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Dec 20, 2011 21:48 |  #1

The 85L has been on my mind for quite some time, I planned to buy it this time next year but had to pull the trigger. Can't wait for it to show up, I'm super excited. It will be here Thursday, just in time for Christmas weekend.

This will be my first prime, hesitated for a while due to the price. Thought about the 1.8 version and the 50 1.4 as well but figured I might as well spend up front for a lens that I know I will love and enjoy for many years to come. I will post sample images whenever I get a chance to shoot with it.

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Dec 20, 2011 21:50 |  #2
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now you just need to take advantage of the cheap 5D II's to get the most out of it.


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Dec 20, 2011 21:52 |  #3

Ahh yes, I haven't had time to update my sig, I'm currently shooting with the 5D II as well. Once I got my hands on a 5D II and saw the wonderful images with the 85L combo I was hooked.


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Dec 20, 2011 21:55 |  #4
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Well then you just need a 35L and 135L :P You're never done buying in this industry.


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Dec 20, 2011 22:13 |  #5

Shadow on the Door wrote in post #13576836 (external link)
now you just need to take advantage of the cheap 5D II's to get the most out of it.
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LOL cheap. okay.
welll...
i guess 5d mii are cheap considering its capability. hahaa.

Shadow on the Door wrote in post #13576864 (external link)
Well then you just need a 35L and 135L :P You're never done buying in this industry.

unless you have bought every single lens... :P


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Dec 20, 2011 22:42 |  #6

Wow. Grats on the new lens. And what a way to start your prime collection than with the 85.
Your jaw is going to drop when you see the images that come out of that lens paired with the 5D-2.

Enjoy that combo. It is probably the best set up i have used for portrait shots.


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Dec 21, 2011 08:11 |  #7

StructuredAmazing wrote in post #13576944 (external link)
LOL cheap. okay.
welll...
i guess 5d mii are cheap considering its capability. hahaa.

unless you have bought every single lens... :P

Yeah tell that to BLKDSLR he has every friggin lens, not that I am jealous or anything. :)


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Dec 21, 2011 08:20 as a reply to  @ skater911's post |  #8

85 = magic.
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Dec 21, 2011 09:01 |  #9

I had this lens with a 7D for just over a year, I didn't care for the way it performed. Then I got a 5D, big difference. This lens appears to have been made for a FF body.




  
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Dec 21, 2011 09:24 |  #10

Congratulations, welcome to the KEG club. Sometimes you may find yourself staring at your 85L for hours admiring its curves and the details of its beauty. It's o.k., we've all done it (still do), it's nothing to be ashamed of.


  
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Dec 21, 2011 11:32 |  #11

rick_reno wrote in post #13578539 (external link)
I had this lens with a 7D for just over a year, I didn't care for the way it performed. Then I got a 5D, big difference. This lens appears to have been made for a FF body.

how big of a difference? was it like the 7D couldn't compete with the 5dm2?
i have the 7d right now, and i like its 60p capabilities


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Dec 21, 2011 11:58 |  #12

Enjoy the 85L. It's a beast on the 5D2.


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Dec 21, 2011 12:43 |  #13

Really, really looking forward to shooting with it. :)

The differences mentioned would be the images produced between the 5DII and 7D, not really the electronic capabilities. To keep it short, you'll be shooting near the center of the 85L on a cropped body therefore effecting the depth of field, vignetting, etc... I'm sure someone can explain it in further detail.

It's not really a matter of the 5DII outperforming the 7D but the images produced to a photographer's tastes.

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how big of a difference? was it like the 7D couldn't compete with the 5dm2?
i have the 7d right now, and i like its 60p capabilities


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Dec 21, 2011 13:13 |  #14
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I've told myself I will stop numerous times.....and still keep buying more gear. I guess it's an addiction


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Dec 21, 2011 13:33 |  #15

85L checked ?

Now save up for 14L, 24L, 35L, 50L, 135L, 200L...OL




  
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