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Registered: ‎12-06-2016

aquired 50mm f1.2 USM.....

Wow what a lens.!I have to get the 85mm f1.2 as well but considered the 50mm a priority. I am doing some extensive testing over the next couple weeks and will report back.

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Re: aquired 50mm f1.2 USM.....

One word about the ef 50mil f1.2L, don't get discouraged.  It is not an easy lens to master but when you do, it is breathtaking.

This goes for the 85mil version as well. f1.2 is a challenge in an 85 mil lens. I mean!

Of course shooting stopped down, either is a joy and will present no problems except big and heavy.  Nobody buys a f1.2 to stop it down though.  Right?

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Re: aquired 50mm f1.2 USM.....

Yeah, I had the 50mm f1.2 a few years ago. I assume its stiil at the bottom of the Thames! I've always promised myself to replace it, now I have.  You're right, not easy to master but worth it!  Stop it down?  Never!

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Re: aquired 50mm f1.2 USM.....

"I assume its stiil at the bottom of the Thames!"

 

Whoa! Smiley Surprised  That can't be good.

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Re: aquired 50mm f1.2 USM.....

Well no. I was traumatised for the best part of a year after!

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Re: aquired 50mm f1.2 USM.....

I haven't used the 50mm f/1.2L but I have used the 85mm f/1.2L.  The 85mm f/1.2L provides a gorgeous result but the AF motor is slow... so it's appropriate for any photography where you are in control of when you take the shot (e.g. posed portraiture - not candids).  If you were doing candid photography (trying to take the shot at the "decisive moment") then the 85mm f/1.2 focus motor may not have focused quickly enough for you and you'd get a lot of missd shots.  The non-L has a much faster focus motor (but the character of the shots isn't quite as nice.)

 

Tim Campbell
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Re: aquired 50mm f1.2 USM.....

A year?  Is that all? I can hardly stand to hear you tell me.

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Re: aquired 50mm f1.2 USM.....

I know! It was when  my wife said "get a grip" I thought I better move on!

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Re: aquired 50mm f1.2 USM.....

I dropped my 85mil f1.2L on the concrete.  I still hear that sound.  It was two years ago.

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Re: aquired 50mm f1.2 USM.....

Ouch! Was it totalled? Stupid question I guess!

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