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TheGreatDivorce
22nd of July 2008 (Tue), 21:21
I think I only have 1 or two tiers of sharpening... and I don't feel like I'm missing anything. The default sharpening applied to RAW files in Lightroom, and then sharpening downsized web files.

grego
22nd of July 2008 (Tue), 22:36
(the 24mm 1.4L is greatly underrated.)

It is, but it gets a bad wrap because its not built as well for FF. However, crop cameras help focus on its best attributes which is nice.

wimg
23rd of July 2008 (Wed), 01:38
It is, but it gets a bad wrap because its not built as well for FF. However, crop cameras help focus on its best attributes which is nice.
Have you ever used one? I ask because there is none in your gear list.

It is very heavily underrated. It wasn't rated as the best lens in its class by 16-9 net for nothing.

Kind regards, Wim

S-S
23rd of July 2008 (Wed), 02:01
arent all L lenses designed specifically for use on FF cameras? and the fact that crop cameras can use them also is because that is how crop cameras are designed, rather than the L lenses?

timnosenzo
23rd of July 2008 (Wed), 09:38
It is, but it gets a bad wrap because its not built as well for FF. However, crop cameras help focus on its best attributes which is nice.

The 24L rocks on my 5D. It's ok on the 40D too, but I would never say its better on crop as opposed to FF.

Double Negative
23rd of July 2008 (Wed), 10:16
L lenses are "designed for FF" by nature (they're not EF-S after all) but work just as well on crop cameras. Make no mistake, the 24L is a great lens.

bob_r
23rd of July 2008 (Wed), 21:06
My bowling ball came today and here's my obligatory duck shot. The CA is terrible and it back-focuses a little, but I'll try to love it anyway.

Bob R

1/6400s f/1.2 at 85.0mm iso100
http://www.pbase.com/image/100629550.jpg

NZDoug
23rd of July 2008 (Wed), 21:11
Heres 2 girls palying a board game.
I shot at 1.8 with 580EX2 bouncing from behind. :p
A bit hammy....

inthedeck
23rd of July 2008 (Wed), 21:13
Easily corrected in DPP, the purple. But, that's what happens, when you shoot whites in bright conditions. It's still a great one to use...so, congrats! I love mine. I'm waiting for a tripod to arrive...so my wife is keeping 'hers.' Then, I can test sharpness..and focus. So far, though, the only mistakes that I've made are due to the shakes, not the lens.

ekie
24th of July 2008 (Thu), 09:52
a few recent ones .. lighting is pretty simple, flash into shoot-thru umbrella camera left, and a flash with blue gel on the background

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3261/2697811358_6eb4ea851e_o.jpg

same shot as above but cropped differently and b&w
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3236/2696991077_5d41ca22c3_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3158/2695007328_3ea898594d_o.jpg

SeattleSpeedster
24th of July 2008 (Thu), 11:47
^^ great shots

a recent trip to the Conservatory

http://www.vispoint.com/album/Volunteer%20Park%20Conservatory/slides/curves.jpg

http://www.vispoint.com/album/Volunteer%20Park%20Conservatory/slides/curves2.jpg

http://www.vispoint.com/album/Volunteer%20Park%20Conservatory/slides/points.jpg

http://www.vispoint.com/album/Volunteer%20Park%20Conservatory/slides/underpalm.jpg

hughps
24th of July 2008 (Thu), 12:36
My bowling ball came today and here's my obligatory duck shot. The CA is terrible and it back-focuses a little, but I'll try to love it anyway.

Bob R

1/6400s f/1.2 at 85.0mm iso100
http://www.pbase.com/image/100629550.jpg

I don't own this lens so I can't comment from a first-hand perspective, but this seems like abnormally bad purple fringing. I realize that it's very harsh lighting on two surfaces that are in high contrast with one another, but still. I'd be upset it I bought a new $1700 lens and my first shots out in the daylight looked like that.

inthedeck
24th of July 2008 (Thu), 12:57
^^ Can't blame the lens for that...since it's the Sun's fault. :)

timnosenzo
24th of July 2008 (Thu), 13:37
I don't own this lens so I can't comment from a first-hand perspective, but this seems like abnormally bad purple fringing. I realize that it's very harsh lighting on two surfaces that are in high contrast with one another, but still. I'd be upset it I bought a new $1700 lens and my first shots out in the daylight looked like that.

My advice is, don't buy this lens, or any other fast prime, and use it in high contrast areas wide open then. They all do it, some worse than others, just the nature of the beast.

Illumined
24th of July 2008 (Thu), 13:42
care to share your take on professional sharpening workflow? just curious
i don't do (especially right now) anything out of the ordinary when it comes to sharpening. perhaps 'tiers' wasn't the best choice of words or perhaps i was counting a part that most take as a given (capture sharpening).

