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Sep 07, 2012 21:59 |  #1

So I bought the 85mm 1.8 and was so excited. Only one problem, im trying to use it on my 1D Mark lll.....grrr. I love this lens but the FL for this camera is too long. I know it has been talked about before, but I am just wondering what others with the same camera and lens have done. I don't really think I want to go down to the 50mm.
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Sep 07, 2012 22:04 |  #2

If its too long, it's too long. No matter how much you like it, if it's not the right FOV, then it's not useful.

Maybe consider the 60/2.8 or the 24-70 if dead set against the 50.



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Sep 07, 2012 22:14 |  #3
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britt777 wrote in post #14962283 (external link)
I love this lens but the FL for this camera is too long.

Too long for what? It's just a 1.3x crop.

Heaps of people LOVE their 85mm on 1.6x crop, so does 135L on ff :rolleyes:


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Sep 07, 2012 22:53 as a reply to  @ kin2son's post |  #4

Sounds like a good excuse to trade in that 1D3 for a 1Dx...
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Sep 07, 2012 23:01 |  #5

I use 85mm 1.2L on 1D MK IV (1.3X crop) and actually it's my walk around lens and use it more often than my 24-70mm


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Sep 07, 2012 23:12 as a reply to  @ 2loose's post |  #6

The 85 1.8 is too nice of a lens to not keep ... I find the focal length quite nice on 1.6 crop but I do have other lenses. I find that my other primes match up nicely with the 85 and my most recent addition, the 40mm 2.8 seems to be a nice combo with the 85 ... price is right and it might be worth considering.


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Sep 08, 2012 00:30 |  #7

chris_holtmeier wrote in post #14962297 (external link)
If its too long, it's too long. No matter how much you like it, if it's not the right FOV, then it's not useful.

Maybe consider the 60/2.8 or the 24-70 if dead set against the 50.

The 60/2.8 is an EF-S lens and is not compatible with APS-H (or FF) bodies.




  
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Sep 08, 2012 00:42 |  #8

I love mine even on crop 1.6x 7D, it's user preference or usage. Even my 135L, it's not that hard to use imho :)


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Sep 08, 2012 00:44 |  #9
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I love my 85mm on Full Frame :) However, even a 50mm is great. Too bad Canon doesn't make a decent 50mm...


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Sep 08, 2012 00:47 |  #10

Do you mean too long to use inside your place, or in general?




  
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Sep 08, 2012 01:00 |  #11

why did you buy that focal length and what situation is it too long for?


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Sep 08, 2012 07:30 |  #12

chris_holtmeier wrote in post #14962297 (external link)
If its too long, it's too long. No matter how much you like it, if it's not the right FOV, then it's not useful.

Maybe consider the 60/2.8 or the 24-70 if dead set against the 50.

i agree, the only reason i am holding onto mine is that im going fullframe soon so i'll be able to use it again!


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Sep 08, 2012 08:42 |  #13

xarqi wrote in post #14962682 (external link)
The 60/2.8 is an EF-S lens and is not compatible with APS-H (or FF) bodies.

My mistake, I thought you could non wide angle ef-s on APS-H.



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Sep 08, 2012 08:56 |  #14

Im using for portrait shots. I think Im just really use to using a zoom and need to work with this lens more. I appreciate the feed back.


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Sep 08, 2012 09:01 |  #15

britt777 wrote in post #14962283 (external link)
So I bought the 85mm 1.8 and was so excited. Only one problem, im trying to use it on my 1D Mark lll.....grrr. I love this lens but the FL for this camera is too long. I know it has been talked about before, but I am just wondering what others with the same camera and lens have done. I don't really think I want to go down to the 50mm.
Comments and suggestions please.

Move your feet. Works for me every time :-)


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