tingfish's reviews

  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    Speed low light performance and beautiful colors
    heavy and pricey

    Wow All this stuff about cameras and lenses needs some clarification, and here is why. I use this 1.2 prime with a Canon 7D camera. I get great results. If you set your focus to manually choose placement/ auto, you can do some cool stuff, like have three people in a row, and focus on one- the one you focus on will be sharp, the others will become background. Of course you can close down the aperture and get the other two persons on the next shot by using the Quick button.. Save yourself a lot of time and use the Quick button on the Canon 7D. This gives a digital readout of all the settings, and you can change them on the fly. Use manual settings after experiencing auto. it seems like more work, but wait till you see the pictures.

    reviewed June 11th, 2014 (purchased for $1,500)