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=466333

capture -> creative -> output

the only area where i may spend a bit more time when it comes to sharpening is in the creative phase of it. i do enjoy selective focus by sharpening. :)

i'm looking forward to getting a copy of photoshop [CS3-E for Mac] again so i can get back into a comfortable workflow...period.
I think I only have 1 or two tiers of sharpening... and I don't feel like I'm missing anything. The default sharpening applied to RAW files in Lightroom, and then sharpening downsized web files.
sounds like you skip an entire area that i would normally spend most of my time sharpening -- the creative phase. it appears you get along more than fine with just capture and output sharpening.

i will say this though, i really do not have to spend too much time (unless i want to). it may sound like a given, but the better you capture the shot in-camera, the less time you have to spend in post.
It is, but it gets a bad wrap because its not built as well for FF. However, crop cameras help focus on its best attributes which is nice.
i guess by "best attributes" you mean the lens' sweet spot, no? because i mean, this is a fast, 24mm lens intended for WA use on a FF camera. by the nature of this very focal length on full frame, it should come as no surprise that it does show faint vignetting at the corners.

personally, i think the "best attributes" of this lens can be easily observed on most sensor sizes. it's not atrocious by any means at the corners and controls barrel distortion incredibly well all the while lending your captures the color and contrast of an L. in addition, the MFD for this lens is just about as friendly as 35mm 1.4L.

...

i think any shooter working whatever sensor they may can enjoy these attributes thoroughly.
Have you ever used one? I ask because there is none in your gear list.

It is very heavily underrated. It wasn't rated as the best lens in its class by 16-9 net for nothing.

Kind regards, Wim
+1 (although i think this is technically a spoken "+1" to my post, hahaha.)

bob_r
24th of July 2008 (Thu), 17:14
I don't own this lens so I can't comment from a first-hand perspective, but this seems like abnormally bad purple fringing. I realize that it's very harsh lighting on two surfaces that are in high contrast with one another, but still. I'd be upset it I bought a new $1700 lens and my first shots out in the daylight looked like that.

I expected CA when shooting this lens wide open in such conditions, but I wanted my first post to be a duck and I wanted it to be wide open. The location of the duck on the white with a dark background was unfortunate, but I had just chased it out of the pool and that's where it landed. These conditions will not normally exist to such an extreme, and I wouldn't normally shoot wide open under those conditions. Now that I have the duck shot out of the way, I'll see how the portrait shots went today. I'll try to post something much better after I get them processed.

Bob R

Rudi
24th of July 2008 (Thu), 21:36
I don't own this lens so I can't comment from a first-hand perspective, but this seems like abnormally bad purple fringing. I realize that it's very harsh lighting on two surfaces that are in high contrast with one another, but still. I'd be upset it I bought a new $1700 lens and my first shots out in the daylight looked like that.

Not to ruffle anyone's feathers (sorry :D), but I think the fringing is much worse in this particular example because the image is soft! If the duck was focus, you would not be seeing anywhere near the fringing you can see now. Even perfect optics will show yellow/blue fringing on either side of focus...

bob_r
25th of July 2008 (Fri), 14:38
Not to ruffle anyone's feathers (sorry :D), but I think the fringing is much worse in this particular example because the image is soft! If the duck was focus, you would not be seeing anywhere near the fringing you can see now. Even perfect optics will show yellow/blue fringing on either side of focus...

Rudi,

You're probably right about the focusing issue (and I appreciated your pun). I just got the lens and it seems to back focus wide open, so the duck is soft. The lens seems to work fine from 1.8, so I haven't decided whether to send it in for calibration. I don't know how often I would actually use the lens at f/1.2, but since that's what I paid for, I'm considering sending it to Canon. When I sent in my camera with the 135, I didn't get them back for almost a month (3rd time was the charm), so I hate sending anything to Canon.

Bob

Edit: I've had a chance to test the lens now and I'm going to exchange it. Here's a pixel peeping shot at f/1.2 that confirms my suspicion.

http://www.pbase.com/bob_r/image/100719560.jpg

S-S
26th of July 2008 (Sat), 04:33
Rudi,

You're probably right about the focusing issue (and I appreciated your pun). I just got the lens and it seems to back focus wide open, so the duck is soft. The lens seems to work fine from 1.8, so I haven't decided whether to send it in for calibration. I don't know how often I would actually use the lens at f/1.2, but since that's what I paid for, I'm considering sending it to Canon. When I sent in my camera with the 135, I didn't get them back for almost a month (3rd time was the charm), so I hate sending anything to Canon.

Bob

Edit: I've had a chance to test the lens now and I'm going to exchange it. Here's a pixel peeping shot at f/1.2 that confirms my suspicion.



if i bought, sorry, WHEN i buy this lens and if there's the slightest shade of imperfection about it, its going straight back. it costs so much, and i've waited so long, that i'm absolutely not prepared to put up with second-rate.

and i HATE sending stuff away for fixing too

bob_r
26th of July 2008 (Sat), 11:42
...and i HATE sending stuff away for fixing too

After my ordeal with the 135, I understand perfectly.

x2x3x4x5x
26th of July 2008 (Sat), 18:37
How is the mark I compared to the mark II?

xmltok
27th of July 2008 (Sun), 19:21
I think it is almost the same but with a very slow AF.

nicksan
28th of July 2008 (Mon), 00:51
Just got a "vintage" 85L MKI with date code UE...which puts it around 1990. A whopping 18 years young!

Sold the MKII a while ago...but just couldn't let go of the bokeh! Decided to get the MKI at a great price compared to the MKII. Very happy about it!
AF on the MKII is faster, sure...but slow is slow you know? For what I will be using it for, this is juuuuuust fine!

