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Canon 85 f/1.8 USM on crop. Your experience?

 
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May 20, 2014 16:48 |  #16

Why not set your 18-135 to 50mm and 85mm and take some shots to see which suits you better? No one can tell better than you which focal length works better for you.
If you plan on using it indoors, your situation and ours will probably be totally different. I often shoot with a 135 indoors, but that doesn't mean you would or could.


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May 20, 2014 22:19 |  #17

Aki78 wrote in post #16917484 (external link)
Loved it for headshots :)

yup, and for wider outdoors


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May 21, 2014 02:24 as a reply to  @ timbop's post |  #18

Thanks for everyones response. I'll skip this lens as it's probably not gonna be used a lot because of the narrow focal lenght.


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May 21, 2014 03:33 as a reply to  @ post 16917484 |  #19

I tried the EF 85 mm f/1.8 USM on a 7D in this situation:

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It's pretty dark under the canopy, in spite of being in the middle of the day.

1/750 s
f/2.0
ISO 1250

The 7D combined with the 85 mm in this situation had big problems tracking and following the runners as they approached. I went back to the EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS II USM again. It wasn't too easy with that one either, but a tad better, as far as I remember.

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1/750 s
f/2.8
ISO 3200

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May 21, 2014 07:38 |  #20

I found the 85 is very sharp and produces good results. Inside, it is long for anything beyond head or head and shoulders shots. I rarely have it on the camera, but I find it works great for capturing runners, candids at street events, and outdoor portraits. Despite that, I am far more likely to have my 35F2 IS on my crop bodies. When I reach for a longer prime, it is much more likely to be a 50.
I have two crop bodies. The 35 lives on the 60D, and a zoom or a another prime winds up on the T2i. Even though I rarely use the 85F1.8, I still want it for special occasions.




  
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May 26, 2014 08:07 |  #21

I've bought this lens after reading some good feedback at one of the thread here . I mostly use it for food photography and sometimes flowers and such . I'm using a cheapo Canon 1100D .

Two of my recent shots , first is indoor and the second one was taken at the Flower Market

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May 26, 2014 10:16 |  #22

MalVeauX stellar pictures !!!


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May 26, 2014 10:28 |  #23

davidfarina wrote in post #16931020 (external link)
MalVeauX stellar pictures !!!

Thank you sir,

The model goes a long way here. Always so eager...

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May 26, 2014 14:07 |  #24

The 85mm focal length is probably my favorite focal length for portraits, both on crop and FF. Here are a few shots taken with a Canon T3i and the 85mm f/1.8.

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May 26, 2014 14:40 |  #25

My experience was "crazy purple fringing". I'd like to try this lens on full frame some time to see if it's any better.




  
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