I’ve agonised over this decision for a very long time; I finally bought the Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM lens. I just couldn’t wait until I had the money for the 50mm f/1.2 L series, which is approximately three times the cost of this lens. What bothered me most about the 50mm I owned first – the Canon 50mm f/1.8 mk II – was the inability to find focus in low light and backlit conditions but other that I’ve really enjoyed it, it was my very first lens and I’ve used it so much over the years.
I hope the f/1.4 is the small upgrade I was expecting! I know I’ll get lots of use out of it and I’ve loaned my f/1.8 lens to a close friend, so that’s not going to waste either :)
So here are some first shots with the lens (post processed in photoshop):
As I expected, the bokeh is looking a lot more creamy and from my subjective memory it looks slightly sharper than the 50mm f/1.8 mk II at comparable apertures, although quite a few pictures turned out soft. Whether this is due to handshake I am not sure, will experiment more.
Here’s the straight out of camera shot without the photoshop wizardry (a little underexposed for my taste):
These Kookaburras love to visit! They’re very cute and fluffy <3
- Sab :)