Here's a shot of my "vintage" guitar...taken with my "vintage" lens!:D

http://nicksan.zenfolio.com/img/v1/p584115572-4.jpg

http://nicksan.zenfolio.com/img/v1/p604465869-5.jpg

x2x3x4x5x
28th of July 2008 (Mon), 00:58
So narrow!

davo_robbo
28th of July 2008 (Mon), 01:20
soo sexyyy
(guitar :))

Aeth
29th of July 2008 (Tue), 12:50
Well, I ordered my lens yesterday, and it should be here tomorrow! I sold my 50mm 1.4 and 28-135mm to get this beast. Now hopefully clients will fall into my lap to pay for the rest. :)

Yellowmsp
30th of July 2008 (Wed), 18:56
friends dog with my new 1dmkII
http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/9286/picture017webkc5.jpg

dst.zero
30th of July 2008 (Wed), 23:43
I took mine to an outdoor wedding over the weekend for some available light candids and never once had to touch my flash...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3208/2709756800_b47aeb2e75.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7d7/2709756800/

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3095/2712691990_3664c51866.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7d7/2712691990/

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3208/2714486282_94876c6193.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7d7/2714486282/

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3013/2717348945_da734c96be.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/7d7/2717348945/

SeattleSpeedster
31st of July 2008 (Thu), 13:54
and now for something totally different

http://www.vispoint.com/album/Objects%20of%20Interest/slides/bldgside8.jpg

timnosenzo
31st of July 2008 (Thu), 14:06
and now for something totally different



Totally awesome! Love it.

dst.zero
31st of July 2008 (Thu), 14:36
and now for something totally different


Not a portrait and no shallow DoF! You are definitely thinking outside the box with this lens! ;)
Very nice, excellent composition and love the reflection!

timnosenzo
31st of July 2008 (Thu), 14:38
Not a portrait and no shallow DoF! You are definitely thinking outside the box with this lens! ;)

I know, I didn't even realize this lens stopped down past f/2.8. ;)

John Trogdon
1st of August 2008 (Fri), 19:40
5D and 85L.
This is a stained glass window in a small wedding chapel that I shot today. Before uploading to my photobucket account, there was practically no loss at 200% view. It was shot at 1.8, ISO 400. I just wished it looked as good here as it does full res.


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/JohnTrogdon/IMG_0464copy.jpg

inthedeck
1st of August 2008 (Fri), 21:57
Nice. I'm sure it's very nice...you can tell that it is...just with this size. The ripples in the glass must be amazing. Web size is hurtful...isnt' it? Hate resizing..

sprite
2nd of August 2008 (Sat), 08:34
5D and 85L.
This is a stained glass window in a small wedding chapel that I shot today. Before uploading to my photobucket account, there was practically no loss at 200% view. It was shot at 1.8, ISO 400. I just wished it looked as good here as it does full res.


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l120/JohnTrogdon/IMG_0464copy.jpg

Hi,

I agree with you - it is a shame that downsizing for the web does hurt the picture, buuttttt WOW, what a great pic.

Just got my 85L MK11 a couple of days ago - so still trying to get used to it, but will post soon.

Mark

sprite
2nd of August 2008 (Sat), 10:55
I am not sure that these are up to the very high standards posted so far, but hey I have only had her a few days so still trying to get used to her.

Pic 1 AV mode ,1/2000th, F2.0, iso 100
pic 2 AV mode, 1/500th, F1.2, iso 100

I thought they show what great results you can get, not withstanding my humble skills behind the lens. Both shot with 1D MK3

Mark

boyetblas
2nd of August 2008 (Sat), 22:59
Lovely photos, Sprite! Dreamy, creamy boks! Here's more of my 85 1.2L II shots. Photos I took of 2 of my poms Bruce and Bonbon using my new lens - the 85mm f/1.2L II early in the morning. It had been raining all night long so these little rascals were finding it hard to rise up headed for their morning run. All photos were taken at f/1.2 aperture. Bonbon's focus point is on his nose and mouth area while Bruce's is on the eyes...

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/5416/bonbonda6.jpg
http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/5281/brucexk3.jpg
http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/1728/leavesra6.jpg

sprite
3rd of August 2008 (Sun), 05:18
Lovely photos, Sprite! Dreamy, creamy boks! Here's more of my 85 1.2L II shots. Photos I took of 2 of my poms Bruce and Bonbon using my new lens - the 85mm f/1.2L II early in the morning. It had been raining all night long so these little rascals were finding it hard to rise up headed for their morning run. All photos were taken at f/1.2 aperture. Bonbon's focus point is on his nose and mouth area while Bruce's is on the eyes...

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/5416/bonbonda6.jpg
http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/5281/brucexk3.jpg
http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/1728/leavesra6.jpg

Hi there,

Thanks for the kind comments re my pics - early days for me with this lens. I have a lot of learning to do to get the best from her, but hey practice is going to be fun !!!

Your pics are great - lovely dogs. Can I ask how long you have had your 85L, and how long did it take you to get comfortable with it or get used to it?

Thanks again

Mark

dilorenzo1954
3rd of August 2008 (Sun), 12:25
Just got my copy from B&H on Wednesday. I waited too long and missed the rebate:cry:. I rationalized my purchase by resigning myself to the fact that I will lose at least 15 lbs from all the meals I now can't afford;)

My son Eric, taken yesterday:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3022/2728738542_0cb14a5dee_o_d.jpg

Same image with Nik ColorEffex Pro (Paper Toner filter) for B&W conversion

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3214/2727912815_3bfb532a86_o_d.jpg

boyetblas
3rd of August 2008 (Sun), 21:08
Hi there,

Thanks for the kind comments re my pics - early days for me with this lens. I have a lot of learning to do to get the best from her, but hey practice is going to be fun !!!

Your pics are great - lovely dogs. Can I ask how long you have had your 85L, and how long did it take you to get comfortable with it or get used to it?

