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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2017, 01:51:13 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:)

Indeed it is very pronounced at f/1.4. It almost clears up by f/2.8. I added three pics to my gallery, showing f/1.4, f/2 and f/2.8 on a wall.

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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2017, 01:51:13 PM »

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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2017, 03:09:43 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:)

Indeed it is very pronounced at f/1.4. It almost clears up by f/2.8. I added three pics to my gallery, showing f/1.4, f/2 and f/2.8 on a wall.

Will be interesting though. I’m not stopping a lens down almost ever, and certainly won’t stop this lens down to clear vignetting. If it’s so bad you can’t really call it a f1.4, then I’ll have to reconsider again.... thanks for the sample shots :)
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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2017, 03:29:33 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:)

Indeed it is very pronounced at f/1.4. It almost clears up by f/2.8. I added three pics to my gallery, showing f/1.4, f/2 and f/2.8 on a wall.

Will be interesting though. I’m not stopping a lens down almost ever, and certainly won’t stop this lens down to clear vignetting. If it’s so bad you can’t really call it a f1.4, then I’ll have to reconsider again.... thanks for the sample shots :)

Wait, did I read that right? You only shoot wide open no matter the lens or scene?  It's like welding a pair of vice grips to only open up to 1/2"

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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2017, 03:49:36 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:)

Indeed it is very pronounced at f/1.4. It almost clears up by f/2.8. I added three pics to my gallery, showing f/1.4, f/2 and f/2.8 on a wall.

Will be interesting though. I’m not stopping a lens down almost ever, and certainly won’t stop this lens down to clear vignetting. If it’s so bad you can’t really call it a f1.4, then I’ll have to reconsider again.... thanks for the sample shots :)

Wait, did I read that right? You only shoot wide open no matter the lens or scene?  It's like welding a pair of vice grips to only open up to 1/2"

It really isn’t  ;D the way shoot I don’t need or want more dof. If I wanted 2.8 I would buy a 70-200 and 24-70 and that’s it. But while those two will get the shots in any situation, they are the most boring lenses I can think of. My three favorite lenses are 35 L II, Zeiss 100 f2 and 200 f2.0.
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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2017, 04:06:18 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:)

The 85/1.2L II has 1.5-2 stops of corner vignetting wide open.  If you want horrendous, try the 24/1.4L II with >4 stops in the corners. 
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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2017, 04:29:25 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:)

The 85/1.2L II has 1.5-2 stops of corner vignetting wide open.  If you want horrendous, try the 24/1.4L II with >4 stops in the corners.

Indeed, and it looks to very gradually and should be easier to correct with getting the bright pink corners at high iso...
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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2017, 06:10:21 PM »
I'm leaning towards swapping my 85/1.2L II for this new 85/1.4L IS.
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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2017, 06:10:21 PM »

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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2017, 08:21:29 PM »
I took pictures of some people at church today and this nice homeless guy wanted his picture taken as well.

So far, I'm really liking this lens.

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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2017, 08:32:15 PM »
Hello Mclaren777,

Great picture.  Thank you for posting.  Do you happen to recall the settings you used for this photo?


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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2017, 09:22:18 PM »
I took pictures of some people at church today and this nice homeless guy wanted his picture taken as well.

So far, I'm really liking this lens.

Nice one! Great sharpness on eyes, and then the smooth transition into the out of focus areas.

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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2017, 12:57:01 AM »
Great picture.  Thank you for posting.  Do you happen to recall the settings you used for this photo?

1/160, f/2.8, ISO 400, flash power 1/64

The lens was probably 30-36 inches from his face.

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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2017, 09:44:43 AM »
Lucky me! Just ordered 85 IS and will have it by the end of the week, can’t wait to test it!  The store got ONE, lol;D
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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2017, 05:12:15 PM »
@ mclaren77 regarding the photo of the homeless guy, I think that is a very penetrating gaze you captured there, it reminds me of the afghan girl photo. It and the subject seem hauntingly sad and relate-able, and I say this as someone who doesn't often show softness in such contexts. It ought to be published more widely, also the lens is obviously very capable.

To the person above who said they were still confused and considering Sigma, I don't get why you wait if you're in the market and have the money. The Canon f1.4 is obviously the better buy and investment. Everyone is saying the autofocus is fine on this; therefore get it, the f1.2 was otherwise a dream lens. Besides, buying off brand jeopardises your existing investment in Canon photography as it arguably impinges on Canon's profitability...

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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2017, 05:12:15 PM »

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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2017, 07:04:43 PM »
... To the person above who said they were still confused and considering Sigma, I don't get why you wait if you're in the market and have the money. The Canon f1.4 is obviously the better buy and investment...

A.M.: no, not that obviously a better buy with Canon at A$2,250 vs Sigma Art at A$1,125 in Australia. Besides the Sigma 85 Art is a  (much) better glass. rendition, sharpness, bokeh, vignetting, CA and rock solid AF (centre and peripheral AF points, good and bad light confirmed).

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...  Besides, buying off brand jeopardises your existing investment in Canon photography as it arguably impinges on Canon's profitability...

A.M.:  ;D ;D ;D who buys expensive products just to support a vendor's profitability these days? We buy them to satisfy our professional or consumer needs. Healthy competition is good. Monopoly is a recipe for financial and technological stagnation.
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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2017, 11:44:21 PM »
I cancelled my Amazon pre-order this afternoon and bought one at a store in Seattle instead.

Sweet pic.

I don't need this lens, but that pic sure makes it tempting!

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Re: The Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM Has Started Shipping in North America
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2017, 11:44:21 PM »