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Are you planning to sell your 85mm 1.2 in antication of a new offering?

 
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Jun 24, 2016 10:30 |  #16

Uh, no.

Mine is producing great images and any imagined loss in resale value only occurs if I sell it.

No need to upgrade for the sake if upgrading.


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Jun 24, 2016 11:20 |  #17

smythie wrote in post #18048626 (external link)
and as another useless single data point, my 35 and 50 Arts both focus quickly and as precisely as the muppet behind the viewfinder allows them to in dark conditions

Compared to...what? 85LII focuses more precisely than the Sigma Art's on the 5D3/1DX and newer systems.


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Jun 24, 2016 11:43 |  #18

I don't collect lenses for their resale value. So, no.

I buy lenses to help me create images. All my current lenses serve me well. Even if I'm a few generations behind, I don't think I'll be replacing them.


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Jun 24, 2016 16:06 |  #19

idkdc wrote in post #18048850 (external link)
Compared to...what? 85LII focuses more precisely than the Sigma Art's on the 5D3/1DX and newer systems.

In your specific uses and your specific style of operating your gear. Your singular experience is irrelevant for sweeping generalisations


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Jun 24, 2016 17:13 |  #20

smythie wrote in post #18049060 (external link)
In your specific uses and your specific style of operating your gear. Your singular experience is irrelevant for sweeping generalisations

I delineated my specific experience, which can differ from yours (have you used the 85 1.2 II for more than a few months, which this thread is originally about?). It's also probably pretty accurate of what to expect with similar combinations of equipment, barring copy variation.


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Aug 21, 2016 08:28 |  #21

If Canon releases a III model they could jack up the price, like what they did with the V2 model of the 35/1.4.


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Aug 21, 2016 23:05 |  #22

The only time I can see it being worth upgrading to a newer model is if it's significantly better in some way or introduces new tech. I have the Sigma 85mm f1.4 and I'm beyond happy with it, I don't see myself 'upgrading' to a newer version.


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Aug 22, 2016 10:09 as a reply to  @ Dlee13's post |  #23

Or if something goes wrong with your current lens... it takes a dive into the ocean or does a somersault onto the sidewalk.


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