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85mm 1.8 Not sharp?

 
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Mar 12, 2014 14:51 |  #31

Agree 100% rivas, my 85 is really my diamond in the rough. It just works no matter what I throw at it. I don't use/have a hood, but I do occasionally use the old 5 finger hood when I get flare that I don't like in my images.


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Mar 12, 2014 14:55 |  #32

sirquack wrote in post #16753664 (external link)
Agree 100% rivas, my 85 is really my diamond in the rough. It just works no matter what I throw at it. I don't use/have a hood, but I do occasionally use the old 5 finger hood when I get flare that I don't like in my images.

The terrible OEM lens hood for the 85 1.8 is canon's reminder that every rose has its thorn.




  
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Mar 12, 2014 15:03 |  #33

gonzogolf wrote in post #16753669 (external link)
The terrible OEM lens hood for the 85 1.8 is canon's reminder that every rose has its thorn.

the OEM hood is ok, and generally better than aftermarket. With telephotos like the 85, the hood does an excellent job of lens protection since it's big. But when you go wide angle, those hoods do little to protect the front element.

use the hood, it wont cost you too much more than a quality filter, and no chance it degrades IQ.


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Mar 12, 2014 15:05 |  #34

gonzogolf wrote in post #16753669 (external link)
The terrible OEM lens hood for the 85 1.8 is canon's reminder that every rose has its thorn.

Nice. I have a few other lenses with hoods (my L's) and they seem to work well. The petal hood on the 17-40 takes a little get used to, but I only use them occasionally to deal with unwanted flare. Maybe I need to break them out and use them more often to see if it helps with contrast as others have mentioned.


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Mar 12, 2014 15:09 |  #35

sirquack wrote in post #16753690 (external link)
Nice. I have a few other lenses with hoods (my L's) and they seem to work well. The petal hood on the 17-40 takes a little get used to, but I only use them occasionally to deal with unwanted flare. Maybe I need to break them out and use them more often to see if it helps with contrast as others have mentioned.

If you got em, you might as well use them. The 85 1.8 has a terribly designed mount which requires you to use a pinch tab, not the usual push and turn bayonet mount.




  
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Mar 12, 2014 15:11 |  #36

Wow, that is interesting. I guess I never really thought about it. Thanks for the heads up, and now back to our regular scheduled thread.


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Mar 12, 2014 15:51 |  #37

gonzogolf wrote in post #16753696 (external link)
If you got em, you might as well use them. The 85 1.8 has a terribly designed mount which requires you to use a pinch tab, not the usual push and turn bayonet mount.

That's the reason for the low price of this lens, I'm shure.




  
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Mar 12, 2014 15:53 |  #38

agedbriar wrote in post #16753785 (external link)
That's the reason for the low price of this lens, I'm shure.

I dont think the hood design has a lot to do with the price of the lens. Since its not included, its just an overpriced accessory.




  
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Mar 12, 2014 15:58 |  #39

i bought two of this lens from the canon shop
all of them are sharp like a knife
even wide open
and i sold them because I want a space in my small bag for the macro lenses


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Mar 12, 2014 16:02 |  #40

and with UV filters


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Mar 12, 2014 16:05 |  #41

gonzogolf wrote in post #16753788 (external link)
I dont think the hood design has a lot to do with the price of the lens. Since its not included, its just an overpriced accessory.

It's not just the hood, it's also the lens itself that won't take a bayonet connect hood if someone decided to make one.

Anyway, I was being a bit sarcastic.




  
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Mar 12, 2014 16:05 |  #42

moltengold wrote in post #16753803 (external link)
i bought two of this lens from the canon shop
all of them are sharp like a knife
even wide open
and i sold them because I want a space in my small bag for the macro lenses

The answer is clear. Get a bigger bag :)




  
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Mar 12, 2014 16:09 |  #43

gonzogolf wrote in post #16753829 (external link)
The answer is clear. Get a bigger bag :)

:D
i like the small bags


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Mar 12, 2014 16:12 |  #44

moltengold wrote in post #16753833 (external link)
:D
i like the small bags

Then carry two.




  
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Mar 12, 2014 16:13 |  #45

moltengold wrote in post #16753833 (external link)
:D
i like the small bags

Then leave the lenses at home that you are not using !!


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