I took the 50 away to spain with me last weekend mainly because I didn't have the weight allowance to take my 24-70.
I'm a bit pissed off with the results to be fair and wanted to confirm that it's not just me.
Apart from Vignetting the Image Quality looks poor. Bare in in mind the shots were mainly mid-day, bright sunlight, very harsh contrast, the dynamic range just isn't there. The images look flat with no apparent depth. Most were at or about f/2.
I have no other lense to compare it to and it's only my first month with the 5D, so have no previous experience to call on.... does this sound 'normal' for the 50mm?