Which 50mm for 5D? Zeiss planar or EFs?

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Which 50mm for 5D? Zeiss planar or EFs?
Jun 22, 2011

Hi,

What are your experiences with Zeiss planar 50 1.4 vs EF 50/1.4 or 1.8? or Sigma 50/1.4 EX DG?

Zeiss is 725$. EF 1.8 is 120$, and EF 1.4 is 430$. Sigma is 500$.

Sigma is the sharpest open at the widest. But a more practical aperture will be 2.8, and I think EF 1.4 shines there.

Let me know your thoughts, I am leaning towards either Sigma or EF 1.4.

I wanted to but Zeiss, but the reviews on dxo and photozone are not flattering at all.

cheers,

Abhi

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