Finally sold my 4th copy.

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Lee Baby Simms Contributing Member • Posts: 867
Finally sold my 4th copy.

I really wanted to love the 50L and sometimes I did. The size, weight, fast AF, and unique rendering in flare-prone backlit situations borders on magical. The inconsistent AF and the purple fringe below ƒ2.8 was maddening. Lens Rentals sent me a good loaner and I was hooked. I tried two new ones from B+H, and two refurbs from Canon, finally keeping the last one.

By chance I got to borrow a Tamron 45 SP and decided this was a better lens for us. Not as magical, but far more reliable with less purple fringe and some amazing close-focusing tricks up its sleeve.

Dear Canon, please turn this into a 50 1.4 IS with the same performance signature as the 35L II and 85L 1.4 IS.

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wedding shooter - canon gear (currently) - not a brand zealot

 Lee Baby Simms's gear list:Lee Baby Simms's gear list
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EF 135mm F2L USM Canon EF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM Canon EF 70-200mm F4L IS USM +8 more
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
Prime lens • Canon EF • 1257B002
Announced: Aug 24, 2006
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