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Thread started 08 Aug 2012 (Wednesday) 14:56
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POLL: "Which would you keep / purchase?"
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
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Rocket Blower!
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50L or 85L II? Poll it up~

 
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Aug 08, 2012 22:27 |  #16

When people can understand internet poll is practically useless?


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Aug 08, 2012 22:30 |  #17

50L, I picked up one a couple months ago and haven't looked back at all. It's a fantastic lens and perfect for the crop frame of my 7D


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Aug 08, 2012 22:31 |  #18

x_tan wrote in post #14833661 (external link)
When people can understand internet poll is practically useless?

So, back to the question x_tan.............:lol::lol::lol:


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Aug 09, 2012 00:17 |  #19

windpig wrote in post #14833697 (external link)
So, back to the question x_tan.............:lol::lol::lol:

My daughter gave me this book (external link) to read a year ago which was eye opening, and I look at the 'poll' in very different way since :D.

Back to Q&A, seem to me every single Conscious Shooters in POTN get a Sigma 50 f/1.4 or Canon 85 f/1.8 as they are 'much better' :lol::lol::lol:


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Aug 09, 2012 02:21 |  #20

85L II




  
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Aug 09, 2012 06:37 |  #21

Since I am not a fan of 50mm on a FF, I vote 85.


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Aug 09, 2012 10:52 |  #22

85L all the way


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Aug 09, 2012 11:04 |  #23

85mm f/1.2L II
There are better 50mms out there than the Canon L one, for instance, the Zeiss 50mm f/2 MP.


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Aug 09, 2012 11:13 |  #24

x_tan wrote in post #14834105 (external link)
My daughter gave me this book (external link) to read a year ago which was eye opening, and I look at the 'poll' in very different way since :D.

Back to Q&A, seem to me every single Conscious Shooters in POTN get a Sigma 50 f/1.4 or Canon 85 f/1.8 as they are 'much better' :lol::lol::lol:

The 85 f/1.8 is not better than the 85L, it is just faster in terms of AF and cheaper. And for the sigma 50 f/1.4, I have bad luck with that lens myself. Tried. 3 copies, none of them work properly, that's why it is called sigma lottery.


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Aug 09, 2012 11:34 |  #25

thestone11 wrote in post #14835735 (external link)
that's why it is called sigma lottery.

^^ This ^^
Had the sigma 50mm, sold it. Still have and love my 85L :D


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Aug 09, 2012 12:26 |  #26

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A prime in the "normal" focal length is the foundation of my kit

For me 85mm is my normal lens. I shot with only 50mm lenses for 22 years before adding other focal lengths. I always found 50mm to be an awkward focal length at least for me it was....good for snap shots but hard to compose good images other wise. A little over a year ago I bought both the 50L and 85L II with Canons Summer rebates. I kept the 85L and returned the 50L. I would have kept the 50L but it had a focus shift that I just could not live with and comparing it to my 50 1.4 I could not tell a nickles worth of difference in sharpness. For over 32 years I have always had a 50mm prime lens and probably always will but in the past 10 years it is just not a focal length I use much. I may one day repurchase a 50L just to say I have one but for now it is just not that high of priority on my future lens list.


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Aug 09, 2012 12:33 |  #27

The 50L is better at the 50mm focal length and the 85L is better at the 85mm focal length. Since I already own both lenses and have plenty of Wal-Mart bags to carry my equipment around in, I voted for the Rocket Blower. As everyone knows, one can never have enough blowers. :lol:

Hope this helps with whatever your purpose was for starting this thread.


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Aug 09, 2012 12:55 |  #28

I voted for the 85. I don't have either nor can afford them but, what the heck, it's a poll ;)


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Aug 09, 2012 12:58 |  #29

I've used both. Love the 85L II.

Get the 85L II if you want best IQ, best looking bokeh, and razor sharp images at f/1.2. It is also more reliable than the 50L in terms of focus accuracy, and it doesn't suffer from the pesky focus shift issue.

That said, the 50L is still a nice lens. Just not as good as the 85.

But I should warn you that that the 85L II has a very slow AF. I can live with that, but can you? ;)




  
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Aug 09, 2012 13:00 |  #30

85L


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