Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
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Great for a Canon C300
zeugster, B&H Photo
17 May 2015
Excerpt: Amazing lens, could shoot an entire documentary with it. Used it on three films, and it is the lens that holds it all together, great to interviews and intimate filming of subjects when there isn't a lot of movement.
Excerpt: The 50 1.2L either you love it, or you hate it. Seems not to be a mid term here. This is my take: This lens is not sharp at 1.2. Is not super sharp even at 1.4. There.... I said it. But, and it`s a BIG "but" people who buy this piece of glass doesn`t buy it for it`s sharpness wide open.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Fantastic lens, but it requires careful use. Sharpness peaks at f/1.2 and f/8 to f/9 according to my tests with Reikan Focal. Sharpness bottoms out at f/2 with my copy. So I use it either wide open or stopped down, but not in between.
Summary: What a lens this is! F/1.2 is out of this world. The colors are amazing and the build quality feels like it will take a beating and live to keep shooting. Currently, the 50mm is in fact my favorite lens. The balance and weight of this particular lens is superb.
Pros: weather sealed, build quality, fast speed, weight
Excerpt: This is a fantastic lens that delivers truly stunning detail in urban night scenes at f/2.8 and smaller aperture settings. Otherwise, at wider apertures, I would use it mostly for portraits because it seems to have focus issues.
Excerpt: I have purchased this both for use in still photography on my Canon 40D and as a professional "interview" lens for the C100. I have only had it for 24 hours, but the quality of the images that it generated, just around my home are stunning!
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, One Of A Kind Images, Rugged