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Old Apr 7, 2005, 4:26 PM   #1
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OK, so I don't have the money for the 50m F/1.0 and my budget is for something like the f/1.8. But I can still dream about owning the fastest EFlens that canon has made right?? Well last night I wanted to goo over the massive glass of the 1.0, and think about trying to save money to buy it. I noticed that Canon has removed it from there list of lenses.

B&H didn't have it, e-bay didn't have it??? Was i only dreaming about the f1.0???

Did it only exist in my invisible camera bag of fancy equipment I can't afford???

No, I saw a review of it on-line so I must not be making this up. Where did the 1.0 go?
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Old Apr 7, 2005, 4:49 PM   #2
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They discontinued it but you can still get the 85mm f/1.2... (which is about the same dimension externally)
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Old Apr 7, 2005, 6:37 PM   #3
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That lens is pointless. At f/1 and 50mm you have a DOF of a few inches tops. It's fun to dream, but lenses like that are up there with the 1200mm in terms of usefulness:?
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There's always the 50mm at f/1.4.....I have one:blah:

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Old Apr 12, 2005, 8:58 PM   #5
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That lens is pointless. At f/1 and 50mm you have a DOF of a few inches tops. It's fun to dream, but lenses like that are up there with the 1200mm in terms of usefulness:?
If you get the 1200mm, you will probably need to lift weights for a few years first before being able to haul that thing around. :lol:
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At approx 75000$cdn that lens is a rental, :blah:I suspect the only ones who can afford to buy it are leasing agencies and large corporations.

That F1.0 50mm was not so bad:-)at 10-feet it had a dof of just under a half foot, and at 100-feet it has a dof of 49-feet. Only in an FD mount, pitty.

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If you get the 1200mm, you will probably need to lift weights for a few years first before being able to haul that thing around. :lol:
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Old Apr 12, 2005, 10:27 PM   #7
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Guys...

The 50mm f/1.0 is an EF mount:
http://www.shutterbug.net/test_reports/0402sb_canons/

The FD 50mm only came in f/1.2, and I have an even older FD 55mm f/1.2 with the breechlock - BTW a 200-300mm f/2.8 tele zoom has even less DOF than a 50mm f/1.0: http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html
-> the demise of 50mm f/1.0 with the higher ISO digital cameras
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