Thanks again

Mark

Mark, thanks. I also just bought my 85L two weeks ago. The 1Ds Mk3 firmware helped me greatly to use f1.2 without missing the focus where I want it to be. The firmware allows you to use the multi-controller or joystick in assisting you with all the 19 fpoints avaiable. Best regards, Mark....:D

rattymouse
3rd of August 2008 (Sun), 21:17
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3163/2729615099_a3e99483d6_b.jpg

sprite
4th of August 2008 (Mon), 07:45
Mark, thanks. I also just bought my 85L two weeks ago. The 1Ds Mk3 firmware helped me greatly to use f1.2 without missing the focus where I want it to be. The firmware allows you to use the multi-controller or joystick in assisting you with all the 19 fpoints avaiable. Best regards, Mark....:D

Hi,

Thanks for the comments. 1Ds MK3 - you lucky s**. Hope you are enjoying the beast. Btw I am already getting better with the 85L - it's just practice.

Mark

sprite
4th of August 2008 (Mon), 08:21
Another couple from me. Hope you enjoy them. A friend of mines kitten.

sabesh
4th of August 2008 (Mon), 15:31
^^^ OMG, beautiful kitten, beautiful pics!

sprite
4th of August 2008 (Mon), 15:34
^^^ OMG, beautiful kitten, beautiful pics!

Thank you kindly. Comments much appreciated.

Mark

Shuko
4th of August 2008 (Mon), 16:43
From the past month or so:

http://derfel.org/kuvia/2008/heina/UZ3J3190.jpg

http://derfel.org/kuvia/2008/heina/UZ3J2951.jpg

http://derfel.org/kuvia/2008/elo/UZ3J3606.jpg

boyetblas
5th of August 2008 (Tue), 04:18
Another couple from me. Hope you enjoy them. A friend of mines kitten.

Sprite, no doubt you've already aced your 85L shoots in such a short time. Muy magnifico photos! Great shots of kittens indeed. We could only wish of owning cats coz the problem is we have 27 dogs at home and no feline is safe! Hehehe....;)

sprite
5th of August 2008 (Tue), 05:12
Sprite, no doubt you've already aced your 85L shoots in such a short time. Muy magnifico photos! Great shots of kittens indeed. We could only wish of owning cats coz the problem is we have 27 dogs at home and no feline is safe! Hehehe....;)


Hi,

Thanks for the kind words - much appreciated. Don't think i have quite aced it yet as kittens never stay still for long so I used AI servo for these all hand held. I did not have long for each shot to be exact on focus so overall I was very pleased with them. Btw I like dogs as well.

Cheers

Mark

nicksan
5th of August 2008 (Tue), 21:53
Strolling in Central Park...actually the stroll was nicer than the shooting. :(

http://nicksan.zenfolio.com/img/v1/p268527980-5.jpg

http://nicksan.zenfolio.com/img/v1/p214466395-5.jpg

bob_r
6th of August 2008 (Wed), 00:42
Today I received the replacement lens for the one that was backfocusing. This one is much better, but it's backfocusing too. Would you try to exchange it or send it to Canon for calibration with my camera? From f/2 it's usable, but f/1.2 - f/1.8 is not. The focus point was on her right eye.

Here's a shot of my granddaughter taken with a 30D at f/2.8 and It has had some photochopping (she doesn't have blue eyes and she has freckles).
1/400s f/2.8 at 85.0mm iso400
http://www.pbase.com/image/101276829.jpg

Here's a shot of the focus chart with the new lens at f/1.2.
http://www.pbase.com/image/101277482.jpg

thatkatmat
7th of August 2008 (Thu), 01:12
This is from my new "used" mk1, just as sweet as my mk2 but a little slower:) Took these yesterday with my 1Dsmk2 @f2.2

A little more than 100% crop.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3032/2740714690_2257556ca1_b.jpg

My wife, with some tasty 85L bokeh... again @f2.2
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3188/2739875259_7f91473348_b.jpg

My son, 1.5 years old, almost a perfect mini me, his nickname...Hurricane Adam :).... f1.4
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3216/2740684894_c020893734_b.jpg




After owning both the 1st and 2nd version of the 85L, and using them extensively, I think IQ is pretty much equal. The mk2 does in fact have faster AF but not smokin fast AF so the difference to me is minimal. If you don't have enought for the mk2, the mkI is the next best thing....and it is a VERY close second with AF speed being the only advantage. I read the mk1 doesn't handle flare that well but after shooting with it yesterday with a bright glare comming at me at times, I think you'd have to really look hard. Overall the mkI handles flare just fine:) I'm really glad I made the trade for this lens.....:)
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kevindar
7th of August 2008 (Thu), 01:18
@1.2, 5d
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3149/2739579630_836972b176_b.jpg

thatkatmat
7th of August 2008 (Thu), 01:21
The eyes just POP....Love it Kevindar:)

sprite
7th of August 2008 (Thu), 05:18
The eyes just POP....Love it Kevindar:)

Don.t they just - nice.

Mark

kevindar
7th of August 2008 (Thu), 11:06
thanks thatkatmat and sprite. yeah, the combination of its sharpness and contrast together with the shallow dof, really help make the eyes pop

hughps
7th of August 2008 (Thu), 11:14
When are humans going to evolve to deliver this lens and a 5D along with every newborn baby? Seems like we would have by now.

