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Mar 21, 2010 08:25 |  #901

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Yeah, I do have the 35 f/2. It's a really nice lens except for the non-USM.

Here's one of my pics taken with the 35 f/2 @ 2.5: http://farm3.static.fl​ickr.com …41326761_aaa995​3a74_o.jpg (external link)

This one is at f/4: http://farm4.static.fl​ickr.com …98902824_a441cd​5cb7_o.jpg (external link)

And you should check out the Lens Archive thread: https://photography-on-the.net …1317&highlight=​canon+35mm

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Mar 21, 2010 09:48 |  #902

Foolish wrote in post #9835345 (external link)
Yeah, I'm thinking about that one, too. I guess non-USM wouldn't be that bad... Do you have that one? Show me some shots with it :)

And ChromeThunder, how do you like your 28 1.8?

loved it on my xti, light weight, focus never gave me much trouble, especially in usable lighting, and I always thought the image quality was quite good...not 35L good, but still very good

getting ready to look at results from the 5Dii just now


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Mar 21, 2010 10:19 |  #903

I want to be in PLA, I think. I haven't owned or shot a prime yet, ever.
The 85 1.2L and 35 1.4L are in consideration for my next lens.
I think I'm going to rent them to see if I truly belong in this association.




  
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Mar 21, 2010 10:23 |  #904

ChrisMc73 wrote in post #9840495 (external link)
I want to be in PLA, I think. I haven't owned or shot a prime yet, ever.
The 85 1.2L and 35 1.4L are in consideration for my next lens.
I think I'm going to rent them to see if I truly belong in this association.

You wont be disappointed with either one.


Canon 5D Mark II *Canon 1D Mark IV *EF 24-70 f/2.8 II * EF 28-135mm * Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM * EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro * EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II * Speedlite 580EX II

  
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Mar 21, 2010 11:23 |  #905

Is the 85L really THAT slow in AF? I want to shoot lifestyle type portraits of kids and families, which means, kids at play, some movement, not a total posed still portrait.

Would I be able to capture that with the 85L?




  
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Mar 21, 2010 14:03 as a reply to  @ ChrisMc73's post |  #906

Foolish wrote in post #9840081 (external link)
Thanks, bsaber!

You're welcome! :D

ChromeThunder wrote in post #9840363 (external link)
loved it on my xti, light weight, focus never gave me much trouble, especially in usable lighting, and I always thought the image quality was quite good...not 35L good, but still very good

getting ready to look at results from the 5Dii just now

IQ is just as good as the 35L (I know I have both). The bokeh isn't as nice but that's the only thing. If you're happy with the non-USM, build quality, and extra stop, there is really no need/reason to upgrade to the 35L IMHO :)




  
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Mar 21, 2010 23:30 as a reply to  @ bsaber's post |  #907

I just placed an order for my first prime - the 85/1.8! Now I can join this club :cool: I bought it for stage photography...hopefull​y the AF system in my T1i will be up to snuff, lol.


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Mar 23, 2010 08:03 |  #908

ChrisMc73 wrote in post #9840795 (external link)
Is the 85L really THAT slow in AF? I want to shoot lifestyle type portraits of kids and families, which means, kids at play, some movement, not a total posed still portrait.

Would I be able to capture that with the 85L?

This is really doable. I got the 85LII and it takes 2 seconds to move from MFD to Infinity more or less.
I am still in the learning process with this lens but I managed to grab some shots of my 2 year old little girl when she was playing or running ;)


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Mar 26, 2010 20:08 |  #909

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Mar 27, 2010 00:11 |  #910

Congrats yagit80, now get us some pics!




  
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Mar 27, 2010 22:28 as a reply to  @ ChrisMc73's post |  #911

i have a canon 50mm f1.4 right now just sold my sigma 24+70mm f2.8 to get a 28mm f1.8 and hopefully i will get a 85mm f1.8 by the end of next week then a ff body is in the works




  
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Mar 27, 2010 22:34 as a reply to  @ ChrisMc73's post |  #912

oops. double post.




  
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Mar 29, 2010 12:33 |  #913

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Nice! I like that name, the holy twonity, haha!


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Mar 30, 2010 01:48 |  #914

yagit80 wrote in post #9878793 (external link)
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Terrific combo! I used the 35/85 combo a while and loved it. I didn't miss anything, but now that I have the 100 Macro IS I don't use my 85 anymore :confused:. I hated the minimum focus distance of the 85 and love it on my 100.


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Mar 30, 2010 08:57 |  #915

Dawud wrote in post #9897935 (external link)
Terrific combo! I used the 35/85 combo a while and loved it. I didn't miss anything, but now that I have the 100 Macro IS I don't use my 85 anymore :confused:. I hated the minimum focus distance of the 85 and love it on my 100.

Wow, really, so do you use your 100mm for more portraits or macro? I've heard and seen the shots from the 100mm and the portraits are great. I never thought to compare them with the 85L...? Do they compare?




  
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