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Canon Lens EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Review

 
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May 21, 2013 23:54 |  #46

Nicely written.. wish I could afford one :(


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May 22, 2013 09:07 |  #47

Great review! As much as I love the 85L though, the 85 1.8 is just as good, but MUCH cheaper if you don't need the f/1.2.


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May 22, 2013 21:27 |  #48

I had owned an 85L, then the Sigma 85 and now bought a new 85L II.

There's something very special about this lens and I can't duplicate the look on any other lens at that focal length.




  
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May 22, 2013 23:32 |  #49

stan23 wrote in post #15958471 (external link)
I had owned an 85L, then the Sigma 85 and now bought a new 85L II.

There's something very special about this lens and I can't duplicate the look on any other lens at that focal length.

Its the red ring and that huge chunk of glass giving you an illusion its $1000 better :D


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May 23, 2013 12:46 |  #50

KeyserSoze1 wrote in post #15958839 (external link)
Its the red ring and that huge chunk of glass giving you an illusion its $1000 better :D

I don't mind the cost at all.




  
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May 23, 2013 18:46 |  #51

Perhaps I'm misunderstanding the OP's words when he says the original version and the II are functionally identical. I don't regard greatly improved focus speed on II functionally identically. I consider that functionally improved.

I owned the original 85 1.2 and found it to slow for anything but studio work.

I sold it, got the 85 1.2 II and loved it. However, because I rarely used it, I eventually sold it. I think that's the case many times, as it's a lens you see quite often on the sell forum.

I then figured I'd try again and save money so I bought the Sigma 85 1.4. The focus was worse, hunted like crazy. Sold that and eventually bought the 85 1.2 II again. Although I rarely use it, I just won't sell it.

It's just so cool looking and feeling. I don't care that I suck at wringing results out of it.




  
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May 23, 2013 19:53 |  #52

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It's just so cool looking and feeling. I don't care that I suck at wringing results out of it.

Maybe 95% of all current 85L II owners as well :lol::lol::lol:

85L II, one of the best toys to intimidate fellow photographers :cool:


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May 24, 2013 09:01 |  #53

x_tan wrote in post #15961499 (external link)
Maybe 95% of all current 85L II owners as well :lol::lol::lol:

85L II, one of the best toys to intimidate fellow photographers :cool:

You just did it. The 85L just passed the 50L as my next lens. :D


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May 24, 2013 09:35 |  #54

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You just did it. The 85L just passed the 50L as my next lens. :D

:lol::lol::lol:

I was feeling just OK as shooting some stone with my 5D3 + 85L II till someone bring out THE mother of god: THE D800 + 300 f/2.8 VR; OMG!!! I feel totally inadequate and under-equipped :oops:

? Time to switch to the dark-side :rolleyes:


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May 24, 2013 09:46 |  #55

x_tan wrote in post #15962907 (external link)
:lol::lol::lol:

I was feeling just OK as shooting some stone with my 5D3 + 85L II till someone bring out THE mother of god: THE D800 + 300 f/2.8 VR; OMG!!! I feel totally inadequate and under-equipped :oops:

That's when you bring out your Phase One ;-)a


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May 24, 2013 09:50 |  #56

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That's when you bring out your Phase One ;-)a

Wife only knows Nikon or Canon, there will be too complicate to explain a 'new' system :oops:


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Jun 24, 2013 05:30 |  #57

I wish if you could reupload the imgs again , back to read it in relax place


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Jun 24, 2013 06:03 |  #58

Done! :)


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Jun 24, 2013 23:53 |  #59

ty : )


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Jun 25, 2013 02:45 |  #60

thank you for the very well written review about this lovely toy :)
I’ve learned new things and i will try it out such as: AF Microadjust , focus stacking ..

just 2 small q:


1) you mentioned outer focus points in canon 5D II , I just want to make sure i understand the point clearly , do you meant for 5D II we need to use number 4 focus point as in the pic :

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because other points will give inaccurate focus ?


2) you mentioned AI Servo mode is it better than the normal mode at 1.2 indoor ?

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