SeattleSpeedster
7th of August 2008 (Thu), 12:22
yeah forget 10 speaker sound, jacuzzi, home like furniture and all the amenities of home in the birthing suite...i want to see a NIB 5D and 85L with every delivery

S-S
7th of August 2008 (Thu), 22:23
When are humans going to evolve to deliver this lens and a 5D along with every newborn baby? Seems like we would have by now.

sounds like an awesome plan - that way i would have two of each by now!

Yellowmsp
7th of August 2008 (Thu), 23:36
a few recent random ones
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/8295/kj1y0704webcx7.jpg
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/2620/kj1y0799webdl0.jpg
http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/3493/kj1y0803websu1.jpg
not sure if a sunset at f1.2 works but its worth trying something new
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/527/kj1y0792webxv7.jpg

inthedeck
7th of August 2008 (Thu), 23:39
^^Love the dog...that is too funny.

Flickster
8th of August 2008 (Fri), 01:54
I really like the pic and PP on the bike image.

thatkatmat
8th of August 2008 (Fri), 02:03
Me too, that is one bad a$$ shot, I was looking at my new Cannondale yesterday and going through various angles in my head....You nailed it perfect, I like the setting as well.....Is that a shot for schwinn? If not, it should be. I only wish the seat was set against a bit brighter background....Great work

Flickster
8th of August 2008 (Fri), 02:33
Me too, that is one bad a$$ shot, I was looking at my new Cannondale yesterday and going through various angles in my head....You nailed it perfect, I like the setting as well.....Is that a shot for schwinn? If not, it should be. I only wish the seat was set against a bit brighter background....Great work

I agree that would make a great product shot, if it's not already.:)

sprite
8th of August 2008 (Fri), 07:27
I really like the pic and PP on the bike image.

That goes foir me too - nice shot.

Mark

Yellowmsp
8th of August 2008 (Fri), 09:16
^^Love the dog...that is too funny.

haha thanks. i was out taking the picture of that sunset and some guy with his dog came up and started talking about how big my camera was and then asked for a pic of his dog, i thought the dog looked funny too

I really like the pic and PP on the bike image.

Me too, that is one bad a$$ shot, I was looking at my new Cannondale yesterday and going through various angles in my head....You nailed it perfect, I like the setting as well.....Is that a shot for schwinn? If not, it should be. I only wish the seat was set against a bit brighter background....Great work

I agree that would make a great product shot, if it's not already.:)

That goes foir me too - nice shot.

Mark

thanks guys. i made this one a duotone because it didnt look right in color. i'll probably go back and try it again to get the seat to stand out a little more and posibly take off my lock. its not a product shot either for schwinn cuz i wouldn't even know how to get it to them to offer.

x2x3x4x5x
8th of August 2008 (Fri), 12:37
It really is good though.

It has that classic Nike "just do it" feel. The image draws me in and it makes me WANT to ride that bike. Good job.

EOSBoy
8th of August 2008 (Fri), 21:43
I love this lens. One day I'll own one...

Canonised
8th of August 2008 (Fri), 23:59
Hi All

Pardon if this is a shill that is not permitted but just wanted to ask 85L & 50L owners to take a poll I posted HERE (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=550136) - about ownership and usage. Thanks!

Cheers

GMCPhotographics
9th of August 2008 (Sat), 06:24
Here's a recent shot of a pre-bridal prep I took using an 85mm f1.2 II L on a 5D.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3190/2745681839_a9dba7cec9_o.jpg
Focusing at min focus distance is really tricky but achievable.

MaDProFF
9th of August 2008 (Sat), 07:29
Love the bike shot YellowMSP, simple and effective

One from Me,Subjective though as it is just a shot of a painting on the floor in Chichester Cathedral, but I love the image,

MaDProFF
9th of August 2008 (Sat), 07:31
Here's a recent shot of a pre-bridal prep I took using an 85mm f1.2 II L on a 5D.

Focusing at min focus distance is really tricky but achievable.

For me that is the biggest let down of this lens, it's minimum focusing distance is no where near minimum enough :(

S-S
10th of August 2008 (Sun), 02:01
try it with a 12mm extension tube on? what happens then?

dilorenzo1954
11th of August 2008 (Mon), 00:55
Taken today at my sister in law's mom's 80th birthday party. This is her uncle Frank and his very first grandson, Huck...
Man! You have to be spot on with the focus wide open! Still learning to tame this beast:lol:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3153/2751747505_46681e9121_o_d.jpg

sprite
11th of August 2008 (Mon), 04:34
Taken today at my sister in law's mom's 80th birthday party. This is her uncle Frank and his very first grandson, Huck...
Man! You have to be spot on with the focus wide open! Still learning to tame this beast:lol:



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3153/2751747505_c4634c6a66_o_d.jpg


I am sure it is very nice - if only I could see it. Anybody else having problems seeing this photo?

Mark

Yellowmsp
11th of August 2008 (Mon), 05:12
doesnt show up for me either

Yellowmsp
11th of August 2008 (Mon), 05:14
heres some more with the 85L
http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/4369/kj1y1096webkx2.jpg
http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/7758/kj1y1186345webku5.jpg
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/2151/kj1y119288899091webys3.jpg
http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/7141/kj1y1050webtt6.jpg

S-S
11th of August 2008 (Mon), 05:24
I am sure it is very nice - if only I could see it. Anybody else having problems seeing this photo?

