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surf monkey wrote:
I've had the 85f1.8 for quite a while and the 50f1.4 as well.
Love the 85, but never loved the images from the 50f1.4.
I was torn between trying the 50L and the 35L.
I got a great deal on a 50L refurb from Canon.
Got it, tried it, didn't love it either. I was expecting much better images than my old 50 and 85. Maybe I expected too much.
Hope you have better luck with yours.
what was it about the lens you didn't like?
I thought that the images were low contrast and soft at f1.2 to about f1.8. Better than the 50f1.4 at f1.4, but not much better stopped down more. I was hoping for better wide open performance since that's the reason to have it. Also, I like the images from my old school MF lenses almost as much - the Canon FL55f1.2 (bokeh not quite as good) and Minolta Rokkor 58f1.2 (not quite as sharp). For low light work I really want an AF lens in the 35 to 50mm range to go with my 85f1.8. The 50L is probably good enough, but I figured that the 35f1.4 might be sharper wide open and a better FL complement. The build quality of the 50L is excellent though.