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Any convincing 85 1.2L II vs 85 1.8 comparison pics to buy the L ?

 
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Jul 12, 2013 13:34 |  #1

In past I had the ultraslow focussing 85L and later I returned to 85 1.8, now I even haven't got any 85's anymore, the 135L is so perfect only a bit long.
So the 85II is faster, but still slow, is there any topic or website that clearly compares 85 1.8 vs 85 1.2L II with real life pics (portraits outside for example), no charts or studio shots.

Something convincing (or not convincing that we see the difference is minimal).
I don't mind boosting colour a bit if the 85 1.8 has more dull colours, I process RAW's anyway in LR.


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Jul 12, 2013 14:26 |  #2

So you are asking if there are any still pix available that show the difference in AF speed?


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Jul 12, 2013 16:32 |  #3

Simple. Do you want or need F1.2 ?


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Jul 12, 2013 17:45 |  #4

This sounds like a fun project for those owning the 85mm 1.2 and the 85mm 1.8!!
I'll try and get some pics up next week!




  
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Jul 12, 2013 17:49 |  #5

$400.00 lens compare to $2000.00 to see which one is better.... I like it....


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Jul 12, 2013 17:53 |  #6

Wow ! Sounds like this thread could heat up and become as thrilling as a roller coaster ride.......hang on everyone!




  
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Jul 12, 2013 21:10 |  #7

CanonYouCan wrote in post #16114208 (external link)
In past I had the ultraslow focussing 85L and later I returned to 85 1.8, now I even haven't got any 85's anymore, the 135L is so perfect only a bit long.
So the 85II is faster, but still slow, is there any topic or website that clearly compares 85 1.8 vs 85 1.2L II with real life pics (portraits outside for example), no charts or studio shots.

Something convincing (or not convincing that we see the difference is minimal).
I don't mind boosting colour a bit if the 85 1.8 has more dull colours, I process RAW's anyway in LR.

stick with 85 1.8 if you have to wonder. :)


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Jul 12, 2013 22:12 as a reply to  @ ben805's post |  #8

When I read the thread title I told myself to stay away, but couldn't.

Who is up for a new $1000 85/1.8 IS to split the difference?


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Jul 12, 2013 22:18 |  #9

digital rev made a comparison video.............


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Jul 12, 2013 22:18 |  #10

But, what about the Sigma 85? :stirpot:


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Jul 13, 2013 07:41 |  #11
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5280Pics wrote in post #16115664 (external link)
But, what about the Sigma 85? :stirpot:

Stay away from sigma 85, its so unreliable for focusing!




  
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Jul 13, 2013 07:54 as a reply to  @ TheLensGuy's post |  #12

Hmm was in LCE on Thursday.
Debating fast prime like the 100F2.8 L, and the smart sales man, ( knows my weaknesses) hands me the 85f1.2 L. :p
- lovely kit, superbly built, and he says it is scheduled to go UP in price!!! Within 3 months

I just had to put it down and run away or I would end up owning it.
It was not blindingly fast to focus. But then its for portraits - so they don't move so quickly. :cool:

Persoanlly if it focused quickly it might become irresistible. But at F1.2 it is seriously fussy about what is in or out of focus!


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Jul 14, 2013 04:42 |  #13

TheLensGuy wrote in post #16116356 (external link)
Stay away from sigma 85, its so unreliable for focusing!

Love my Sig 85 on my 5D3 - unless I just got lucky, the 2 I tested were perfect, and mine never misses a thing!

It is the perfect compromise between Canon's 2 85's - and it focuses pretty well too, I've used mine wide open for some sports with good success.


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Jul 14, 2013 04:47 |  #14

maximus_73 wrote in post #16115024 (external link)
$400.00 lens compare to $2000.00 to see which one is better.... I like it....

Of course the $2000 lens should be better, but for a lot of us the real question is if the difference is significant enough to justify spending the extra.


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Jul 14, 2013 05:30 |  #15

Sorarse wrote in post #16118568 (external link)
Of course the $2000 lens should be better, but for a lot of us the real question is if the difference is significant enough to justify spending the extra.

It's funny because on a car forum I frequent a similar question was asked. Except in that case you replace the 1.2 and 1.8 with a Subaru BRZ and Porsche Cayman.

The answer in both cases? Get what you know you'll enjoy and won't regret buying a week later!




  
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