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Best prime 85MM FF Canon mount auto focus lens is??

 
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Sep 22, 2014 22:03 |  #1

Lets hear the options, looking for something other than my current Canon 1.8.


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Sep 22, 2014 23:08 |  #2

Heya,

Canon EF 85 F1.2L II
Sigma 85 F1.4

Depends what properties and budget you want to put the most emphasis on.

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Sep 23, 2014 00:02 |  #3

Definitely depends on what you use it for. I wouldn't consider bringing the 85 1.2 to a volleyball match but the 1.8 is fantastic for indoor sports. Outdoor portraits, the 1.2 is king, imo


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Sep 23, 2014 02:04 |  #4

Deanhedges wrote in post #17172173 (external link)
Lets hear the options, looking for something other than my current Canon 1.8.

It depends of your priorities... but the king of the 85mm is still the Canon L f/1.2, if you're bokeh-olic!

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Sep 23, 2014 02:11 |  #5

Another vote for the Canon 1.2. It's a recent addition to my collection but I haven't taken off my camera since it arrived.




  
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Sep 23, 2014 15:09 |  #6

For stuff that doesn't move much: 85LII. Works really well in very low attached to a 5D3.

I love the 85LII look in portraits.

When I need faster AF, I switch to a 100/2 or 70-200.


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Sep 23, 2014 15:26 as a reply to  @ marcosv's post |  #7

titi_67207 wrote in post #17172425 (external link)
It depends of your priorities... but the king of the 85mm is still the Canon L f/1.2, if you're bokeh-olic!

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yep and can shoot almost in the dark on a 5dm3 ;)


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Sep 23, 2014 15:41 |  #8

MalVeauX wrote in post #17172266 (external link)
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Depends what properties and budget you want to put the most emphasis on.

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Indeed, the cheapest is the 85mm f/1.8 USM and it's the fastest focusing. To some this makes this the best.


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Sep 23, 2014 15:47 |  #9

What do you find wrong with the 85 1.8? I have that lens and it is my go to lens in dark conditions. It is also tied for first in focusing speed of my lenses. And the other lens it ties with is an "L" lens, so it hangs with lenses that cost much more than it did.
I am just trying to figure out if you see something wrong with the 1.8 or if you are just tyring to justify a purchase. Don't get me wrong, I do that all the time.


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Sep 23, 2014 21:03 |  #10

Thanks for the replies guys.

There is nothing wrong with my 1.8, just been thinking of trying out the Canon 1.2 and have not been keeping up on the 3rd party lenses. Was wondering if something new in 85MM came along to challenge it that I was unaware of. Looks like a negative on that.


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Sep 23, 2014 21:23 |  #11

Well the 85L 1.2 is slightly sharper at f1.8 than the 85 1.8 at f1.8. Sigma is also better if you trust the focus consistency.

For Bokeh, its the 85L.

For Bokeh and Sharpness, and resolution, it the zeiss 85 Otus. But never AF.
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For best cost, it is back to the 85 1.8


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Sep 23, 2014 22:48 |  #12

marcosv wrote in post #17173600 (external link)
For stuff that doesn't move much: 85LII.

Worked fine for me. These birds were moving VERY fast. This is with 5D II by the way:

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Sep 26, 2014 18:01 |  #13

Nice captures pixel_junkie.


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Sep 26, 2014 20:26 as a reply to  @ shotcaller's post |  #14

^ Thanks!


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Sep 27, 2014 01:46 |  #15

pixel_junkie wrote in post #17174325 (external link)
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