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Thread started 06 Nov 2011 (Sunday) 06:55
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POLL: "85mm and crop or FF?"
have a crop camera only and love the 85mm on it
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37.5%
have FF/1.3x and love the lens on it
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20%
have both crop and FF and prefer using it on crop
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5%
have both crop and FF and prefer using it on FF
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it's EQUALLY great on either camera!
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owned it, upgraded....
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7.5%
other- state your opinion
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Canon 85mm 1.8 - best on crop, or FF? Which do you prefer?

 
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Nov 06, 2011 06:55 |  #1

So maybe this is a silly topic with many variables but interested what people think. I realize some people only have crop, or FF, some have both, some have 1.3x crop (let's just group them into the FF crowd). Some factors:

85mm 1.8 is much cheaper than the 1.2 or Sigma version, so more people with Rebels/crop might own it.
On crop, 85mm has the same FOV as 135L does on FF. Personally I like using it this way.


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Nov 06, 2011 06:57 |  #2

If you like the 135mm FOV, its a great lens.

It's technically "better" on a FF if your strictly going for bokeh. Simply because you can get closer to your subjects for equal framing. Closer = more fuzzy gooey bokehlichous blurrr ;)




  
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Nov 06, 2011 09:14 |  #3

I know people disagree but I have always found FF lenses work much better on full frame cameras.


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Nov 06, 2011 10:06 |  #4

MGiddings Photography wrote in post #13360579 (external link)
I know people disagree but I have always found FF lenses work much better on full frame cameras.

Same here. Works much better. But I'm not chasing birds with long zooms.


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Nov 06, 2011 11:01 |  #5

It was one of the first lenses I bought. I liked it when I had a crop but I do like it more on a FF, primarily because I like to shoot in landscape orientation far more than I used to on a crop.

I use it a LOT more than my 135L.

I voted EQUALLY


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Nov 06, 2011 12:21 |  #6

I don't own a FF, but I love the 85 1.8 on both my crop bodies. Admittedly, I don't use it as much these days, but at times while shooting my daughter's sporting events, 2.8 just isn't fast enough to get the SS I'm comfortable with. I don't always use it, but it's always in the bag....


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Nov 06, 2011 14:49 |  #7

I love it when I need lighter lens for indoor studio shoots with FF camera. Like it for full body shots. With 50mm I have to get too close.


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Nov 06, 2011 15:46 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #8

It's a nice range for outdoor portraits on a FF--and unbeatable on a crop for indoor sporting events.


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Nov 06, 2011 15:51 |  #9

I voted equal. it is great on FF but I more often than not use the 50/1.4 so I don't use the 85/1.8 a lot. On FF I'll use it for street/candids & sometimes for portrait sessions I'll use both the 5D2/50 & 450D/85


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Nov 06, 2011 17:23 |  #10

I like it better on my crop than FF. Its a bit long for indoor shots but outside, its perfect for me. I prefer longer focal lengths for their background compression but larger DOF.


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Nov 06, 2011 19:31 |  #11

I haven't used it on a crop, but on my 5DII I find the 85mm focal length more useful than the 135mm length. In fact, it's one of the lenses I use most.


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