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Broke down for it 85mm f/1.8

 
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Jan 16, 2006 13:43 |  #1

After 10 minutes of test shots @ Wolf I had to bring it home. What an amazing lens for the price!


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Jan 16, 2006 13:46 |  #2

I dont' have this one (yet), but I've heard nothing but good things about it from people on this forum. I bet you'll love it. Congrats on the purchase decision, and I look forward to seeing some pictures with your new lens.



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Jan 16, 2006 13:46 |  #3

CONGRATS one of the best .
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Jan 16, 2006 13:47 |  #4
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It is a marvelous piece of glass for sure. It's the one that stays on my 20D most of the time.



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Jan 16, 2006 13:48 as a reply to  @ GyRob's post |  #5
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After my 50mm f/1.8, this is the first lens I bought, and I have nary a regret. The results from it, with the 20D in low light, blow me away...

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Jan 16, 2006 13:51 |  #6

It's a lot longer than you would think, but it is so sharp. You just walk backwards to get the whole shot in. It's my favorite. I just wish I could get 3, one for each camera ;)

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Jan 16, 2006 13:59 |  #7

you will love it! Congrats!


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Jan 16, 2006 14:14 |  #8

I love this lens.




  
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Jan 16, 2006 16:03 as a reply to  @ Steve Parr's post |  #9

Steve Parr wrote:
After my 50mm f/1.8, this is the first lens I bought, and I have nary a regret. The results from it, with the 20D in low light, blow me away...

Steve

Still wish I could get 1/60th (Or Faster) @ ISO 400 in low-lit rooms but hey at least I can pull off hand-held shots now :) ISO 800 works very well and with a POD I get really nice long exposure frames.


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Jan 16, 2006 16:55 |  #10

I've heard a lot of good things about this lens. Will likely be my next purchase. :)


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Jan 16, 2006 17:03 |  #11

i love this lens...it should be L lens...


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Jan 16, 2006 20:35 as a reply to  @ MJP's post |  #12

MJP wrote:
i love this lens...it should be L lens...

No it shouldn't. Canon would charge $800 just for the red paint! :rolleyes:


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Jan 16, 2006 20:38 |  #13

Agreed. Maybe we shouldn't all think it's so good. If we said it was bad, they might lower the price. ;) No. Oh well.

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Jan 16, 2006 20:52 as a reply to  @ SuzyView's post |  #14

I sold my 50 f/1.4 (wonderfull everything but could not get far enough away from subject for tight head shots) to get the 85 f/1.8. I was getting too much in my subjects face. Fell in rapturous love with my 85...and it is so light vs my other L 'Tanks'. A real pleasure to use when you need it. And sharp...I cut myself on my first few images!!!!


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Jan 16, 2006 21:10 |  #15

Again, I have to agree with the moral majority, nothing but praise for a lens that I actually didnt think I would purchase. The only bad thing I have to say about it is the unusually long minimum focus distance. But that isnt even a complaint. Sharp and cheap, thats a winner in my book. Hardly comes off the XT. Enjoy it...


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