50L produces at 1.2. When I bought 50L I was kinda disappointed in the beginning looking at the pics taken wide open but soon realized that the softness is one of the best things that 50L has to offer. I took some amazing pics with it at my nephew's party and miss it dearly. I traded it for 85L because I needed something longer and wanted to try 85L after reading the rave reviews it gets. Anyways planning to buy one again in the near future. I have 50mm 1.8 Mark 1 now and will replace it with 50L and Sigma 50mm (had this lens, loved it, very good copy but traded it for 50L). Although the FL matches I think Sigmalux and 50L serve two different purposes.
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Thanks for reading!

soft feel as in the focus soft, or the bokeh soft?


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Feb 11, 2012 15:56 |  #11
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Tommydigi wrote in post #13868325 (external link)
I returned my first 50L because at first I did not appreciate it thinking the 1.4 was just as good but I ended up getting another ( both copies where the same ) Its now my favorite lens.


Ok guys.. you are not helping here :lol::lol:

When I say soft I meant Bokeh soft.. it was a perfect lens in every possible way except the FL for me. I would have never let go of it if I liked the FL. No worries though, hopefully I can afford one in the next few months

@Skater, how are you liking it so far? I am in the airport right now and was packing in the last 2-3 days and never really got a chance to test your(my) 85L II. It better be that good :p I am not carrying many lenses on this trip (5DII, 70-200 II, 85L, 24-105 and a couple of flashes) as it is supposed to be a family time (BIL's wedding) trip. Hopefully I will not miss 50L


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Feb 11, 2012 15:59 |  #12
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yalemba wrote in post #13868291 (external link)
I own both 85L and 50L, and can tell you that 85L is a specialized lens for studio portrait, whereas 50L is a much more flexible tool for environmental portraits. Here is today's quick picture with my 50L at f1.2 to put some "salt on your wound" :-)

Yalemba, you are officially banned from my thread :p I have seen what it can do and cannot agree more.


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Feb 11, 2012 16:12 |  #13
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gcspeed wrote in post #13867967 (external link)
What two different purposes would you use the L and sigmalux for?

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More than the purpose, I really liked the Sigma I had. I traded it for 50L which I in turn traded it for 85L. Both the 50's I had were extremely good and I don't mind having an additional 50mm if I can find one as good as my old Sigma.


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Feb 11, 2012 16:19 |  #14

You seem to be swapping out gear like crazy. How do you think the 50L feels being left behind? Poor 50L.


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Feb 11, 2012 16:29 |  #15

eww...Beats? =p I can think of a few lens better suited to that kind of money. =D


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