Is F 1.2 really that difficult ??

Started Oct 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
miles green
miles green Veteran Member • Posts: 6,601
Re: It's a very specialized lens...

Just another Canon shooter wrote:

miles green wrote:

At f/1.2 the only sharp thing in a portait will be your subject's eyes, IF (big if) you manage to get them in focus. If your subject it not facing you directly, only one eye will be in focus.

This is not true even on FF,

On a portrait with a 50/1.2!? As i said, i use a 50mm f/1.2 regularly, today included, on aps-c, and occasionally on film. If it were a 17mm f/1.2, then sure.

most of the time, depending on the framing, etc. On m43, f/2.4 equivalent at wide FL's is more than enough for deep enough DOF in "environmental portraits" unless your model has a beautiful nose and you get close to make sure that the nose stands out.

We agree on that for sure.

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