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Is this 85mm f1.8 OK ?

 
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Apr 13, 2009 07:43 |  #1

A Friend just got his 85 1.8 and found it soft and wants to send it back , he has a 50D he gave it to me to test on my Body ( Rebel XT ) I have found that some shots seem ok some not see example .

After shooting with the 85 I put on my 50 1.8 and WOW the difference is huge every thing pops from the Nifty I have to start back using it more .

IMAGE: http://i44.tinypic.com/14smt5i.jpg

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I Hope it's a good example if not I will post another

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Apr 13, 2009 07:47 |  #2

Hard one to judge on just 1 pic... and without 100% crop...

you would know... when you look at 100% on your desired focus point - is it sharp? is it to taste? the sample looks a tad underexposed to me.. and by f4.5 the 85mm should be super...

i know that my 85 is damn sharp... only lens in my lineup that beats it is the 100 2.8macro... beats my 50 1.4 for sure..


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Apr 13, 2009 07:48 |  #3

seems soft, might need to give us a better ex with good light and higher shutterspeed. and a 100% crop to see it well.


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Apr 13, 2009 08:04 |  #4

Impossible to tell from that shot. Try at f1.8/f2

At f4.5 it should be biting sharp.

Also keep in mind that 85 does have a rather long minimum focus distance.


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Apr 13, 2009 08:34 |  #5

IMAGE: http://i41.tinypic.com/70u9v9.jpg

TV 1/500
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Apr 13, 2009 12:11 |  #6

This one was not as bad

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Apr 13, 2009 17:18 |  #7

Ok Guys I have this lens till Friday .


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Apr 13, 2009 19:19 |  #8

It would help if you posted the camera/lens settings. Nothing worng with the ones you last posted but it would be nice to know at what aperture.

Looks like there was "some" sharpening added to those images.


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Apr 13, 2009 19:24 |  #9

OP, your pictures all look fine. The train one particularly shows that it is pretty sharp.

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seems soft, might need to give us a better ex with good light and higher shutterspeed. and a 100% crop to see it well.

lol, why do people always jump like this. Just worries the posters more for no reason!


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Apr 13, 2009 19:40 |  #10

I like mine.


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Apr 13, 2009 19:42 as a reply to  @ Grentz's post |  #11

looks good to me. At F4 and four feet away is only inch or so.

Go out in some good light, give the lens a chance:D




  
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Apr 13, 2009 19:57 |  #12

Thank You every one .

No sharpening was added to any of the shots JPG out of the cam , the last one I cloned out some spots and cropped .

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Apr 13, 2009 20:00 |  #13

You need to throw that fruit out.


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Apr 13, 2009 21:53 |  #14

Then you must have the in camera Profile set to Standard if no sharpening was "added". Anyway..... your lens seems fine. Shoot something at f1.8 or f2.


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Apr 14, 2009 10:47 |  #15

TV 1/200
AV f1.8
ISO 100

IMAGE: http://i42.tinypic.com/i1ybup.jpg

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