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May 05, 2018 17:11 |  #31

I think there's something wrong with my 50L, I can't get the stupid thing to focus shift.

Oh, something to look forward to: when Canon eventually goes mirrorless, none of this focus shift stuff will matter anymore. Suddenly, the black sheep 50L will be everyone's favorite lens. :-)


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May 05, 2018 17:55 |  #32

MatthewK wrote in post #18620144 (external link)
I think there's something wrong with my 50L, I can't get the stupid thing to focus shift.

Oh, something to look forward to: when Canon eventually goes mirrorless, none of this focus shift stuff will matter anymore. Suddenly, the black sheep 50L will be everyone's favorite lens. :-)

That will only be true if Canon applies stopped down focusing like Sony does, which has some other drawbacks.

If Canon continues to focus with the lens wide open, mirrorless vs. dSLR makes no difference in this conversation. Not that I think the shift is a big deal.....


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Aug 04, 2018 07:45 |  #33

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My 50/1.4 routinely focuses perfectly accurately and very quickly (with no MFA required).

I'd still love to have a 50L F/1.2.

I have the 50 1.4 and it ain't close to the beauty of the 1.2, plus the AF starts to go out from time to time

and like you I would love to have the 1.2


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Aug 11, 2018 19:54 |  #34

DaviSto wrote in post #18620141 (external link)
My 50/1.4 routinely focuses perfectly accurately and very quickly (with no MFA required).

I'd still love to have a 50L F/1.2.

You took the words right out of my mouth.


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Aug 13, 2018 14:49 |  #35

kermit4u wrote in post #18677048 (external link)
I have the 50 1.4 and it ain't close to the beauty of the 1.2, plus the AF starts to go out from time to time

and like you I would love to have the 1.2

I can't say whether Sigma's Art is better or not. But I added the 50mm 1.2 L last autumn and it's a good lens. I started out with a 50mm 1.4 on a crop sensor when first learning portaits. I also tried the 85mm 1.8 back then.

My impression of the less expensive 50mm and 85mm was they they are good lenses, but never satisfied me with the photos I get from my 50mm 1.2 and 85mm 1.2. Presently, I don't shoot much with the 50mm 1.2 but keep it around.


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Aug 13, 2018 15:42 as a reply to  @ mdvaden's post |  #36

I used the 50L at weddings for a couple of years. When it nails focus the images are lovely but I found myself coming away with too many missed shots. I worked out that shooting 4-5 feet away from my subject I would be in a no-mans land of focus and I tend to shoot from that sort of range a lot. I switched to the 1.4 and that was more consistent, but they’re fragile and wear out quickly.

I’ve had the Sigma Art 1.4 for a couple of years now and although the image is a bit harsher and it’s a heavy lump it focuses brilliantly. No use having a peachy look from your lens if you end up wasting opportunities for shots.


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