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EF 50mm f/1.4 - Incredible!

 
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Jul 12, 2007 21:29 |  #1

Wow~ I am completely blown away by the performance of the 50mm f/1.4.

I sure had my expectation.., but it was much better than I have hoped for.

It is super light, spot on and pretty fast AF as well. (About half the speed of 85mm f/1.8 )

The focal length is also perfect on my 5D. Not so wide or narrow.

Looks like my lovely 35L will have to yield the title of "body cap" to my new 50mm f/1.4.. :)

Here are some of the test shots I took today.

They were all shot wide open at f/1.4 with ISO 800. So you will see some noise on the 100% crop at the bottom right corner.

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Not super sharp at open wide, but it is far more than enough for my need. :)

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Jul 12, 2007 21:39 |  #2

Yep...it's a fine lens indeed :) Congrats!




  
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Jul 12, 2007 21:46 |  #3

Thank you!

Now I am having a serious headache about what to do with 35L..

Changing to 5D really messed up my lens lineup..


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Jul 12, 2007 21:48 |  #4

I love mine too!


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Jul 12, 2007 21:52 |  #5

I know exactly what you mean. As soon as I switched to full frame the 50mm became my most used lens.


Makes me regret never getting a Sigma 30 1.4 while on a crop body.


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Jul 12, 2007 22:00 |  #6

It's interesting....I don't like the 50mm focal length on my 5D (too long) and I have been dying to get the 35L. The 50 1.4 is all everyone says it is, but I find it too tight for the way I shoot. I find my 35mm shots are more exciting vs the 50mm ones. Different strokes!


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Jul 12, 2007 22:05 as a reply to  @ Jarrad's post |  #7

My 50mm f1.4 is my standard lens. I've got a shot of my niece using that lens and if I zoom in enough on my computer I can actually see me in the reflection on her eyeball. Not only can I see me, but I can read the words on my T-shirt and I can see my blue camera strap, hat turned backwards, as well as, my wristwatch! Outstanding lens when I'm shooting well, but shows every little mistake I make when I goof up....which is quite often.




  
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Jul 12, 2007 22:38 |  #8

buckwheat wrote in post #3535355 (external link)
It's interesting....I don't like the 50mm focal length on my 5D (too long) and I have been dying to get the 35L. The 50 1.4 is all everyone says it is, but I find it too tight for the way I shoot. I find my 35mm shots are more exciting vs the 50mm ones. Different strokes!

It is pefectly valid point.

Some people find 50mm too tight even on the FF.

As I found 17mm too wide even on the 1.6 crop for what I favor to shoot.

It's all matter of taste.

For me, 35L was a sweet FL on the 30D, and now I find 50.4 to be exactly that on the 5D.

I would have sold 35L and bought the new 50L, but.. I kept hearing this focus issue with the close subject.. due to the lack of the floating element.

But now I am glad that I got the 50.4 instead.


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Jul 12, 2007 22:40 as a reply to  @ Pasukun's post |  #9

Not working for me :( could you link me?




  
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Jul 12, 2007 22:41 |  #10

Pasukun wrote in post #3535286 (external link)
Thank you!

Now I am having a serious headache about what to do with 35L..

Changing to 5D really messed up my lens lineup..

Give it to me :)


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Jul 12, 2007 22:44 |  #11

tomr7 wrote in post #3535543 (external link)
Not working for me :( could you link me?

You do not see the photos?

Anyone else having a trouble seeing them?


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Jul 12, 2007 22:46 |  #12

cjm wrote in post #3535549 (external link)
Give it to me :)

LoL~ that's an option. :)
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Out of the millions. ;)

You won't happen to have a 70-200 f/4 IS do you..?


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Jul 12, 2007 22:56 as a reply to  @ Pasukun's post |  #13

Nah many of the photos on the forums dont work for me :( Im at work and the net seems to be quite dodgy. Other sites work fine, these forums its hit and miss though.




  
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Jul 12, 2007 23:04 |  #14

Pasukun wrote in post #3535286 (external link)
Thank you!

Now I am having a serious headache about what to do with 35L..

Changing to 5D really messed up my lens lineup..

It became my favorite landscape lens on the 5d! I do agree about the 50mm range being my favorite as well on ff.


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