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 04 Oct 2011 (Tuesday) 14:57
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Canon 35mm f/1.4 or 85mm f/1.2

 
Soto
Senior Member
Avatar
872 posts
Joined Dec 2005
     
Oct 04, 2011 14:57 |  #1

Hello People,

I'm about to buy a new lens and I'm deciding between the 35mm f/1.4 or the 85mm f/1.2. I want to see you opinions on these two lenses. Thanks!!!




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
ahendarman
Senior Member
Avatar
851 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Sep 2008
Location: SoCal
     
Oct 04, 2011 15:08 |  #2

Hard to say without knowing what do you want to do with it and what lenses you already have.


Gear | Smugmug (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Citizen_Insane
Senior Member
Avatar
453 posts
Joined Oct 2006
Location: Ames, IA
     
Oct 04, 2011 15:10 |  #3

Those are very different lenses, I'd say it depends on what you shoot.


Gear
Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
professoryeti
Senior Member
Avatar
573 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Oct 2009
Location: Charleston, WV
     
Oct 04, 2011 15:13 |  #4

I think they're really nice lenses that are extremely fast, sharp, and capture beautiful colors.

I think one is 35mm and one is 85mm. :-)

Seriously though, one is normal-wide and one is short-telephoto. And they're arguably the best lenses of their lengths available in any autofocus system. So, do you want a normal-wide lens, or a short-tele lens?


Saturnalia for all you have.
5D Mark II | 5D | 24mm f/1.4L II | 35mm f/1.4L | Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 | Canon 100mm f/2.8L | 24-105mm f/4L | 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II |
JoshNibertPhotography.​com (external link)
Facebook (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
cherrymoon
Senior Member
Avatar
533 posts
Joined Mar 2008
     
Oct 04, 2011 15:13 |  #5

2 killing lenses. But IMO the 85L is the sexiest.

I have both and prefer the 85L by far : f1.2, sharp as hell, bokeh. This lens is just incredible.

But am I objective ? Look @ my avatar...


5D² 40 pancake | 50/1.4 | 85L II | 135L | 16-35L IS | 24-105L | 70-200 f2.8 L IS II and a TT bike
Complete Gear List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Soto
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
872 posts
Joined Dec 2005
     
Oct 04, 2011 15:18 |  #6

OK... thanks for the comments. I'm going to be doing a lot of food photography and some fashion. I already have the Canon 24-105mm f/4 with my 5DMKII.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
yourdoinitwrong
Goldmember
Avatar
2,394 posts
Joined Apr 2009
Location: Indiana
     
Oct 04, 2011 15:35 as a reply to  @ Soto's post |  #7

If you have the room to work I would go with the 85mm. You will have less perspective distortion than if you were shooting up close with the 35mm. I really like my 35 1.4 but I don't use it for close shots. I previously tried out the 85L and while it produces great images, the AF is a little slow. With food though I don't think that will be much of an issue.


5D4 w/BG-E20, 24-105 f/4L, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, 35 f/1.4L, 85 f/1.8, 100 f/2.8L IS Macro, Sigma 50 f/1.4
Full List

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
LongDraw
Member
152 posts
Joined Aug 2009
     
Oct 04, 2011 15:40 as a reply to  @ yourdoinitwrong's post |  #8

What about 50mm?




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Soto
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
872 posts
Joined Dec 2005
     
Oct 04, 2011 16:00 |  #9

LongDraw wrote in post #13204933 (external link)
What about 50mm?

That's a good one too... its $50 more and it goes to f/1.2




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
JonK
Goldmember
Avatar
2,161 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Feb 2004
Location: PA USA
     
Oct 04, 2011 16:19 |  #10

MFD is long on the 85. Too long for food IMHO.


7NE | 7D | 5DII | 16-35/2.8L II | 24/1.4L II | TS-E 24/3.5L II | 50/1.4 | 85/1.2L II | 100/2.8L IS | 70-200/2.8L IS II | 400/5.6L | PIXMA Pro 9500 Mark II
check my blog:
www.jonkensy.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Sp1207
Goldmember
1,835 posts
Gallery: 3 photos
Likes: 4
Joined Nov 2010
Location: Right Behind You
     
Oct 04, 2011 17:13 |  #11

For food the 85/1.2 isn't really that great of a choice. It's expensive and has a long MFD. For the same money consider the Sigma 85/1.4 and the Canon TS-E 90 or 100 macro.

The 35/1.4 is very good, with only a few 35mm SLR lenses available with better performance. The only less expensive option that's sharper is the Samyang 35, but it's MF.


Gear

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Stir ­ Fry ­ A ­ Lot
Senior Member
679 posts
Joined Aug 2010
Location: Berkeley, Ca
     
Oct 04, 2011 17:16 |  #12

Sigma 30 and the Canon 85.


Flickr (external link)
5D3 | 5Dc | 7D | Tok 16-28 | 24-105 | 17-55 | 70-200 f4 IS | Pancake 40 | Sigma 50 | 85 1.8 | Yongnuo 565EX | Demb Flash Bracket | DiffuseIt Bounce Card | Manfrotto 535 CF Tripod | 2x Yongnuo YN560s | 2x PBL Softbox Umbrellas | CyberSync Triggers | Epson R3000 | A very understanding wife

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
hillavoider
Member
99 posts
Joined Mar 2011
     
Oct 04, 2011 19:16 |  #13

100mm macro L will do food and portraits, very nice lens and cheaper




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
cjrpostma
Member
40 posts
Joined May 2011
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
     
Oct 04, 2011 19:18 as a reply to  @ Stir Fry A Lot's post |  #14

I just bought the 85 1.2L II and I wasn't quite sure I would be happy with my choice. After using it for a few days, I can say it is my favorite lens. I sold my 100L IS Macro to purchase the 85L. I also own the 35 1.4L.

But for food, I would definitely get the 100L IS Macro.


5DII, 35L, 85L II, 135L

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ENto. ­ Abyss
Member
96 posts
Joined Sep 2011
Location: socali
     
Oct 04, 2011 19:23 as a reply to  @ cjrpostma's post |  #15

35mm was my first Lens i own.. and till this day, I'm still using this lens ohhhh yeaaa!! :D


Canon 5D Mark II & Canon 5d Mark III
[COLOR="Black"]Lens : EF 35mm f/1.4L USM - EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM - EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II
FD 50mm f/1.4 S.S.C

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

7,825 views & 0 likes for this thread
Canon 35mm f/1.4 or 85mm f/1.2
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 Dirtstar
869 guests, 226 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.