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85L - why did you sell yours?

 
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Dec 02, 2011 14:15 |  #136

mcluckie wrote in post #13446733 (external link)
Summary -- the Zeiss 100 is the best short tele I have ever used in 35 years. Better than my Leica R and M 90's.

Sounds so sweet that it is hard to believe actually:-)


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Dec 02, 2011 19:01 |  #137

I wouldn't sell mine the 85 is extremely sharp wide open in the center, but it's a heavy bugger


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Dec 02, 2011 21:03 |  #138

sold mine to fund the 120-300 os. was not using it, been into birding lately


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Dec 02, 2011 21:13 as a reply to  @ Jay T's post |  #139

Sold mine and bought Sigma 85mm F1.4
Sigma is not as sharp as Canon but it focuses twice as fast and that is what I need. My 85mm F1.2 was the sharpest lens I have seen even at F1.2 it was sharper than 70-200mm F2.8 L IS at F2.8, much sharper. But if it had the same focusing speed as Sigma 85mm F1.4 I would have kept it.




  
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Dec 02, 2011 21:35 as a reply to  @ InsaneO's post |  #140

I just sold mine because I got so sick of this thread, I'm now hoping it goes away!




  
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Dec 02, 2011 23:15 |  #141

InsaneO wrote in post #13487187 (external link)
Sold mine and bought Sigma 85mm F1.4
Sigma is not as sharp as Canon but it focuses twice as fast and that is what I need. My 85mm F1.2 was the sharpest lens I have seen even at F1.2 it was sharper than 70-200mm F2.8 L IS at F2.8, much sharper. But if it had the same focusing speed as Sigma 85mm F1.4 I would have kept it.

:rolleyes: .. faster to shoot what ?
I just learned how to focus with an ultra thin dof and track ultra fast subjects and I can use 85L mostly for sport.

Have a look there => https://photography-on-the.net …hp?p=13163469&p​ostcount=4

.. I would surely buy again and again a 85L with probably the most accurate AF on the market, totally compatible with any sport, than a useless supposed faster AF from MFD to infinity but mostly erratic and inconsistent (as we can read so often on the web ) ...


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Dec 02, 2011 23:22 |  #142

m.shalaby wrote in post #13487245 (external link)
I just sold mine because I got so sick of this thread, I'm now hoping it goes away!

You are right...time to kill this thread....we know that too many people sell their 85L after reading it.

Ok, I will start a new one - "85L - why did you buy yours?"


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Dec 03, 2011 04:26 |  #143

If i will buy 85L i will never sell it, because i wasted money on it and it will be a big lose if i sell it for about half the price or less, so either i buy it and never sell it or never buy it, you people are really so rich to buy many lenses and sell many, in my country if i buy one lens then it goes down to half price in first week or first month of use if i decide to sell, lucky you to have good deals on selling your gear :-(

Why i will buy this lens? because many here love it and i don't look at whose don't like it.


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Dec 03, 2011 09:39 |  #144

Then why don't you buy a used one at 1/2 price ?


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Dec 03, 2011 10:47 |  #145

bohdank wrote in post #13488678 (external link)
Then why don't you buy a used one at 1/2 price ?

I wanted to say the same:-)


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Dec 03, 2011 13:19 |  #146

m.shalaby wrote in post #13487245 (external link)
I just sold mine because I got so sick of this thread, I'm now hoping it goes away!


Haha that made me laugh. Thanks


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Dec 03, 2011 22:01 |  #147

bohdank wrote in post #13488678 (external link)
Then why don't you buy a used one at 1/2 price ?

The only place i can find it used is online, and this is a lot of risks if that used is not under the condition it should be, it may be good/excellent condition or it may not, then i can't go and return it and claim to get money back, i will accept new one with issues than a used with issues.


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Dec 04, 2011 00:33 |  #148

Selling your lense would not delete this thread. :)


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Dec 04, 2011 01:38 as a reply to  @ tomcat7886's post |  #149

I guess I will not buy one if everyone is selling them there must be something wrong.




  
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Dec 04, 2011 09:35 |  #150

david lacey wrote in post #13491846 (external link)
I guess I will not buy one if everyone is selling them there must be something wrong.

Yup. The B&S forums are absolutely jammed with used 85Ls. People hate them. It's a crap lens. I know I hate mine.

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