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Sold my 85 1.2L for 85 1.8 :-)

 
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Dec 10, 2011 13:22 as a reply to  @ post 13523280 |  #16

I just picked up a 85 1.8 again for dirt cheep. I had forgotten just how fast it focuses. I sold the first one because I did not use it much on my 50D and it had purple fringing that I thought was too much. Now that I have it again and on FF I can hardly believe how good it is for the cost. This one also has less purple fringing along me understanding more about how to minimize it.

So often here we all talk each other into spending piles of money on gear that (lets be honest here) many don't need and rarely will ever use. Because we think without it hoy cant take good pictures. In the 85 1.8 thread there of plenty of pictures that are killer and taken with under 1k of gear.

I picked up the 85 1.8 again because it was cheep not because I was driven with desire to have it again. That is too bad because it is an unbelievable bargain. I own the 70-200MKII as well but if you need a great, cheap portrait lens that is small and light look no further the 85 1.8 is it.




  
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Dec 10, 2011 13:23 |  #17

It all depends upon how you define "better".

For some of us, faster focus, small size, lighter weight, more unobtrusiveness all add up to versatility... and that's likely going to be the f1.8 lens.

For others, the special look of a really big aperture lens is an overriding consideration, in which case the f1.2 would be the choice.

Out shooting in the street and/or more amateur models typically, sometimes wanting to use it for sports or other types of action shooting... the 85/1.8 works better for me... and its price is more what I'm willing to pay.

For others, perhaps a wedding photog, there's just no substitute for the 85/1.2L and the price is well worth it.

Somewhere in the middle on this? Maybe the Sigma 85/1.4 would be a better choice.

Need to do macro more than portraits? Maybe you should be getting the Tamron 90/2.8 or the Canon 90mm Tilt-Shift.

Does your work lend itself to manual focus? If so, depending upon your budget, a Zeiss (at one end of the price spectrum) or a Rokinon/Bower/Vivitar (a the other end) might be ideal for you.

Hey! Ain't it great to have a choice?


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Dec 13, 2011 00:55 |  #18

I cringed when I read the title of this thread...

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Dec 13, 2011 01:05 |  #19

bps wrote in post #13536521 (external link)
I cringed when I read the title of this thread...

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I laughed out loud when I read the second paragraph of post #7.


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Dec 13, 2011 01:32 |  #20

There is a significant pool of 85L's at any given moment and there is reason for that. I bought mine from a female professional photographer from Georgia and sold it 9 months later. The 85/1.8 is a nice lens for a nice price.




  
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Dec 13, 2011 01:33 |  #21

Treason.




  
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