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Oct 01, 2013 22:09 |  #1


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Should have done this a long ago. Usably sharp wide open, consistently accurate focus, and not feeling like a toy - doesn't seem like much to ask but I guess these are "luxuries" for Canon. Focus shift is a bizarre phenomenon, but seems easy enough to work around. Up close work at 1.2 or 2.8+ and not much in between - got it.

Overall, just very impressed with every aspect of it. Much heavier than I imagined. Like 2.5 times heavier than the f/1.4.

Just sharing the joy with the people that will understand it. :D



  
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Oct 01, 2013 22:38 |  #2

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Should have done this a long ago. Usably sharp wide open, consistently accurate focus, and not feeling like a toy - doesn't seem like much to ask but I guess these are "luxuries" for Canon. Focus shift is a bizarre phenomenon, but seems easy enough to work around. Up close work at 1.2 or 2.8+ and not much in between - got it.

Overall, just very impressed with every aspect of it. Much heavier than I imagined. Like 2.5 times heavier than the f/1.4.

Just sharing the joy with the people that will understand it. :D

Congrats. I picked up the 40 2.8 for the time being but would love to step up to a 50 1.2 or 35 1.4.. Would love to go 35 50 70-200 2.8


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Oct 01, 2013 22:49 |  #3

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Congrats. I picked up the 40 2.8 for the time being but would love to step up to a 50 1.2 or 35 1.4.. Would love to go 35 50 70-200 2.8

I'm actually considering picking up the shorty forty as the 50 is a bit of a brick.




  
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Oct 01, 2013 22:52 |  #4

NotBlake wrote in post #16339867 (external link)
I'm actually considering picking up the shorty forty as the 50 is a bit of a brick.

So far its awesome. I find it hard to put the 24-105 back on unless I absolutely need to... Love the f2.8 over the f4. I haven't tried the f1.2 50 L yet I am sure that is nice. Way faster lens then the 40.

I find the 40 to be very sharp wide open. I bought mine from Canon Refurb.. 144$ great deal.


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Oct 01, 2013 23:09 |  #5
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Congratz. You get what you pay for :)


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Oct 01, 2013 23:24 as a reply to  @ kin2son's post |  #6

I really like that shot, sorry, a bit OT.




  
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Oct 01, 2013 23:54 |  #7

Congrats. I had that lens for a year and loved it.

Wait until you try the 85L. Another amazing 1.2 lens ;)


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Oct 02, 2013 05:47 |  #8

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Congrats. I had that lens for a year and loved it.

Wait until you try the 85L. Another amazing 1.2 lens ;)

Haha I'm sure! Although if the 50mm is the "light" and "fast-focusing" f/1.2 lens, I'm not sure I could handle the 85mm...

Although, that front element tho! *bites lower lip*




  
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Oct 02, 2013 05:53 |  #9

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I really like that shot, sorry, a bit OT.

Talking about photos is always on topic! Thanks man, the f/1.2 kind-of reminded me of the difference in quality between a consumer electronic (50mm f/1.4) and a military-grade electronic (50mm f/1.2). So I wanted a picture that replicated that feel of a weaponized device. The box it's on is the housing for the old Pave Penny laser gimbal assembly that was mounted to the A10 Warthog, thought it was an awesome prop and carry-case when found at a local surplus store.

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Oct 02, 2013 06:32 |  #11

Take more pics of the lens :D did you shoot that original photo with bounced flash? 5d2?




  
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Oct 02, 2013 06:44 |  #12

Show off !! :)

hahaha, congrats and enjoy it's an awesome lens !!!!


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Oct 02, 2013 06:52 |  #13

I was happy with the 1.8 or 1.4, so this will be the next 50 that I will try out. I just have to find the funds :)


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Oct 02, 2013 07:18 |  #14

I've owned all three of the Canon 50mm primes, and the only one I've been satisfied with is the 50L. It's size and weight were a little surprising when I first got it, but I quickly got used to that. I also own a 40mm f/2.8 pancake as a light weight travel alternative. It is one heck of a lens for the price.


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Oct 02, 2013 07:47 |  #15

Love my 50L. F/1.4 and up it's plenty sharp for me. And f/1.2 is a fun challenge that really shines when you get it right.




  
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