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Talk me out of buying the canon 50 mm 1.2

Hinata
New Contributor

Hello everyone,,

 

I want 2 lenses in my arsenal a great zoom and a great prime.

I have a great zoom and now if like to get a great prime, and I love the 50mm f range. I own the 50 1.4 and it's ok but...

It's rather expensive and while I do have the means I'm kind is in the middle.

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"Weather sealing"

 

... only if you attach a front filter.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!

rs-eos
Reputable Contributor

Sigh; yes.  Which I do.

 

The fact still remains that the lens is weather sealed.  The cheaper f/1.4 and f/1.8 are not.

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Ricky

EOS 5D IV, EF 50mm f/1.2L, EF 135mm f/2L, 600EX-RT (x6), ST-E3-RT
EOS C70, RF 24-70 f/2.8L IS

So do I.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!

The Canon EF 50 F 1.4 is a better lens in some respects than the 1.2. Are you going to be shooting a lot of low,dim, scenes? If so the 1.2 will be justified. If only on occasion use the 1.4. Buy a good tripod or monopod.

"... you going to be shooting a lot of low,dim, scenes? If so the 1.2 will be justified."

 

If low light is your problem the difference between f1.4 and f1.2 is not a justifiable fact. One half stop in a low light environment isn't a deal breaker or maker.

 

"Buy a good tripod or monopod."

 

This far better advise for low light.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!