Mark

cant see it either

sprite
11th of August 2008 (Mon), 08:12
heres some more with the 85L
http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/4369/kj1y1096webkx2.jpg
http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/7758/kj1y1186345webku5.jpg
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/2151/kj1y119288899091webys3.jpg
http://img352.imageshack.us/img352/7141/kj1y1050webtt6.jpg

Very Niiiceeee

Mark

dilorenzo1954
11th of August 2008 (Mon), 09:10
cant see it either

I edited the post, but just in case, here it is again...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3153/2751747505_46681e9121_o_d.jpg

inthedeck
12th of August 2008 (Tue), 10:18
here's another...from South Beach, Miami..

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3266/2755845760_c406283458_o.jpg

Flam
14th of August 2008 (Thu), 02:27
chmod, that piano bokeh is creeaaamy, I love it!

sprite
14th of August 2008 (Thu), 10:37
Allow me to introduce Thomas a reluctant portrait candidate who belongs to a friend of mine. Just a hand held quickie - not sure I quite nailed the focus @ 1.6, but hey it is heavily cropped so not too bad me thinks.

Hope you enjoy.

Mark

boyetblas
14th of August 2008 (Thu), 11:07
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/3853/bonnieinternet1vs7.jpg
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/4035/brucyinternet1wb8.jpg
SPRITE ... LOVE YOUR CAT'S PIERCING EYES... HOW WE LOVE OUR 85S...:)

sprite
14th of August 2008 (Thu), 15:53
http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/3853/bonnieinternet1vs7.jpg
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/4035/brucyinternet1wb8.jpg
SPRITE ... LOVE YOUR CAT'S PIERCING EYES... HOW WE LOVE OUR 85S...:)

Too right Lol

Keep taking them great pics.

Mark

sprite
15th of August 2008 (Fri), 16:13
Another couple from me - just experimenting with this lens. all hand held.

Hope you enjoy

Mark

tonylong
15th of August 2008 (Fri), 16:22
Those are both nice shots, Mark! The first one is a great use of the narrow depth of field!

sprite
15th of August 2008 (Fri), 16:46
Those are both nice shots, Mark! The first one is a great use of the narrow depth of field!

Thanks Tony - much appreciated especially coming from you - I admire your work tremendously.

Thanks

Mark

inthedeck
15th of August 2008 (Fri), 16:47
I like the duck shot, cause it looks as though it was three frames in one. Almost like a slow-motion picture. Nice sharp picture, too.

sprite
15th of August 2008 (Fri), 16:51
I like the duck shot, cause it looks as though it was three frames in one. Almost like a slow-motion picture. Nice sharp picture, too.

I was just lucky with that shot - right time right place Lol. Thank you for your kind comments - much appreciated.

Mark

inthedeck
15th of August 2008 (Fri), 16:51
I just got my camera back...from Canon today, so, I can't wait to get home, and use it again. It's been a week, but, I'm so glad it's back. I've missed it...and using the 85.

sprite
15th of August 2008 (Fri), 16:54
I just got my camera back...from Canon today, so, I can't wait to get home, and use it again. It's been a week, but, I'm so glad it's back. I've missed it...and using the 85.

A bit like losing part of your anatomy isn't it - very painful. Lol.

Get out there and get shooting again - the pain will rapidly dissipate.

Mark

Ps hope the camera is now ok.

inthedeck
15th of August 2008 (Fri), 17:02
I'll find out once I get home. I have it here at work, since I'm here when the FedEx and UPS guys show up, so, it all comes here now.

I didn't even know it was coming back today...hehe, till I got to work. Otherwise, I would have brought a lens.

kevindar
15th of August 2008 (Fri), 21:57
I am still surprised by how sharp this lens is wide open

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3213/2767048310_d08b0a7624_b.jpg

pixel_junkie
16th of August 2008 (Sat), 00:49
I am still surprised by how sharp this lens is wide open

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3213/2767048310_d08b0a7624_b.jpg

Wow! Killer shots!

dilorenzo1954
16th of August 2008 (Sat), 01:05
This lens just loves babies...:D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3282/2752678742_cf848d5037_o_d.jpg

sprite
16th of August 2008 (Sat), 05:17
Wow! Killer shots!

X2 - unreal.

Mark

sprite
16th of August 2008 (Sat), 05:18
This lens just loves babies...:D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3282/2752678742_cf848d5037_o_d.jpg

It sure does & just about most other beautiful things. Such a creative lens I feel.

Great shot

Mark

Flickster
16th of August 2008 (Sat), 05:42
Sure does love babies. Here are some I took at the Family get together last week.

The DoF was a little too shallow in one shot but the light was very low and the ISO already as high as I wanted to go so I had no choice. The queen of the pic is still in clear focus. :)

http://myweb.westnet.com.au/huertas/images/DC1.jpg


http://myweb.westnet.com.au/huertas/images/DC2.jpg

sprite
16th of August 2008 (Sat), 06:59
Sure does love babies. Here are some I took at the Family get together last week.

The DoF was a little too shallow in one shot but the light was very low and the ISO already as high as I wanted to go so I had no choice. The queen of the pic is still in clear focus. :)

http://myweb.westnet.com.au/huertas/images/DC1.jpg


http://myweb.westnet.com.au/huertas/images/DC2.jpg

What a cutie, and mum doesn't look bad either !!!!

Nice shots

Mark

////\oo/\\\\
16th of August 2008 (Sat), 11:19
I hate this thread!

I've got to buy a new computer first
and lightroom2
upgrade photoshop

There are probably several other things I need buy before getting to the 85L but it has this way keeping needling up the list...

