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Re: 85 1.2mk3 anytime soon?
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2013, 06:47:03 PM »
Your right, if it was more weather sealed I would feel more confident to use it in more extreme conditions, but I used it on the "Snow Monkeys" in Japan at Nagano in December, snowed an absolute bitch & the temperature was well below freezing, on the 1Dx the Lens performed a complete treat.

You used the 85 1.2L II in snowing and freezing conditions? Are you aware that this lens is not weather sealed? Why are you not confident about the lens if you did this? Does it still work?
I dare not take mine outside sunny and dry conditions.
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Re: 85 1.2mk3 anytime soon?
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2013, 06:47:03 PM »

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Re: 85 1.2mk3 anytime soon?
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2013, 08:01:45 PM »
Your right, if it was more weather sealed I would feel more confident to use it in more extreme conditions, but I used it on the "Snow Monkeys" in Japan at Nagano in December, snowed an absolute bitch & the temperature was well below freezing, on the 1Dx the Lens performed a complete treat.

You used the 85 1.2L II in snowing and freezing conditions? Are you aware that this lens is not weather sealed? Why are you not confident about the lens if you did this? Does it still work?
I dare not take mine outside sunny and dry conditions.

Yes, I was aware of the issue of the Lens not being weather Sealed, but for me the Lens/Camera is a Tool, so it's about risk, if it had been Raining I may not have considered the risk acceptable, and used the 70-200f/2.8 II, but in this situation, with the Snow Monkeys, it was heavy Snow, below freezing, so the Snow was tending not to melt on the equipment, and it worked just fine, the Lens performed well & I came away with some Images I was Happy with & the Lens with a clean up, still works just fine, appreciate the concern.

The confidence part comes into Play only in the degree to which the particular Lens is weather sealed (also consider dust), if it's a known sealed Lens such as my 300f/2.8 L IS Version 2, I'll simply use it in any & all weather/dust conditions, if it's a known Non sealed Lens, then it becomes a risk/confidence of survival situation, I'll generally though err in favour of the Image as a Lens can be bought back from the Dead after water immersion or dust issues, not so a Camera, which is why I use a 1Dx/1DMK IV with a 5DMK III as a fall back.
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Re: 85 1.2mk3 anytime soon?
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2013, 08:42:11 PM »
I'm not sure it's cost effective it is to repair a water damaged lens. might be better to just buy a new one(after canon gives a cost estimate of course).

 you guys ever see all the photos of non weather sealed lenses covered in rain/snow at the "juzaphoto" site? A good site with amazing photos, run by a guy who is not afraid to take his gear where it wasn't designed to go. Actually, if i remember correctly he feels that weather sealing on lenses is a non issue. well, i guess that's not surprising considering...

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Re: 85 1.2mk3 anytime soon?
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2013, 01:56:05 AM »
EF 85 1.2 MK II is already an awesome lens, than why should canon replace this one with mk iii so soon. There should be a reason to update the lens. Some people saying it is a slow focus lens, yes it is bit slow compared to other L glass but there is reason behind it : 1. it is 1.2 lens, at 85 mm with f1.2 depth of field is so shallow, to get the best accuracy for focus canon made it bit slow. 2. this lens have lot of glass inside and whole front optics move to focus the lens that is why this lens focus by wired to provide enough power to move the whole big chunk of glass. apart from bit slow focus this is an awesome lens and keep in mind this is a portrait lens and portrait lens does required to be very fast. Thats why too many other lenses are available to capture fast subjects. If you need best picture quality form a portrait lens go for it, you won't be disappointing.

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Re: 85 1.2mk3 anytime soon?
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2013, 01:56:05 AM »