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tonylong
6th of March 2011 (Sun), 11:36
I went to a Native American Pow wow yesterday in a local school gymnasium. I'm not used to doing indoor-venue shoots like that and wasn't sure of what to "pack" (I had to park quite a ways away) so I brought the 5D Classic with the 85 attached along with the 1D3 and the 24-70 attached. I got some shots!

f/2.8
http://www.pbase.com/tonylong/image/132961897.jpg

f/2.8
http://www.pbase.com/tonylong/image/132962090/original.jpg

f/1.2
http://www.pbase.com/tonylong/image/132962093/original.jpg

f/2.0
http://www.pbase.com/tonylong/image/132962122.jpg

f/2.0
http://www.pbase.com/tonylong/image/132962123.jpg

f/1.2
http://www.pbase.com/tonylong/image/132962124/original.jpg

ArinX
6th of March 2011 (Sun), 18:11
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5212/5497201556_f655517071_b.jpg

@ 2.8

Ray Marrero
6th of March 2011 (Sun), 18:45
^^^^ for some reason, I really like that shot.

ArinX
6th of March 2011 (Sun), 22:38
Thanks!

MigsVuitton
7th of March 2011 (Mon), 10:13
Just a quick snapshot of a good friend of mine:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5220/5504777805_7c587257e4_b.jpg

aaronwoodallphoto
7th of March 2011 (Mon), 10:23
Just a quick snapshot of a good friend of mine:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5220/5504777805_7c587257e4_b.jpg

very nice!

was this natural lighting?

MigsVuitton
7th of March 2011 (Mon), 11:13
very nice!

was this natural lighting?

Yes, natural light in shade...

Exposure 0.001 sec (1/1250)
Aperture f/2.0
Focal Length 85 mm
ISO Speed 100
Exposure Bias -1/3 EV

newworld666
7th of March 2011 (Mon), 11:34
Still my best action lens :mrgreen: .... can we live without ultrafast, color full, ultra sharp lens :lol:

FullHD Sze by clicking on pictures

http://newworld666.smugmug.com/Pets/2011-03-05-Foxie-et-Edge-jeux/MG7090-copie/1208844679_2UXsp-XL.jpg (http://newworld666.smugmug.com/Pets/2011-03-05-Foxie-et-Edge-jeux/MG7090-copie/1208844679_2UXsp-O.jpg)

http://newworld666.smugmug.com/Pets/2011-03-05-Foxie-et-Edge-jeux/MG7112-copie/1208847675_VHgxw-XL.jpg (http://newworld666.smugmug.com/Pets/2011-03-05-Foxie-et-Edge-jeux/MG7112-copie/1208847675_VHgxw-O.jpg)

http://newworld666.smugmug.com/Pets/2011-03-05-Foxie-et-Edge-jeux/MG7154-copie/1208850156_DMBSn-XL.jpg (http://newworld666.smugmug.com/Pets/2011-03-05-Foxie-et-Edge-jeux/MG7154-copie/1208850156_DMBSn-O.jpg)

Markitos
7th of March 2011 (Mon), 23:03
My first contribution to this thread--just got the lens this morning and have been putting it through its paces all day. :)
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5094/5508522808_daf97a9f35_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/markschuelerphoto/5508522808/)
Kim-6142 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/markschuelerphoto/5508522808/) by markitos57 (http://www.flickr.com/people/markschuelerphoto/), on Flickr

Zerimar
8th of March 2011 (Tue), 04:40
Covered the Fashion Rules! event at Neiman Marcus last Thursday. The 85L on my 5d2 handled AI Servo for runway pretty decently IMO.

1
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5100/5508430223_5276168e25_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickrphoto/5508430223/)
Neiman Marcus Fashion Rules! event (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickrphoto/5508430223/) by RickrPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/rickrphoto/), on Flickr

2
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5059/5508425203_b642296bcf_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickrphoto/5508425203/)
Neiman Marcus Fashion Rules! event (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickrphoto/5508425203/) by RickrPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/rickrphoto/), on Flickr

3
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5293/5508427699_0b6734da71_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickrphoto/5508427699/)
Neiman Marcus Fashion Rules! event (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickrphoto/5508427699/) by RickrPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/rickrphoto/), on Flickr

4
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5176/5508431687_20bb722128_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickrphoto/5508431687/)
Neiman Marcus Fashion Rules! event (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickrphoto/5508431687/) by RickrPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/rickrphoto/), on Flickr

5
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5100/5509032538_3c3a596a8e_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickrphoto/5509032538/)
Neiman Marcus Fashion Rules! event (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rickrphoto/5509032538/) by RickrPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/rickrphoto/), on Flickr

newworld666
8th of March 2011 (Tue), 05:38
:rolleyes: can you give us average aperture/speed/iso for this sequence ?

ken2000ac
8th of March 2011 (Tue), 06:30
:rolleyes: can you give us average aperture/speed/iso for this sequence ?

A simple click on the shots reveal:

F2.0
1/160
ISO 640

newworld666
8th of March 2011 (Tue), 10:03
A simple click on the shots reveal:

F2.0
1/160
ISO 640

:o oups!!! most pictures published are without EXIF .. thanks

Harleypugs
8th of March 2011 (Tue), 13:30
Litte Addy is such a little joy....

