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Re: Canon 85mm f/1.8 vs Other L and non-L Canon Primes
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2013, 02:22:42 PM »
Clarification, the EF85 1.8 and the EF85 1.2L as far as IQ and AF, they aren't in the same league at all. If you desire AF over IQ go with the 1.8. If you desire IQ over AF go with the 1.2L. Neither one gives both.
Don't get me wrong, the 1.8 has good IQ but it isn't as "stunning" as the 1.2L is.

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Re: Canon 85mm f/1.8 vs Other L and non-L Canon Primes
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2013, 02:22:42 PM »

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Re: Canon 85mm f/1.8 vs Other L and non-L Canon Primes
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2013, 02:53:13 PM »
Or get the Sigma 85 which has both.

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Re: Canon 85mm f/1.8 vs Other L and non-L Canon Primes
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2013, 02:58:14 PM »
I upgraded to the Sigma from the 85 1.8 - agreed they are in different leagues entirely. The Sigma is a more practical and versatile lens given its still very good AF whereas the 85L is sublime but seemingly far more specialized. The IQ between it and the Sigma is also pretty damn similar, at least in 'real world' outcomes, IMHO.

It's all been said before and I would agree with it

And my Sigma needed 0 AFMA

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Re: Canon 85mm f/1.8 vs Other L and non-L Canon Primes
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2013, 03:02:45 PM »
85mm 1.8 < 100mm F/2

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Re: Canon 85mm f/1.8 vs Other L and non-L Canon Primes
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2013, 05:37:56 PM »
. . .  And my Sigma needed 0 AFMA

Who has had to use AFMA on Canon 85mm f/1.8,  Sigma 85 f/1.4, or 100mm f/2?

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Re: Canon 85mm f/1.8 vs Other L and non-L Canon Primes
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2013, 02:01:42 AM »
With a crop sensor why not look at the Sigma 30 1.4 and the 100 2.8.  That way you have a good spread of ranges 35, 85 and 135 (ish) with the 3 lenses.  I shoot with a 5d and have the 35L, 85 1.8 and 135L, I find that the 3 lenses cover any needs I have. 

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Re: Canon 85mm f/1.8 vs Other L and non-L Canon Primes
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2013, 02:50:36 AM »
. . .  And my Sigma needed 0 AFMA

Who has had to use AFMA on Canon 85mm f/1.8,  Sigma 85 f/1.4, or 100mm f/2?

I have to use afma on all my lenses..even the L lenses.
It's just a matter of how much. The sigma is a -4 whereas L lenses usually is within +-2..but I've not had one lens other than the 40mm stm that had a 0

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Re: Canon 85mm f/1.8 vs Other L and non-L Canon Primes
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2013, 02:50:36 AM »

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Re: Canon 85mm f/1.8 vs Other L and non-L Canon Primes
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2013, 03:21:50 AM »
. . .  And my Sigma needed 0 AFMA

Who has had to use AFMA on Canon 85mm f/1.8,  Sigma 85 f/1.4, or 100mm f/2?

I had to use AFMA on all of my Canon lenses that were not calibrated by Canon for my Canon camera.

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Re: Canon 85mm f/1.8 vs Other L and non-L Canon Primes
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2013, 01:19:33 AM »
I'm new to AFMA (obviously). Will be nice when 6D comes.

I have a Canon 50mm f/1.4 on my T1i most of the time.  My shots are sharp half of the time. I know this lens is not very sharp wide open, but at f/2.8. I must be moving or something. my subject is not always moving either. Any ideas?

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Re: Canon 85mm f/1.8 vs Other L and non-L Canon Primes
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2013, 03:12:43 AM »
+1 on using Afma with all my lenses (including the 85 f/1.8 and the Ls).

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Re: Canon 85mm f/1.8 vs Other L and non-L Canon Primes
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2013, 03:12:43 AM »