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Nov 29, 2016 23:47 |  #1

Just a quick sample. Very difficult matching focus point with these two lenses. I'll have to do a proper test outside in some good light and on a tripod. I took samples of areas that were close. Consider this kinda a preview

yes i screwed up on peek in the title. I believe the focus points are just a smidge off but again I'll have to do manual focus on these to get them truly perfect. It's difficult considering how shallow they are.


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Nov 29, 2016 23:48 |  #3

And a continuation alignment of the two...


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Nov 30, 2016 01:01 |  #4

Interesting comparison. The 200L still holds its own against newer competition


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Nov 30, 2016 03:14 |  #5

Interesting also how the exif data show "24/1.4 II @ 85mm" for the Sigma shot.

Being a non-apochromatic lens, I would be surprised if the Sigma were sharper in the plane of focus.


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Nov 30, 2016 03:30 |  #6

Pekka hasn't gotten around to adding the Art into the database. You'll notice the 5D4 that Talley shot with isn't shown either


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Nov 30, 2016 04:59 |  #7

Canon 200 is the clear winner especially into corners. But I was surprised by how well the sigma did being a 1.4 glass.


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Nov 30, 2016 07:43 |  #8

Not a good test at all

Take the 200L outside and do a 1/2 body portrait v/s the 85mm 1.4

as a matter of fact take a 135L out as well. shoot a client with a 1/2 body shot with all 3 lens and you will clearly see why a 200L costs $5000.00

200L is in a league of its own. 135L is a close 2nd. 85's are the next spot for the majority of us


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Nov 30, 2016 08:03 |  #9

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Not a good test at all

Take the 200L outside and do a 1/2 body portrait v/s the 85mm 1.4

as a matter of fact take a 135L out as well. shoot a client with a 1/2 body shot with all 3 lens and you will clearly see why a 200L costs $5000.00

200L is in a league of its own. 135L is a close 2nd. 85's are the next spot for the majority of us

Find me a UA or newer 135 for 650 and your wish is my command. I'd be glad to perform this.

...but your talking about the overall look, contrast, bokeh etc... and I get it. The 200L is above and beyond. This was just a simple central sharpness vs one of canons best.

Thats all :) Oh... I wish I could shoot clients but for me I'm just a dad with a camera. I shoot my kids and somewhere in between I get to shoot other stuff when I get the chance. ... mostly coffee mugs and corndog boxes :-P


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Nov 30, 2016 11:58 |  #10

200L is insanely good. Just the look of the first image has a special feel to it.

You get what you pay for I guess.


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Nov 30, 2016 17:24 |  #11

Gotta say, the fact you have to compare the 85 Art to a lens almost 5 times its price speaks volumes. But I agree with umphotography, try to find a human and take it outside.




  
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Nov 30, 2016 17:50 |  #12

blooninja wrote in post #18199530 (external link)
Gotta say, the fact you have to compare the 85 Art to a lens almost 5 times its price speaks volumes. But I agree with umphotography, try to find a human and take it outside.

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Dec 01, 2016 01:06 |  #13

umphotography wrote in post #18198984 (external link)
200L is in a league of its own. 135L is a close 2nd. 85's are the next spot for the majority of us

I have owned these 3 lenses now for 4+ years and I totally agree.
I have done a review of the 200L in this forum if anyone is interested.
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1410501


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Dec 05, 2016 16:53 |  #14

blooninja wrote in post #18199530 (external link)
Gotta say, the fact you have to compare the 85 Art to a lens almost 5 times its price speaks volumes. But I agree with umphotography, try to find a human and take it outside.

Just a quick shot....


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Dec 05, 2016 16:54 |  #15

And a fuller size of each.

Again not really fair to compare 85mm to the 200mm since the tele lens will bring the background closer but I get what your wanting.


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