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Apr 20, 2011 09:32 |  #1

Well, I am waiting for B&H to get back open from the church break thing so I can buy the 85L. I think every time I have wanted to buy something from them that are on some extended break (I think I need a job there!).Anyway, I have been hoping a mint one would come up for sale on here or FM, but have not saw any that fit the bill. I know as soon as I hit the buy button at B&H, one will pop up on here (aint that the way it always goes lol).Anyway, I was going to do the Sig 1.4, but I think I will just stick with the red ring sexyness :-)Just waiting and thought I would share, sorry if I wasted a few seconds of your time :-)


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Apr 20, 2011 09:44 |  #2

No wasted time at all, totally understand your excitement. I am looking forward to the day when I can pull the trigger on one of these beauties. To me it is the ultimate lens for a portrait photographer.



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Apr 20, 2011 09:47 as a reply to  @ jefftaz's post |  #3

:lol:


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Apr 20, 2011 09:54 |  #4

Here you go

http://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1028238


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Apr 20, 2011 10:02 |  #5

So funny, not 2 seconds after I did this post this same guy contacted me on FM about this lens and told me it was on here for sale. I found myself searching, guess I did not enter it right, or over looked it.Anyway, I am going to buy it from him :-)Thanks for the link though!!


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Apr 20, 2011 11:27 |  #6

If you purchase a used 85L hold out for the MKII model - much quicker focusing.


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Apr 20, 2011 13:14 |  #7

Oh for sure, I only wanted new or like new (within a year or so). The oe I am buying now is a UY date code, Im happy!


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Apr 20, 2011 13:17 |  #8

how much did you pay for this beast?

I sold this lens and regretted; bought it again.


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Apr 20, 2011 13:33 |  #9

You will not be disappointed by it.

people complain about it's AF speed.
people complain about it's size/weight.
people complain about it's lack of weather sealing.
people complain about it's price.

everyone's jaw drops at what it produces.


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Apr 20, 2011 14:01 |  #10

I am paying 1850 for it (his asking price) as I think it is a fair price.

As for the AF issue, I have used this lens before, and if you use it for what it is built for (what I think it is anyway), then the AF is not an issue.
The size and weight...I just aint a puss lol
Weather sealing...Easy, stay out of the rain...If it looks like rain, take the 70-200 (or whatever).
Price...If you cant afford it, there are other nice lenses that are cheaper.

I agree, it helps in making some great photos!!!


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Apr 20, 2011 14:37 as a reply to  @ pprice's post |  #11

Mine (a II) will focus fast enough for me. I have no issues with it.




  
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Apr 20, 2011 15:38 |  #12

Congratualtions on your purchase, what is the recommended aperture to use with this lens when used in studio portraiture photography? i also own this lens and find i am always pushing aperture to below f2 just because i know it can go that far. Intersted in some more professional opinions in this area

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Apr 20, 2011 15:44 |  #13

Zerimar wrote in post #12260703 (external link)
You will not be disappointed by it.

people complain about it's AF speed.
people complain about it's size/weight.
people complain about it's lack of weather sealing.
people complain about it's price.

everyone's jaw drops at what it produces.

Yes to this.


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Apr 20, 2011 19:04 |  #14

pprice wrote in post #12259221 (external link)
Well, I am waiting for B&H to get back open from the church break thing so I can buy the 85L. I think every time I have wanted to buy something from them that are on some extended break (I think I need a job there!).

Just don't expect time off for Christmas or Easter! :D


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Apr 20, 2011 19:15 |  #15

Zerimar wrote in post #12260703 (external link)
You will not be disappointed by it.

people complain about it's AF speed.
people complain about it's size/weight.
people complain about it's lack of weather sealing.
people complain about it's price.

everyone's jaw drops at what it produces.

Just bought one, this is so so true. AF speed is not the fastest but when it locks on, whoa.


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