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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #45 on: May 07, 2013, 11:40:17 AM »
I just tried a 85 1.2L on a 1DX and it was still really slow. Accurate though.
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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #46 on: May 08, 2013, 09:16:22 AM »
To all 5D III owners,
How do you like the AF speed of Canon 85L II on your 5D III?

I'm thinking adding this lens to my gear.

Thank you,
Dylan

Thanks everyone for your feedbacks. Rental will arrive this weekend. Decision will be made once I played with it. I will keep everyone updated; buy or not buy 8)

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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #47 on: May 09, 2013, 02:54:36 PM »
AF on the 85 L II is slow. Certainly not fast enough to capture kids moving around. With the extremely shallow DoF accurate focus is very critical. I think this adds to the slowness of the AF as refocussing is needed after the slightest move.

It is not an easy lens to get good results with; it requires some time to get used to. S during your rental make sure you review your results regularly on a PC. In addition this lens really needs AFMA to get the most out of it.
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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #48 on: May 09, 2013, 05:28:28 PM »
Here is one image by the lens
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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #49 on: May 10, 2013, 03:58:55 PM »
Tiny bit faster than with the 5D3 than on my 1DSM3, seems to be about the same for both my 5D3 and 1Dx.  I have never used it for Action so the speed really has not been a huge issue for me.
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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #50 on: May 10, 2013, 08:10:50 PM »
Guys, I didn't want to start a new thread but does anyone know how much slower the 85 1.2 i version as compared to version ii?

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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #51 on: May 10, 2013, 08:31:51 PM »
Guys, I didn't want to start a new thread but does anyone know how much slower the 85 1.2 i version as compared to version ii?

Much slower, on pre 2012 bodies the 85 1.2 MkI is really AF in name only.
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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #52 on: May 10, 2013, 08:36:02 PM »
Guys, I didn't want to start a new thread but does anyone know how much slower the 85 1.2 i version as compared to version ii?

Much slower, on pre 2012 bodies the 85 1.2 MkI is really AF in name only.

That bad? :( Ok thank you for your response.

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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #53 on: May 10, 2013, 09:55:58 PM »
To all 5D III owners,
How do you like the AF speed of Canon 85L II on your 5D III?

I'm thinking adding this lens to my gear.

Thank you,
Dylan

Thanks everyone for your feedbacks. Rental will arrive this weekend. Decision will be made once I played with it. I will keep everyone updated; buy or not buy 8)

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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #54 on: May 10, 2013, 10:59:43 PM »
I love my 85mm f/1.2 L but if you want quick AF the non-L 85mm f/1.8 is just as good.
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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #55 on: May 11, 2013, 12:04:04 PM »
I love my 85mm f/1.2 L but if you want quick AF the non-L 85mm f/1.8 is just as good.

Thanks for your input. No, I'm not into action photography, so my primary interests are portraits with great subject separation and bokeh. From what I've read so far, it seems that version i is very similar to ii, except it's slower in focus and also more prone to flare.

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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #56 on: May 11, 2013, 12:07:22 PM »
I love my 85mm f/1.2 L but if you want quick AF the non-L 85mm f/1.8 is just as good.

Rather, if you want quick AF in an 85mm prime, the 85/1.8 is better than the 85L.  But the 85L has better IQ.
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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #57 on: May 14, 2013, 10:21:23 PM »
To all 5D III owners,
How do you like the AF speed of Canon 85L II on your 5D III?

I'm thinking adding this lens to my gear.

Thank you,
Dylan

Thanks everyone for your feedbacks. Rental will arrive this weekend. Decision will be made once I played with it. I will keep everyone updated; buy or not buy 8)

Dylan

Love the IQ, but hate the AF speed. I'm going to skip it.
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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #57 on: May 14, 2013, 10:21:23 PM »

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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #58 on: May 14, 2013, 11:05:48 PM »
The main advantage is you can use other AF Points other than center on the 5d III... Haven't noticed a difference in focusing speed. I love my 85L II for portraits and have rarely missed a shot and isn't really an issue. For sports, I'll grab another lens. Let us know your experience once you've rented it!
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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #59 on: May 26, 2013, 02:01:02 AM »
To all 5D III owners,
How do you like the AF speed of Canon 85L II on your 5D III?

I'm thinking adding this lens to my gear.

Thank you,
Dylan

Thanks everyone for your feedbacks. Rental will arrive this weekend. Decision will be made once I played with it. I will keep everyone updated; buy or not buy 8)

Dylan

Love the IQ, but hate the AF speed. I'm going to skip it.
Dylan

The lens is now returned. I'm looking at photos I took with 85L II, the IQ is so dam amazing. If the AF speed is like my 50L, I should have no problem buying one.

All suddenly, I'm so into prime lenses - WHY? ???
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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #59 on: May 26, 2013, 02:01:02 AM »