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50L or 85L

 
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Aug 25, 2011 12:30 |  #16

I am in the same ship as you man. My next lens will either be a 50L or 85L. My friends have both and they say the 85L destroys backgrounds. Plus it would fill in the focal length gap i have between the 35L and the 135L. It would fit right in! 85L brah!!


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Aug 25, 2011 12:52 |  #17

85L if you have the money. hands down.




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Aug 25, 2011 14:46 |  #18

They're both great lenses. I prefer the 50L on my 1DIV. But that's me.

Depending on your subject matter, you may want to consider AF speeds. The 50L will focus faster than the 85L.



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Aug 25, 2011 14:50 |  #19

My wife and I just had our first child, and I had to downgrade my gear. the only lens I kept was my 50L to go with my 5D II. It's a standard focal length that is versatile (for me anyway).


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Aug 25, 2011 15:25 as a reply to PLLphotography's post |  #20

50L is a bit more versatile.

The 85L is more geared towards portraiture and more static subject matter.




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Aug 25, 2011 16:02 |  #21

I recently got to try out the 85LII on my 5D from the CPS loan evaluation program, and it is every bit as special as everyone claims it to be. Great lens.

I have not tried the 50L, so I cannot comment on that lens.


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Aug 25, 2011 16:23 |  #22

I really like the idea of using my 24-105 and determine where I am shooting the most.


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Aug 25, 2011 16:34 |  #23

Is not 50L and Sigma 85mm 1.4 euqal price to 85L?
Or...
50L + 60D = price of 85L? (50L becomes 80mm 1.2)
Just a thought


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Aug 25, 2011 17:14 |  #24

bjielsl wrote in post #12999478external link
I really like the idea of using my 24-105 and determine where I am shooting the most.

This is a really good idea. Save yourself the time and money by buying the right focal length for you the first time.


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Aug 25, 2011 17:17 as a reply to MatthewK's post |  #25

50L


everyone else here is on crack for saying the 85L


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Aug 25, 2011 17:23 |  #26

I just tested a 50L thats been calibrated by canon (via CPS platinum member) and thoroughly tested with the repair centers 1dmk4 and 5dmk2. OMG......I love the images when I dont pixel peep. The lens still focus shifts and is certainly not sharp at f/1.2 with both of my 5dmk2's I own.

If you want that crisp sharp photos with high quality images the 85L will deliver for that focal length.


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Aug 25, 2011 17:35 |  #27

I went to B&H yesterday and i ask to try the 85L f/1.2, Sigma 85 f/1.4 and Canon 50L. The guy ask me what camera do i have. I have a 5Dc.He recommended 85mm is a very good choice on FF and 50L for 1.6 sensor for portraiture. 85L has a fantastic dreamy capture. Sigma is not a slouch either.




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Aug 25, 2011 17:49 |  #28

I have both. I shoot mostly with.... 50L. :D

Bokeh of 50L in the foreground is better than that of the 85L. They are completely different lenses however, you can't really compare them. The only thing they share is their F/1.2 aperture.

If you can afford it, I'd suggest you go for both, although in that case you could also consider 50L + 135L :D. I reckon these are the two lenses in Canon's lineup with the best 3D rendition.

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Aug 25, 2011 19:55 |  #29
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Get the 85LII & Nifty! Best combo ;)


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Aug 25, 2011 21:28 |  #30

I am leaning more towards the 50L, purely for the weather sealing. I shoot in Hawaii, and well.... random rain is quite common.


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