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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #60 on: May 26, 2013, 07:56:09 AM »
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? ???

LOL, nice to see that L-disease is getting to the next stage.  Shallow DOF is its own drug.

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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #60 on: May 26, 2013, 07:56:09 AM »

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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #61 on: May 26, 2013, 11:09:43 AM »
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LOL, nice to see that L-disease is getting to the next stage.  Shallow DOF is its own drug.

Yes...indeed. I like the bulkiness of 85L II and how it looks & fits on 5D III :P

I hope this is not the begining of "L addiction" :o
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DSLR: 1Dx + 85L II -- 200L f2 IS -- 400L f2.8 IS II

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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #62 on: May 26, 2013, 11:53:02 AM »
Yes...indeed. I like the bulkiness of 85L II and how it looks & fits on 5D III :P

I hope this is not the begining of "L addiction" :o

It is.   :)  Some of us are just more along that path than others.

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Re: Canon 85mm f/1.8
« Reply #63 on: May 26, 2013, 01:08:55 PM »
Since Dylan mentioned an interest in the F/1.8 non-L 85, I thought I'd offer my two cents worth.  I'm using the 1.8 on my 5D3 and love it for my portrait/glamour/boudoir work.  It is light and fast focusing.  I like bokeh, but I don't often want the super-shallow DOF that you get at F1.2, so I find myself using the lens primarily between 2.0 and 2.8

The shot below was taken at: ISO 100, F/2.0, 1/3200.  I picked it because it shows the minor flaws of this lens, which I don't normally notice.

As you can see, it is not super sharp at F2.0 but it does improve rapidly as you get to F2.8 or so.

If you look at the cropped image, you will see the chromatic abberration on the fence cables.  You get green behind the subject and purple in front of the subject.  You can remove this with Lightroom, but I've never had to do that.  Note that there is no CR on the subject.  In any case, the CR is gone at F2.8

I'm a big fan of this lens.  If the price, weight and focus speed are important to you, I think it is much more attractive than the 1.2 L version. I'm pretty sure your clients will never notice the difference. :)



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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #64 on: May 30, 2013, 10:27:57 PM »
I hope this is not the begining of "L addiction" :o

I count 5 "L" lenses in your signature...

you... my friend... are a L junkie  ;)
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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #65 on: May 30, 2013, 11:29:32 PM »
I hope this is not the begining of "L addiction" :o

I count 5 "L" lenses in your signature...

you... my friend... are a L junkie  ;)

 ;D ;D ;D....what a combo you have there Cptn Rigo, nothing but the best ;)

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Re: Canon 85L II AF speed on 5D III???
« Reply #65 on: May 30, 2013, 11:29:32 PM »