I directly compared the Otus to the flagship 50mm lens from Canon, the EF 50mm f/1.2L. I praised that lens in many ways, and I do think it has more to offer than some have given it credit for. […] But at the same know that in every measurable head to head comparison (other than autofocus!) it was no contest. The Otus simply destroys it. The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART series lens is somewhat better competition in terms of sharpness, and (to a lesser extent) contrast, but in overall image quality it falls short of Otus. The Sigma ART is a very nice lens, but, ironically, it isn’t nearly as “artful” as the Otus 55. The Otus has not only the biting sharpness and overall contrast but also adds a truly beautiful out of focus rendering that just seems to produce more “creaminess” than any of the lenses I stacked it up against.
Neat video by Vimeo user Bill Newsinger. Description:
Filmed by shooting directly into shop and office windows. I’ve been looking at the work of Saul Leiter and this has definitely influenced this film and my recent photography. Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EF 100mm f 2.8L Macro IS USM.
The music is my own composition – soundcloud.com/billnewsinger/reflection.
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