Canon Digital Photography Forums  

Go Back   Canon Digital Photography Forums > 'Equipment Talk' section > Canon EF and EF-S Lenses > Lens Sample Photo Archive
Register Rules FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 22nd of February 2006 (Wed)   #16
nitsch
Goldmember
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,393
Default Re: First Pics 85mm 1.8

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichardtheSane
Hiya
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!
nitsch is offline  
This ad block will go away when you log in as member
Old 22nd of February 2006 (Wed)   #17
RichardtheSane
Goldmember
 
RichardtheSane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Nottingham UK
Posts: 3,011
Default Re: First Pics 85mm 1.8

Quote:
Originally Posted by nitsch
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!
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.
__________________
If in doubt, I shut up...

Gear: 40D, 12-24mm AT-X Pro, 17-85mm, Sigma 150mm Macro Sigma 100-300 F4, 550EX, other stuff that probably helps me on my way.
RichardtheSane is offline  
Old 9th of March 2006 (Thu)   #18
goatee
"nice but dim"
 
goatee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: North of London, UK
Posts: 5,238
Default Re: First Pics 85mm 1.8

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

Am also posting an unprocessed 100% crop for the benefits of this thread http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...d.php?t=141406
Attached Images
File Type: jpg CRW_0632.jpg (78.6 KB, 13930 views)
File Type: jpg CRW_0632-01.jpg (95.4 KB, 13870 views)
__________________
D300, 50mm f/1.8, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5, 70-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR, SB800
flickr
goatee is offline  
This ad block will go away when you log in as member
Old 15th of March 2006 (Wed)   #19
taramcg
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 322
Default Re: First Pics 85mm 1.8

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.

Quote:
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?
taramcg is offline  
Old 15th of March 2006 (Wed)   #20
RichardtheSane
Goldmember
 
RichardtheSane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Nottingham UK
Posts: 3,011
Default Re: First Pics 85mm 1.8

Quote:
Originally Posted by taramcg
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...





It is also popular with the indoor sport shooters...
__________________
If in doubt, I shut up...

Gear: 40D, 12-24mm AT-X Pro, 17-85mm, Sigma 150mm Macro Sigma 100-300 F4, 550EX, other stuff that probably helps me on my way.
RichardtheSane is offline  
Old 15th of March 2006 (Wed)   #21
taramcg
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 322
Default Re: First Pics 85mm 1.8

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!

Tara
taramcg is offline  
Old 15th of March 2006 (Wed)   #22
RichardtheSane
Goldmember
 
RichardtheSane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Nottingham UK
Posts: 3,011
Default Re: First Pics 85mm 1.8

There was definitly some ball stealing going on that day!

I don't mind sharing settings at all.
Top image 1/640th Second @ F4 ISO 400.
Bottom Image 1/1000 Second @ F4 ISO 400

Congratulation on your purchase - you'll love it! I recommend picking up the hood too.
__________________
If in doubt, I shut up...

Gear: 40D, 12-24mm AT-X Pro, 17-85mm, Sigma 150mm Macro Sigma 100-300 F4, 550EX, other stuff that probably helps me on my way.
RichardtheSane is offline  
Old 15th of March 2006 (Wed)   #23
SYS
Cream of the Crop
 
SYS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Gilligan's Island
Posts: 8,086
Default Re: First Pics 85mm 1.8

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. )
__________________

"Life is short, art is long..."
-Goethe
SYS is offline  
Old 15th of March 2006 (Wed)   #24
blacksmurf
Member
 
blacksmurf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Italy
Posts: 229
Default Re: First Pics 85mm 1.8

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!!!

__________________
G6; 30D, 40D, 28F1.8, 50F1.4, 60F2.8M, 85F1.8, 10-22, 17-85IS, 70-300IS
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilcantiere/

blacksmurf is offline  
Old 15th of March 2006 (Wed)   #25
SilentBob
Member
 
SilentBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 103
Default Re: First Pics 85mm 1.8

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

Regards,
__________________
Canon 30D
Sigma 30mm f/1.4
Canon 85mm f/1.8
My Gallery


SilentBob is offline  
Old 5th of April 2006 (Wed)   #26
glowie
Member
 
glowie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: NYC
Posts: 888
Default Re: First Pics 85mm 1.8

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!

__________________
.....::....:..:..:::.::....:::..::....:.:.:::....
>glowie loves you
>my Flickr
•The Anti-HDR Movement•
glowie is offline  
Old 5th of April 2006 (Wed)   #27
goatee
"nice but dim"
 
goatee's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: North of London, UK
Posts: 5,238
Default Re: First Pics 85mm 1.8

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.
__________________
D300, 50mm f/1.8, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5, 70-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR, SB800
flickr
goatee is offline  
Old 5th of April 2006 (Wed)   #28
InfamousDX
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Bergen, NJ
Posts: 310
Default Re: First Pics 85mm 1.8

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!
__________________
Canon 40D | Tamron 28-75 F/2.8 | Canon 70-200 F/4L | Sigma 10-20 F/4-5.6 | Canon 50 F/1.8 | Canon 430EX | Epson P-3000
Wish List: Canon 17-55 2.8 IS
InfamousDX is offline  
Old 5th of April 2006 (Wed)   #29
SYS
Cream of the Crop
 
SYS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Gilligan's Island
Posts: 8,086
Default Re: First Pics 85mm 1.8

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.
__________________

"Life is short, art is long..."
-Goethe
SYS is offline  
Old 11th of April 2006 (Tue)   #30
bigman606
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 230
Default Re: First Pics 85mm 1.8

One of my first with the 85mm. You won't regret this lens.
__________________
Gear List
bigman606 is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Canon 50mm f/1.4 usm v. 85mm f/1.8 usm ramblingman Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 28 12th of November 2009 (Thu) 20:38
Canon EF 28-135mm IS USM & 85mm f/1.8 USM A Good Pair? DDWD10 Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 7 5th of May 2008 (Mon) 06:24
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM or EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM? beanbag Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 16 29th of November 2007 (Thu) 14:28


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:42.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.12
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
This forum is not affiliated with Canon in any way and is run as a free user helpsite by Pekka Saarinen, Helsinki Finland. You will need to register in order to be able to post messages. Cookies are required for registering and posting. HTML in messages is not allowed, plain website addresses are automatically made active by the board.