This lens should be high on your list if you love capturing available light, even when there's not much light to capture. It's also popular as a portrait lens. It will give you a sharp image when the aperture is open wide.
If you haven't used an f/1.2 lens yet, the new challenge is the very narrow depth of field at f/1.2, especially when you’re fairly close to your subject. You have to pay close attention to where the auto-focus locks. Use a single focusing point so you have full control over the focusing. This narrow depth of field opens up a lot of opportunities for creative effects of having a certain area of the image in focus and the rest out of focus. For example, imagine an engagement photo where you want to emphasize the woman's face. If the man is standing slightly behind the women, you can have her face in sharp focus and his face slightly out of focus (have his eyes looking slightly down) and the photo will be all about her. Rent it for a few extra days to practice with the huge aperture before you try it on a paying customer.
If this lens isn't in stock, then rent the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art lens. It's just as amazing.
Accessories supplied with lens:
- Front lens cap
- Rear lens cap
- Lens hood
- Soft padded case
Focal Length: 50mm
Maximum Aperture: f/1.2
Minimum Aperture: f/16
Focus Adjustment: AF with full-time manual
Closest Focusing Distance: 1.48 ft. / 0.45m
Filter Size: 72mm
Max. Diameter x Length: 3.4 in. x 2.6 in./85.4mm x 65.5mm
Weight: 19.2 oz. / 545g
Daily Rate: $16.50/day
This rate is used for late fees.
Minimum rental period is 3 days.