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5057/5491081610_d7c31ebe6d_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5297/5491081066_20bb5fbecd_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5097/5491079870_0a2979684f_b.jpg

airbutchie
8th of March 2011 (Tue), 14:39
Love the shots on this page... Good stuff everyone... Two to contribute to this wonderful piece of glass...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5256/5508659537_eab06ac280_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/airbutchie/5508659537/)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5059/5509257114_47a297ddc3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/airbutchie/5509257114/)

:)

joeleszc
8th of March 2011 (Tue), 14:49
[QUOTE=airbutchie;11981732]Love the shots on this page... Good stuff everyone... Two to contribute to this wonderful piece of glass...

SPECTACULAR!

p360
8th of March 2011 (Tue), 14:51
http://pratyush360.com/img/s3/v26/p592035868-4.jpg

boris65
8th of March 2011 (Tue), 16:05
http://pratyush360.com/img/s3/v26/p592035868-4.jpg
wonderful

Todd Lambert
8th of March 2011 (Tue), 16:48
http://pratyush360.com/img/s3/v26/p592035868-4.jpg



awwwwwww! I love labs.

Jim Schemel
8th of March 2011 (Tue), 17:02
5D both @1.2
-Jim

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5172/5510057019_9d2b48d09f_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5055/5510652416_b71d0b3180_b.jpg

p360
8th of March 2011 (Tue), 20:39
^^ Thank you, Boris and Todd.

Markitos
8th of March 2011 (Tue), 21:18
One in color, one in b&w:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5296/5509577955_e198272cfc_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/markschuelerphoto/5509577955/)
Mariel and Steph-6242 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/markschuelerphoto/5509577955/) by markitos57 (http://www.flickr.com/people/markschuelerphoto/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5053/5510178564_a61e6bd8ed_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/markschuelerphoto/5510178564/)
Mariel and Steph-6237 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/markschuelerphoto/5510178564/) by markitos57 (http://www.flickr.com/people/markschuelerphoto/), on Flickr

MigsVuitton
9th of March 2011 (Wed), 00:28
http://www.5byseven.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/loree3.jpg

s2kennyc
9th of March 2011 (Wed), 01:15
Just some shots of a friend of the weekend:


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5175/5511043361_7859fa63a6_b.jpg

walex19
9th of March 2011 (Wed), 15:48
5D Mark II


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5019/5512629793_bc43c3bedf_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53585724@N08/5512629793/)
Rainy | Deanna (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53585724@N08/5512629793/) by walex19 (http://www.flickr.com/people/53585724@N08/), on Flickr


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5018/5510615188_aa55f2b08d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53585724@N08/5510615188/)
Shoot with Michael (1) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53585724@N08/5510615188/) by walex19 (http://www.flickr.com/people/53585724@N08/), on Flickr

Jim Schemel
9th of March 2011 (Wed), 17:22
The Boot shoot shot is awesome ^^^^
-Jim

digital_AM
9th of March 2011 (Wed), 20:10
wonderful pics guys. i would love to have this lens.

walex19
10th of March 2011 (Thu), 00:10
The Boot shoot shot is awesome ^^^^
-Jim

Thanks!

Grimlock
10th of March 2011 (Thu), 01:17
Walex, great diptych. Sets the mood very nicely. Lovely model you got there too. ;)

Matthias46
10th of March 2011 (Thu), 10:00
WOW guys...i am so excited, my first test with this awesome lens...I think i will use it a lot, is simply AWESOME :)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5259/5515195810_2aafccfecd_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthias46/5515195810/)
Makeup Donna (http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthias46/5515195810/) di Matthias Egger (http://www.flickr.com/people/matthias46/), su Flickr

zariio
10th of March 2011 (Thu), 13:07
http://photo-zona.net/images/user47227/album15021/large/1299783912_zfob4130_IMG_3006copy.jpg

http://photo-zona.net/images/user47227/album15021/large/1299783913_ljdk4907_IMG_7635acopycopy.jpg

Palna
10th of March 2011 (Thu), 14:11
I just bought this lens today. I previously had one. It is wonderful to have it back .. this test image is of my son. Aperture 1.6




http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m557/palnaphotos/Otto.jpg

cbouchez
10th of March 2011 (Thu), 15:21
http://bouchezphotography.smugmug.com/People/Margotandcompany/smugshot2226274/1209715123_22q7o-M.jpg

walex19
10th of March 2011 (Thu), 16:01
Walex, great diptych. Sets the mood very nicely. Lovely model you got there too. ;)

Thanks :)

J-B
10th of March 2011 (Thu), 16:08
nice shots zariio

Hatch1921
10th of March 2011 (Thu), 17:00
http://photo-zona.net/images/user47227/album15021/large/1299783912_zfob4130_IMG_3006copy.jpg

http://photo-zona.net/images/user47227/album15021/large/1299783913_ljdk4907_IMG_7635acopycopy.jpg


Really nice captures.
Hatch

airfrogusmc
10th of March 2011 (Thu), 20:17
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/IMG_90282.jpg

captevo
10th of March 2011 (Thu), 21:38
I'm saving up for this lens, and I'm almost there.
Hopefully, I'll be joining you guys soon.
Question:
I currently have the 85mm 1.8 and love every bit of it, but still want to get this lens as I've seen awesome photos from you guys and the last piece to complete the Holy Trinity :)
I've read that the focus on 85L is slower than the 1.8 and also read that once you've learn to use the 85L, you'll be allright. Would you mind sharing your experience (I'm using 5dm2)?
I mainly take pictures of my kids, so speedy AF is a plus for me.

