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nitsch
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Feb 22, 2006 12:56 as a reply to post 1214861 |  #16

RichardtheSane wrote:
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THanks :) He's actually a Lurcher, but is about the size & shape os an IG

In honesty, I could have got these shots with the 50mm had I moved a bit closer, so if you can't afford the 85 then a 50 will do just fine :) The 85 is definitly a nicer lens to work with though!

Here is one showing the DOF, and sharpness where needed, on the 85mm

(Also loving the canine theme!)

That is a really beautiful dog Richard. Great shots too! I don't really need this lens for the sort of shooting I tend to do but everytime I see shots from it I want it anyway! :D




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Feb 22, 2006 14:00 as a reply to nitsch's post |  #17

nitsch wrote:
That is a really beautiful dog Richard. Great shots too! I don't really need this lens for the sort of shooting I tend to do but everytime I see shots from it I want it anyway! :D

Thanks Nick :) I think Tippy is one of the most photographed dogs in existance!
I couldn't really justify buying the 85 as I had the 50mm 1.8 Mk1 and that was working just a treat. Then I had one of 'those' moments and bought it anyway. Now I use it, a lot! In fact I'm about to sell the 50.


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Mar 09, 2006 09:55 |  #18

This was one of the first shots I took with my 85mm f/1.8 :)

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Mar 15, 2006 00:35 |  #19

WOW! Jaw dropping WOW to all of these beautiful photos. I am a dog lover too so I am especially taken by the dog photos.

Then I had one of 'those' moments and bought it anyway. Now I use it, a lot!

I'm having one of those moments now. Should I go for it? I have the 50mm 1.8 but the focus doesn't always go where I want it to go. My usual subjects are my small kids and a dog (boder collie) all of whom move quickly. Would the 85mm be better?


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Mar 15, 2006 07:03 as a reply to taramcg's post |  #20

taramcg wrote:
WOW! Jaw dropping WOW to all of these beautiful photos. I am a dog lover too so I am especially taken by the dog photos.


I'm having one of those moments now. Should I go for it? I have the 50mm 1.8 but the focus doesn't always go where I want it to go. My usual subjects are my small kids and a dog (boder collie) all of whom move quickly. Would the 85mm be better?

Do it, the lens has great USM focusing so will be able to keep up with the quickest

A couple of canine action shots from the 85...

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It is also popular with the indoor sport shooters...

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Mar 15, 2006 09:25 |  #21

You don't have to twist my arm too hard. LOL I just did it! Woo hoo!!! Your dog photos are beautiful. I love the way the border collie is keeping a watchful eye on the smaller dog as if to say "Don't even THINK about stealing my ball". I couldn't dream of getting a shot like that from the 50mm 1.8. Do you mind sharing your settings? Thanks!

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Mar 15, 2006 10:01 |  #22

There was definitly some ball stealing going on that day!

I don't mind sharing settings at all.
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Bottom Image 1/1000 Second @ F4 ISO 400

Congratulation on your purchase - you'll love it! I recommend picking up the hood too.


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Mar 15, 2006 10:19 |  #23

I just placed an order for 85 f/1.8 yesterday. I will be using it mostly for my kids' indoor school performances, recitals, and other low light indoor situations where flash is typically not allowed. For these situations I've been using my 24-70 and 70-200 f/2.8, but I'm hoping to get better results with the 85. I thought about going for 135, but in comparison 85 is such a bargain...

Anyone used the 85 mostly for indoor low light situations? How is it's performance? (just want some confirmation that I did the right thing.;) )



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Mar 15, 2006 10:19 as a reply to RichardtheSane's post |  #24

I ordered the 85 f1.8 on March, 2: it was "available on 2006/03/06", then it became "available on 2006/03/13", now it is "available on 2006/03/16".
Try to wonder what happens to my stomach when I see your 85 f1.8 pictures!!!

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Mar 15, 2006 11:57 |  #25

Hereexternal linkare a few photos put together that are all taken with this wonderful lense. There is a combination of indoor lowlight as well as outdoors.

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Apr 05, 2006 00:13 as a reply to SilentBob's post |  #26

Just got mine today and this is my first post..woot! I've been converted to a prime groupie. To make things worse, I work 2 blocks away from B&H!!!! the main reason why I have no intention of looking for work somewhere else in the city!

and yeah..BTW..I love this lens!

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Apr 05, 2006 02:55 |  #27

You have a great model there. She seems a little rigid in her posing, and her skin has peeled off her right hand ;) Lighting looks really good - only issue is the shadow from her haircut on her forehead.

The 85mm f/1.8 really rocks doesn't it! I'm thinking of ditching my zoom altogether - getting a 50 and a wideangle to go with my 85.


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Apr 05, 2006 08:53 |  #28

It's decided... the 85 1.8 will absolutely be the next lens I'm getting. In comparison to all the other ones I want, it's a steal!


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Apr 05, 2006 10:20 |  #29

I got mine about a week ago. IQ wise, it's as good as my 24-70L and 70-200L, and so I'm absolutely thrilled to get this lens at only one-third or one-fourth of the cost of L lenses.



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Apr 11, 2006 16:59 |  #30

One of my first with the 85mm. You won't regret this lens.

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