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Comparing 50/1.2L to 50/1.4 and 50/1.8 (5D Mark II, Mosaic)

On this page are compared the Canon 5D Mark II using the Canon 50mm f/1.2L, and 50mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.8 II.

Note that this is a comparison setting aside the qualities of out of focus blur for which the 50/1.2L is well appreciated. As such it should not be used alone in making a lens choice, but rather as one consideration in light of intended usage.

Exposure

As this was late in the day, exposure compensation was adjusted slightly for each lens during RAW conversion to produce reasonably similar results at f/5.6, this adjustment was used for the whole series for that lens. The 50/1.2L was also given slightly warmer color balance, as it showed a color (more blue) result. The light could have changed, so this is not a fact of comparison.

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Test scene — Canon 5D Mark II + 50mm f/1.2L @ f/2.8

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