Hatch1921
10th of March 2011 (Thu), 22:16
Nice work Allen. :)


Captevo

I have the 5D2 and both 85's....

The F/1.8 I would use in fast moving situations....indoor sports... little kids running around etc. The only issue I have with the "L" is when you focus from near to far or vice versa. There is a lot of glass that needs to be moved... so... although you can shoot fast moving subjects... it lacks the zip of the F/1.8 from changing focusing distances. If you can swing it... own both. Having images sharp down to F/1.2 is pretty amazing... and it only gets better from there. :)

Hope this helps.
Hatch

It's a stellar lens IMO... SUPER sharp... bokeh is great.. color/contrast are wonderful.

Markitos
10th of March 2011 (Thu), 22:26
I'm saving up for this lens, and I'm almost there.
Hopefully, I'll be joining you guys soon.
Question:
I currently have the 85mm 1.8 and love every bit of it, but still want to get this lens as I've seen awesome photos from you guys and the last piece to complete the Holy Trinity :)
I've read that the focus on 85L is slower than the 1.8 and also read that once you've learn to use the 85L, you'll be allright. Would you mind sharing your experience (I'm using 5dm2)?
I mainly take pictures of my kids, so speedy AF is a plus for me.


It really is slow... that combined with shooting at f/1.2 makes getting focus where you want it tricky... shooting my 2 year old and my 4 year old goddaughter resulted in a pretty low keeper rate, but the ones that hit were awesome!

newworld666
10th of March 2011 (Thu), 22:48
Don't worry, AF is slow from MFD to Infinity, but luckily your children will never run that fast too.... Even Usain Bolt won't :lol: .
In real life, you must mainly get trained to keep one AF point on one eye of your moving child (if you like to play with ultra thin DOF) and get a decent speed (1/800 to 1/2000 can really freeze subject) ..

For my pleasure, I play sometimes with thin DOF and dogs (which are much more erratic than children and faster too)
http://photos.corbi.eu/Pets/2011-01-16-Attention-chiens/15468050_dz62T

85L's AF is one of the most accurate, and if you use F1.2 at a correct distance from the subject or use the correct aperture with the thickness of you subject (for less than 2 meters subject F2.0-2.8 is mainly interesting to get both eyes in focus). From 5 meters to 15meters you won't be out of focus assuming you get trained to track your subject, AF is ultra fast in this range, at least like my 135L (but much more accurate than 135L, DOF is also 34% thinner at 135/2.0 than at 85/1.2 for 10meters :confused: of course subject is much smaller too with 85L).

Again with dogs in an agility show (DOF was not a problem and AF could track them without any trouble)
http://photos.corbi.eu/Other/Canon-85L12II-Dog-Show/12889317_6hTGt

Now with faster subject, AI servo is working perfectly (These quad bikes are at around 100km/h).
http://photos.corbi.eu/Other/Canon-EF-85L12II-Sport/15640581_aERTf

In really dark situations no trouble too (135F2.0's AF was really hunting so I didn't use it after a while)
http://photos.corbi.eu/Other/Canon-EF-85L12II-Dancing/15835686_3Stme
http://photos.corbi.eu/Other/85L12II-low-light-sports/13672968_cnPAL


Family usage is probably the most simple :lol:
http://photos.corbi.eu/Other/Canon-85mm-L-12II/12475216_Dm65v

So in short :
-> get trained to focus to be able to track on a very small part of a subject (eyes) as long as necessary (85L will never be faulty). It's more difficult with outer AF points but possible (don't forget that 85L is ultra sharp in the center)
-> use the correct speed to freeze the subject (1/320 is really a minimum and 1/800-1/1000 more suitable) don't forget that relative angle speed is faster when subject is very near.
-> use the correct aperture when you are with a less than 5 meters subject. F1.2 is really more challenging to focus on the right part of the subject (eyes).
-> forget to jump from MFD to infinity :lol: .. maybe for basket ball, you will be obliged to track one player and not jump from one player to another.
-> give you a decent time to learn how to use 85L (it took me months) and don't try to compare 85L and 85F1.8 they must be used in different way.

Actually, 85L became my second tool for action / sports, just behind 300L2.8 and before 135L and 24LII (of course because sharpness, colors and micro contrast are amazing) .

captevo
10th of March 2011 (Thu), 23:38
WOW, Thanks newworld666, Markitos, Hatch1921.
So that's what they were talking about when they said it's slow.
If that's the case, I'm fine with it. Like you said the kids won't be running from end to end that fast.
Now, I'm just waiting for Canon refurb to go back in stock (it was in stock few days ago but I couldn't pull the trigger then). :(

s2kennyc
11th of March 2011 (Fri), 02:49
Wide Open:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5018/5517116272_dea6a79c6f_b.jpg

adrianhassler
11th of March 2011 (Fri), 10:53
All the following were taken today when I walked around looking for a bag in Stockholm. All at F/1.2 and taken in a rush! Please don't hate on me ;), it's my first time using the damn thing! Just got it with a 5D classic, can't wait until it gets warmer, will be out shooting all day.


http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5171/5517237801_c6c866b4b5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59706114@N04/5517237801/)
Kiosk (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59706114@N04/5517237801/) by dradrian1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/59706114@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5180/5517830112_4e960ba185_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59706114@N04/5517830112/)
Sergel (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59706114@N04/5517830112/) by dradrian1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/59706114@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5300/5517830850_7e85366072_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59706114@N04/5517830850/)
Tri (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59706114@N04/5517830850/) by dradrian1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/59706114@N04/), on Flickr

dog rocket
11th of March 2011 (Fri), 16:26
I just recently received this lens. Bought it new but 2nd hand. The first owner had bought it but never used it. I have some questions: I heard the autofocus is slow so I expected that but I didn't expect this lens to hunt constantly. I just put it on my 1D4 for some test shots and it is hunting constantly for focus with center point focusing (all I tried). Secondly, the focus ring doesn't seem to have any damping like all my other lenses. It is almost free-wheeling and even has a little lateral play in it. Can you give me some feedback asap as to whether this is normal? Thanks!

