Show off your 50/1.4 photos

Started Sep 10, 2006 | Discussions thread
Chez Wimpy
Chez Wimpy Veteran Member • Posts: 9,041
Consistency

ePan wrote:

Joe,
As always, I really enjoy seeing your pictures. If I may ask... why
would you get the 50mm f/1.2L considering you're able to get such
pictures with the f/1.4?

Joe has said that its the lack of consistency he can't stand. Under f2.8 the 50/1.4 is not sharp 100% of the time (just like the 50/1.8 IMO), but it isn't obvious when/where the lens will drop the ball. Having a lens you can shoot f1.4 with consistent sharp "gauze-free" results is why he wants the L. Once you start using lenses that deliver on demand, it is hard to settle for anything else.

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-CW

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