I went to rent a 50mm f/1.2 lens today, only to found out they were out. The rental guy asked if I wanted to try the 50mm f/1.0 instead and first reaction was “Uhm WHAAT!?”
Yeah, silly me didn’t realize Canon had a 50mm f/1.0 lens. It’s discontinued, which is why I didn’t know. Heck YEAH I wanted to rent it!
So as soon as I got home, I had to take some test shots. Wowee, what a nice lens. I love the color, contrast and sharpness. It’s way heavy, but wow. Zoey’s photo is taken at f/1.0; Maeby’s is at f/1.4. But I have to say, I still love my 50mm f/1.4. I feel like the quality is almost just as good BUT that thing is as light as a feather compared to this behemoth lens. Apparently, the 50mm f/1.0 is has become quite the collectors item, and can go for as much as $3K if you can find one. Yikes!
For all you non-photographers, sorry for all the geek talk. ; )
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And now I’m off to stuff my piehole with delicious hole-in-the-wall Mediterranean food. (The best kind there is!) Happy weekend.