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Apr 06, 2012 14:26 |  #16

The best portraits I've ever seen are taken by the 135mm f2 on a FF camera. Please explain what you don't like about the results of the portraits you've taken with this combo. Is the lens too sharp? Is the bokeh too creamy?

About your choice between the 35mm and the 85mm, the 85mm is a great portrait lens, the 35mm is not.




  
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Apr 06, 2012 23:01 |  #17
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amfoto1 wrote in post #14220236 (external link)
85L certainly is a "dream lens"... But you could get Sigma 85/1.4 (almost) or Canon 85/1.8 (easily) and 35L, for the price of the 85/1.2L.

Previous post is right... 35mm is not your normal portrait lens... usable for wider, environmental portraits. But not too close, or it exaggerate

the sigma 85 and canon 85 1.8 are in no way a comparison....not even an option.




  
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Apr 06, 2012 23:03 |  #18
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nightcat wrote in post #14221281 (external link)
The best portraits I've ever seen are taken by the 135mm f2 on a FF camera. Please explain what you don't like about the results of the portraits you've taken with this combo. Is the lens too sharp? Is the bokeh too creamy?

About your choice between the 35mm and the 85mm, the 85mm is a great portrait lens, the 35mm is not.

yeah, not too fond of your sarcasm.... If you read further back though, I explain why I don't care for my 135 as my portrait lens....




  
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Apr 07, 2012 01:06 |  #19

Man you've got high standards. The 85 1.8 is pretty fantastic. The L is on another level, but to me, definitely not worth it. Aside from the nifty, best bang for the buck prime you can buy.


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Apr 07, 2012 11:29 |  #20
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Charlie wrote in post #14223957 (external link)
Man you've got high standards. The 85 1.8 is pretty fantastic. The L is on another level, but to me, definitely not worth it. Aside from the nifty, best bang for the buck prime you can buy.

i still have my nifty =] first lens I ever bought....yeah I guess I do have high standards, I am my own worst critic.




  
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Apr 07, 2012 21:39 |  #21

I thought the 85 1.8 was similar build to the nifty fifty, but it seems the 85 is closer or better build to the 50 f/1.4. It has a good focus ring unlike the nifty-fifty. I would seriously consider the 85 1.8 if it means you could purchase the 35L as well in the not to distant future


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Apr 10, 2012 10:30 |  #22
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mattmorgan44 wrote in post #14227791 (external link)
I thought the 85 1.8 was similar build to the nifty fifty, but it seems the 85 is closer or better build to the 50 f/1.4. It has a good focus ring unlike the nifty-fifty. I would seriously consider the 85 1.8 if it means you could purchase the 35L as well in the not to distant future

I just sold my 85 1.8 .... Didnt like it.




  
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Apr 10, 2012 23:44 |  #23

What didn't you like about it?

Image or build? Any specifics? I was thinking about the 85 1.8....


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Apr 12, 2012 08:42 |  #24
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mattmorgan44 wrote in post #14245648 (external link)
What didn't you like about it?

Image or build? Any specifics? I was thinking about the 85 1.8....

Once you drive a BMW, a honda civic just doesnt cut it any more.

I guess I was spoiled by previously owning the other lens. No other lens has met the quality that one does. Comparing the 1.8 to the L series 1.2 well, there is no comparison.




  
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Apr 13, 2012 10:46 |  #25

Yeah but my my Mitsubishi Evo is almost as quick as a Ferrari and its much, much cheaper. So I bought the Evo :) good comparison hey :lol:

Seriously though that's fine I understand wanting the best quality lenses. And the bokeh on the 1.2 is amazing!


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Apr 17, 2012 14:55 |  #26
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mattmorgan44 wrote in post #14259354 (external link)
Yeah but my my Mitsubishi Evo is almost as quick as a Ferrari and its much, much cheaper. So I bought the Evo :) good comparison hey :lol:

Seriously though that's fine I understand wanting the best quality lenses. And the bokeh on the 1.2 is amazing!

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Apr 17, 2012 15:12 as a reply to  @ James504's post |  #27

If you really cant decide between 35L or 85L, have you considered 50L?


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Apr 19, 2012 08:08 |  #28
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50L is never an option...I hate that lens with a passion

I bit the bullet yesterday and bought the 85L and a multi coat heliopan filter as well.... I can not wait for this weekend!!!!!!!




  
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Apr 19, 2012 08:11 |  #29

James504 wrote in post #14291745 (external link)
50L is never an option...I hate that lens with a passion

I bit the bullet yesterday and bought the 85L and a multi coat heliopan filter as well.... I can not wait for this weekend!!!!!!!

just don't find yourself holding the camera backwards the entire time because your stuck drooling over the gorgeous front glass!!! :lol:


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Christina.DazzleByDesi​gn wrote in post #14291760 (external link)
just don't find yourself holding the camera backwards the entire time because your stuck drooling over the gorgeous front glass!!! :lol:

true dat




  
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