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Is the 85mm f/1.2 II so fat it tilts the 5D mark II?

 
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Nov 09, 2012 00:49 |  #1

I've only used 1D style bodies so far and was wanting to make the move to the 5D2 FF body. I was wondering how tall the 5D2 is. Would for instance, the 85mm f/1.2 II be so fat that the body will angle upwards when I set the camera on the table?


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Nov 09, 2012 01:32 |  #2

Yes. But that's because of the lack of battery grip (whether built-in as in the 1D series, or the additional add-on grip).


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Nov 09, 2012 08:25 |  #3

There are enough images on the web (use google images) to indicate that the lens without the hood will not cause the combination to tilt. See the atached, and thanks to the originator. The combination with the hood is not so certain.

Just an FYI, there is a good review of the lens at https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1194246.


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Nov 09, 2012 08:33 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #4

There's something under the camera in that picture.

Take a look here (external link).


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Nov 09, 2012 09:00 |  #5

That picture shows an attached tripod plate.


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Nov 09, 2012 09:09 |  #6

Just an old shoot, which you should have some idea:

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Nov 09, 2012 11:29 |  #7

The 85L II definitely makes my 7D tilt. I'm assuming the 5D body is roughly the same geometry.


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Nov 09, 2012 12:55 |  #8

Yes I have concerns about laying the camera down which puts stress on a certain connection (even though the EOS lens mount is probably really strong already). Not like it really affects my photography. Just one of those things that bugs me. Thanks for the pictures guys.


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Nov 09, 2012 13:32 |  #9

FWIW - some time ago I added a 5D2 Body to my bag. I was shooting with the 1D2 at the time.

That was the single worst disappointment I've ever had with equipment.

I added a 1D4 and now a 1Dx. I'm quite happy again,

Why? The 5D had Poor colour, bad noise, slow and limited focussing. Perhaps I just got the worst one to rolll off the line but it really was bad. There was no way I was going to get a 5D3 (although that is likely unfair). I'm a 1series person and sticking with it.


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Nov 09, 2012 16:04 |  #10

on a hard surface i always lay my camera on their left side, they are completely aligned with the lens in this position and sit flat, try it.




  
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Nov 09, 2012 18:09 |  #11

MikeMilton wrote in post #15227067 (external link)
FWIW - some time ago I added a 5D2 Body to my bag. I was shooting with the 1D2 at the time.

That was the single worst disappointment I've ever had with equipment.

I added a 1D4 and now a 1Dx. I'm quite happy again,

Why? The 5D had Poor colour, bad noise, slow and limited focussing. Perhaps I just got the worst one to rolll off the line but it really was bad. There was no way I was going to get a 5D3 (although that is likely unfair). I'm a 1series person and sticking with it.

Interesting to say the 5D2 has bad color and noise, I think it is quite acceptable. I do agree the focus is retarded compared to a 1D but I am severely preferring the weight of the non 1D bodies since I like to walk around a lot.


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Nov 09, 2012 18:29 |  #12

Ummm....I doubt this is an issue, guys.

When you're carrying a camera, there's way more stress on the mount by the lens hanging off, and I don't remember ever reading about it causing any issues.


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Nov 09, 2012 20:26 |  #13

I would be more careful of the stress it would put onto a Rebel since the metal flange is attached to a plastic body. But the XD series' all-metal construction should be able to withstand it just fine.


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Nov 10, 2012 14:38 |  #14

If the lens does make the camera tilt upwards when the combo is laying on the table, that only means that the lens itself is resting on the supporting surface as well, thus relieving the lens mount of almost all stress.

This, IMO, would be the case of least concern (compared to carrying the camera suspended from the strap or being tripod mounted).




  
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Nov 10, 2012 18:30 |  #15

SiaoP wrote in post #15226925 (external link)
Yes I have concerns about laying the camera down which puts stress on a certain connection (even though the EOS lens mount is probably really strong already). Not like it really affects my photography. Just one of those things that bugs me. Thanks for the pictures guys.

My 24-70 2.8 and 70-200 2.8 do this when the hoods are on. I really think it's a non-issue. Now, if you were carrying around a 200 1.8 or a 300 2.8 by the camera body alone, that might do some damage.


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