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This series evaluates performance of the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM for pure visual impact, which is truly outstanding as seen over and over again.
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I like the image best at wider apertures, as the background is only context.
Wide open at f/1.2, the tree is amazingly sharp top to bottom, with outstanding micro contrast. I keep doing a double take on f/1.2 images with the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM, seeing performance at f/1.2 that I can only call unprecedented. The visual impact of this kind of performance and strict aberration control is in Zeiss Otus league—only half a stop faster.
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