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Jun 17, 2008 13:43 |  #1456

adrianzg wrote in post #5737133 (external link)
i've only had the 1.2L for a day and i'll be selling the 1.8. the 1.8 is almost as good as the L; but since i've the L, i'll keep it. :)

1.8:
+sharp at 1.8
+focuses very very fast
+small and ligh, easier to handle
+vingnettes, which i like.. :P
-doesn't do f/1.2
-purple fringing, CA wide open

1.2L:
+sharp at 1.2, as sharp as the 1.8 at eq f-stops
+beautiful colours
+better microcontrast
+sucks in more light than the 1.8 and eq f-stops and shutterspeeds, might appear so prob cause of a lot less vignetting on the L..
+greater sense of depth..is that due to the f/stop? microcontrast? bokeh? i have no idea..
-sloooow..but fast enough for me.
-huge and heavy, my 5d feels unbalanced w this lens

samples from the 1.8(with 5d), all wide open:


QUOTED IMAGE


Adrian, this image is absolutely unbelievable. I feel like I'm looking out a window in my laptop monitor at this guy, it's so near to three-dimensional!

I know you shot'em with the 85/1.8 but I'm thinking my L glass will yield comparable results on a proper FF body...My 1D2 will soon be a backup....

I am about $400 away from having saved enough for a 5D...I am soooooo getting one before 19 July when the rebates go off...


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Jun 17, 2008 13:57 |  #1457

Amfetamyne wrote in post #5739040 (external link)
Adrian, this image is absolutely unbelievable. I feel like I'm looking out a window in my laptop monitor at this guy, it's so near to three-dimensional!

I know you shot'em with the 85/1.8 but I'm thinking my L glass will yield comparable results on a proper FF body...My 1D2 will soon be a backup....

I am about $400 away from having saved enough for a 5D...I am soooooo getting one before 19 July when the rebates go off...

I'l second that, Looks as though he could step out of picture!




  
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Jun 17, 2008 14:25 |  #1458

The 5D is totally worth it, I can't wait to get a fast tele prime to supplement my zooms


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Jun 17, 2008 15:01 |  #1459

adrianzg wrote in post #5737133 (external link)
QUOTED IMAGE

anyone interested in a mint 85mm 1.8? :)

adrian, I would also like to say that this is stunning work. Such imagination and originality! Magnificent.....


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Jun 17, 2008 15:08 |  #1460

adrianzg wrote in post #5737133 (external link)
i've only had the 1.2L for a day and i'll be selling the 1.8. the 1.8 is almost as good as the L; but since i've the L, i'll keep it. :)

1.8:
+sharp at 1.8
+focuses very very fast
+small and ligh, easier to handle
+vingnettes, which i like.. :P
-doesn't do f/1.2
-purple fringing, CA wide open

1.2L:
+sharp at 1.2, as sharp as the 1.8 at eq f-stops
+beautiful colours
+better microcontrast
+sucks in more light than the 1.8 and eq f-stops and shutterspeeds, might appear so prob cause of a lot less vignetting on the L..
+greater sense of depth..is that due to the f/stop? microcontrast? bokeh? i have no idea..
-sloooow..but fast enough for me.
-huge and heavy, my 5d feels unbalanced w this lens

anyone interested in a mint 85mm 1.8? :)

Im really tempted by the 85 1.8 instead of the 50 1.8. Feels like a diff league. Sadly spending is going on holiday first. :) 85L is a sucker on the 5D. Does weigh a tonne though.


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Jun 17, 2008 15:17 |  #1461

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Im really tempted by the 85 1.8 instead of the 50 1.8. Feels like a diff league. Sadly spending is going on holiday first. :) 85L is a sucker on the 5D. Does weigh a tonne though.

Noth even worth comparing! The 85mm f/1.8 is an amazing lens! Relatively speaking, the 50mm f/1.8 is complete junk next to the 85mm...


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Jun 17, 2008 17:09 |  #1462

Thanks Adrian, I might play a bit more with my 85mm. The 50mm f/1.4 is by far my most commonly used lens on the 5D at the moment. :)

I don't like the long minimum focusing distance on the 85mm f/1.8 though... is the 85L any better?


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Jun 17, 2008 17:44 |  #1463

tangcla wrote in post #5740334 (external link)
Thanks Adrian, I might play a bit more with my 85mm. The 50mm f/1.4 is by far my most commonly used lens on the 5D at the moment. :)

I don't like the long minimum focusing distance on the 85mm f/1.8 though... is the 85L any better?

.85m for the f/1.8
.95m for the f/1.2!


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Jun 17, 2008 17:46 |  #1464

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Noth even worth comparing! The 85mm f/1.8 is an amazing lens! Relatively speaking, the 50mm f/1.8 is complete junk next to the 85mm...

No doubt. I love what a prime can do. Especially the 85 1.8 BUT I cant find myself using them often enough. I guess I have not found that love for primes just yet.

I still want to get my hands on a 135L for a weekend though.


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Jun 17, 2008 17:55 |  #1465

Slap the 85mm f/1.8 on a 5D, and just limit yourself to that for a day... you'll be amazed, but watch out if shooting portraits close up at f/1.8! DOF is very shallow!


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Jun 17, 2008 17:59 |  #1466

Mitesh, if you like the 50/1.8, get the 50/1.4. It's miles ahead of the plastic nifty.


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Jun 17, 2008 18:08 |  #1467

In comparison how does the 50mm f/1.4 fair against the 85mm f/1.8? Besides the focal length and aperture values...I've seen some awesome photos with the 5D paired with these lenses. I want to get both primes but I'm not sure which I want to get first...I love the compressed telephoto look that the wide apertures and longer focal lengths produce. Not sure if the 50mm would do that with the 5D... I like shoot static and some portraits and stuff. I do have the 24-105mm for the candids. Sorry if this is off topic, I suppose it has something to do with the 5D >.<


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Jun 17, 2008 18:13 |  #1468

DOF-wise, at 5ft with a 50mm f/1.4, the DOF is .25ft. At 8.5ft with an 85mm f/1.8 is .32ft, but at the same 5ft is only .11ft.

Basically the 85mm is more fun. :D


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Jun 17, 2008 18:20 as a reply to  @ djeuch's post |  #1469

It really depends what you shoot. I find the 85mm a bit long for a lot of things, that's why I like the 50. The focal length is very usable.
However, that having said, I can also use the 85mm (though I haven't had a chance yet - the 85 was just too long for what I shoot on a 1.6x crop)


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Jun 17, 2008 23:27 |  #1470

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