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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #105 on: November 28, 2017, 08:35:16 AM »
Used the 85 on my 2nd camera at a recent gala - it's a great addition as a sports lens!

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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #105 on: November 28, 2017, 08:35:16 AM »

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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #106 on: December 05, 2017, 12:14:25 PM »
Canon is also twice more expensive : Sigma at A$1,050 (with discount) vs Canon 85 F1.4 IS at over A$2,000

Isn't the Canon $1,599? ;) That's before any future rebates, bundles, and sales. I would take the Canon all day long at that price differential.

Does anyone know whether the Sigma suffers from mirror box clipping like the Canon does?
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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #107 on: December 05, 2017, 12:50:16 PM »
Canon is also twice more expensive : Sigma at A$1,050 (with discount) vs Canon 85 F1.4 IS at over A$2,000

Isn't the Canon $1,599? ;) That's before any future rebates, bundles, and sales. I would take the Canon all day long at that price differential.

Does anyone know whether the Sigma suffers from mirror box clipping like the Canon does?

Updated that for you, for emphasis.  Not everyone is granted the tasty new product pricing we enjoy in the States.

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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #108 on: December 05, 2017, 01:18:39 PM »
Does anyone know whether the Sigma suffers from mirror box clipping like the Canon does?

It does.
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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #109 on: December 05, 2017, 04:08:51 PM »
Canon is also twice more expensive : Sigma at A$1,050 (with discount) vs Canon 85 F1.4 IS at over A$2,000

Isn't the Canon $1,599? ;) That's before any future rebates, bundles, and sales. I would take the Canon all day long at that price differential.

Does anyone know whether the Sigma suffers from mirror box clipping like the Canon does?

Updated that for you, for emphasis.  Not everyone is granted the tasty new product pricing we enjoy in the States.

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At today's exchange rate (AU vs US) the $2,099 lens in Australia = $1,597 USD. The Sigma is far less money there compared to here if their price is converted to USD. So not as tasty as one might think. Though in Australian $ the difference is double. I would still take the Canon.

Their per capita income is also much higher. But, means nothing for this discussion. :)
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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #110 on: December 05, 2017, 04:54:42 PM »
The difference between the Art and 85 IS here is 423 USD, which I consider a very small difference.
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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #111 on: December 05, 2017, 06:05:47 PM »
The difference between the Art and 85 IS here is 423 USD, which I consider a very small difference.

It’s a reasonable price to pay for AF you can rely on for off-center large aperture work.

(The same logic applies for getting the 35L II over the 35 Art)

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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #111 on: December 05, 2017, 06:05:47 PM »

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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #112 on: December 05, 2017, 06:14:06 PM »
The difference between the Art and 85 IS here is 423 USD, which I consider a very small difference.

It’s a reasonable price to pay for AF you can rely on for off-center large aperture work.

(The same logic applies for getting the 35L II over the 35 Art)

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And weather sealing, IS , and 3d pop :D

The difference between the 35 Art and the 35 L II is 1700 USD here  ;D
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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #113 on: December 05, 2017, 10:55:31 PM »
The difference between the Art and 85 IS here is 423 USD, which I consider a very small difference.

A very small difference? It's like 35% more for the 85 IS vs the Art. That's not that small.

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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #114 on: December 06, 2017, 04:10:40 AM »
The difference between the Art and 85 IS here is 423 USD, which I consider a very small difference.

A very small difference? It's like 35% more for the 85 IS vs the Art. That's not that small.

Actually it’s more like 29% and considering what I get more with the Canon it’s no brainer for me at least.
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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #115 on: December 06, 2017, 02:02:40 PM »
The difference between the Art and 85 IS here is 423 USD, which I consider a very small difference.
Interesting. When comparing Norwegian vs Danish prices, 85A is more expensive (+23.4USD), and the 85L is less expensive (-113.5USD), which makes the difference here climb to 553USD.

Still, the price difference for the 85L won't pay for a trip with the boat up to Oslo to buy it.

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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #116 on: December 06, 2017, 05:31:46 PM »
The difference between the Art and 85 IS here is 423 USD, which I consider a very small difference.
Interesting. When comparing Norwegian vs Danish prices, 85A is more expensive (+23.4USD), and the 85L is less expensive (-113.5USD), which makes the difference here climb to 553USD.

Still, the price difference for the 85L won't pay for a trip with the boat up to Oslo to buy it.

From me to Hirtshals with car it’s around 10-15 dollars ;D
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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #117 on: December 06, 2017, 06:20:13 PM »
The difference between the Art and 85 IS here is 423 USD, which I consider a very small difference.
Interesting. When comparing Norwegian vs Danish prices, 85A is more expensive (+23.4USD), and the 85L is less expensive (-113.5USD), which makes the difference here climb to 553USD.

Still, the price difference for the 85L won't pay for a trip with the boat up to Oslo to buy it.

From me to Hirtshals with car it’s around 10-15 dollars ;D
Ah, that doesn't include a bunk because it's a daytrip right? Copenhagen-Oslo is an overnight trip and the bunks are a ripoff. It's probably cheaper to take Norwegian to Gardermoen than the DFDS boat. Or just drive up there.

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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #117 on: December 06, 2017, 06:20:13 PM »

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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #118 on: December 07, 2017, 03:09:00 AM »
The difference between the Art and 85 IS here is 423 USD, which I consider a very small difference.
Interesting. When comparing Norwegian vs Danish prices, 85A is more expensive (+23.4USD), and the 85L is less expensive (-113.5USD), which makes the difference here climb to 553USD.

Still, the price difference for the 85L won't pay for a trip with the boat up to Oslo to buy it.

From me to Hirtshals with car it’s around 10-15 dollars ;D
Ah, that doesn't include a bunk because it's a daytrip right? Copenhagen-Oslo is an overnight trip and the bunks are a ripoff. It's probably cheaper to take Norwegian to Gardermoen than the DFDS boat. Or just drive up there.


Yup! Used to live in Oslo, and I’ve done more trips to Denmark in a year now than a life time from Oslo, lol. Sometimes we just take a daytrip just to eat at “Flammen“ ;D

I think we went off topic here :P
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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #119 on: December 13, 2017, 02:28:10 PM »
Just got the 85mm 1.4 IS a week ago. Amazing for video and sharp at 1.4. Never had the other version though.

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Re: 85mm f/1.2L II or 85mm f/1.4L IS?
« Reply #119 on: December 13, 2017, 02:28:10 PM »