The 50mm focal length is one of the more popular focal lengths on the market. Almost every photographer has or currently owns a 50mm prime lens. There’s just something about that focal length and the wide aperture that appeals to most of us. Even Henri Cartier-Bresson shot with a good 50mm and coincidentally it too was an f/1.2 lens.
In my latest video I compare three 50mm lenses. The first of the three is one of my favourites, the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art. This is a fantastic option due to it’s relatively affordable price point and fantastic optical performance. Even now it remains a brilliant option and I highly recommend it. The second is the EF 50mm f/1.2L. I really enjoyed shooting with this lens because even with that super wide aperture it’s a relatively tiny light weight lens. Personally, I really value light lenses with a small form factors. Then there is the new RF mount 50mm f/1.2L lens for Canon’s new mirrorless system. This lens is simply brilliant and quite possibly the best 50mm lens ever made. Yes it is expensive but it’s also an incredible performer.
Check out the full video and find out why I think this new RF lens is the best 50mm you can buy.