Candersson
11th of March 2011 (Fri), 16:32
Well, it shouldn't hunt unless you are in low light.
The non-damp focus ring is a constructed. I can feel a little play as well.

dog rocket
11th of March 2011 (Fri), 16:35
Hmmm... it was hunting constantly aiming at either one of my dogs outside and sunny. One is black but it really had a problem with my brown dog focused on her eye. In fact, it was hunting more often than not on objects around the yard.

Candersson
11th of March 2011 (Fri), 16:46
Hard to say what's normal or not...
You had it set to one shot and the target was non-moving... still hunting?
...no offence, just had to ask to be sure ;)

dog rocket
11th of March 2011 (Fri), 16:52
Yes. Stationary objects. I have 5 other primes without this issue just so you don't think I'd buy an 85L II as my very first lens! ;)

tonylong
11th of March 2011 (Fri), 17:14
Yes. Stationary objects. I have 5 other primes without this issue just so you don't think I'd buy an 85L II as my very first lens! ;)

It's hard to say -- I've shot with the 85 on my 5D Classic in various conditions and get good results, although I've learned how to "work with" different conditions, but as far as a big "hunting" problem I don't struggle all the time with that, just a little. And I use outer focus points all the time so I don't know why you are struggling with the center point. But I don't ever use this thing in AI Servo to track objects that are moving with any speed -- I'd have to try that with my 1D3 but I don't want to invite grief:)!

dog rocket
11th of March 2011 (Fri), 17:22
OK. I think I figured it out. Was possibly user error. Carry on! :)

Candersson
11th of March 2011 (Fri), 17:30
That sounds great! http://www.anderssonbros.com/smiley/thumbup.gif
Care to share?

dog rocket
11th of March 2011 (Fri), 17:35
I'm really not sure. I toggled the AF switch back and forth and removed the lens and re-assembled it and the problem seems to have mysteriously disappeared. Thank you for your quick responses. Anyway lots of doggie pics without fail this time.

Edit: I feel foolish taking a whole page for a non-issue in a lens sample thread so I'm going to go back and clean up a few posts. Hope you don't mind.

Candersson
11th of March 2011 (Fri), 17:45
Aha, a bad connection, heard of that before... Anyhow, glad it seems to be fixed :D

No problem at all with the posts my friend

Jim Schemel
11th of March 2011 (Fri), 20:57
5D@1.2
-Jim

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5053/5518785800_0cac27cabb_b.jpg

djharmonix
11th of March 2011 (Fri), 22:29
Shot at 1am last night:

http://www.pbase.com/nicolasshapiro/image/133103387/original.jpg


http://www.pbase.com/nicolasshapiro/image/133103388/original.jpg


http://www.pbase.com/nicolasshapiro/image/133103402/original.jpg

mikewinburn
12th of March 2011 (Sat), 06:45
Shot at 1am last night:

http://www.pbase.com/nicolasshapiro/image/133103387/original.jpg


fav...

but please... no more snow! I need spring flowers to bloom...like yesterday :p

phamster
12th of March 2011 (Sat), 08:33
DODGE and BURN..

wow.. just learned how to do it last night.. OMG it makes such a difference..

just shows you how much photography now is about a good file and good post work

layers

1 50 percent grey blend mode to overlay to darken (use burn tool)
2 50 percent grey blend mode to softlight to lighten (use dodge tool)
3 average color cast inverted to correct white balance
4 overlay high pass @ 2 pix to bring back the edges
5 original with shoulder tan lines corrected
6 original with skin blemished corrected


finished photo:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5253/5519319249_717fc413d3_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/-phamster-/5519319249/)

before photo:

http://i53.tinypic.com/9ftlax.jpg

Palna
12th of March 2011 (Sat), 12:05
Shot wide open..

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m557/palnaphotos/Otto-1.jpg

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m557/palnaphotos/_.jpg

Jim Schemel
12th of March 2011 (Sat), 21:08
Palna,
color version is outstanding.The 85L does eyes better than any of them.

a few from today.Both WO on 5D
-Jim

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5171/5520677743_da4a0d81b5_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5134/5520674967_12550bc66b_b.jpg

Canonswhitelensesrule
12th of March 2011 (Sat), 22:45
Great shots, Phamster.

I know I'll be in the majority, but I actually think she looks sexier WITH the tan lines.

Love the first one, Jim.

picard
12th of March 2011 (Sat), 22:47
why is this lens AF so slow ? I test the lens at the store and it is significantly slower than the Sigma.

jwcdds
12th of March 2011 (Sat), 22:53
why is this lens AF so slow ? I test the lens at the store and it is significantly slower than the Sigma.

