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Re: 85mm f1.2 II or 70-200mm f2.8L IS II
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2012, 03:12:24 PM »
The 70-200 is more versatile, and one of my favorite wedding photography lenses of all time!

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Re: 85mm f1.2 II or 70-200mm f2.8L IS II
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Re: 85mm f1.2 II or 70-200mm f2.8L IS II
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2012, 04:17:45 PM »
Sigma 85 1.4 is amazing. I have it and love it. My go-to lens for portraits. Half the price of the canon too!
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Re: 85mm f1.2 II or 70-200mm f2.8L IS II
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2012, 10:18:37 PM »
Need a little help...I'm new to canon and I just bought a canon 5d3 with a 70-200 2.8 ii.  I've only had it a week, but I'm worried about the way the lens connects to the camera. It screws on just fine, but when the 70-200 is on the body and I'm walking around carrying it, it will slightly...very slightly...feel like it's a bit loosely connected to the body because it will "jiggle" ever so slightly with each step if I carry it in a verticle position(lens pointing down) and I'm holding onto the body in my right hand by the grip.   And if i hold it the same way and just gently shake it up and down(repeat, gently) i can feel this slight "jiggle" sensation in the connection.   I went back to the camera shop I bought it at and tried their demo lens on their demo 5d3 and i could feel the same sensation, so that made me feel better but the problem is that a i've never felt any of my other lenses do this...the guy at the camera shop says its normal for long heavy lenses to do this versus smaller lighter lenses


Help please..any thoughts
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Re: 85mm f1.2 II or 70-200mm f2.8L IS II
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2012, 11:20:53 PM »
Help please..any thoughts

Yes, start a new thread. 


To the OP, the 85/1.8 is 85.3%'ish of the 1.2L for less money. 
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Re: 85mm f1.2 II or 70-200mm f2.8L IS II
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2012, 01:04:43 AM »
This might be relevant to the discussion - http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Publications/DxOMark-Insights/F-stop-blues

Has anyone experienced this problem in the field?

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Re: 85mm f1.2 II or 70-200mm f2.8L IS II
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2012, 01:18:56 AM »
I have this lens on a 5DII, and haven't noticed it. I also have a 300 f4L is, and a 4005.6L.

These are all long heavy lenses with a lot of torque on the mount.  You should be supporting the lens and not really only holding the body.

If the camera guy says it is fine, it likely is.

Need a little help...I'm new to canon and I just bought a canon 5d3 with a 70-200 2.8 ii.  I've only had it a week, but I'm worried about the way the lens connects to the camera. It screws on just fine, but when the 70-200 is on the body and I'm walking around carrying it, it will slightly...very slightly...feel like it's a bit loosely connected to the body because it will "jiggle" ever so slightly with each step if I carry it in a verticle position(lens pointing down) and I'm holding onto the body in my right hand by the grip.   And if i hold it the same way and just gently shake it up and down(repeat, gently) i can feel this slight "jiggle" sensation in the connection.   I went back to the camera shop I bought it at and tried their demo lens on their demo 5d3 and i could feel the same sensation, so that made me feel better but the problem is that a i've never felt any of my other lenses do this...the guy at the camera shop says its normal for long heavy lenses to do this versus smaller lighter lenses


Help please..any thoughts
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Re: 85mm f1.2 II or 70-200mm f2.8L IS II
« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2012, 09:34:00 PM »
Need a little help...I'm new to canon and I just bought a canon 5d3 with a 70-200 2.8 ii.  I've only had it a week, but I'm worried about the way the lens connects to the camera. It screws on just fine, but when the 70-200 is on the body and I'm walking around carrying it, it will slightly...very slightly...feel like it's a bit loosely connected to the body because it will "jiggle" ever so slightly

I have the 5d3 and 70-200 II also, and I really haven't noticed any significant jiggle.  But as others have mentioned, it's a good idea to support heavy lenses like this with something more than the lens mount, and I usually have my left hand holding the lens. 

I say don't worry about it and go out and enjoy this amazing combo.  It's just a silly good combo with crazy contrast, color, detail, and AF speed.

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Re: 85mm f1.2 II or 70-200mm f2.8L IS II
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Re: 85mm f1.2 II or 70-200mm f2.8L IS II
« Reply #37 on: April 08, 2012, 04:13:51 PM »
i own 5d m2 , 24-70mm f2.8L , and 50mm f1.4 USM. i do some portraits recently and my friend use nikon 85mm f1.4G. i was so amazed with the picture produced by the nikon lens. the bokeh is so creamy compare to my 50mm f1.4. so which one is better in term of bokeh and sharpness at wide open ? the 85mm f1.2 or the 70-200mm since both lens have similar price tag in my country.

