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56mm f1.2 against 85L II

 
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Sep 14, 2015 10:00 |  #1

Quick real world tests as I had both cameras and a willing model. All shot in RAW and quick convert in LR. Exact same adjustment to both.

XT1, 56mm, ISO1600, f1.2

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5dmk3 85L, ISO1600, f1.2
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XT1, 56mm, ISO1600, f1.2, 1/100
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5dmk3 85L, ISO1600, f1.2, 1/125
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5dmk3, 85L II, f1.4

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XT1, 56mm, f1.2

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Sep 15, 2015 15:58 |  #2

The Fuji holds up pretty well. Although you can clearly see the shallower depth of field with the 85L.


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Sep 15, 2015 16:21 |  #3

Neat,

I actually liked the Fuji images better. Color just seems richer, if adjustments and original settings from RAW were the same, etc.

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Sep 15, 2015 16:28 |  #4

I love this comparison, thank you again for posting this. Can I borrow these images for a blog post? For a blog I have yet to start lol.




  
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Sep 21, 2015 12:28 |  #5

I have been leabing to the switch from 5D3 and a wack of L glass including 85L II to a XT-1......I have to say the Bokeh is much smoother on the 85L II from these shots IMHO.....

Ahhhh makes the decision tougher! :)


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Oct 12, 2015 09:22 |  #6

Interesting comparison.

To my old eyes the Fuji color is preferred.



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Oct 12, 2015 09:28 |  #7

I love 'em both. :-D

Nice comparo.




  
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Oct 23, 2015 22:57 as a reply to  @ Aswald's post |  #8

To my eye, the Canon has slightly less busy Bokeh.

The APD version of the Fuji 56mm/1.2 is better in this regard.


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Oct 23, 2015 23:06 |  #9

Fuji looks sharper on my cellphone but the Bokeh on the Canon looks better!


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Oct 24, 2015 09:40 |  #10

Fuji lenses are sharp wide open. They to me are more like Sigma Art series in that regard.


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Oct 25, 2015 17:36 |  #11

Man, are you sure this is an honest comparison? I can't imagine the crop Fuji could hold up to that classic 85L like that. The Fuji color is definitely warmer and more life like, bokeh is a bit more busy, not choppy, but busy. I am shocked at the sharpness comparison, though. It seems impossible that the Fuji could be as sharp as that 85L, but those eye lashes make you face the truth. I worship that 8%l as THE all time great portrait lens. So this comparison is stunning, and kind of breaks my heart a little too, strangely.




  
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Oct 25, 2015 23:29 |  #12

I wouldn't go as far as saying the 56 is sharper than the 85. I would say it's easier to get the 56 to be sharp wide open as the DOP is slightly deeper. Mostly, I suspect that it has to do with the xtrans sensor.

Conversely, the shallower DOF on the 85 may make it look less "sharp".

I've tested and own both. Both are equally sharp and the bokeh of the 85 has a clear advantage. The 56 APD is closer in comparison, in this respect.




  
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Oct 26, 2015 08:34 |  #13

I think I should try 56mm APD version. I haven't seen much side by side comparisons between APD and regular 56mm f1.2.

The day before I was shooting with 5dmk3/85L and I really wished Fuji had ISO100 so I could use it more. I am getting old and weight was hurting my wrist and back with 2 light stands. I need to buy a ND filter for the 56mm f1.2 and try again.


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Oct 29, 2015 16:04 |  #14

I have no doubts the fuji glass is "L" quality. but when it comes down to bokeh no crop can come close to a larger sensor whether it's FF or medium format.

This is about the only reason I stick to canon FF.... and the higher ISO handling.


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Oct 30, 2015 20:50 |  #15

Well, if you get the APD version, you don't need to buy an ND filter--it comes with one! ;)


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