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Will I love my 50 1.4 more on a 5DII?

 
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Jul 28, 2010 19:49 |  #1

I currently have the 40D, 100L macro, 16-35L II and 50 1.4.

I am going to order the 5DII today or tomorrow as well as the 135mm.

I like the 50 1.4 on my 40D and I am guessing I am going to like it even more for indoor shots of my children on the 5DII?

Or should I replace the 50 with the 85 1.8?

Any thoughts?


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Jul 28, 2010 19:55 |  #2

Yes you'll.. or at least you'll love it more than if it's on cropped :D

I like the 50 much more on FF.


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Jul 28, 2010 19:57 |  #3

Everything looks better on a full frame sensor. My personal favorite lens, especially for portraits (and indoors) is the 85mm f/1.2.


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Jul 28, 2010 19:57 |  #4

I do actually miss the 50mm focal length after moving to FF. The 50/1.4 has an entirely different perspective on FF, but only you can decide if that works for you. I personally decided to go with the 35L as I think the 35+135 is great on FF, just waiting to get the 85L some day...


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Jul 28, 2010 19:59 |  #5

My guess is that you'll keep the 50 f/1.4 and probably add the 85 f/1.8 or 100 f/2. I've not used the 135L but it sounds like a great lens.


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Jul 28, 2010 20:03 as a reply to  @ shaftmaster's post |  #6

Thanks everyone for your input!

Yes, I think I'll just order my 5DII and 135L and then see how I go with the 50 1.4. I can always add the 85mm at a later stage.

I can't wait to place my order :)

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Jul 28, 2010 21:03 |  #7

A 50 1.4 on a FF sensor is tack sharp and just beautiful. You will love it.


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Jul 28, 2010 22:11 |  #8

I found 50 in general gets a new lease of life on a full frame. Admittedly I have only the 50 f/1.8 II but it's almost seems like a whole new lens (as does the 100L macro)... I gotta get me a 50 f/1.4 next pay day.


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Jul 28, 2010 22:18 as a reply to  @ Harlz's post |  #9

Thanks guys, you all seem to confirm what I was thinking... that I might end up loving the 50 1.4 even more!!

I just placed my order for a 5DII and 135L. Very exciting!


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Jul 30, 2010 07:25 |  #10

Els wrote in post #10622129 (external link)
Thanks guys, you all seem to confirm what I was thinking... that I might end up loving the 50 1.4 even more!!

I just placed my order for a 5DII and 135L. Very exciting!

That is an extremely perspicacious decision! You will love every lens on the 5D2, as long as it's quality.
You will probably find yourself using the 50mm less with FF....I only use mine when I need the speed. I see you have a 100 2.8...that is a very useful focal length on FF, though once you've tried that 135L you won't want to take it off the camera!


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Jul 30, 2010 07:27 |  #11

Everything is better on a full frame.


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Jul 30, 2010 08:51 |  #12

Might have held off on the 135 since you already have the 100L.


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Jul 30, 2010 08:54 |  #13

If you've used your 50 to shoot portraits on crop, then no, you might not like it better--OMG, I said it! It entirely depends on your shooting style, but I shoot a lot of tight portraits and find that the MFD of a typical 50mm lens is too long for me to get the composition that I like. I sold off my Sigma 50 f/1.4 for a 35L--which has a much shorter MFD--and have found that it works far better for me for portraits, whether on the FF 5D or the 1.3x crop of the 1D3.


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Jul 30, 2010 08:56 |  #14

50mm is WAY better on the full frame. You WILL love it.


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Jul 30, 2010 09:27 as a reply to  @ Trevor04GT's post |  #15

Thanks, everyone!

Thanks, Ricardo, for teaching me a new word... English is my second language, and as a translator by profession, I love discovering new words! 'Perspicacious'...

Yeah, I did my research before I decided to go with the 5DII and the 135mm. The parcel should be here on Monday :)

Markitos, don't apologise for going against the grain ;) I know the 35L is another well-renowned lens and who knows, one day I might add it to my collection. But for now, I have spent enough money!


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