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Apr 03, 2008 19:22 |  #16

The 85 1.8 is a great lens. As pointed out above, its negatives are a crappy MFD and its somewhat prone to CA at wide aperatures.

Since you already have the 50 1.8 another lens to consider is the 60mm macro. Its 2.8, not 1.8, but I use it often as a portrait lens and it does macro/close-ups. Its incredibly sharp and has nice bokeh. Its doesn't suffer from CA, like the 85 does. Also, 60mm is a nice FL on a 1.6 crop, IMO.


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Apr 03, 2008 19:30 |  #17

Great len's for concerts, basketball games, and portraits...


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Apr 03, 2008 19:32 |  #18

great lens, super sharp and clean here a sample i did on saturday baseball game.

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Apr 03, 2008 20:21 |  #19

I like it a LOT. I got to use a friend's for about a month and it never came off my camera. It's a better portrait lens than the 50, but the 50's not bad at all. If you are serious about portraits, then I would have to say the 85 would be a good investment that you could hold onto for a long time.




  
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Apr 03, 2008 21:02 |  #20

versedmb wrote in post #5254935 (external link)
Wow....pretty harsh on the 50 1.8. The AF isn't very good for moving targets, but I liked it for still subjects.

I now have the 1.4, but I loved many of the images I got from the 50 1.8 and I disagree about the bokeh....



Both from the 50 1.8....

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Your examples are shot in the best case scenario for the 50 1.8.

Try a shot with lots of specular highlights, and hard high contrast edges. The ugly monster will reveal it's ugly head.


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Apr 03, 2008 22:20 |  #21

i just got my 85 f1.8. i am waiting to get some ducks :)


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Apr 03, 2008 22:26 as a reply to  @ Ze.Dong's post |  #22

One of the first lenses I got. Haven't had the oppertunity to use it much, but I will never sell it. For the price.....you get a lot more than you pay for.


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Apr 03, 2008 23:06 |  #23

85 1.8 is superior in every way, except for the additional 25mm. its longer than you think it is.


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Apr 04, 2008 00:08 |  #24

I just ordered this lens this morning. I can't wait for it to get here :) I am hoping to use it for some sports and portraits.


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Apr 04, 2008 02:16 |  #25

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Second pic is 100% crop of above with no sharpening applied.

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Apr 04, 2008 06:59 |  #26

its one of the best canon lenses , i can aford the f1.2 but just dont need it and i think this is just about as good IQ wise so dont see it as second best to me its better .
aprox 100% crop.
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Apr 04, 2008 08:55 |  #27

Damn it, I'm looking at buying another lens now because you guys... I really wanted a 50 1.4 but am saving for a 70-200 f4 IS and a UWA 10-20. In my case primes can be put on hold.


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Apr 04, 2008 09:42 as a reply to  @ pixelharmony's post |  #28

My favorite lens, might sound silly to some but its the main reason I bought the 5D.

Couple recent images.


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Apr 04, 2008 09:43 |  #29

Mcary wrote in post #5258388 (external link)
My favorite lens, might sound silly to some but its the main reason I bought the 5D.

Couple recent images.

Those are clearly lacking the MAGIC they would've had if you had used the 1.2 L.

j/k... those are really excellent, nice examples.


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Apr 04, 2008 09:44 as a reply to  @ Mcary's post |  #30

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