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1.2 vs 1.4/8 50 and 85 1 of each?

 
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Mar 06, 2013 08:26 |  #1

If you were buying a 1.2 and a 1.4/8 out of the 50 and 85mm's which would it be?

Would you buy the 50 1.2 and the 85 1.8 or the 85 1.2 and the 50 1.4?

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Mar 06, 2013 08:34 |  #2

I own the 50L and 85mm f/1.8, mainly because I use a 50mm prime more than an 85mm prime, so I put the extra money into that lens. Also, the AF of the 85mm f/1.8 is quicker than the 85L, which suits my use of that lens.


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Mar 06, 2013 08:54 |  #3

that's my issue. I use the 85 1.2 a lot and love it. However, its a great focal length for wrestling, when I'm on the ground, but the 1.8 would foucs much faster.

i'd prefer the 85 1.2 over the 50 1.2 but I'd prefer the 85 1.8 over the 85 1.2 for focus.




  
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Mar 06, 2013 09:27 |  #4

I own a 50L and an 85 1.8 but i've just bought a 50 1.8 II online (second hand) for £60. I suspect i will find it acceptable and sell my 50L for ~£800 or so, putting that 750 odd towards a second 5d3, which at the moment is more of a concern for me.

The 50L is lovely and built very well etc but to be honest, it's not that sharp at 1.2 unless you really nail focus. I don't think i'd feel that comfortable using it at 1.2 at a wedding for example. I may wait for sigma to re-launch their 50mm 1.4 and possibly go for that eventually, but pending me actually having a play with the 1.8 ii, i suspect that'll suit my needs for now. Especially as i'd rather use a 35 1.4 (much sharper wide open than the 50L).


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Mar 06, 2013 10:52 |  #5

I'll throw a monkey into things and suggest a 100 Macro rather than an 85..

50 f/1.2 and 100 f/2.8 Macro.

Can get both for same price as 85 f/1.2; and you can add 1:1 to your kit. I debated 85 f/1.8; but for the price the small bokeh increase wasn't worth the trade of 1:1 (I'd be curious of on a comparison of 85 f/1.8 vs 100 f/2.8 @ wide open, same framing. Both have 8 blades; and 15mm compression adv to f/2.8).

I do vote getting at least one f/1.2 though; it's fun to play with..

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Mar 06, 2013 11:02 |  #6

ganginwood wrote in post #15683043 (external link)
that's my issue. I use the 85 1.2 a lot and love it. However, its a great focal length for wrestling, when I'm on the ground, but the 1.8 would foucs much faster.

i'd prefer the 85 1.2 over the 50 1.2 but I'd prefer the 85 1.8 over the 85 1.2 for focus.

Just fork out another $400 for the 85 F1.8

Done !




  
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Mar 06, 2013 11:52 |  #7

If I was considering anything else it would be the 135 L over the 100.




  
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