Canon 6D and 1.2 lenses, how's the focusing?

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clarkent1234
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Canon 6D and 1.2 lenses, how's the focusing?
Aug 16, 2013

How is the 6D with 1.2 lenses on non center focus points? I know using the center and recompose is a high miss rate at such a shallow depth.

On my 5dmk3, there is plenty of outside crosstype points to use.

I own both the 50/85II 1.2s.

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Nobody uses the 6D with the 50mm 1.2 or the 85mm 1.2?

Someone help me out here plz lol

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clarkent1234 wrote:

Nobody uses the 6D with the 50mm 1.2 or the 85mm 1.2?

Someone help me out here plz lol

I am not sure how many 6D owners also have the 50mm 1.2 lens or the 85mm 1.2 lens and perhaps that is why you have not had any responses so far. I don't have either of those because the 1.4 suffices for my use and I am unwilling to pay the premium for the 1/2 stop or so of aperture.

However the 50mm 1.4 works just fine with my 5D3. Of course that does not answer your question since it is a different camera and different lens. Sorry.

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MikeFromMesa wrote:

clarkent1234 wrote:

Nobody uses the 6D with the 50mm 1.2 or the 85mm 1.2?

Someone help me out here plz lol

I am not sure how many 6D owners also have the 50mm 1.2 lens or the 85mm 1.2 lens and perhaps that is why you have not had any responses so far. I don't have either of those because the 1.4 suffices for my use and I am unwilling to pay the premium for the 1/2 stop or so of aperture.

However the 50mm 1.4 works just fine with my 5D3. Of course that does not answer your question since it is a different camera and different lens. Sorry.

yea that was my thinking as well. I got nothing against the several amazing 1.4s out there, even the manual focus rokinon is an amazing lens.

i'll take my question elsewhere, possibly my lenses to a store to try them out on a 6d.

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clarkent1234 wrote:

i'll take my question elsewhere, possibly my lenses to a store to try them out on a 6d.

That is the action that ended up convincing me to buy a 5D3. I took my Canon 100-400 and a 1.4 TC to the local camera store and found out that it (the 5D3) would focus with the 100-400/TC combo. I was so startled when the camera focused properly (my 7D would not) that I decided to sell my 7D and buy the 5D3.

So the story is a warning ...  

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i'll take my question elsewhere, possibly my lenses to a store to try them out on a 6d.

That is the action that ended up convincing me to buy a 5D3. I took my Canon 100-400 and a 1.4 TC to the local camera store and found out that it (the 5D3) would focus with the 100-400/TC combo. I was so startled when the camera focused properly (my 7D would not) that I decided to sell my 7D and buy the 5D3.

So the story is a warning ...  

Oh right on!

It's a beast of a camera that's for sure.

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clarkent1234 wrote:

How is the 6D with 1.2 lenses on non center focus points? I know using the center and recompose is a high miss rate at such a shallow depth.

On my 5dmk3, there is plenty of outside crosstype points to use.

I own both the 50/85II 1.2s.

I had no issue with my 6D and the 50 f/1.2 lent by one of my friend who has it.

I got great results and it was a pleasure to use it.

50mm is a bit narrow for my style of photo and I'm waiting patiently on the new 35mm f/1.4 L II which should arrived I do not know when (I bought the 40mm pancake instead and for the price it's just top! )

but the quality of the 50mm f/1.2 is great and the focus is fast and accurate with the 6D

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clarkent1234 wrote:

How is the 6D with 1.2 lenses on non center focus points? I know using the center and recompose is a high miss rate at such a shallow depth.

On my 5dmk3, there is plenty of outside crosstype points to use.

I own both the 50/85II 1.2s.

I had no issue with my 6D and the 50 f/1.2 lent by one of my friend who has it.

I got great results and it was a pleasure to use it.

50mm is a bit narrow for my style of photo and I'm waiting patiently on the new 35mm f/1.4 L II which should arrived I do not know when (I bought the 40mm pancake instead and for the price it's just top! )

but the quality of the 50mm f/1.2 is great and the focus is fast and accurate with the 6D

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Oh good to hear. Thanks.

And nothing wrong with the current 35L could be a tad sharper at 1.4. But still regarded as one of top canon lenses ever. Buy it used for cheap, and sell it when the new one comes out.

I love mine. I only own the 35/50/85 lenses.

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clarkent1234 wrote:

How is the 6D with 1.2 lenses on non center focus points? I know using the center and recompose is a high miss rate at such a shallow depth.

On my 5dmk3, there is plenty of outside crosstype points to use.

I own both the 50/85II 1.2s.

I often shoot with the 50 1.2 and I find it to be close to perfect on my 6D. When I used the original 5D I seldom used the center point because of focus shift but the 6D seems to work well with the lens. I do not even think about the focus point except for compositional reasons. This was taken with the 50L using the center focus point.

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clarkent1234 wrote:

clarkent1234 wrote:

How is the 6D with 1.2 lenses on non center focus points? I know using the center and recompose is a high miss rate at such a shallow depth.

On my 5dmk3, there is plenty of outside crosstype points to use.

I own both the 50/85II 1.2s.

I had no issue with my 6D and the 50 f/1.2 lent by one of my friend who has it.

I got great results and it was a pleasure to use it.

50mm is a bit narrow for my style of photo and I'm waiting patiently on the new 35mm f/1.4 L II which should arrived I do not know when (I bought the 40mm pancake instead and for the price it's just top! )

but the quality of the 50mm f/1.2 is great and the focus is fast and accurate with the 6D

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Oh good to hear. Thanks.

And nothing wrong with the current 35L could be a tad sharper at 1.4. But still regarded as one of top canon lenses ever. Buy it used for cheap, and sell it when the new one comes out.

I love mine. I only own the 35/50/85 lenses.

True but it's no used equipment sold really where I'm leaving so the second hand market is a bit difficult for me...

will see by Christmas if nothing is coming or announced to replace it I will buy the original one 

for now I just enjoy the 40mm f/2.8 which is just a pleasure to use due to the small size and the image quality.

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In reply to William DIllard, Aug 17, 2013

clarkent1234 wrote:

How is the 6D with 1.2 lenses on non center focus points? I know using the center and recompose is a high miss rate at such a shallow depth.

On my 5dmk3, there is plenty of outside crosstype points to use.

I own both the 50/85II 1.2s.

I often shoot with the 50 1.2 and I find it to be close to perfect on my 6D. When I used the original 5D I seldom used the center point because of focus shift but the 6D seems to work well with the lens. I do not even think about the focus point except for compositional reasons. This was taken with the 50L using the center focus point.

Good stuff and a great image!, thanks for the input.

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In reply to clarkent1234, Aug 19, 2013

clarkent1234 wrote:

How is the 6D with 1.2 lenses on non center focus points? I know using the center and recompose is a high miss rate at such a shallow depth.

On my 5dmk3, there is plenty of outside crosstype points to use.

I own both the 50/85II 1.2s.

Tried the 50mm 1.2L on my 6D, focusing was quick and spot-on almost on all focus points.  Did not purchase because I have the same experience with my 50mm 1.4 USM.  Sensitivity to lowlight is great.

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