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Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM - The Keg (2)

 
laxlife1234
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Dec 22, 2013 16:25 |  #6121

mdvaden wrote in post #16546148 (external link)
I sold my Sigma 85mm to get the Canon, and honestly, I'd like to have both of them if possible.

The Sigma is still a kick-ass great lens.

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Yeah I know the sigma is a beast of a lens regardless.. Gosh, the decision is so tough. If I do go the sigma route I'll at least have enough money to buy another speedlight and PW set to do some cool OCF work.

jwcdds wrote in post #16546151 (external link)
I'd sooner flip burgers at McD's before I let the 1.2 go. But that's just me. :lol:

I guess I should start flipping burgers :lol:




  
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Dec 22, 2013 20:35 |  #6122

But with the 1.2, you won't ever need flash. :lol: just playing with ya.


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Dec 22, 2013 23:14 |  #6123

from my travel last year to Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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Dec 23, 2013 10:39 |  #6124

I love how the focus was just right on the eyes. Nice shot!

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from my travel last year to Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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Dec 23, 2013 10:43 |  #6125

laxlife1234 wrote in post #16547506 (external link)
Yeah I know the sigma is a beast of a lens regardless.. Gosh, the decision is so tough. If I do go the sigma route I'll at least have enough money to buy another speedlight and PW set to do some cool OCF work.

You can do that for about $100 with Yongnuo. Keep the 1.2.


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Dec 23, 2013 12:13 |  #6126

Diggin these shots from a beast of lens 85L! :cool:

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EXIF data is intact on Flickr, and I am impressed with the lens' & 5D Mk III auto focus, having placed a single AF point on her left eye.

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Dec 23, 2013 12:24 as a reply to  @ KHAWACHEN's post |  #6127

laxlife1234 wrote in post #16546119 (external link)
So... It hasn't been long thought or anything, but being a completely flat out broke college kid I can use the extra $$ and I'm thinking of 'downgrading' to a sigma 85 1.4. I've used both, but shiet the 1.2 just makes it worth the extra $1k LOL.

jake, didn't you buy the lens, then sell it, then rebuy it...

now you want to resell it again? I guarantee you, you'll repurchase it :)


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Dec 23, 2013 15:43 |  #6128

sportmode wrote in post #16549045 (external link)
You can do that for about $100 with Yongnuo. Keep the 1.2.

I don't have any money :lol:

Harm wrote in post #16549240 (external link)
jake, didn't you buy the lens, then sell it, then rebuy it...

now you want to resell it again? I guarantee you, you'll repurchase it :)

Yeah it'll probably be a cycle with this lens :lol:

I'm thinking of going into business with a friend, so if it happens it may be worth it to just sell off the lens to get the sigma and use the extra money for other gear that's necessary (we are thinking of a wedding/portrait business).




  
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Dec 23, 2013 16:12 |  #6129

I'm about to buy one of these lens. I tried to justify buying a Sigma 85 and hoping that it focuses well enough to be happy with it, but after 4 sigma 85's on 3 different canon bodies couldn't focus properly I am just going to bite the bullet and get the 85l.


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Dec 23, 2013 17:41 |  #6130

You won't be dissapointed. For almost all the people I know who owns one it's there favorite.


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Dec 24, 2013 12:17 |  #6131

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Dec 24, 2013 12:48 |  #6132

Thorrulz wrote in post #16549637 (external link)
I'm about to buy one of these lens. I tried to justify buying a Sigma 85 and hoping that it focuses well enough to be happy with it, but after 4 sigma 85's on 3 different canon bodies couldn't focus properly I am just going to bite the bullet and get the 85l.

You might find that it will focus kind of weak, like 3rd party lenses, but the image quality is so good, you'll forgive it for it's weaknesses. With the 50L, I seem to land everything, with the 85L, I can hardly land anything (at least I feel this way ;) ), but when it lands, it's very nice.

I really love this lens, but it's slightly too long as a "walk around" lens, but that doesnt stop me from trying :D


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Dec 24, 2013 22:03 |  #6133

I think I need to go through MA with my 85L II. Some shots today seemed back focus but it is hard when shooting kids. Here is one where focus seemed fine. Taken at f1.2.

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Comparing 85L II to sigma 85mm f1.4, both very very close. And easy to mess up focus on both when shooting at f1.2/f1/4.

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Dec 25, 2013 22:55 |  #6134

bobbyz wrote in post #16552370 (external link)
I think I need to go through MA with my 85L II. Some shots today seemed back focus but it is hard when shooting kids. Here is one where focus seemed fine. Taken at f1.2.

Comparing 85L II to sigma 85mm f1.4, both very very close. And easy to mess up focus on both when shooting at f1.2/f1/4.


If I'm not mistaken, the Depth of Field is only like 1/2 inch at 6 feet away and barely a millimeter just over 3 feet away. Had the Sigma and getting the hang of the Canon after a few shoots.

Set up a new black backdrop and softboxes today to tinker with when family came over for Christmas. Our oldest son was wearing his Google Glass. Greg wearing his Google Glass. Google Glass is a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD) that is being developed by Google

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Dec 26, 2013 19:46 |  #6135

Hmm, thinking of selling this one for the zeiss 100 f/2 makro.. decision decision...

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