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70-200 2.8 II vs 85L II: bokeh comparison

 
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Oct 27, 2011 14:09 |  #1

Here is a bokeh comparison between the 70-200 2.8 II and 85L II @ 2.8. Even though the 85L II is slightly better, the zoom is no slouch :)

1st the 70-200 2.8 II @ 85mm, 2.8

2nd the 85L II @ 2.8

Of course the 70-200 can't go to 1.2 :D


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Oct 27, 2011 14:12 |  #2

Another example where i see no difference....


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Oct 27, 2011 14:15 |  #3

I see no difference either
Any particular reason you decided to post there in B&W?


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Oct 27, 2011 14:15 |  #4

Ferrari_Alex wrote in post #13316059 (external link)
Another example where i see no difference....

Well... the 85L II renders the BG slightly smoother IMO. For example, check out the details in the painting and light/lamp behind the head. Nothing earth shocking though.


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Oct 27, 2011 14:16 |  #5

borism wrote in post #13316076 (external link)
I see no difference either
Any particular reason you decided to post there in B&W?

In B&W I find it easier to focus on bokeh alone.


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Oct 27, 2011 14:18 |  #6

I was looking at the baby picture and really see no difference, in any case, the eyes of the mannequin to me looks a bit more contrasty in the 70-200, but again I cant tell on from the other
As you say, the zoom cant go 1.2


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Oct 27, 2011 14:20 |  #7

borism wrote in post #13316089 (external link)
I was looking at the baby picture and really see no difference, in any case, the eyes of the mannequin to me looks a bit more contrasty in the 70-200, but again I cant tell on from the other
As you say, the zoom cant go 1.2

It is my impression too that contrast on the 70-200 is a bit more pronounced. But in general I agree... hard to tell the differences.


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Oct 27, 2011 14:21 as a reply to  @ borism's post |  #8

I think the background is definitely smoother with the 70-200. Look at the reflective object in the upper right corner.


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Oct 27, 2011 14:21 |  #9

I tried both lens and got some results. I see a little to no difference when using both lens on my 5D II (crop to max). Yes, the "almost no difference" is the 85 1.2II gives out a little smoother "bokeh" as Daan mentioned above. In order to do that, I zoomed all the way in to see the background blur from these 21MB files.

Using the 85 at 1.2 is a different story though.

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Oct 27, 2011 14:23 |  #10

I should hope the zoom is no slouch.

What do they both look like at f/2.0? ;)


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Oct 27, 2011 14:24 |  #11

In reality.....would you really care?
I think both are phenomenal....but zoom is more versatile....


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Oct 27, 2011 14:26 |  #12

edge100 wrote in post #13316124 (external link)
What do they both look like at f/2.0? ;)

Let me get back to you after I have performed some surgery on the 70-200 ;) :lol:


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Oct 27, 2011 14:31 |  #13

Ferrari_Alex wrote in post #13316133 (external link)
In reality.....would you really care?
I think both are phenomenal....but zoom is more versatile....

This has nothing to do with reality... Just lens-p@rn ;)

And I agree, both are great!


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Oct 27, 2011 14:37 |  #14

Why wouldn't they look similar at f2.8?
The 70-200 f2.8 IS MKII is a fine lens. I love mine. But it's no replacement for a fast prime.




  
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Oct 27, 2011 14:38 |  #15

Yes, these differences are meaningless
Both lens are simply top of the crop


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