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Vincent Chilton
50mm - Minolta Rokkor/1.2 vs canon L USM/1.2 vs zeiss Planar T*/1.4
on May 8, 2013 at 9:04:14 am

Hey guys. I'm using a Canon 550D for video and want a nice glass. The sensor has a 1.6x crop factor.
These have all been highly recommended and I can't settle on one! Have you used or heard anything about these lenses in regards to video?
Thanks in advance :)

58mm f/1.2 Minolta Rokkor-PG
50mm f/1.2 Canon EF L USM
50mm f/1.4 Zeiss Planar T* ZE


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Steve Crow
Re: 50mm - Minolta Rokkor/1.2 vs canon L USM/1.2 vs zeiss Planar T*/1.4
on May 8, 2013 at 4:57:22 pm

I think the Canon 50mm will serve you well (not familiar at all with the others) however as you point out that 50mm is going to act like an 80mm. I shoot mostly with a 50mm on a T2i too and I often wish I had something more like a 35mm or 24mm prime instead since I often find myself just too close to my subjects (the easy solution is to start walking backwards but that's not always exactly possible)

Still the Canon 50 is sweet, enjoy!

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Warren Eig
Re: 50mm - Minolta Rokkor/1.2 vs canon L USM/1.2 vs zeiss Planar T*/1.4
on May 8, 2013 at 10:56:19 pm

The Canon 50mm is a great lens. I could never justify the price and ended up getting the EF USM 1.4 non L version. It works great and the .2 stop difference wasn't a deal breaker for me. I use it on a 5D Mark iii.

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charles meadows
Re: 50mm - Minolta Rokkor/1.2 vs canon L USM/1.2 vs zeiss Planar T*/1.4
on May 9, 2013 at 6:56:59 pm

First up I think the 1.2 thing is over kill. When shooting video you want find the lens' sweet spot. The canon 1.8 50mm is a great lens and you should be finding the sweet spot at around 5.6 on the aperture. Don't get fooled into thinking that because the lens is faster it's a superior lens. Also check out the Rokinon lenses, maybe a little plastic like but a very nice image.

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David Rehm
Re: 50mm - Minolta Rokkor/1.2 vs canon L USM/1.2 vs zeiss Planar T*/1.4
on May 10, 2013 at 1:04:24 am

I was looking at a Minolta Rokkor lens on ebay a while ago for my Nikon. Ken Rockwell highly praises them.
http://www.kenrockwell.com/minolta/5014.htm

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