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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS Review and Comparisons | Dustin
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2018, 10:15:59 AM »
Thanks Dustin, the reviews are greatly appreciated.  I thought I would be all over the new 85 when it was announced, but the comparisons really showed me the Tamron is good enough for my uses.  Then the opportunity to buy a store demo for $700CAD with full warranty made it a no brainer.  Very excited to get using it.

The Tamron's performance is surprisingly strong in my comparisons.  Watch for a four way showdown that I'm releasing later this week.
6D x 2 | 80D | 70D | EOS-M3 w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + 55-200 STM + Rokinon 12MM F/2 + EF Adapter| Tamron 15-30 VC | EF-S 24mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | Tamron 45mm VC | Zeiss 50 | 50 STM | 100L | 135L | Tamron 70-200 VC | 100-400L II | Legacy Glass

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS Review and Comparisons | Dustin
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2018, 10:15:59 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS Review and Comparisons | Dustin
« Reply #16 on: January 27, 2018, 01:59:07 PM »
Great review as always. I this too this is the best best of of all 85 variants.
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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS Review and Comparisons | Dustin
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2018, 05:22:11 PM »
Dustin, after using the lens for over a month now, I want to say that your review prepared me 100% for its strengths and (minor) shortcomings.  While mine might have been slightly sharper and less prone to CA than your copy, otherwise, and most especially regarding AF performance, I have felt like I already knew what owning this lens would be like--thanks to your comprehensive work.

Thank you!
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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS Review and Comparisons | Dustin
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2018, 02:58:38 AM »
Many review sources found that the Tamron 85 SP suffered from focus shift and that could be a big practical difference between that and the Canon lens. I don't think Dustin mentions it in his review though, so I presume he didn't find it an issue during his very practical review methods, but others certainly did.

On the back of Dustin's advice on the accuracy of these latest Tamron's AF I bought the 45 SP and it's an interesting and quite versatile lens, with no FS. I find that the vast majority of people do not want portraits where just one eye is in focus, and so when close I want smaller apertures; focus shift is something I just can't tolerate.

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS Review and Comparisons | Dustin
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2018, 04:55:55 PM »
Dustin, after using the lens for over a month now, I want to say that your review prepared me 100% for its strengths and (minor) shortcomings.  While mine might have been slightly sharper and less prone to CA than your copy, otherwise, and most especially regarding AF performance, I have felt like I already knew what owning this lens would be like--thanks to your comprehensive work.

Thank you!

That's great to hear...and I'm glad you enjoy the lens.
6D x 2 | 80D | 70D | EOS-M3 w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + 55-200 STM + Rokinon 12MM F/2 + EF Adapter| Tamron 15-30 VC | EF-S 24mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | Tamron 45mm VC | Zeiss 50 | 50 STM | 100L | 135L | Tamron 70-200 VC | 100-400L II | Legacy Glass

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS Review and Comparisons | Dustin
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2018, 04:56:52 PM »
Many review sources found that the Tamron 85 SP suffered from focus shift and that could be a big practical difference between that and the Canon lens. I don't think Dustin mentions it in his review though, so I presume he didn't find it an issue during his very practical review methods, but others certainly did.

On the back of Dustin's advice on the accuracy of these latest Tamron's AF I bought the 45 SP and it's an interesting and quite versatile lens, with no FS. I find that the vast majority of people do not want portraits where just one eye is in focus, and so when close I want smaller apertures; focus shift is something I just can't tolerate.

I know Bryan kind of drilled the Tamron 85 VC over focus shift, but I've owned one since release and never actually found it to be an issue in real world shooting.  It's actually the most accurately focusing third party lens I've ever used.
6D x 2 | 80D | 70D | EOS-M3 w/22mm f/2 + 18-55 STM + 55-200 STM + Rokinon 12MM F/2 + EF Adapter| Tamron 15-30 VC | EF-S 24mm f/2.8 | Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC | 35mm f/2 IS | 40mm f/2.8 | Tamron 45mm VC | Zeiss 50 | 50 STM | 100L | 135L | Tamron 70-200 VC | 100-400L II | Legacy Glass

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS Review and Comparisons | Dustin
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2018, 04:56:52 PM »