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rhorta
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p.1 #1 · Missing my 50/1.2L...


...is something I'd never imagine I'd write, but here it is.

A couple of weeks ago I decided to give up trying with my current 50/1.2 and asked for a replacement. That request has a very high chance of being honored, but the show ain't over until the fat lady sings.

During the last 6-7 months I've been using that 50/1.2L almost exclusively, with a fair amount of frustration, but in the mean time also getting a feel for its quirks etc, so also learning to control it.

Now I miss the lens.

I miss the focal length (which I always thought of as secondary to 35mm or 85mm) and character (while I thought it to be inferior to the 85/1.2).

So with all this frustration came enjoyment, even if hidden.

What can I say the @*%@#&&@ grew on me

Ruy



Jun 17, 2010 at 05:03 PM
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p.1 #2 · Missing my 50/1.2L...


Quirks, like being awesome @ 1.2?








Jun 17, 2010 at 05:07 PM
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p.1 #3 · Missing my 50/1.2L...


thats exactly what happened to me .. sold it, regretted it .. and had to rebuyit again .. and now im totally satisfied even with its quirkyness


Jun 17, 2010 at 05:08 PM
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p.1 #4 · Missing my 50/1.2L...


Borrow mine. I used it yesterday and guess what.


Jun 17, 2010 at 05:21 PM
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p.1 #5 · Missing my 50/1.2L...


stanj wrote:
Borrow mine. I used it yesterday and guess what.


Your love/hate relationship with this lens finally swung fully to the hate side?



Jun 17, 2010 at 05:42 PM
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p.1 #6 · Missing my 50/1.2L...


NIce picture, looking at it on a BlackBerry, first thought was "Dude that's OOF, then scrolled over and said DOH! Awesome pic".
When it's on the pics are super-nice, when it misses, you want to throw it in the river.




Jun 17, 2010 at 05:52 PM
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p.1 #7 · Missing my 50/1.2L...


Also love the lens. It misses a lot, but when it hits it's great.


Jun 17, 2010 at 06:17 PM
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p.1 #8 · Missing my 50/1.2L...


what a love and hate drama...


Jun 17, 2010 at 06:24 PM
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p.1 #9 · Missing my 50/1.2L...


thedigitalbean wrote:
Your love/hate relationship with this lens finally swung fully to the hate side?


It has always been 90% hate and 10% passionate and kinky love. Ok, make it 95%/5%.



Jun 17, 2010 at 06:26 PM
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p.1 #10 · Missing my 50/1.2L...


jeremy_clay wrote:
Quirks, like being awesome @ 1.2?

http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/196/img0620editweb.jpg


+1, the 3rd dimension of Canon light an unique look from the 50f1.2



Jun 20, 2010 at 02:52 AM
 

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p.1 #11 · Missing my 50/1.2L...


It's a magic lens.


Jun 20, 2010 at 04:02 AM
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LightShow wrote:
NIce picture, looking at it on a BlackBerry, first thought was "Dude that's OOF, then scrolled over and said DOH! Awesome pic".
When it's on the pics are super-nice, when it misses, you want to throw it in the river.



Haha the most excited is on the lower right corner "end", need time to reach here



Jun 20, 2010 at 04:11 AM
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p.1 #13 · Missing my 50/1.2L...


I ended up selling mine as it was very frustrating It was tough to count on in a wedding or portrait session, but when it hits, it is very special.


Jun 20, 2010 at 06:17 AM
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p.1 #14 · Missing my 50/1.2L...


kewlcanon wrote:
It's a magic lens.



Yeah, that's it... Eye of newt, toads feet, poisonous mushrooms, and a dash of Belladonna for good luck.. Magic....

I don't fault people for wanting to like this lens, and I always liked the color/clarity of the "in focus" shots (few as they are) but I can't understand why anyone would want to use a professional tool that provides inconsistent (at best) results. Why shoot a paying assignment with that lens and weep later in the studio?

I've dealt with "soft" images from a shoot and it's no fun. Too much work...



Jun 20, 2010 at 09:42 AM
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mttran wrote:
an unique look from the 50f1.2


I think you'll find Mr Clay's use of lighting has more than a little to do with it



Jun 20, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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p.1 #16 · Missing my 50/1.2L...


jamesf99 wrote:
..... Why shoot a paying assignment with that lens and weep later in the studio?
..


Through the tears the results appear to be more acceptable. I'm waiting for the further deterioration of my eyesight that comes with aging to begin to develop a relationship with this lens that is without ambivalence.



Jun 20, 2010 at 01:20 PM
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p.1 #17 · Missing my 50/1.2L...


jeremy_clay wrote:
Quirks, like being awesome @ 1.2?

http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/196/img0620editweb.jpg


I love that image.



Jun 20, 2010 at 01:48 PM
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p.1 #18 · Missing my 50/1.2L...


Sold mine mostly because I don't like the FL on FF. Happy with my 85L and 85 F1.8.


Jun 20, 2010 at 01:53 PM
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p.1 #19 · Missing my 50/1.2L...


R. Eisenberg wrote:
Through the tears the results appear to be more acceptable. I'm waiting for the further deterioration of my eyesight that comes with aging to begin to develop a relationship with this lens that is without ambivalence.



Ambivalence is something I can understand with the 50L.

Even though my eyesight has, and still is, deteriorating, the disappointment I felt upon viewing images from this lens is burned into my brain. I'm scarred for life and only death will set me free.



Jun 20, 2010 at 02:23 PM
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p.1 #20 · Missing my 50/1.2L...


I wish I could have loved this lens. I have bought and sold it twice now. Missed too many shots on paid shoots to keep it around. I'm happy with my Zeiss planar at the moment. Any mistakes are my fault. Somehow that's more comforting.


Jun 20, 2010 at 07:18 PM
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