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Sep 21, 2016 01:28 |  #16

Talley wrote in post #18118856 (external link)
I may end up picking this lens up for the 5D4 now for videoing. VC and 85mm 1.8 for video will give a very good look and the ability of the DPAF in the 5D4 will be stellar.

Just keep in mind that it'll effectively be a 145mm lens if you shoot 4K footage.


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Sep 23, 2016 22:19 |  #17

Trial with shooting in "studio" aka my living room with speedlights. I'm sooo happy I sold my Canon 85 1.8 and got this lens.


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Oct 25, 2016 05:22 |  #18

Looks pretty good even at f1.8


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And super sharp at f2.5


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Dec 26, 2016 22:16 |  #19

I'd hate to see this thread die, anyone else have images to share. Anyone use this to shoot sports? Got a $250 Adorama gift card yesterday and a Canon 100f2 I'm trying to sell. Seriously considering this lens or also selling my 135L and getting the Sig art


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Dec 27, 2016 08:06 |  #20

ma11rats wrote in post #18224377 (external link)
I'd hate to see this thread die, anyone else have images to share. Anyone use this to shoot sports? Got a $250 Adorama gift card yesterday and a Canon 100f2 I'm trying to sell. Seriously considering this lens or also selling my 135L and getting the Sig art

I like mine to shoot sports. This and my 135L are my 2 most used sports lenses for indoors and night games. Outside I usually use my 100-400 II


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Dec 27, 2016 08:32 |  #21

5DSR, 1/80th, F3.5 bounced flash
- sold my 85Lii for this lens because of the VC
- perfect lens for the 5DSR

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Dec 27, 2016 08:38 |  #22

From a cemetery walk - F2.2 with a 5DSR

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Hockey and wedding photographer. Favourite camera / lens combos: a 1DX II with a Tamron 45 1.8 VC, an A7Rii with a Canon 24-70F2.8L II, and a 5DSR with a Tamron 85 1.8 VC. Every lens I own I strongly recommend [Canon (35Lii, 100L Macro, 24-70F2.8ii, 70-200F2.8ii, 100-400Lii), Tamron (45 1.8, 85 1.8), Sigma 24-105]. If there are better lenses out there let me know because I haven't found them.

  
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Dec 27, 2016 08:43 |  #23

On the A7Rii with a Metabones IV T - iso 6400 - wide open on the closest eye

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Hockey and wedding photographer. Favourite camera / lens combos: a 1DX II with a Tamron 45 1.8 VC, an A7Rii with a Canon 24-70F2.8L II, and a 5DSR with a Tamron 85 1.8 VC. Every lens I own I strongly recommend [Canon (35Lii, 100L Macro, 24-70F2.8ii, 70-200F2.8ii, 100-400Lii), Tamron (45 1.8, 85 1.8), Sigma 24-105]. If there are better lenses out there let me know because I haven't found them.

  
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Dec 27, 2016 08:49 |  #24

at F2.8 on a 5DSR

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Dec 27, 2016 08:51 |  #25

5DSR at F2.5

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/Hhub​pU  (external link) 5DSR + Tamron 85mm 1.8 VC (external link) by Paul O'Neil (external link), on Flickr

Hockey and wedding photographer. Favourite camera / lens combos: a 1DX II with a Tamron 45 1.8 VC, an A7Rii with a Canon 24-70F2.8L II, and a 5DSR with a Tamron 85 1.8 VC. Every lens I own I strongly recommend [Canon (35Lii, 100L Macro, 24-70F2.8ii, 70-200F2.8ii, 100-400Lii), Tamron (45 1.8, 85 1.8), Sigma 24-105]. If there are better lenses out there let me know because I haven't found them.

  
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Dec 27, 2016 10:44 as a reply to  @ wallstreetoneil's post |  #26

I saw these from you in another thread, maybe the 5ds(r)? I've got that camera body (& 1-4 mk2) coming from CPS eval department in 2 weeks. I've got 3 sessions already booked to see how I like dealing with those files. I know I want the detail, just not sure I want the MBs

So I'm either going to get this Tammy or the Sig's new art since Canon seems to refuse to replace their ancient 85f1.8 and there's no way I'll be able to afford that rumored 85f1.4 IS if that's actually happening.


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Dec 27, 2016 10:46 as a reply to  @ MysticFalcon's post |  #27

Thanks for sharing this image. Have any sports shots with this lens with older, faster players? I've been using my 7d2 with 135L on HS bball and it seems like a nice combo but it's too long for 40% of the time.


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Dec 27, 2016 15:28 |  #28

ma11rats wrote in post #18224730 (external link)
I saw these from you in another thread, maybe the 5ds(r)? I've got that camera body (& 1-4 mk2) coming from CPS eval department in 2 weeks. I've got 3 sessions already booked to see how I like dealing with those files. I know I want the detail, just not sure I want the MBs

So I'm either going to get this Tammy or the Sig's new art since Canon seems to refuse to replace their ancient 85f1.8 and there's no way I'll be able to afford that rumored 85f1.4 IS if that's actually happening.


While I think there is a lot to like on paper about the new Sigma 85 1.4, Sharpness & light transmission / lack of vignetting, and I'm not even going to speak about size and weight, I think the fact that the lens suffers from very bad CA, until F2, is just a brutal design tradeoff made by Sigma. Because of that, I think the Tamron perfectly fills the middle ground until the $3k Canon 85L 1.4 IS comes out - especially if you are going with a 5DSR. In fact, if you gave me the new Sigma for free, and the 5DSR was my only camera, I would never use it for the singular reason of it not having IS. I have done a years plus worth of pixel peeping, without IS or shooting at SS of 1/5x FL, you will resolve no more detail than a 20 megapixel 1DXii.


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Dec 27, 2016 15:52 |  #29

ma11rats wrote in post #18224731 (external link)
Thanks for sharing this image. Have any sports shots with this lens with older, faster players? I've been using my 7d2 with 135L on HS bball and it seems like a nice combo but it's too long for 40% of the time.

I am covering my first HS game since I got this lens tonight. Hopefully, I will have some stand out shots soon.


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Dec 27, 2016 16:52 as a reply to  @ MysticFalcon's post |  #30

Please keep me posted, on all aspects. Whether it was sharp or not but more importantly did it focus fast enough on driving the lane etc. I'm confident I'd be using it with the VC off.

Have fun


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