That's because they want you to upgrade to a 1D body... 85L's AF is not slow when used on a 1D. :lol:

x_tan
12th of March 2011 (Sat), 23:16
Hopefully 5D3/3D can handle 85L AF faster, as 1D is too big for me.

newworld666
13th of March 2011 (Sun), 03:49
For what is 85L slow :rolleyes: .... I still don't understand what it means :confused: to be used in a shop or in real life ?

In real life, it's working like a charm in my case.

I used it so often on a 5D MKII and 50D for action/sport, job/family I never felt to be more difficult than my 135L ..

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showpost.php?p=11998951&postcount=8741

Some samples taken out from thousands

x_tan
13th of March 2011 (Sun), 04:00
For what is 85L slow :rolleyes: .... I still don't understand what it means :confused: to be used in a shop or in real life ?

In real life, it's working like a charm in my case.

I used it so often on a 5D MKII and 50D for action/sport, job/family I never felt to be more difficult than my 135L ..

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showpost.php?p=11998951&postcount=8741

Some samples taken out from thousands

timnosenzo post a test here:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=874520&highlight=85L+speed

85L is a gem, I'm more than happy to put up with anything with it anyway :lol:

newworld666
13th of March 2011 (Sun), 04:09
timnosenzo post a test here:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=874520&highlight=85L+speed

85L is a gem, I'm more than happy to put up with anything with it anyway :lol:

:rolleyes: When does it happen from MFD to Infinity :confused: ... in real life it's useless :lol: ...
Dogs, Usain Bolt, Motor bikes, no one can be faster than my 85L to go from Infinity to MFD ... It should be a good challenge to find something that my 85L can't track ;) ...

But what is sure is that 85L has got a reputation of really accurate AF, and sigma 85F1.4 almost really random/lotery. It needs between 2 and 3 samples before getting a working one, and mostl often still needs a significant micro focus adjustment ...

Jim Schemel
13th of March 2011 (Sun), 06:56
why is this lens AF so slow ? I test the lens at the store and it is significantly slower than the Sigma.

One reason is you are pushing a massive chunk of glass around.The Sigma is a newer lens and is only f1.4 not as much glass and newer technology.
-Jim

uljens
13th of March 2011 (Sun), 10:34
from today
ISO 100, 85mm, f/1.2, 1/8000sec

http://85mm.lv/images/20110313171222_WT2L8601.jpg

Palna
13th of March 2011 (Sun), 17:07
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m557/palnaphotos/_T3F0061-2-1.jpg

walex19
13th of March 2011 (Sun), 19:03
5D 2

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5216/5523664467_b5a6d84cb6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53585724@N08/5523664467/)
Different Faces | Atlanta | #21 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53585724@N08/5523664467/) by walex19 (http://www.flickr.com/people/53585724@N08/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5180/5523954893_0beb72b573_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53585724@N08/5523954893/)
Alex | Vertigo Entertainment Videographer (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53585724@N08/5523954893/) by walex19 (http://www.flickr.com/people/53585724@N08/), on Flickr

rohicks
13th of March 2011 (Sun), 19:29
Cori Anne Dennison
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5179/5524674434_81b43dff9f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rohicks/5524674434/)

pixel_junkie
13th of March 2011 (Sun), 19:31
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_e8SPlT6fxmQ/TX1hqYknhSI/AAAAAAAAA9M/-HqOt6bUVPI/s800/IMG_4782.jpg

picard
13th of March 2011 (Sun), 19:33
Cori Anne Dennison
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5179/5524674434_81b43dff9f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rohicks/5524674434/)

does her skin actually look that smooth ?

rohicks
13th of March 2011 (Sun), 19:35
does her skin actually look that smooth ?

She has good skin. It's not perfect like anyone on this planet, but it's good.

DigiNon
13th of March 2011 (Sun), 19:54
She has good skin. It's not perfect like anyone on this planet, but it's good.

Amazing shot , Ryan. Was this natural light or with some sort of reflectors?

rohicks
13th of March 2011 (Sun), 19:55
Amazing shot , Ryan. Was this natural light or with some sort of reflectors?
Thanks.

AB1600 into 28" wescott softbox feathered high camera left.
Silver reflector low camera right.
ND4 and ND2 filters stacked.

jdizzle
13th of March 2011 (Sun), 20:01
For what is 85L slow :rolleyes: .... I still don't understand what it means :confused: to be used in a shop or in real life ?

In real life, it's working like a charm in my case.

I used it so often on a 5D MKII and 50D for action/sport, job/family I never felt to be more difficult than my 135L ..

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showpost.php?p=11998951&postcount=8741

Some samples taken out from thousands
Obviously, you haven't shot a 1D. Try it and you'll be forced to buy a 1D IV. :lol:

jdizzle
13th of March 2011 (Sun), 20:01
That's because they want you to upgrade to a 1D body... 85L's AF is not slow when used on a 1D. :lol:
This is factamundo!!! :cool:

Rai33
13th of March 2011 (Sun), 22:55
Obviously, you haven't shot a 1D. Try it and you'll be forced to buy a 1D IV. :lol:

Talking from experience the 1D4 drives the 85L very nicely

jdizzle
13th of March 2011 (Sun), 23:09
Talking from experience the 1D4 drives the 85L very nicely
When I had the 1D MK III, it worked very well on there too.

tonylong
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 03:42
When I had the 1D MK III, it worked very well on there too.

