50mm F1.0

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  1. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift? Of if you just want to get me a token of your appreciation...;)

    Check this out
     
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    Very nice! .... especially if you are looking at it as a collector or something to have.

    It is pretty well known that the 50mm f1.4 beats that lens in all categories except max aperature ( and price ). With the new 50mm f1.2L out, it will be a hard sell.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ya, I've heard that as well...but woudn't it be fun to have a $5000 50mm lens? ;)
     
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    oh, it would be! but why should i send it to you then? ;)
     
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    What's the point? Is one extra stop worth $4650? I guess this one is for collectors only.
     
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    often you get more than the extra stop, but also a higher quality optical performance stopped down one or two stops than lenses which start at 1.2 or 1.4

    if you really need shallow DOF, then such a lens is the way to go.

    and for some artsy images ultra-shallow DOF is great
     
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    Oh I didnt think that max aperture affected other apertures.

    Actually now that i think about it I should have figured that out. Lenses get sharper as you stop them down, so f/1.4 on the 1.0 lens is better than f/1.4 on the 1.4 lens, right?
     
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    i do not know the specific lens we talk about here .. but generally speaking this is often the case!
     
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    If I could comfortably afford that, why settle for something as slow as f1.0? Give me an f0.75... and a Sherpa to carry it :lol:
     
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    Haha, you'd need those huge 127mm filters for that thing!
     
  11. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    From what I've read...this is basically a collectors item. The 50mm F1.4 is much better...as is, I'm sure...the new 50mm F1.2 L.
     
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    errm, ok, i never usede that lens. but good to know.

    as for the 1.2 ... well if i would not have better uses for that money.. I'd get it *drool*
     

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