EightEleven wrote in post #18196996
Awesome! Thank you for sharing..
I am still on the fence for the 85FL.. looking for a better blur when I cant stretch out to 200mm.
Hopefully, the 1.4L will be sharper than the 1.2L..
Any talk of cancelling production on the 1.2L.. Seems like a cheaper (sharper?) 85 would be fighting for the same shelf space..
The 200 F1.8 became a 200 F2 IS after all...
85 F1.2 really is not a very practical lens and F1.2 is not much different from F1.4. I'm sure someone will say opposite, but just compare the same image at F1.2 and F1.4 and to me it's not enough to worry over. A faster focusing F1.4 with IS will be the better more versatile lens. 85L F1.2 to me is a total niche lens--if it were fast to focus, like 135L fast or even 85 F1.8 fast, then maybe that would be different, but it's a pig.
I think they dropped to F1.4 to gain IS. The build size for the F1.2 to add IS would be enormous and even heavier. I think, just my opinion, that the F1.4L IS will replace it ultimately in the long run.