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Canon EF 50mm f/1L USM - The Mighty One

 
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Jan 28, 2014 05:56 |  #211

CrossEyedPhotography wrote in post #16613669 (external link)
Nice...if anyone here is interested in selling your 50mm f/1.0 PM me...THANKS!

http://www.ebay.com …enses&hash=item​4acf6fa2dc (external link) US $3,500.00




  
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Jan 30, 2014 05:41 |  #212

Hello, I've just got mine and I have a little question to the owners of this legendary lens!

I still have to attach to a proper camera (I just tried it quickly with a 450D at work) but I've noticed that the focus ring is very light, it turns very easy without any apparent friction; is it normal? I think it act like this because it is not directly connected to the USM... I think it's the same of 85L, right?

Anyway it's an AMAZING lens! Mine was produced in November 1989 but it looks like it just left the factory! No sign of usage at all! I think the former owner never used it... :)




  
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Jan 30, 2014 05:55 |  #213

Yes, same as the 85L regarding the focusing ring. Congrats and enjoy the new toy! :-)


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Jan 30, 2014 08:43 |  #214

Thank you! Sure, I will enjoy it! :)




  
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Feb 01, 2014 08:14 |  #215

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Feb 01, 2014 22:04 |  #216

^ Nice low light shot. Bokeh-cat 1 and cat 2 How does this compare to the 50 1.4 at 5.6?
Could you post a real world shot of your cat around the MFD, handheld?
No focus charts or anything technical. :)


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Feb 01, 2014 23:20 |  #217

InfiniteDivide wrote in post #16656691 (external link)
^ Nice low light shot. Bokeh-cat 1 and cat 2 How does this compare to the 50 1.4 at 5.6?
Could you post a real world shot of your cat around the MFD, handheld?
No focus charts or anything technical. :)

Thank you. I wouldn't really know how it compares to the 50 1.4 since I don't have this lens anymore.

Not sure if that's what you're asking for but here is a snap at 5.6 at mfd. ;)

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Feb 02, 2014 22:12 |  #218

Perfect, although your cat seems confused :D
I see all these shots between 1.0 and 1.6 but never any wider with the 1.0
I probably wouldn't use it much about 1.8 either, but if I for-go the 1.2 and get the 1.0
I want to have a useable lens from 1.0-8.0 preferably.
I have read write ups saying that all the other 50mm canon perform sharper at 2.0-f22 than the f 1.0 lens.
I have shot some landscapes with my 50 1.4, now on FF and its not bad.
As I can see the hair on the cats ear tips and her nose, your copy seems flawless.
But if it starts looking bad (diffraction) stopped- down, then perhaps I cannot justify the cost. :(


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Feb 02, 2014 23:54 |  #219

I don't think you get the 1.0 to worry about f/2-f/22. (Though I think it's minimum aperture may be only f/16, but don't quote me on that.)

You pay for the 1.0 and want it usable wide open. So if you don't think you'll be shooting at 1.0 often, then you really ought to just get the 1.2 or keep with your 1.4.


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Feb 03, 2014 00:04 |  #220

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I don't think you get the 1.0 to worry about f/2-f/22. (Though I think it's minimum aperture may be only f/16, but don't quote me on that.)

You pay for the 1.0 and want it usable wide open. So if you don't think you'll be shooting at 1.0 often, then you really ought to just get the 1.2 or keep with your 1.4.

Oh, don't get me wrong 98% of my shots would be at 1.0 :D
But to justify the cost, I would like the option to use this as a walk around lens, often from 2.8 , 4.0 , or even 8.0 as I so choose.


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Feb 03, 2014 00:15 |  #221

I'm sure shooting from 2.8-8.0 will be juuuuust fine. :lol:


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Feb 03, 2014 00:19 |  #222

jwcdds wrote in post #16659375 (external link)
I'm sure shooting from 2.8-8.0 will be juuuuust fine. :lol:

No no no! You're suppose to say it's terrible! My poor wallet will be doomed.... :)
My tax return is already in jeaprody of the 50L or 85L II


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Feb 03, 2014 00:21 |  #223

I would happily buy one if I could find one for about $3,000 and not $5,500
I am sure the value and price will slowly rise but ... for that I can get a used 1Dx or a 5D III and 85L II


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Feb 03, 2014 00:59 |  #224

InfiniteDivide wrote in post #16659383 (external link)
I would happily buy one if I could find one for about $3,000 and not $5,500
I am sure the value and price will slowly rise but ... for that I can get a used 1Dx or a 5D III and 85L II

Well, think about it another way...

You can buy a used 1DX or a 5D3 and 85L, but the 1DX and 5D3 will continue to depreciate in value with each passing month.

Whereas the 50/1L will slowly continue to appreciate. :lol: (assuming that the AF motor doesn't croak on you that is).

Decisions decisions. Just messin' with you.


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Feb 03, 2014 01:13 |  #225

jwcdds wrote in post #16659442 (external link)
Well, think about it another way...

You can buy a used 1DX or a 5D3 and 85L, but the 1DX and 5D3 will continue to depreciate in value with each passing month.

Whereas the 50/1L will slowly continue to appreciate. :lol: (assuming that the AF motor doesn't croak on you that is).

Decisions decisions. Just messin' with you.

I totally understand, I guess my analogy is two camera others dream about, but personally I have no use for; and the same came be said to others have NO desire for this 50mm f 1.0 lens. :)


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