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Any regrets buying a 50 or 85 L lens?

 
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Oct 16, 2012 07:53 |  #61

ride5000 wrote in post #15128831 (external link)
what's the difference between a bmw and a cactus?

Every BMW owner knows that joke. Be nice. Back to the lenses. No, i never had regrets in buying my 85L II. It took me some time to learn on how to use this lens. Once you get the hang of it. It's Magical!




  
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Oct 16, 2012 11:42 |  #62

I often think about selling my 70-200 2.8 II for the 85L II... I get some great shots at 200MM @ F/2.8, but I'm 50-75ft away from my clients.!


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Oct 16, 2012 13:04 |  #63

silvrbullet wrote in post #15129789 (external link)
I often think about selling my 70-200 2.8 II for the 85L II... I get some great shots at 200MM @ F/2.8, but I'm 50-75ft away from my clients.!

Dont do it. I would never go without BOTH lenses in my bag! :cool:


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Oct 16, 2012 13:33 |  #64

silvrbullet wrote in post #15129789 (external link)
I often think about selling my 70-200 2.8 II for the 85L II... I get some great shots at 200MM @ F/2.8, but I'm 50-75ft away from my clients.!

Not a wise choice my friend, if I had the money, I'd own both! There's a much narrower choice between it and the 135L in terms of image quality wide-open, but I can definitely see myself using the 85L in addition.


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Oct 16, 2012 14:01 |  #65
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Do you know anything about high end cars? Or let me ask the question in a more relevant way, do you have any first hand experience with high-end cars - which excludes the stuff you read/hear online? Probably not.

- You are comparing BMW's Getrag M-dual clutch transmission that is used in ferrari and formula cars to some crappy VW transmission used in golf? That's like comparing iphone 5's camera to 1DX.

- I don't even understand your comment about EDC. Do you even know what it is and how important it is when it comes to handling?

- M3 is not the most reliable car BMW has ever made, the current M3 is the most reliable car in the current BMW line-up. Do you understand the difference?

- You again prove your ignorance and lack of knowledge about high-end cars with your comment about hill-assist. Hill-assist actually comes from the manual transmission cars BMW makes. It is NOT offered in automatic transmission cars at all. It is included in M-DCT/Dual Clutch Transmission simply because DCT works like a manual car. If you take your foot of the brake, the car does not accelerate and it will start going backwards standing on a hill.

Please refrain from making such illiterate comments about sports cars, especially BMW and BMW Ms. I'd also kindly ask you to re-read one's post before responding and do the same to your own response before posting as you display lack of basic English understanding.

Thanks;)

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Ill go gentle :)

-dual clutch was a VW thing from the 80's...
-the M3 has complex systems, so does the everyday VW Golf(first road going car with dual clutch mind you, and direct injection, and both of those things offered with a turbo charger)

-EDC is cool, magnetorheological is even cooler!

-do you know what brake energy regeneration is? (and) more over how trivial it is?

-ONLY the M series cars come with limited slip differentials(stupid but sadly true)

-when you say something is a statistical fact, please provide some data to back that up. preferably in R, but ill accept data sets in SAS, SPSS if you are new to the whole statistics thing.

-(see the point above), the M3 is NOT the most reliable car bmw has made(trust me)

-hill assist? really? did you forget how to drive a car with an automatic transmission?

-have you ever really needed the car to closen the pads to the rotors because you were driving recklessly in the rain?
was it because you were driving recklessly in the rain?


-you define the quantity of a camera in a strange and nebulous way.
I argue that the sony point and shoot is more camera than the 5D2 will ever be.
My personal regret in buying the 50L was spending the money on the 50L when a year later, I am seriously considering a phase one setup.

but i LOVE the 50L. ill never sell it(unless I end up buying a schineder 80mm LS)




  
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Oct 16, 2012 14:05 |  #66

^^ How about we stop useless posts with respect to any vehciles when this is not at all what the thread is about.

Even though SOME of us have had experience with many high end manufactures speaking from experience here.


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Oct 16, 2012 14:11 |  #67

328iGuy wrote in post #15130298 (external link)
^^ How about we stop useless posts with respect to any vehciles when this is not at all what the thread is about.

Even though SOME of us have had experience with many high end manufactures speaking from experience here.

We can't other than polity ask them to stop. A moderator can, if the moderator thinks it is in violation to the Forum rules (and they know about it).


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Oct 16, 2012 14:59 |  #68

I rarely use my 85L, but, when I do, it's really worth it.

Now that I own a 5D3, I'm finding that I use my 85L more often since it focuses a little faster and a little more accurately in the dark. Still not good for moving subjects, but, I never regretted buying the 85L.

What I do regret (in a way): I'm still using my zoom lenses a lot more than my primes given what I tend to shoot (e.g., not portraits). Speaks more of the convenience of some of the zoom focal lengths and being able to crank up ISO.


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Oct 16, 2012 16:57 |  #69
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328iGuy wrote in post #15130298 (external link)
^^ How about we stop useless posts with respect to any vehciles when this is not at all what the thread is about.

Even though SOME of us have had experience with many high end manufactures speaking from experience here.

I have only said what I said because one of the previous posters made incorrect statements about BMW and M3 to be exact. I meant no harm and didn't mean to flame anyone. My post was not useless, I think it was taken the wrong way.




  
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Oct 17, 2012 06:54 |  #70

Kolor-Pikker wrote in post #15130196 (external link)
Not a wise choice my friend, if I had the money, I'd own both! There's a much narrower choice between it and the 135L in terms of image quality wide-open, but I can definitely see myself using the 85L in addition.

Yeah, I would love to own both.. but I don't know if owning both is worth it to me. I haven't parted with the 70-200 yet, so I will probably hang on to it for awhile...


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Oct 17, 2012 18:01 |  #71

Instead of comparing apples to oranges, I'm very surprise I haven't seen any photo comparisons from those who say they've own both and say one is "better" than the other.
Would LOVE to see what they're shooting.


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Oct 17, 2012 18:06 |  #72

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I don't think it's a question of "Is it worth the $$$"

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Wow, these are great, the lens looks amazing.


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Oct 17, 2012 18:08 |  #73

Earlier this week, I sold my 50L alongside my Sigma 85 to upgrade to just the 85LII. No regrets at all. The bokeh and sharpness of this lens is incredibly impressive. I thought the Sigma would've held me over but I kept lusting for the 85LII.


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Oct 18, 2012 08:36 |  #74

I bought the 85L and returned it for the Sigma 85.... I could not justify paying twice the amount for a lens that I would not use all the time..... But I do not regret buying the 50L... love that lens.....


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Oct 18, 2012 14:49 |  #75

I rented the 85L to decide if I wanted it. While an amazing piece of glass, the autofocus was extremely slow IMO(compared to the 1.8). I still want one, but renting it definitely cooled off my need for it. Im going to try the sigma next.




  
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