50mm f/1.2L on an EOS 1V?
First off, for small format I'm a Nikon shooter.
But My D700 took a tumble and I'm getting about $2500 to replace it. Now it's not completely broken, but broken enough to where it's totaled. I can still use it, but some major functions don't work (playback button, AF selection, flash among other things). Bottom line, I can still use it if I tape it shut.
I'm thinking, since I can still use the D700 for the most part, to take a look into Canon equipment. I shoot mostly film, so I'll be using a 1V. The main reason i'm interested in Canon is for their 50mm f/1.2L.
I've been using the 50mm f/1.4G on my F100's and D700 and the results have been OK (wide open), but I want something that's got background rendering a little more in line with what I get with my 645AFD.
So, Does anyone have any experience with the 50mm f/1.2? Is it worth the premium over the 1.4? how is the clarity at f/1.2 (on film if possible)? is the bokeh that much smoother than the 1.4? how reliable is the AF? Mind you, This lens probably wouldn't get stopped down past f/2.8, and would be almost entirely used at f/1.2.
Main applications are portrait and wedding.
Gear I use the most (in order)
Mamiya 645AFD + 80mm f/2.8 (400H or Ektar at half box speed)
Nikon F100 (again, 400H or Ektar at half box speed)
I hardly shoot digital nowadays which is why if I'm looking at 1V. I'm thinking if the 50L is that good, maybe switch to Canon and pocket the difference.
- Canon EOS M58.8%
- Panasonic G85/G803.3%
- Panasonic FZ2500/FZ20001.9%
- Panasonic LX10/LX151.2%
- Panasonic GH5 development3.6%
- Sony a99 II15.9%
- Nikon KeyMission 170 and 801.0%
- Fujifilm GFX 50S development28.3%
- Olympus E-M1 II development18.7%
- Olympus E-PL80.1%
- Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro1.5%
- Olympus 12-100mm F4 IS Pro1.9%
- Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro0.1%
- Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art3.6%
- Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art2.6%
- Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport2.4%
- YI M12.2%
- GoPro Hero50.8%
- GoPro Karma drone2.2%
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