You know what's funny -- I have had such a good time with my 85 on my 5D Classsic over a bunch of years I've never put it on my 1D3! What's up with that:)?!

jdizzle
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 04:00
You know what's funny -- I have had such a good time with my 85 on my 5D Classsic over a bunch of years I've never put it on my 1D3! What's up with that:)?!
You'll love it on the 1D Mk III Tony. The AF is just snappy! :)

tonylong
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 04:07
I know, I've heard all about it, but you know, it goes so well with the 5DC, I just can't get away with that!

jdizzle
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 04:09
I know, I've heard all about it, but you know, it goes so well with the 5DC, I just can't get away with that!
Hehe! The results are just as good even though it's a 1.3 crop. :) Just do it! ;)

tonylong
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 04:37
Dang, Julien, I guess so, it's just so hard to break a good habit!

newworld666
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 04:49
Obviously, you haven't shot a 1D. Try it and you'll be forced to buy a 1D IV. :lol:

:o I guess so ... Just price is not convincing me ... and actually I am first looking to go trough 200L2.0 before going from 5DMKII to 1DMKIV :confused:

Matthias46
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 07:35
New shot, i love this lens

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5140/5518167090_a9d6bf08de_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthias46/5518167090/)
Train Station (http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthias46/5518167090/) di Matthias Egger (http://www.flickr.com/people/matthias46/), su Flickr

jdizzle
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 08:12
:o I guess so ... Just price is not convincing me ... and actually I am first looking to go trough 200L2.0 before going from 5DMKII to 1DMKIV :confused:
Glass comes first imho but, once you get your hands on a body like the 1D IV, it's hard to come back to 9 point AF. :) I know what your skill is like so, I know you'll make this lens shine. :cool:

newworld666
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 08:18
Glass comes first imho but, once you get your hands on a body like the 1D IV, it's hard to come back to 9 point AF. :) I know what your skill is like so, I know you'll make this lens shine. :cool:

:oops: thank you ....

jejeje
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 08:34
The Keg being put to work at a motorcycle trade fair.

#1
http://jeje.je/photo/20110312/images/fredag.large-217.jpg

#2
http://jeje.je/photo/20110312/images/fredag.large-222.jpg

More for the motorcycle interested here (http://jeje.je/photo/20110312/) and here (http://jeje.je/photo/20110313/).

Markitos
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 08:53
Just a little trifle:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5140/5526316440_58747dbb60_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/markschuelerphoto/5526316440/)
yogurt-5751 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/markschuelerphoto/5526316440/) by markitos57 (http://www.flickr.com/people/markschuelerphoto/), on Flickr

phamster
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 12:36
Just seriously too busy right now to post photos.. though i love posting.. other things are getting in the way..

just one right now.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5099/5526869628_a78d80e21f_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/-phamster-/5526869628/)

Canonswhitelensesrule
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 13:36
Any photos of a KEG with the "Keg"?

alt4852
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 13:52
Any photos of a KEG with the "Keg"?

the presence of cameras is frowned upon at those kinds of parties. :p

phamster
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 14:00
Any photos of a KEG with the "Keg"?

I will look up one. I have some actually lol

adrianhassler
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 15:17
First one was the first shot I took with 5D and 85 (literally). ISO 1600, touch of NR in LR3.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5175/5526601687_ecfe5a10db_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59706114@N04/5526601687/)
Jacob (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59706114@N04/5526601687/) by dradrian1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/59706114@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5051/5526601693_bef8c74b3f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59706114@N04/5526601693/)
R (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59706114@N04/5526601693/) by dradrian1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/59706114@N04/), on Flickr

x_tan
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 15:19
Just seriously too busy right not to post photos.. though i love posting.. other things are getting in the way..

just one right now.



Naturally beauty, very very nice !!!

Canonswhitelensesrule
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 16:13
the presence of cameras is frowned upon at those kinds of parties. :p

Perhaps it all depends on how deep into the party/keg they are. The deeper they're in, the more laid back, and tolerant they may be. ;)

Canonswhitelensesrule
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 16:14
I will look up one. I have some actually lol

:lol: That would be cool. Thanks.:cool:

Palna
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 16:42
http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m557/palnaphotos/_T3F0403-3.jpg

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m557/palnaphotos/_T3F0403-4.jpg

phamster
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 17:27
Perhaps it all depends on how deep into the party/keg they are. The deeper they're in, the more laid back, and tolerant they may be. ;)

:lol: That would be cool. Thanks.:cool:

Any photos of a KEG with the "Keg"?


here you go.. wedding in 2009... they went thru 3-5 kegs i think

http://i56.tinypic.com/296ovnn.jpg

aaronwoodallphoto
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 18:12
^ :eek:

Canonswhitelensesrule
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 18:45
here you go.. wedding in 2009... they went thru 3-5 kegs i think

http://i56.tinypic.com/296ovnn.jpg

That's awesome! Thanks Phamster. ;)

No wonder they're smiling so much...esp the GUYS!:p

mikewinburn
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 19:29
...just one right now.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5099/5526869628_a78d80e21f_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/-phamster-/5526869628/)


http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m557/palnaphotos/_T3F0403-4.jpg

impressive!

rohicks
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 19:58
Yanice Gisel
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5175/5527443567_dbd1971f97_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rohicks/5527443567/)

x_tan
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 20:09
Nice job, Ryan !!!

