Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 11 May 2010 (Tuesday) 23:13
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

50 1.2 L OR 85 1.2 L

 
scpictaker
Goldmember
Avatar
1,385 posts
Likes: 9
Joined Feb 2009
Location: Edgerton Wis
     
May 11, 2010 23:13 |  #1

Which would you buy and why? Only one! I'm stuck on which one to get and will rid of my 50 1.4. Thanks


My Flickr (external link)
Canon 5D MKIII l 7D MKII l 24-105L l 16-35 L II l Sigma 50 1.4 ART l 70-200 2.8 L II l 24-70L l EOS M l 2X III l Rok 14mm

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Deep ­ Pocket
Goldmember
1,329 posts
Joined Feb 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
     
May 11, 2010 23:13 |  #2
bannedPermanent ban

on a 7D? 50mm is a bit awkward on a crop I find.. get the 85 :)


17 and learning..
Canon Rebel XSI/450D:
Sigma 30 f/1.4, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS, 18-55 Kit Lens

Deviantart (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
woods
Senior Member
Avatar
295 posts
Likes: 3
Joined May 2009
Location: Alabama
     
May 11, 2010 23:24 |  #3

I am going to buy the 85L because most of my shots are between 70mm - 90mm on my 24-105L ... Now I just need the money :)


Shawn
flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
scpictaker
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
1,385 posts
Likes: 9
Joined Feb 2009
Location: Edgerton Wis
     
May 11, 2010 23:37 as a reply to  @ woods's post |  #4

What about the 50 on my 5D MK II? I use that for portraits. I love the bokeh on the 85 but is it worth the extra $300 or so?


My Flickr (external link)
Canon 5D MKIII l 7D MKII l 24-105L l 16-35 L II l Sigma 50 1.4 ART l 70-200 2.8 L II l 24-70L l EOS M l 2X III l Rok 14mm

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Deep ­ Pocket
Goldmember
1,329 posts
Joined Feb 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
     
May 11, 2010 23:48 |  #5
bannedPermanent ban

scpictaker wrote in post #10165370 (external link)
What about the 50 on my 5D MK II? I use that for portraits. I love the bokeh on the 85 but is it worth the extra $300 or so?

Really good results from the Sigma on full frame.. Ide expect something similar from the 50

But then worth the extra $300 for the 85 1.2? yes


17 and learning..
Canon Rebel XSI/450D:
Sigma 30 f/1.4, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS, 18-55 Kit Lens

Deviantart (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
brownbugger
Senior Member
Avatar
941 posts
Joined Feb 2008
     
May 12, 2010 00:39 |  #6

depends on what focal lenght you prefer, Id prefer the 85L since im usuually in that focal lenght for my headshots.


Gripped Canon 50D, Canon 400D with BG-E3 Grip, 580 EXII Flash, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L , Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L / Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 /Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 / Tamron AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Livinthalife
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
5,118 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jan 2006
Location: Austin,TX
     
May 12, 2010 02:02 |  #7

I have always been on crop. While I have never used EITHER L, I do recommend the focal range of 85. I use my 85 or 30 way more than I ever used my 50 (since gone).


-Andy-

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Darkwand
Goldmember
Avatar
1,851 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 26
Joined Oct 2009
Location: Ã…kersberga, Sweden
     
May 12, 2010 02:08 |  #8

It's more then like 600$ difference here in Sweden.

Hmm maybe i should get the 50L instead of a 7D :)


Adrian My Flickr (external link)
Canon 5D MkIV, Canon 6D, Canon 7D, Canon 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS, 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM, 50mm f/1.4 USM, 85mm f/1,8 USM, Sigma 70-200mm HSM Macro, 10-20mm f/4-5,6

Manfrotto 055 CXPRO4 + 498RC2, Manfrotto 410 Junior, Elinchrom: RX1200, 2x BRX250 , Dlite-it 4 and 2, Canon 580EXII

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
JelleVerherstraeten
Goldmember
Avatar
2,440 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Dec 2008
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
     
May 12, 2010 05:09 |  #9

Do you like your current 50mm? is it to short for you taste, seel it and buy the 85mm.
If you like it and you want to complement that, buy the 85mm and kdep the 50 1,4.
I you like the FL very much, but you want a better build, nicer overal lens, keep the 50 1,4 and buy the 50L.


-Jelle l Gear l Website (external link) l

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,536 views & 0 likes for this thread
50 1.2 L OR 85 1.2 L
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is pdomag
872 guests, 244 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.