////\oo/\\\\
16th of August 2008 (Sat), 11:21
Love the bike shot YellowMSP, simple and effective

One from Me,Subjective though as it is just a shot of a painting on the floor in Chichester Cathedral, but I love the image,

That's brilliant!

Before I read your description I thought it was a statue underwater or something like that

great image

airfrogusmc
16th of August 2008 (Sat), 17:55
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/IMG_1894.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/IMG_1908.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/IMG_1922.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/IMG_1930.jpg

thatkatmat
17th of August 2008 (Sun), 02:13
A few wide open with the version 1.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3193/2769433497_b29c50c3c5_b.jpg

My boy flirting
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3221/2769424469_eaaa5a6138_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3021/2769427449_aaf8f4b3c7_b.jpg\


Who says the 85L mkI doesn't AF fast enough for kids????
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3006/2770282428_4cbd4e8727_b.jpg

roentarre
17th of August 2008 (Sun), 05:57
Wow, so spetacular images here.

x2x3x4x5x
17th of August 2008 (Sun), 12:49
Kat, are all of the other 85L images you've posted with the MkI as well?

paten
17th of August 2008 (Sun), 14:04
Here's two:
@ f/1.2
http://static.uber.com/media_fetch/243720224_476_large

@ f/2.2
http://static.uber.com/media_fetch/243720224_475_large

using 5D | ISO 100

rattymouse
17th of August 2008 (Sun), 20:38
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3110/2772933576_780591db66_b.jpg

thatkatmat
18th of August 2008 (Mon), 00:58
Kat, are all of the other 85L images you've posted with the MkI as well?

Up until the end of April this year I used the mk2, sold it to my good friend in Shanghai while visiting......When I came back, I knew I needed another one and decided to give the mk1 a shot....Glad I did too, to me, there is no reason to pay 1600-1800 for the mk2 with such great copies of the mk1 going for $1100-1250...In my opinion the mk2 isn't $600 better than the mk1 version, I've used both extensively, they're both beautiful.

M Powered
18th of August 2008 (Mon), 04:51
http://home.socal.rr.com/mpowered/mtportrait.jpg

thatkatmat
18th of August 2008 (Mon), 11:42
B-E-A-UTIFUL...............85/1.8 or L?

http://home.socal.rr.com/mpowered/mtportrait.jpg

M Powered
18th of August 2008 (Mon), 11:48
B-E-A-UTIFUL...............85/1.8 or L?

85L 1.2 MkII - This is an 85L thread isn't it? :p:p

timnosenzo
18th of August 2008 (Mon), 12:05
85L 1.2 MkII - This is an 85L thread isn't it? :p:p

He probably asked because you list a 85 f/1.8 in your signature. ;)

thatkatmat
18th of August 2008 (Mon), 12:11
He probably asked because you list a 85 f/1.8 in your signature. ;)

Bingo!

M Powered
18th of August 2008 (Mon), 12:25
He probably asked because you list a 85 f/1.8 in your signature. ;)

Oh yea, haha. :oops:

greenxeyezz
18th of August 2008 (Mon), 14:13
SOOC nothing applied. Just a simple snap shot!
http://www.random2d.com/px/IMG_1977.jpg

G35Driver
19th of August 2008 (Tue), 00:23
http://home.socal.rr.com/mpowered/mtportrait.jpg

Absolutely Gorgeous

Yellowmsp
19th of August 2008 (Tue), 00:33
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/5757/kj1y2173webxr9.jpg

inthedeck
19th of August 2008 (Tue), 00:37
Nice bike. Maybe clone out the pebbles and cig. butt on the bottom right?

BrianAZ
19th of August 2008 (Tue), 00:44
Nice CBR. Care to share your process?

rattymouse
19th of August 2008 (Tue), 13:41
http://home.socal.rr.com/mpowered/mtportrait.jpg

DAMN!!!!

fz_za
19th of August 2008 (Tue), 14:56
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/5757/kj1y2173webxr9.jpg


Great shot, awesome looking bike!

ken2000ac
19th of August 2008 (Tue), 20:07
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/5757/kj1y2173webxr9.jpg

Nice '08! Just sold my 600RR last week, and yes it was taken with an 85L...

http://www.kennymccartney.com/Images/RR.jpg

ken2000ac
19th of August 2008 (Tue), 20:19
Actually since I'm here I might as well post a few more 85L shots, although I haven't had it too long...

http://www.kennymccartney.com/Images/UntitledII.jpg

http://www.kennymccartney.com/Images/UNC%20Abstract%201.jpg

http://www.kennymccartney.com/BBCVBS08/content/bin/images/large/_MG_0930.jpg

http://www.kennymccartney.com/BBCVBS08/content/bin/images/large/_MG_1068.jpg

Yellowmsp
19th of August 2008 (Tue), 23:54
Nice bike. Maybe clone out the pebbles and cig. butt on the bottom right?

im gonna go back and re-edit this to clone all that out when i get back to my desktop. this was just edited quick on my laptop so i could post it and show my friend.

Nice CBR. Care to share your process?

shot in a parking garage and the black was just the outside of the garage. the bike was lit overhead by one of the parking garage lights and i fired my speedlite from behind and to the camera right to help keep the separation

Great shot, awesome looking bike!

