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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2017, 07:01:51 PM »
Any chance the 85 f1.4 IS might accept a teleconverter?  With design advances you can be sure image quality at 119 f2 would be as good or better than the old 135L.  I'd sell the 135 to fund that for sure.  It would be killer for gymnasium sports.

None if past and present designs are anything to go by, and that includes new designs by third parties. Having said that that only applies to Canon TC's, don't see why third party TC's wouldn't work.
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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2017, 07:01:51 PM »

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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2017, 05:39:14 PM »
Any chance the 85 f1.4 IS might accept a teleconverter?  With design advances you can be sure image quality at 119 f2 would be as good or better than the old 135L.  I'd sell the 135 to fund that for sure.  It would be killer for gymnasium sports.

None if past and present designs are anything to go by, and that includes new designs by third parties. Having said that that only applies to Canon TC's, don't see why third party TC's wouldn't work.

Considering the price of the current 135mm f/2L I have no idea why anyone would want to spend the money on an 85mm lens and then put a $429 TC on it for indoor sports. Currently it doesn't work with Canon TCs anyway.

I guess third party teleconverters are less expensive, but still. Then again, it could all boil down to the individual's budget. It just doesn't make sense to me personally.

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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2017, 06:10:28 PM »
Any chance the 85 f1.4 IS might accept a teleconverter?  With design advances you can be sure image quality at 119 f2 would be as good or better than the old 135L.  I'd sell the 135 to fund that for sure.  It would be killer for gymnasium sports.

None if past and present designs are anything to go by, and that includes new designs by third parties. Having said that that only applies to Canon TC's, don't see why third party TC's wouldn't work.

Considering the price of the current 135mm f/2L I have no idea why anyone would want to spend the money on an 85mm lens and then put a $429 TC on it for indoor sports. Currently it doesn't work with Canon TCs anyway.

I guess third party teleconverters are less expensive, but still. Then again, it could all boil down to the individual's budget. It just doesn't make sense to me personally.

I admit, reading my post again I see I didn't articulate my thoughts very well.  Killer for indoor sports at f/1.4 to stop motion in volleyball, and have the ability to put the 1.4x I already own on it for the ocations I'd like to get close to the 135 focal length, still at f/2 and the benifit of IS.
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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2017, 09:13:08 PM »
Any chance the 85 f1.4 IS might accept a teleconverter?  With design advances you can be sure image quality at 119 f2 would be as good or better than the old 135L.  I'd sell the 135 to fund that for sure.  It would be killer for gymnasium sports.

None if past and present designs are anything to go by, and that includes new designs by third parties. Having said that that only applies to Canon TC's, don't see why third party TC's wouldn't work.

Considering the price of the current 135mm f/2L I have no idea why anyone would want to spend the money on an 85mm lens and then put a $429 TC on it for indoor sports. Currently it doesn't work with Canon TCs anyway.

I guess third party teleconverters are less expensive, but still. Then again, it could all boil down to the individual's budget. It just doesn't make sense to me personally.

I admit, reading my post again I see I didn't articulate my thoughts very well.  Killer for indoor sports at f/1.4 to stop motion in volleyball, and have the ability to put the 1.4x I already own on it for the ocations I'd like to get close to the 135 focal length, still at f/2 and the benifit of IS.

I don't know about third party teleconverters, but Canon's won't work anyway. I doubt the new 85mm will accept a teleconverter, but who knows?
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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2017, 09:13:08 PM »