Salma
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 20:11
Wow Ryan I love it. I want this lens bad =[

rohicks
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 20:24
Nice job, Ryan !!!

Wow Ryan I love it. I want this lens bad =[

Thanks yall.
It's worth every penny!

woods
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 20:55
@Palna - I like it. Especially the B/W version.
@Pham - Good shot. Can't wait to see more.
@Ryan - Great location and you are really rocking the last few shots.

Had a chance to shoot several of Emma this week. She was such a pleasure to work with.

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5294/5527024015_251b3f7e7a_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabamashawn/5527024015/)

rohicks
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 21:02
^Thanks.
Do more work with Emma. She is really cute.

Invertalon
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 21:04
Just bought mine today... Should have it by the end of the week (ship out tomorrow via fedex 2-day) if they ship on time :) Look forward to playing with this lens!

picard
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 21:17
Yanice Gisel
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5175/5527443567_dbd1971f97_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rohicks/5527443567/)

did you shoot this photo wide angle ? did you find this lens slow ?

x_tan
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 21:24
did you find this lens slow ?

This is a taboo question to ask about 85L ;)

Hatch1921
14th of March 2011 (Mon), 21:28
This is a taboo question to ask about 85L ;)


LOL it's only slow if you need to focus from minimum focusing distance to say 30 ft... lots of glass to move. It's a killer lens.. just finished a session about an hour ago... shot with the 85l 99% of the shoot. It's awesome!
Hatch

rohicks
15th of March 2011 (Tue), 11:28
did you shoot this photo wide angle ? did you find this lens slow ?

85L is a telephoto lens ...
The focus is just what it is. This lens is made for portraits so I don't see why people are so obsessed with focusing fast or not. If you want a lens that focuses fast get the 70-200L. This lens has a lot of glass to move so yes it will focus a little slower then other lenses.

Shot the Amelia Cooncours D'Elegance (http://www.ameliaconcours.org/) event for a company based in Seattle, eGarage. Event was fun and awesome. So many breathtaking cars. Cars that range way back to old race cars, to old steam engines, Mopar, new exotics, etc. 15,000 Plus people in attendance.

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5051/5529695328_bafa7a11f7_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rohicks/5529695328/)

Palna
15th of March 2011 (Tue), 14:00
[quote=woods;12021182]@Palna - I like it.

Thank You very much Woods and Mike Burn:-)

And Ryan what a super car:- )

phamster
15th of March 2011 (Tue), 17:25
@ palna.. your creating some good images..

Invertalon
15th of March 2011 (Tue), 17:29
Question for the owners of this lens... (Mine arrives Thursday)

I know the 85 II has slower AF speed, but in low light, is it RELIABLE?

My Sigma 30 was terrible in low light... Not only slow, but inaccurate. As long as the Canon can deliver on accuracy, I will be very happy. My 24-105 f/4 focused faster than the Sigma at f/1.4...

Thanks!

phamster
15th of March 2011 (Tue), 17:36
@ Invertalon, nothing is reliable in low light.. so i don't think it is lens specific..

Candersson
15th of March 2011 (Tue), 17:41
Question for the owners of this lens... (Mine arrives Thursday)
I know the 85 II has slower AF speed, but in low light, is it RELIABLE?
My Sigma 30 was terrible in low light... Not only slow, but inaccurate. As long as the Canon can deliver on accuracy, I will be very happy. My 24-105 f/4 focused faster than the Sigma at f/1.4...
Thanks!

Now that would be something of a personal preference.
What is low light, slow and what is inaccurate. Probably different for all of us.
At f/1.2 you get as much light as you get, and then it would be up to the AF sensor to be as accurate as possible.

I have to say that I haven't found that to be the case - in the situations I have been in... ;)
Still a happy camper!

Invertalon
15th of March 2011 (Tue), 17:43
I am talking low light, not complete darkness. My 24-105L and 70-200 II do just fine in this regard, hitting focus almost each time (I would guess 80% hit rate). My 50 f/1.8 even does a great job in the same light.

My sigma was a different story. It could be totally OOF and confirm focus in similar light. Sometimes it would nail it, but many times it just had no clue.

I just want it to be reliable... But from my experience, the Canon lenses are in low light versus any 3rd party. So I probably should not be too concerned :)

Candersson
15th of March 2011 (Tue), 17:50
I hope you won't be disappointed :cool:

Invertalon
15th of March 2011 (Tue), 17:59
I doubt it! I am very excited to use this lens (mainly for things outside of portraiture)!

captevo
15th of March 2011 (Tue), 18:23
pulled the trigger & ordered one. my bank hates this forums XD

Markitos
15th of March 2011 (Tue), 18:38
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5254/5530726748_2824e286ee_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/markschuelerphoto/5530726748/)
Three Frogs-6778 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/markschuelerphoto/5530726748/) by markitos57 (http://www.flickr.com/people/markschuelerphoto/), on Flickr

Jim Schemel
15th of March 2011 (Tue), 18:42
5D @1.2

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5219/5530451016_e7942376fd_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5093/5530446204_215a990151_z.jpg

Markitos
15th of March 2011 (Tue), 19:03
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5131/5529795942_0bf5608ba2_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/markschuelerphoto/5529795942/)
Kristen O-5949 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/markschuelerphoto/5529795942/) by markitos57 (http://www.flickr.com/people/markschuelerphoto/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5056/5528231902_136bc4c5c9_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/markschuelerphoto/5528231902/)
Kelly-6575 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/markschuelerphoto/5528231902/) by markitos57 (http://www.flickr.com/people/markschuelerphoto/), on Flickr

Hatch1921
15th of March 2011 (Tue), 20:11
Just like this shot for some reason.. not smiling ... not totally stoic... just a nice shot.. at least I think so. LOL

@f/1.8

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5212/5530921822_9a079a2798_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hatch1921/5530921822/)
Client Session (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hatch1921/5530921822/) by hatch1921 (http://www.flickr.com/people/hatch1921/), on Flickr

Thanks for looking.
Hatch
www.hatch1921.com

rohicks
15th of March 2011 (Tue), 20:15
Question for the owners of this lens... (Mine arrives Thursday)

I know the 85 II has slower AF speed, but in low light, is it RELIABLE?

