A famous, now deceased papparazo switched to Canon just for this lens and he added a review on the page where he bought it, along the lines of "Expensive, but pays for itself, combined with a 2x extender, there's no place celebreties can hide with this."now, that is a one L lens I cannot afford. hm.. will have to have a convo with my manager on Monday around lunch time.
It's a good thing his daughters look like their mother!
I've never been a fan of using macro lenses for portraiture. All of that flat field correction usually kills the out of focus areas and optimization to be best at close focusing distances often sacrifices some optical performance at typical portrait distances.I second that at once.
I love/need a portrait lens. the 100L gives me macro as well.
f stop and bokeh are limited with this lens.
But it is so versatile that I'd take it any time.
Of course there is always an optimized tool for a dedicated work.I've never been a fan of using macro lenses for portraiture.
Didn't your mother ever ask you, "If all of your friends run off the edge of a cliff, are you going to follow them?"Of course there is always an optimized tool for a dedicated work.
But that was not the question of this thread. And sometimes life is about compromises.
And if you can get 80% of one job (portrait, IMO) and 100% (macro) of the other with 50% of the price than that is a great compromise.
And it seems that I am not alone with my opinion and decission here.
But if you have an EF 85L 1.2 II or 1.4 IS to give away I'll gladly send you my address
Didn‘t your mother ever teach you about a respectful conversation?Didn't your mother ever ask you, "If all of your friends run off the edge of a cliff, are you going to follow them?"
I own the 85/1.8 and the macro, so do you, too?The EF 85mm f/1.8, the EF 100mm f/2, and even the EF 135mm f/2 can all be had ...
Thanks for your apologies and accepted.My apologies if you are not from a part of the world where we ask this, half joking, of each other any time one appeals to "everyone else is doing it too."
Your posts never did sound like a lemming's!Thanks for your apologies and accepted.
Tor me this was simply misplaced here and therefore offensive in this case. But even with emoticons it is difficult to read between the lines.
Maybe I got this wrong because I never saw myself as one of those "lemmings" but more often as one that stands to his individual opinion, even if it is not a common one.