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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2012, 06:11:25 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2012, 06:11:25 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2012, 06:30:14 PM »
I am thinking of purchasing this, Question is though,

How bad is the Purple Fringing?


I currently have the the 85mm 1.8, along with 50L, 135L, 100L, 70-200L IS II. Thinking of upgrading but my 85mm has purple fringing in high contrast situations and almost ruins pictures and I have heard the same if not worse on this one, I love the pictures it produces, and I know high contrast is rare, but I had it ruin a set of pictures at my last wedding not being aware of it. How bad is it, and is it worth it? (my lenses are used for 2 shooter's, myself and my 2nd shooter, which is why I just dont always use the 70-200)
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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2012, 06:47:33 PM »
7D @ f/1.2... purple fringing on Apple logo.

I sold it and bought the Sigma. I greatly prefer the Sigma. Fast AF, so sharp and so much contrast. I get amazing results on my Mk II.
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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2012, 07:28:19 PM »
Do any of the super fast Canon primes have low fringing at their widest apertures?

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2012, 08:59:02 PM »
How bad is the Purple Fringing?

It's there, but not nearly as bad as the 85mm f/1.8.  Plus, the bokeh of the 85mm f/1.2L II is better, even with both at f/1.8.

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2012, 01:54:33 AM »
2 lens characteristics you dont need to worry about on any canon lens
1 purple fringe and
2 distortion

lens correction in PS and lightroom fix these in seconds

biggest issue with this lens and the ONLY thing that stopped me buying it is how slow it is to Autofocus and that the flyby wire Manual focus relys on the AF system.

If you can live with that and can afford it
then it will give the best image quality you can get
BTW i chose the sigma f1.4 due to significantly better AF speed awesome IQ as said above by others
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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2012, 04:19:45 AM »
2 lens characteristics you dont need to worry about on any canon lens
1 purple fringe and
2 distortion

lens correction in PS and lightroom fix these in seconds


I mostly agree with you about distortion.

But fringing is something I've definitely struggled to get rid of in high contrast shots from my 50 f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.8. What's your Lightroom technique to get rid of fringing?
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« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2012, 04:19:45 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« Reply #37 on: March 09, 2012, 07:36:08 AM »
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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« Reply #38 on: March 09, 2012, 08:45:04 AM »
@nightbreath:  just checked out your portfolio, really nice book of work.

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2012, 10:41:34 AM »
@nightbreath:  just checked out your portfolio, really nice book of work.

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2012, 11:34:08 PM »
2 lens characteristics you dont need to worry about on any canon lens
1 purple fringe and
2 distortion

lens correction in PS and lightroom fix these in seconds


I mostly agree with you about distortion.

But fringing is something I've definitely struggled to get rid of in high contrast shots from my 50 f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.8. What's your Lightroom technique to get rid of fringing?

I just select len correction and choose CA option, the only lens of mine that the purple fring doesnt go away with is my Fd600 and thats becasue there is no profile so i need to set some time aside to make one but all my other lenses its great even my sigma 85 which fringes a bit at 1.4 however i usually shoot at f2 with this lens because its super sharp there.
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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2012, 12:55:04 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« Reply #42 on: March 25, 2012, 11:30:02 AM »

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« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2012, 05:55:30 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2012, 05:10:48 AM »
Here are some shots I took at a recent ANZAC Day parade. I haven't really used this lens much for street shots in the past, but it seems to do OK

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« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2012, 05:10:48 AM »