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My first look at Canon's new 85 mm

 
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Oct 02, 2017 11:52 |  #1

At a camera equipment show on October 1st, just outside London, Ont, Canada, I had a chance to use Canon's new 85mm lens, even though it was not yet available to purchase. The rep said it was the first day they were allowed to let members of the public see and use the lens. My first impressions were that the lens was light (compared to my Sigma 85), focused very fast and was a pleasure to use. I know the pictures aren't anything to write home about, but I thought I'd share them just the same.


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Oct 02, 2017 12:00 |  #2

Were these actually at f/1.6 or is that an EXF bug?




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Oct 02, 2017 12:22 as a reply to vengence's post |  #3

They were probably at f/1.6. To tell you the truth, I was so exciting about using it, I really can't remember. I was like a kid in a candy store for the twenty minutes I was allowed to use it.


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Oct 02, 2017 12:27 |  #4

nice bokeh, pretty smooth!


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Oct 02, 2017 12:31 |  #5

I'm writing home about it as we speak. Good stuff.


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Oct 02, 2017 15:38 |  #6

vengence wrote in post #18464597 (external link)
Were these actually at f/1.6 or is that an EXF bug?

I don't understand the question. Wouldn't you expect f/1.6 to be available on an f/1.4 lens?


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Oct 02, 2017 16:09 |  #7

Bassat wrote in post #18464742 (external link)
I don't understand the question. Wouldn't you expect f/1.6 to be available on an f/1.4 lens?

It is a fair question, the lens is so new, it may not have a LR profile yet, and even if the lens was actually wide open at F1.4, it is possible that it might have read F1.6. Since it is Canon on Canon, and not Tamron / Sigma on Canon, it is extremely likely that the lens was at F1.6. The question no doubt was asked so that one could try and ascertain if one was looking at F1.4 or F1.6 bokeh and CA.


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Oct 02, 2017 16:11 |  #8

wallstreetoneil wrote in post #18464759 (external link)
It is a fair question, the lens is so new, it may not have a LR profile yet, and even if the lens was actually wide open at F1.4, it is possible that it might have read F1.6. Since it is Canon on Canon, and not Tamron / Sigma on Canon, it is extremely likely that the lens was at F1.6. The question no doubt was asked so that one could try and ascertain if one was looking at F1.4 or F1.6 bokeh and CA.

Thanks. Really, I don't think I could tell the difference.


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Oct 02, 2017 17:21 |  #9

Man, that tripod looks awful uncomfortable to be held horizontal with that setup.... :-P

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Oct 02, 2017 18:04 |  #10

wallstreetoneil wrote in post #18464759 (external link)
It is a fair question, the lens is so new, it may not have a LR profile yet

LR reads the info from the EXIF. The OP probably stopped down the lens inadvertently.
I am not crazy about that bokeh.
Have you tested CA ? I may be wrong (and I hope so), but the lens does not seem very well corrected for longitudinal CA.


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Oct 02, 2017 18:30 |  #11

not smooth bokeh... busy bokeh reminds me of the 85 1.8 and where is all the canon blacks

I hate hate hate this lens because hating this lens makes me feel better about my overhyped awesome sigma lens which will always be portrayed as inferior to the canon but still it's larger and you know what they say larger is better right i mean go ask your wife i mean well nevermind she will agree that no matter what this canon does we will always argue to the millionth degree on every detail even something like i don't like this lens because it's made of glass or it has glass or the rubber ring is made of more awesomer rubber then your girls rubbers darnit

nevermind


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Oct 02, 2017 19:27 |  #12

Talley wrote in post #18464831 (external link)
not smooth bokeh... busy bokeh reminds me of the 85 1.8 and where is all the canon blacks

I hate hate hate this lens because hating this lens makes me feel better about my overhyped awesome sigma lens which will always be portrayed as inferior to the canon but still it's larger and you know what they say larger is better right i mean go ask your wife i mean well nevermind she will agree that no matter what this canon does we will always argue to the millionth degree on every detail even something like i don't like this lens because it's made of glass or it has glass or the rubber ring is made of more awesomer rubber then your girls rubbers darnit

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ahahaha

I was just going to comment that it looks like an 85mm 1.8 bokeh  :p:twisted:


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Oct 02, 2017 19:31 |  #13

2 pictures don't a bokeh profile make.... :) Still an interesting lens, but I have a special place in my heart for the venerable 85L.


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Oct 02, 2017 19:33 |  #14

If it’s not 400 2.8 it’s incapable at any decent bo’ kahhh


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Oct 02, 2017 20:09 |  #15

umphotography wrote in post #18464868 (external link)
I was just going to comment that it looks like an 85mm 1.8 bokeh  :p:twisted:

Canon finally has a replacement for the 85/1.8. After 25 years, they just adjusted the price for inflation :p


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