I have the 85LII and, I must say, when you nail the shot with it the 85 does deliver beautiful results. I use the lens a great deal, but my hit rate is still 50-50, and that's using a 1Ds3. With my 5D2, the 85L does not focus as well or as fast, so my hit rate is much lower. If it is bokeh you're after, you may want to consider the 135L which gives gorgeous results, has fast AF and is half the price. I have alway resisted the 70-200 2.8 because of its size. I couldn't imagine doing long shoots with it.

Here's a shot I recently took in the market with the 135. It was pretty dark, but I was able to snap this off pretty quickly:

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Re: 85mm f1.2 II or 70-200mm f2.8L IS II
« Reply #38 on: April 08, 2012, 05:57:57 PM »
70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM II.

No Contest.  Fantastic Lens!  You will NOT be disappointed.  This is my all time favorite wedding photography lens (next to the 16-35)

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Re: 85mm f1.2 II or 70-200mm f2.8L IS II
« Reply #39 on: April 09, 2012, 10:30:46 AM »
I've had the pleasure of having both of these lenses. I think the 85 f/1.2L II is the highest quality lens I've ever owned. And it's not just the bokeh-It's the amazing color and contrast at ultra wide apertures. Nothing else is like it. With all that being said, I think just the size and color of the lens makes the biggest difference in how you shoot. It's a heavy lens, but still WAY lighter than the 70-200 and it handles very easy. Also, it is shorter and dark in color so those around you don't notice you as quickly, making candids easier for event photography.

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Re: 85mm f1.2 II or 70-200mm f2.8L IS II
« Reply #40 on: April 13, 2012, 09:54:36 AM »
I have both lens and for portrait, i would pick the 85 hands down.  The bokeh is the best of all canon lens i feel and it is razor sharp even wide open.  The 70-200 is indeed more versatile, but every time i pick my 85 and shoot some portrait, i am always amazed how good it is and the when i look at all the portraits i take, i can always pick the one taken with the 85...

Both amazing lens, but for bokeh and sharpness i would pick the 85.
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Re: 85mm f1.2 II or 70-200mm f2.8L IS II
« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2012, 12:00:22 PM »
Thank you for all the reply.. i finally pull the trigger and get the 85mm 1.2 markii... when first time holding it, i feel that it is extremely heavy, even worst than my 24-70L. feel unbalance on the 5dm2. The picture produce at 1.2 really stunning and unforgettable.  and i can't believe it is extremely sharp even at wide open 1.2.. usually my 50mm f1.4 need to tweak down to f1.8 to get better sharpness... THANK YOU all of your reply !! another reason i did not choose the 70-200mm is because of its size, which make me cannot carry it all the time..   
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Re: 85mm f1.2 II or 70-200mm f2.8L IS II
« Reply #42 on: April 18, 2012, 12:06:18 PM »
70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM II.

No Contest.  Fantastic Lens!  You will NOT be disappointed.  This is my all time favorite wedding photography lens (next to the 16-35)

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Re: 85mm f1.2 II or 70-200mm f2.8L IS II
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Re: 85mm f1.2 II or 70-200mm f2.8L IS II
« Reply #43 on: April 18, 2012, 01:33:31 PM »
Thank you for all the reply.. i finally pull the trigger and get the 85mm 1.2 markii... when first time holding it, i feel that it is extremely heavy, even worst than my 24-70L. feel unbalance on the 5dm2. The picture produce at 1.2 really stunning and unforgettable.  and i can't believe it is extremely sharp even at wide open 1.2.. usually my 50mm f1.4 need to tweak down to f1.8 to get better sharpness... THANK YOU all of your reply !! another reason i did not choose the 70-200mm is because of its size, which make me cannot carry it all the time..

Congrats!  You just got a great lens.  You will love it.  And you will get use to its weight!

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Re: 85mm f1.2 II or 70-200mm f2.8L IS II
« Reply #44 on: April 19, 2012, 07:10:45 AM »
Thank you for all the reply.. i finally pull the trigger and get the 85mm 1.2 markii... when first time holding it, i feel that it is extremely heavy, even worst than my 24-70L. feel unbalance on the 5dm2. The picture produce at 1.2 really stunning and unforgettable.  and i can't believe it is extremely sharp even at wide open 1.2.. usually my 50mm f1.4 need to tweak down to f1.8 to get better sharpness... THANK YOU all of your reply !! another reason i did not choose the 70-200mm is because of its size, which make me cannot carry it all the time..

Congratulations. It's a fantastic lens.
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Re: 85mm f1.2 II or 70-200mm f2.8L IS II
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