« on: October 10, 2012, 06:12:22 PM »
I am looking at Canon's 85mm f/1.2L and the 85mm f/1.8. I am amazed at the difference in price between these two lens as I read great reviews for both. I am planning to buy one of the two, mainly to be used for indoor sports, i.e. basketball, volleyball, hockey, etc. mated to a 5d Mark III. I currently use a 70-200 f/2.8L II for this, but I would like a tad more speed (so I can reduce the ISO and noise) and bokeh in my images. Most shots are taken between about 90-140mm. I can get closer to the court if need be. I read an article a few months ago (can't find it now) in which the reviewer felt that the 1.2 version did not focus as quickly as the 1.8 which made it worse for indoor sports. This was an eye opener to me and couldn't believe that a $400 lens would focus faster than a $2,000 lens. Does anyone out there have experience with one or both of these lens? If so, can you give me some input on how you feel it would do for what I plan to use it for. Thanks in advance.