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Jul 11, 2012 22:35 |  #16

Nice shot with the 85.


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Jul 11, 2012 22:59 as a reply to  @ coldcuts113's post |  #17

I do a lot of studio so my 85L is use more often then the 50L.


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Jul 11, 2012 23:05 |  #18

laxlife1234 wrote in post #14704282 (external link)
It wont. Trust me. Both will be used, chances are because you will be really excited at first with the 50L, you will use it more, but otherwise once you get used to it you may use the 85 more ;).


Unless you get a sharp 50L, it WILL be soft at 1.2 unlike the 85L @ 1.2 and that might turn you off, making you sell the 50, but it really depends. If you like the 50mm length on FF you will probably love the 50L.

Basically the 50 is better for closer portraits or if you need a bit wider, but for DOF you will find yourself reaching for the 85 if you are going to be a bit far from the subject.. really depends in all honesty.

If you get that 50L I doubt you will be unsatisfied ;)

Here are two examples both on FF, obviously they're very different images but to give a bit of an idea as to what the bokeh will look like with the 50 1.2 v. 85 1.2.
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^ that 85L Bokeh is just so buttery smooth...:D

now that im finally down to only one body and lens, i now have to make a decision between the 24L and 50L, will try out both to see which one i like best, almost made a mistake of selling my 85L today ALMOST !!! i woulda regretted that so bad lol


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Jul 11, 2012 23:41 |  #19

Neil B wrote in post #14704807 (external link)
^ that 85L Bokeh is just so buttery smooth...:D

now that im finally down to only one body and lens, i now have to make a decision between the 24L and 50L, will try out both to see which one i like best, almost made a mistake of selling my 85L today ALMOST !!! i woulda regretted that so bad lol

Why not the 24L, 50 1.4 and 85L? Its like the dream team basically :D you have 2 insanely sharp lenses then instead of one (if you go the 85/50L route).

I need an 85L back in my life... np other lens has come close to comparing to it :lol: I miss it so much! I'm even starting to consider an 85L/50 1.4 combo again... I just need that 85L back in my life :p




  
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Jul 12, 2012 00:32 |  #20

laxlife1234 wrote in post #14704909 (external link)
Why not the 24L, 50 1.4 and 85L? Its like the dream team basically :D you have 2 insanely sharp lenses then instead of one (if you go the 85/50L route).

I need an 85L back in my life... np other lens has come close to comparing to it :lol: I miss it so much! I'm even starting to consider an 85L/50 1.4 combo again... I just need that 85L back in my life :p

The 50L is the reason I am still with canon gear....

although having a first gen 1Ds doesn't hurt either.... iso 100 baby! (dark chocolate and 20-year tawny smooth!)

Sharpness is such a bourgeoisie concept. look at the self portrait you posted...... if anything its too sharp!


Also, if you ever take pictures of little fluffy dogs, the 50L makes them look.... littler and fluffier!


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