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Tested out an 85L II today, shouldn't have done that.

 
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Feb 07, 2013 11:04 as a reply to  @ post 15582786 |  #16

It is a special piece of glass.


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Feb 07, 2013 11:07 |  #17

actually this thread is a great excuse to pimp out my newest 85L portrait...

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Feb 07, 2013 13:18 as a reply to  @ charro callado's post |  #18

Great portraits on flickr, Charro. Really dig them. Great use of the lens.


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Feb 07, 2013 16:31 |  #19

charro callado wrote in post #15583115 (external link)
actually this thread is a great excuse to pimp out my newest 85L portrait...

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Nice charro.. love the PP:cool:


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Feb 07, 2013 16:55 |  #20

As one poster put it..."luv Fat Glass". The 85L II is like kryptonite, it draws you in. Just buy it so you can sleep at night once you get it.




  
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Feb 07, 2013 18:54 |  #21

The L wasn't even originally considered because I can't currently afford it ( not till I get my tax return). I think I'm gonna wait till my tax return gets in and treat myself to another L.


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Feb 07, 2013 23:07 |  #22

Isn't there a focusing screen or something you can get that makes this lens focus way better?

So I saw in a Amazon review.
??

And...

How does the 70-200 II compare at 85mm to this lens?
I know many have sold the 135L when having the above lens and I wonder how folks feel about 70-200 II at 85.
Granted, it's not nearly as fast but curious minds would like to know.

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Feb 08, 2013 00:04 |  #23

Yep, the 85L is a magical piece of glass!

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Feb 08, 2013 00:30 |  #24

Never try a lens you can't afford to buy :p




  
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Feb 08, 2013 11:11 |  #25

KarlGB77 wrote in post #15585531 (external link)
How does the 70-200 II compare at 85mm to this lens?
I know many have sold the 135L when having the above lens and I wonder how folks feel about 70-200 II at 85.
Granted, it's not nearly as fast but curious minds would like to know.

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They’re very different lenses and each has its place, IMO.

Given the same subject framing, the 85L at 1.2 has a shallower depth of field than the 70-200 2.8II at all of its focal lengths. As you step back and zoom the 70-200 (to maintain the same subject framing), however, the backgrounds compress much more due to the change in perspective, while maintaining a larger in focus area.

What I like about the 85L and 50L at the wide apertures are their ability to isolate the subject by knocking the background out of focus, but still keeping background elements in context. It creates a beautiful sense of dimension and ‘pop’ that you can’t get at a larger aperture/longer focal length. At the longer focal lengths, the 70-200 renders the background into a colored blur (almost like a studio backdrop)…it’s a ‘magical’ effect in its in right, but it takes the subject out of the context of the background. Obviously there are times when you want to keep the background in context, and times when you to ‘nuke’ a distracting background, and its nice to be able to do both.


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Feb 08, 2013 11:18 |  #26

I also had a chance to loan the 85L II from cps, although it is nice and sharp, the AF was just too slow for my very active toddler (my subject almost 90% of the time ;)

For the peeps who's got the sigma, How's the AF compared to 85L II?


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Feb 08, 2013 11:30 |  #27

Just buy it. Then you can work on the Holy Trinity.


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Feb 08, 2013 16:18 |  #28

secwind wrote in post #15581791 (external link)
I love my 85L. The AF is only slow for me when focusing the first time, since I always set it to infinity when I'm done.

curious, why do u do that?


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Feb 08, 2013 16:29 |  #29

Setting the 1D or 5D on the center focus point the 85L is quick, but if I set the AF point on anything other than the center point, both bodies are slow. Sometimes the 5D won't lock on.


  
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Feb 08, 2013 16:59 |  #30

john_galt wrote in post #15588327 (external link)
curious, why do u do that?

I like to retract the front element after use.

Probably don't make a difference, but just a precaution I do for such a valuable lens.




  
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