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

 
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Feb 16, 2016 13:21 |  #7681

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Amazing shots guys!

I just did the unthinkable and ordered one of these bad boys. My birthday just passed and this was my present. I have dreaming of this lens for a few years now. Enjoyed the hell out of my samyang 85 1.4 on a crop sensor. I have a felling ill be in heaven with this one on my ff 6d. It will only be used for personal work, hobby, girlfriend shots etc so this was a huge investment for me, around 1200 pounds. I hope i get my money back in amazing shots. Thats all i want. :) It was a tie between this one and canon 70-200 2.8 L IS II, but after I tried it on my camera I was left a little underwhelmed. Dissapointed that the tamron equivalent was sharper and had more constrast. Plus the size, the weight... the 85 came on top, if that makes any sense.

Hope I visit the thread soon with some shots. Im still in awe at what some of the guys post here!

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Feb 16, 2016 17:18 |  #7682

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Feb 18, 2016 07:11 |  #7683

my lens is finally here. from hong kong, to dubai, to germany and to the uk. :)

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I am amazed at the size and weight of the lens. WOW. Even the filter is huge. LOVE the sharpness. The AF is not THAT bad, but I wish the lens wouldnt extend when focusing, minor tidbit. Also, its the first ime im holding it, is the focusing ring suppose to change "gripness" when actually moving the glass inside and when not? It feels a little odd to me.

I cant wait to take it outside this weekend, and have some portrait fun with my gf, maybe some flash action.

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Feb 18, 2016 08:00 as a reply to  @ post 17893281 |  #7684

Thank you for the deep explanation! helpful for many people "stucked in the middle" with these 3 brilliant 85 glasses


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Feb 18, 2016 09:05 |  #7685

This is one from last year. Sky is blown out, but not much I could do on that day. Just happen to like the shot.

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Feb 18, 2016 09:21 |  #7686

495 wrote in post #17903036 (external link)
is the focusing ring suppose to change "gripness" when actually moving the glass inside and when not? It feels a little odd to me.

The focusing ring is not mechanically/physicall​y connected to the auto focusing motor, so it rotates freely. Instead, it is part of an electrical focus-by-wire system that detects rotation through electronic sensor. This is why when the camera is off, rotating the focus ring will not change focus. When it is on, it will.


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Feb 18, 2016 09:44 |  #7687

fantastic portrait


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Feb 18, 2016 10:06 as a reply to  @ 495's post |  #7688
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Why is your box so different from mine? Different country, different box?

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Feb 18, 2016 10:29 |  #7689

I have no idea. At first I thought it is because I got the leather pouch and hood included, but you also get those in the white box version. Mine is made in vietnam if that makes any difference.


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Feb 18, 2016 10:49 |  #7690

The different colour boxes are because White = Older and Silver = Newer

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Cameras & Lenses made BEFORE Sept 2013 will have the white box

Cameras & Lenses made AFTER Sept 2013 will have the silver box


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Feb 18, 2016 11:06 as a reply to  @ 495's post |  #7691
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Your lens is made in Vietnam? Hmmm...




  
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Feb 18, 2016 14:54 |  #7692

96whiteknight wrote in post #17903295 (external link)
Your lens is made in Vietnam? Hmmm...

i apologise. the leather cap/case thingy is made in vietnam. the lens is made in japan. sorry for the offtopic.


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Feb 19, 2016 20:29 |  #7693

6d.


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Feb 19, 2016 23:30 |  #7694

airfrogusmc wrote in post #17895716 (external link)
I carried the 200 2L mounted on a 5DII and in bottom of the other side I had a 24L and 85L side by side and a padded divider as seen in the photo on top of those two lens wit another 5DII and a 35L. I used that set up for years. Now it's all Leica M. Smaller, lighter and way better glass. The exception being the 200 2L which is one of Canons few lenses that can run with Leicas better glass.

The bag ain't that big either.


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my lens is finally here. from hong kong, to dubai, to germany and to the uk. :)

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I am amazed at the size and weight of the lens. WOW. Even the filter is huge. LOVE the sharpness. The AF is not THAT bad, but I wish the lens wouldnt extend when focusing, minor tidbit. Also, its the first ime im holding it, is the focusing ring suppose to change "gripness" when actually moving the glass inside and when not? It feels a little odd to me.

I cant wait to take it outside this weekend, and have some portrait fun with my gf, maybe some flash action.

Unfortunately this beautiful lens born with purple fringing -?

gouf wrote in post #17905183 (external link)
6d.

Nice one

Your bag is full of lenses gouf, I saw your post everywhere :-D

Is there any news about this lens replacement? Sigma and tamron are about to anounce their new 85mm. Sigma already defeat the expensive-but-not-so-good 50L with 50Art. Sigma come with outstanding optical performance, tamron come with vibration compensation, 85L come with its purple fringing, and canon sounds quite comfortable with that. -?




  
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Feb 20, 2016 03:59 |  #7695

96whiteknight wrote in post #17903295 (external link)
Your lens is made in Vietnam? Hmmm...

My wife was made there also ... Overall build quality is good which is fortunate as she was accepted "as-is" with no return policy


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