My Sigma 30 was terrible in low light... Not only slow, but inaccurate. As long as the Canon can deliver on accuracy, I will be very happy. My 24-105 f/4 focused faster than the Sigma at f/1.4...

Thanks!

Pair it with a flash on your hot shoe. AF assist. Zing.

Jericobot
16th of March 2011 (Wed), 03:32
Hatch- I love her expression and eye contact, very nice pic. I'd like to see a pic of her where her shoulders aren't straight on with the camera

lalilulelo
16th of March 2011 (Wed), 05:05
5Dc, f/1.4

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5220/5511806026_b85fc7aa59_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5093/5511805614_3473845ee1_o.jpg

jdizzle
16th of March 2011 (Wed), 05:12
^^^Gorgeous!!!! :)

xxxrandomxxx
16th of March 2011 (Wed), 05:18
i dont understand how her whole body can be in focus in the first picture.. shouldnt the dof be very thin on FF@1.4?

mananetwork
16th of March 2011 (Wed), 05:37
A little different than models lol

http://www.mananetwork.net/wp-content/gallery/cars/rscars_16.jpg

http://www.mananetwork.net/wp-content/gallery/cars/rscars_10.jpg

Dalus
16th of March 2011 (Wed), 05:53
5Dc, f/1.4

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5220/5511806026_b85fc7aa59_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5093/5511805614_3473845ee1_o.jpg
Oh dear God she's Beautifull :-D

Palna
16th of March 2011 (Wed), 09:14
@ palna.. your creating some good images..

Thanks alot man, I really admire your work!

And lalilulelo really great work you have done here.

Hatch1921
16th of March 2011 (Wed), 10:04
Hatch- I love her expression and eye contact, very nice pic. I'd like to see a pic of her where her shoulders aren't straight on with the camera


Many thanks :) I have others to work on where she is angled... just liked this one :)

Thanks again,
Hatch

airbutchie
16th of March 2011 (Wed), 10:45
5Dc, f/1.4
Lovely captures, Jerrick... Lighting is spot on... Wonderful colors and bokeh... Good stuff... Keep'em coming...

:)

PS. And you've got a witty watermark, too... "Litrato by Jerrick"... AHhahahhaha.. Classic...

Harleypugs
16th of March 2011 (Wed), 11:31
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5135/5532500382_0b7863c23f_b.jpg

Mitch.A
16th of March 2011 (Wed), 11:35
@ lalilulelo : Amazing shots , she's beautiful and you captured that perfectly !

@ Harleypugs : Ha ! i love it :D great capture !

I know i should always avoid this topic ! Damn !

1move
16th of March 2011 (Wed), 11:57
5Dc, f/1.4

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5220/5511806026_b85fc7aa59_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5093/5511805614_3473845ee1_o.jpg

Awesome work, can you explain the setup and what lighting you used?

joeleszc
16th of March 2011 (Wed), 12:06
5Dc, f/1.4

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5220/5511806026_b85fc7aa59_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5093/5511805614_3473845ee1_o.jpg

These 2 photos are spectacular. I can't stop coming back for another view. I too am interested in the setup and lighting.

optiklenz13
16th of March 2011 (Wed), 12:08
^+1 subbed for setup and lighting.

joeleszc
16th of March 2011 (Wed), 12:09
5Dc, f/1.4

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5220/5511806026_b85fc7aa59_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5093/5511805614_3473845ee1_o.jpg

Talk about one heck of first post, WOW. These are spectacular. I keep coming back for another view!!! I too am interested in the lighting and setup. Impossible to pick a favorite from these two. Any others you can share?

Canonswhitelensesrule
16th of March 2011 (Wed), 14:10
5Dc, f/1.4

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5220/5511806026_b85fc7aa59_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5093/5511805614_3473845ee1_o.jpg

Oh me LIKEY!!

(The photos aren't too shabby either!!)

Great work!

Grimlock
16th of March 2011 (Wed), 14:29
I think she should be quoted more.

mananetwork
16th of March 2011 (Wed), 14:32
Models > Cars lol

yagit80
16th of March 2011 (Wed), 16:11
5Dc, f/1.4

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5220/5511806026_b85fc7aa59_o.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5093/5511805614_3473845ee1_o.jpg

WOW, LALILULELO!

yagit80
16th of March 2011 (Wed), 16:11
AIR JORDAN III "BLACK CEMENT" CDP RETRO
http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww316/wdybt/yagit80/IMG_9054.jpg

http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww316/wdybt/yagit80/IMG_9049.jpg

http://i731.photobucket.com/albums/ww316/wdybt/yagit80/IMG_9047.jpg