Why I love the 50 / 1.2L.

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Why I love the 50 / 1.2L.
Jul 12, 2007

Some have asked for some pics I've taken with the lens. To that end, I'm going to show a few here. These are not test shots -- they're resized processed shots that I host in my gallery. However, hopefully, it will give you an idea as to what types of pics I use the lens for, and why the close AF stopped down BF issue is not an issue for me (it does exist, of course, with the center AF point only, but it's just not an issue for me ).

Anyway, a few recent pics with the lens that demonstrate why I'm so happy with it:

Canon 5D + 50 / 1.2L @ f / 1.2, 1/400, ISO 800

http://www.pbase.com/joemama/image/81644901

Canon 5D + 50 / 1.2L @ f / 1.2, 1/80, ISO 100

http://www.pbase.com/joemama/image/81686367

Canon 5D + 50 / 1.2L @ f / 1.2, 1/100, ISO 800

http://www.pbase.com/joemama/image/81705491

Canon 5D + 50 / 1.2L @ f / 1.2, 1/500, ISO 100

http://www.pbase.com/joemama/image/81776508

Canon 5D + 50 / 1.2L @ f / 1.2, 1/250, ISO 50

http://www.pbase.com/joemama/image/81777413

Canon 5D + 50 / 1.2L @ f / 1.2, 1/125, ISO 400

http://www.pbase.com/joemama/image/81788841

Canon 5D + 50 / 1.2L @ f / 1.2, 1/4000, ISO 100

http://www.pbase.com/joemama/image/82101501

Canon 5D + 50 / 1.2L @ f / 1.2, 1/1600, ISO 100

http://www.pbase.com/joemama/image/82029086

Canon 5D + 50 / 1.2L @ f / 1.2, 1/30, ISO 400

http://www.pbase.com/joemama/image/82058693

Canon 5D + 50 / 1.2L @ f / 5.6, 1/160, ISO 50

http://www.pbase.com/joemama/image/81894023

I know that many of my 50 / 1.4 pics are better, but had I taken the above pics with the 50 / 1.4, they would not have been better, if I'd have gotten them at all. I've only had the 50 / 1.2L for two weeks, and the keeper rate I get with it at f / 1.2 is significantly better than the keeper rate with the 50 / 1.4 at f / 1.4.

I've said in the past that the 16-35 / 2.8L and 100 / 2 were my two favorite lenses on the 5D. No longer. The only time I can remember being this happy with new equipment is when I went from the 20D to the 5D. Instant joy. In fact, the 50 / 1.2L is so good, that I now desire a 100 / 1.8L IS (although the IS is not that important to me, but a nice thing to have, no?) that has the same optical quality as the 50 / 1.2L, and I hailed the 100 / 2 as an "almost perfect" lens!

Anyway, I don't expect others to feel the same about the lens as I do, but I just want you to know that there is at least one person who has nothing but love for this lens, even though I acknowleged the BF issue it has under certain circumstances.

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--joe

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http://www.pbase.com/joemama/

Please feel free to criticize, make suggestions, and edit my photos. If you wish to use any of my photos for any purpose other than editing in these forums, please ask.

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