Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
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Dani, B&H Photo
2 December 2014
Excerpt: I decided to invest in this lens because I am very comfortable working with the 50 mm 1.4 prime lens from when I worked as a contractor for a photography company. I am now starting my own. I'm surprised at how soft pictures come out at times with this one.
Excerpt: This lens is not worth the inflated price. The 50mm 1.8 does nearly as good for just over $. I suppose the materials & workmanship are a lot more costly, but it is certainly not 16 times better than the 1.8. It is also very heavy for a small lens.
Excerpt: Great for low light but does not focus as fast as my 85 1.2 so I am a little bummed about that. It is soft at anything lower than 2.0, which also bums me out. I expected more from this lens but I have even put my 1.4 back on over this lens due to its unreliability at anything less that 2.0 and...
Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This lens is as bipolar as the reviews make it out to be. I'll start this off by saying that I returned my copy of the 50L after one week of use. When this lens focused correctly, it spat out some phenomenal photos that were distinctive and beautifully rendered.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
Excerpt: I got this as a lens to use at weddings in low light. shooting at 1.2 has a great look to it. this lens has a downside with a much MUCH slower autofocus than i expected and it seems to blow out highlights consistently regardless to what the camera is set on..
Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is a great lens with one fault. It is much sharper than the 1.4 model and the bokeh is simply beautiful. I do wish it was faster at focusing though. The auto focus is not that great and in low light it is particularly slow which is surprising given the huge aperture.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Sharp, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I use this lens for portraits mainly. While I do love the result of the photos when they are sharp, especially the bokeh, I often have trouble with it not focusing tac sharp a lot. On top of that it is very slow to focus.