Bad rap on Canon 50 1.4

Started Nov 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
graphikal
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Re: Good lens but not up to today's standard of excellence
In reply to liquid stereo, Nov 12, 2012

liquid stereo wrote:

MAC wrote:

shoot raw and adj in LR

the 50 is one of the sharpest lenses in the world at F4.5

http://digi-pictures.com/one-4x6-0414_std.jpg

That way well be the case but I don't use the 50/1.4 at F4. If I'm doing that, I may as well walk around with a zoom lens.

The problem is that you're comparing much slower lenses, where it's easier to optimize performance wide open, with a much faster lens.  Fast lenses typically aren't even ´╗┐close´╗┐ to their best wide open.  Your expectations are simply unrealistic.

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