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Jun 01, 2012 11:51 |  #16

5W0L3 wrote in post #14515998 (external link)
^ only get 85L if you are going to be shooting at f/1.2 90% of the time lol.. thats where it REALLY shines.. nothing even comes close including 85 1.8.

But if you are tight on budget, then 85 1.8 + 135L is a really good combo.. 135 is a really solid lens and takes some amazing pictures as well, as long as you are comfortable with that focal length.

85L is a very specialised portrait lens, you will struggle to shoot sports and moving subjects with it. For sports/moving subjects 85 1.8 is much better as it focuses quicker.

For the price, I think the 135L would be worth trying out and see how much you'd miss the 85mm focal length. I'm planning on the 100Lmm macro and the 135L and see how that combo performs. I have the 50 1.4 and I love that lens wide open, so my guess is 85L 1.2 would be right up my alley, but it is a commitment for sure!


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Jun 01, 2012 12:11 |  #17

5W0L3 wrote in post #14515998 (external link)
^ only get 85L if you are going to be shooting at f/1.2 90% of the time lol.. thats where it REALLY shines.

Not sure I completely agree with this statement. 90% of my shots are probably anything but at F1.2. The DOF is way too shallow to be useable. But I will agree that the shots I do keep at 1.2 are pretty spectacular.


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Jun 02, 2012 08:48 |  #18

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Not sure I completely agree with this statement. 90% of my shots are probably anything but at F1.2. The DOF is way too shallow to be useable. But I will agree that the shots I do keep at 1.2 are pretty spectacular.

Off topic again ;)


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Jun 03, 2012 09:29 |  #19

JoshuaRoss wrote in post #14513002 (external link)
Searching this forum I didnt come across one solid forum for this lens.

Any admirers of this lens? Im considering this lens because I want a good portrait lens. I don't need a lens that has fast auto focus because I'm using this for portraits. In low light I will probably manually focus it anyways.

Any opinions on this lens will greatly be appreciated. Also, does anyone know where I can buy this lens?

I wanted this lens but didn't need the benefits of the Mk II. Also, since it's a hobby for me I didn't want to pay the price,for the MK II, either used or new. Posted a WTB and within a few weeks picked up a nice used one at 2/3rd the price of a used MK II. On my camera 60% of the time. The FL works well for what I shoot. You get used to the focus speed and realize the benefits/limitations of the lens. For me, the keepers I get are well worth the price. I wouldn't hesitate getting it since you'll be able to get your money back if you find you don't use it enough.


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