Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
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I really wanted to love this lens
GP Photo, B&H Photo
19 April 2013
Excerpt: I am a commercial and portrait photographer and have used the 50mm f/1.4 lens for years. I have the 85 f/1.2 and have been loving it. I was realizing that I might actually want to buy the 50 f/1.2 and possibly get rid of the 85mm and the 50mm that I already have. So, I pulled the trigger.
Excerpt: This was my second attempt to buy this lens. The first time was 3 years ago and had to return it due to strong front focusing and poor image quality at wider apertures. This time around the picture quality seemed a lot better, but I still experienced front focusing issues at wide apertures and back...
Excerpt: I already have the 50mm F 1.8 and the 1.4 version bud i became iterested in this 1.2 version because iam taking pictures many times ate night to get a higher Tv speed whit the same ISO settings.So i rent it a vieuw days.In comparing to the 1.4 version you have to pay 1100euros more for just a half F...
Excerpt: The chromatic aberration on this lens is terrible. Every shadow/highlight in every picture I take has a noticeable red or cyan line. This is a problem in the cheaper low end lenses but I've come to expect more of the L series lenses. Also, it recently fell apart.
Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: This is a followup to my first review on July 7, 2009 titled "Disappointment". I returned the 50mm f/1.2 lens that I had reviewed for a full refund. Several months later I purchased a second copy, which I am reviewing here.
Conclusion: This is a followup to my first review on July 7, 2009 titled "Disappointment". I returned the 50mm f/1.2 lens that I had reviewed for a full refund. Several months later I purchased a second copy, which I am reviewing here.
Pros: Superior build quality, less vignette wide open than the 50/1.4, creamy smooth bokeh
Cons: Semi-sharp images, inaccurate autofocus, fringing under f/2.0