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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2017, 11:20:42 AM »
Brian already has a hands on review up.

https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-85mm-f-1.4L-IS-USM-Lens.aspx
A sketchy review. He had access during some kind of event, but very qualitative comments. Mentions he will do more when he actually purchases the lens.

Yep, that's why I said a hands on review not an in depth review.

Having said that he does have some relevant shots, and mentions, a lack of CA, which had been a concern for some people after seeing the DPR sample gallery.
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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2017, 11:20:42 AM »

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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2017, 04:37:41 PM »
Looks good...but I will just hold on to my 85mm f/1.2L II.
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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2017, 04:55:24 PM »
I like to use 85mm lenses for ring pictures at weddings and an 36mm extension tube works great on this lens.

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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2017, 08:46:08 PM »
Just got home, and Fedex came back a second time to deliver it! Sun has gone down, so can't really get out but my initial thoughts are that it's fast focusing, nice bokeh, very sharp at f/1.4. Beefy, but weight is distributed better than the 1.2. The IS...sooo very nice! I feel like I can shoot in the dark with this thing.

Behind the box is a couch, front window of living room, a plant in front of window, picture frame on wall to the left, and the light source is the neighbor's porch light across the street.
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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2017, 09:30:18 PM »
Just got home, and Fedex came back a second time to deliver it! Sun has gone down, so can't really get out but my initial thoughts are that it's fast focusing, nice bokeh, very sharp at f/1.4. Beefy, but weight is distributed better than the 1.2. The IS...sooo very nice! I feel like I can shoot in the dark with this thing.

Behind the box is a couch, front window of living room, a plant in front of window, picture frame on wall to the left, and the light source is the neighbor's porch light across the street.

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Exciting....have fun with it!!!!!
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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2017, 03:33:56 AM »
@mclaren777 & danfaz: Thanks for the images. The out of focus regions are rendered very pleasently.

Wish you a lot of fun and satisfaction with your new tools ...!
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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2017, 12:31:42 PM »
Anyone use the Sigma Art Lens or Canon 85mm 1.2 for comparison?

So far the sample images aren't helping me decide which to purchase. 

I've got the Canon 85/1.8 and find it ok but nothing like my L lenses.

I've never purchased a Sigma lens but have heard that the autofocus systems aren't always reliable. 

Congratulations on those who get to play with their new toy this weekend, while we others wait in anticipation of samples and reviews,

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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2017, 12:31:42 PM »

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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2017, 12:39:44 PM »
Ok, having used the lens at three gigs now including two events with shitty low light - the working reality of many pro’s - I can say this thing is awesome. AF is among the best of any lens I have, I would say at least on par with 35 II but maybe even better. Sharp too, and very well built. This will be a bread and butter lens for me making money :))

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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2017, 12:59:20 PM »
@infared and mb66eneregy...thanks! I will be adding pics I take today to my smugmug gallery if you want to take a look. All pics shots at f/1.4...cause that's why we buy these things, right? LOL

https://1fineklick.smugmug.com/Canon-EF-85mm-f14-IS-USM/



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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2017, 01:42:24 PM »
@infared and mb66eneregy...thanks! I will be adding pics I take today to my smugmug gallery if you want to take a look. All pics shots at f/1.4...cause that's why we buy these things, right? LOL

https://1fineklick.smugmug.com/Canon-EF-85mm-f14-IS-USM/

Great photos!  Thank you for sharing.




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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2017, 05:33:56 PM »
Hi,
can one of the owners of the new 85 1.4 IS try to get such flares, please?
I don't want to say that all my pictures made with the 85 1.2 II show flares, but i like them very much.

How is the bokeh/background when the focus distance is 25-50 ft? I use my 85 very often at this long distance and i fear, the bokeh of the new one is optimized for short distance head- / head-shoulder- shots - may be at the cost of longer distances.

Thank you very much!

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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2017, 10:28:53 AM »
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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2017, 11:53:14 AM »
@infared and mb66eneregy...thanks! I will be adding pics I take today to my smugmug gallery if you want to take a look. All pics shots at f/1.4...cause that's why we buy these things, right? LOL

https://1fineklick.smugmug.com/Canon-EF-85mm-f14-IS-USM/

Vignette looks horrendous!

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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2017, 11:53:14 AM »

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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2017, 12:16:46 PM »
@infared and mb66eneregy...thanks! I will be adding pics I take today to my smugmug gallery if you want to take a look. All pics shots at f/1.4...cause that's why we buy these things, right? LOL

https://1fineklick.smugmug.com/Canon-EF-85mm-f14-IS-USM/

Vignette looks horrendous!

Bryan said it cleared with 1.3 ev correction, hopefully that’s the case:)
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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2017, 12:21:13 PM »
Brian already has a hands on review up.

https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-85mm-f-1.4L-IS-USM-Lens.aspx
A sketchy review. He had access during some kind of event, but very qualitative comments. Mentions he will do more when he actually purchases the lens.

I'd use a different word. Sketchy is reserved for PetaPixel. Bryan said he'd followup with a proper review, he's in the top reviewers tier imho.

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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2017, 12:21:13 PM »