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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
« Reply #60 on: August 17, 2013, 06:50:21 AM »
One of my daughter's friends is doing photography A level and I've been helping her understand that so much of photography is about light. Wanted to take some shots of my daughter in woods so I tagged along and grabbed a few incidental pictures.

Shot with the 5D mk2. I do like the quality of the 85 1.8 just as much as the 135L - in fact more because I find it by far the more versatile lens. Same can't be said for the AF though. The combination of a 5D and 85 1.8 @ 1.8 is an AF disaster. Most of the time I resort to liveview for focusing.
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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
« Reply #61 on: August 17, 2013, 10:06:57 AM »
One of my daughter's friends is doing photography A level and I've been helping her understand that so much of photography is about light. Wanted to take some shots of my daughter in woods so I tagged along and grabbed a few incidental pictures.

Shot with the 5D mk2. I do like the quality of the 85 1.8 just as much as the 135L - in fact more because I find it by far the more versatile lens. Same can't be said for the AF though. The combination of a 5D and 85 1.8 @ 1.8 is an AF disaster. Most of the time I resort to liveview for focusing.

Nicely done Sporgon.

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
« Reply #62 on: August 17, 2013, 02:55:47 PM »
One of my daughter's friends is doing photography A level and I've been helping her understand that so much of photography is about light. Wanted to take some shots of my daughter in woods so I tagged along and grabbed a few incidental pictures.


Nicely done Sporgon.

Thanks Dylan !  :)

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
« Reply #63 on: October 27, 2013, 10:40:42 AM »
Shot from a recent washed out trip to the English Rain District

1/320 f7.1. A great versatile lens and good value to boot.

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
« Reply #64 on: October 27, 2013, 10:43:43 AM »
Shot from a recent washed out trip to the English Rain District

1/320 f7.1. A great versatile lens and good value to boot.

Nice shot Sporgon. How do you like the contrast on the 85 f/1.8?

BTW, no respite from the rains for you, it seems  ;)
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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
« Reply #65 on: October 27, 2013, 12:17:11 PM »
Shot from a recent washed out trip to the English Rain District

1/320 f7.1. A great versatile lens and good value to boot.

Nice shot Sporgon. How do you like the contrast on the 85 f/1.8?

BTW, no respite from the rains for you, it seems  ;)

Thanks J.R. Yes the weather here is dreadful now after a good summer. When the Romans first invaded Britain the commander Julius Caesar was recorded as asking; " what do we want this land of mist and rain for anyway " ?

The 85 f1.8 isn't quite as sharp or contrasty as the 135L when both are wide open, but from about f2.2 onwards it is as good as the 135L IMO. However stating that on CR is a bit like saying the Venus statue would be better with two arms. Can produce chronic purple fringing in extreme contrast situations but stopping down a little takes care of it.

A very good lens for the money.

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
« Reply #66 on: October 30, 2013, 08:57:28 AM »
I recently went out with the 85 mounted on the EOS M through the adapter, so it gives a field of view very similar to the 135L on my FF bodies.  Still nice and light, and although I shot almost exclusively wide open, I was quite impressed with the image quality I got. Here's one from that outing:


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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
« Reply #67 on: November 12, 2013, 06:27:54 PM »
All taken with the 5DMKIII and EF 85mm F/1.8

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
« Reply #68 on: November 13, 2013, 02:07:14 PM »
Night shot with the 85mm f1.8.

Shot a f2.8 1sec ISO 320

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
« Reply #69 on: December 08, 2013, 08:59:32 AM »
85/1.8 @1.8. Medium jpeg straight from camera ( re-sized).

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
« Reply #70 on: January 19, 2014, 06:43:21 PM »
@ f1.8, 5Dmkii, ISO 160

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
« Reply #71 on: February 26, 2014, 10:52:37 PM »
I just recently picked up one of these from B&H on sale. Was looking for something similar to my 50mm 1.4 but with a bit longer reach. I've been doing a fair bit of family functions with less than desirable lighting conditions. I have yet to put it through it's paces but I'm quite impressed so far. Quite sharp and very reasonable price.
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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
« Reply #72 on: April 03, 2014, 06:11:53 PM »
This lens doesn't seem to have much of a following in this gallery. Personally I think it's a really good tool.

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Re: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
« Reply #73 on: June 19, 2014, 09:35:33 AM »
85mm prime on an EOS-M for fast-moving sports?  Heresy!  Shutter-priority at 1/800, pre-focused.

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« Reply #73 on: June 19, 2014, 09:35:33 AM »