Moose, I know that you did correctly qualify your statement with
a "[that] I've used", but I was wondering if you've ever tried
the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L? n my time of using it, it has had the most
consistently amazing performance (not only resolution, but especially
smoothness of out-of-focus rendition) of any 50 I've ever seen.
I have a couple of images somewhere where, at f/1.2, it out-resolves
a 1Ds MkII sensor to the point of creating möire artifacts.
Sometimes I really miss it... It was just so big and ugly (72mm filter!)
and I had no reason for owning it after getting rid of the camera body.
Very off-topic, but here are some sample shots. Fantastic as the OM
is, it isn't quite in the same league. But a wonderfully pleasing lens
nevertheless, and less than half the volume.
P.S. Weren't you a little harsh on Ken there? He's just excite about
his new lens :-)
On 07 Apr 2010, at 1:08 AM, Moose wrote:
>> It has a few bad habits in the bokeh department,
> Yup, like all their 50s I've used. Certain combos of subject and
> background distances aren't pleasing. It's noticeable in an OM
> viewfinder, but often there's not much to be done to avoid it unless
> subject of background is movable.
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