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Canon 50mm f/1.2L

Postby Wink on Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:06 pm

I treated myself for all overtime I've been doing lately and purchased the Canon 50mm f/1.2L.
I umm'd and ahh'd about buying it for a long time and thought the f/1.4 would be a good compromise, but in the end my pointless need for L glass won through. :lol:

Here's a shot taken wide open SOOC...

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And a 100% crop...

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As you can see the well know CA is there wide open, but I don't think that will be a big deal at real world image size.
Focus accuracy and sharpness seem pretty good wide open too.

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Re: Canon 50mm f/1.2L

Postby Steffen on Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:50 pm

Nice. I used to own a 50mm f/1.2 AiS which performed admirably on film. For some reason CA didn't appear to be an issue then, this whole colour fringing thing seems to have come in with digital.

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Re: Canon 50mm f/1.2L

Postby Wink on Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:55 pm

I've read (yet to confirm) that it's gone by f/1.8.
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Re: Canon 50mm f/1.2L

Postby ozimax on Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:42 pm

Wink, I purchased a 50L earlier this year (from B&H in NY). It is a spectacular lens. Stopped down a tad it becomes razor sharp, but is eminently usable wide open, which is why you bought it in the first place! :D

Congrats on the purchase.

P.S. I did sell mine eventually, but for no other reason than financial ones. If it was at all possible, I would have kept it. It is a huge hunk of glass with amazing optics.
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Canon 50mm f/1.2L

Postby Wink on Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:52 pm

Thanks for the positive review.
I'm looking forward to playing with this some more.
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Re: Canon 50mm f/1.2L

Postby aim54x on Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:32 pm

Congrats on the lavish purchase. Good to see your looking after yourself!
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