Nice '08! Just sold my 600RR last week, and yes it was taken with an 85L...


thanks, i wish it were mine tho. this was my friends cousins bike that we shot the other night

dilorenzo1954
20th of August 2008 (Wed), 00:36
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3223/2779693023_b0514b72a9_o_d.jpg

Yellowmsp
21st of August 2008 (Thu), 00:01
f1.4
http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/5636/kj1y2252webxj6.jpg
http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/4319/kj1y2260webuj1.jpg

thatkatmat
21st of August 2008 (Thu), 02:23
Wow, love the 2nd one great color and contrast....., pops right out, don't it?

kevindar
21st of August 2008 (Thu), 02:30
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3291/2783681656_d3ee2d7d9f_b.jpg

sprite
21st of August 2008 (Thu), 12:22
Wow, love the 2nd one great color and contrast....., pops right out, don't it?

It sure does - I was just wondering what had poked me in the eye Lol.

Mark

Yellowmsp
21st of August 2008 (Thu), 17:58
haha thanks guys

tonylong
22nd of August 2008 (Fri), 19:48
I found this parked outside my apartment today...

http://www.pbase.com/tonylong/image/102038478/original.jpg

GMCPhotographics
23rd of August 2008 (Sat), 08:10
Nice!
Here's a few recent 85L shots from me, taken with a 5D:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3179/2768079749_774bdf1746_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3036/2768080911_8f0f7d5ea3_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3187/2768080459_aa55a24067_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3220/2784455929_50fdb3fe8c_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3169/2771947676_433a1c8f04_o.jpg

thatkatmat
23rd of August 2008 (Sat), 14:18
Lovely shots, especialy like #5

ChadAndreo
23rd of August 2008 (Sat), 14:36
http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/5757/kj1y2173webxr9.jpg
Nice. How did you take this shot?
Did you just out the background and fill it in with black?

inthedeck
23rd of August 2008 (Sat), 14:39
Here's one, from my first model shoot. Mind you, this was just a meeting session...not a full blown one. I think it worked well!

I present, Anna.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3053/2789457705_0e3f102c6a_o.jpg

airfrogusmc
24th of August 2008 (Sun), 10:36
wide open focus is on the G
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/IMG_2374.jpg

x2x3x4x5x
24th of August 2008 (Sun), 11:07
Wow look at the spiral on the notebook. That's razor thin dof!

Mick_I
24th of August 2008 (Sun), 15:55
5D/85L II combo this lens is amazing
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3113/2791133743_02a8914927_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3043/2791129411_4d26faa047_b.jpg

divinemethod
24th of August 2008 (Sun), 19:01
Just picked this one up... here is a test shot: wide open about 4.5 - 5 feet away

http://divinemethod.zenfolio.com/img/v1/p831995509.jpg

100% crop: the fish is about 2.5inches tall in real life
http://divinemethod.zenfolio.com/img/v1/p594598525.jpg

divinemethod
24th of August 2008 (Sun), 19:04
maybe a real world type sample, also wide open, taken about 3 feet away:

http://divinemethod.zenfolio.com/img/v1/p3024041.jpg

dilorenzo1954
24th of August 2008 (Sun), 20:48
OK...These could have been shot with ANY lens but I happened to have the 85L when we went to this art fest. I have no clue as to what she was selling...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3058/2793869669_2e0388ae79_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3153/2793869539_2f5647c76b_o_d.jpg

na2o
24th of August 2008 (Sun), 21:05
http://fc05.deviantart.com/fs32/i/2008/222/3/2/Stripes_by_OoDi85.jpg
http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs27/i/2008/115/f/7/Untitled_X_by_OoDi85.jpg

airfrogusmc
24th of August 2008 (Sun), 22:23
Wow look at the spiral on the notebook. That's razor thin dof!
Yeah its amazing aint it?

x2x3x4x5x
24th of August 2008 (Sun), 22:34
Yeah.

:(

Eventually I'll have one. Patience is a virtue.

Jannie
24th of August 2008 (Sun), 22:39
I love this lens, I really, really love this lens, it has replaced my 70-200 2.8 as my favorite and I almost always shoot it wide open at 1.2. I just came back from a retreat where I took so many photos of people, 95% were with this lens, many of them wide open at ISO 1600 on the 5D. I cannot show them without permission but I just had to say something because it is just soooo neat!

airfrogusmc
24th of August 2008 (Sun), 22:43
The 24 L is also an amazing combo with the 5D.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/IMG_2400.jpg
Wide open and check the focus on Sox on the cup near the edge and TACK SHARP.... I've read from many that this lens isn't sharp wide open unless its in the center well here ya go.

inthedeck
24th of August 2008 (Sun), 23:14
^^ Um, I beleive this may be the wrong thread for a 24L? Nice, anyway.

airfrogusmc
24th of August 2008 (Sun), 23:21
^^ Um, I beleive this may be the wrong thread for a 24L? Nice, anyway.

Just try'n ta show Jannie another nice combo with the 5D.

inthedeck
24th of August 2008 (Sun), 23:57
Just try'n ta show Jannie another nice combo with the 5D.

I hear ya man...I'm on your side, with that one...hehe. Looks like a lovely combo! That's for sure! :lol:

Yellowmsp
25th of August 2008 (Mon), 13:31
Nice. How did you take this shot?
Did you just out the background and fill it in with black?

a few posts up i posted the lighting. i just used the overhead light of the parking garage to light the bike and used my flash from behind the bike to the right to give it separation from the black background. the black background is outside of the garage and it was night time for this shot so it stayed black, i just had to clone out one of the parking lights