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50L & 85L... is there room for both in the same kit bag?

 
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Jan 22, 2013 09:45 |  #31

Depends on your personal preference, how much space you have to work in, etc, etc. A lot of people love the 135L on full frame, and 85mm on a 1.6 crop is 136mm...



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Jan 22, 2013 10:36 |  #32

YodisMatt wrote in post #15519575 (external link)
So MDJAK you agree that an 85 on a crop is going to be annoyingly to long? This is why I am thinking of replacing my nifty fifty with a 1.4.

I found it too long on the 1DIV, and that's not even as much of a crop as the other cameras. I think it's only 1.3.

Depends what you are using it for.

One thing that bears mention is that the 50L has a design defect, or at least something undesirable, and that is the focus is off when focusing close. That is an acknowledged design "choice" if you want to call it that, and I have trouble getting proper focus up close, as do many others. Search for it and you will find it.




  
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Jan 22, 2013 12:04 |  #33

MDJAK wrote in post #15519844 (external link)
I found it too long on the 1DIV, and that's not even as much of a crop as the other cameras. I think it's only 1.3.

Depends what you are using it for.

One thing that bears mention is that the 50L has a design defect, or at least something undesirable, and that is the focus is off when focusing close. That is an acknowledged design "choice" if you want to call it that, and I have trouble getting proper focus up close, as do many others. Search for it and you will find it.

That is no where close to an accurate description of the 50L. The 50L has a curved plane of focus and the issue comes when people focus and recompose using narrow apertures at several feet away.

The simple solution is to not focus and recompose ;)


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Jan 22, 2013 12:10 |  #34

Staszek wrote in post #15520212 (external link)
That is no where close to an accurate description of the 50L. The 50L has a curved plane of focus and the issue comes when people focus and recompose using narrow apertures at several feet away.

The simple solution is to not focus and recompose ;)

.....and be aware of the MFD and how close to it you are, even then it's only an issue when you're running a fast aperture but not wide open; even beyond that something that not everyone agrees is an issue. I use my 50L a fair bit and have never had that issue, but I normally use mine outside. I plan on picking up a 35L for indoor stuff, and I use my 85L indoors for headshots on the 5DII and the 550D, unlike some I don't consider the 85L to be too long indoors, but it is a "headshot only" lens inside ;).


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Jan 22, 2013 12:15 |  #35

To add my opinion: while I still like the 35mm focal length, I could see leaving the 50L home in favor of bringing the 85L. It's simply that my favorite shoulder bag is heavy already with: 17-40L, 24-70L II, 70-200L II, 35L, 85L, 580EX flash, one to two bodies.

If I was to go all prime and/or leave the 70-200 at home, I definitely could see bringing both 50L and 85L.


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Jan 22, 2013 12:16 |  #36

Scatterbrained wrote in post #15520242 (external link)
...unlike some I don't consider the 85L to be too long indoors, but it is a "headshot only" lens inside ;).

Clearly, everyone but you lives in a 10,000 ft² mansion. :lol:




  
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Jan 22, 2013 12:16 |  #37

Staszek wrote in post #15520212 (external link)
That is no where close to an accurate description of the 50L. The 50L has a curved plane of focus and the issue comes when people focus and recompose using narrow apertures at several feet away.

The simple solution is to not focus and recompose ;)

I was certainly not intending to mislead. That's why I said to search for the inherent design




  
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Jan 22, 2013 12:52 as a reply to  @ MDJAK's post |  #38

I had the Canon 50 1.4, only sharp from f2-f2.2

I had the 85L, f1.2 not my cup of tea (too shallow),slow AF,heavy,expensive.

I had 85 1.8 twice, best prices/quality, superfas, will maybe re-buy it the third time later :-)

Didn't want 50L cause f1.2 not my cup of tea + not sharp at f1.2 anyway (+ a lot of messages about focus shift problems, as I buy only secondhand lenses it could be in one of the older ones)

Didn't want Sigma 85 1.4 (lotery good one or not)

So as widest portretprime (with no 24L distortion) 35L is my favorite.
Close portretprime for outside shots : 135L (f2 is shallow enough and definitely great buttery bokeh thanks to the 135m focal range), one of Canon's best!
In between : 24-70L & 70-200 2.8L II

Don't miss 50/85's anymore, have them in my zoomranges and 70-200 II has superb bokeh also.


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Jan 22, 2013 13:59 as a reply to  @ CanonYouCan's post |  #39

I have both, love them equally. But I hardly carry them together - different lenses for different purposes.


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Jan 22, 2013 23:57 as a reply to  @ x.pozhr's post |  #40

50L, 85L, 135L and a 70-300L just in case. What more could you need?
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Jan 23, 2013 00:20 |  #41

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50L, 85L, 135L and a 70-300L just in case. What more could you need?
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Something wider?


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Jan 23, 2013 09:46 |  #42

If the 50L is nto in the books for a little is anyone way against the 1.4?




  
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