Does the new RF 50mm make the (heavy and expensive) RF 35mm redundant?

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davidwien Forum Member • Posts: 83
Re: Does the new RF 50mm make the (heavy and expensive) RF 35mm redundant?

... in the meantime, this site provides some interesting comparisons between the RF50mm f/1.2 and f/1.8 lenses;

https://petapixel.com/2020/11/11/photographer-reviews-the-rf-50mm-f-1-8-stm-on-the-canon-eos-rp/

The images call into question the value of the f/1.2 lens, which sells at 10x the price of the f/1.8 version. 2k is a lot to pay for about 1 stop more aperture.

The most signifcant advantage appears to be better bokeh, but if that is what you want, why use a 50mm lens for portraits?

David

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