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Archive 2011 · 85L 1.2 II or 70-200L 2.8 II?
  
 
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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · 85L 1.2 II or 70-200L 2.8 II?


Of course "both" is the best answer, but you clearly don't want to spend close to $4K, so you might consider the zoom + the 85/1.8. As much as I like the 1.2L, the 1.8 will get you a lot of the buttery bokeh you'll be missing from the zoom. I firmly believe that the 1.2L MKII is an overall better lens than the 1.8 (so don't open that can of worms), but the 1.8 isn't a slouch and will make up for much of what you lose taking the zoom-only option.


Dec 23, 2011 at 04:08 AM
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Damn, Wickerprints,.....I was affraid you might come up with something like that.



Dec 23, 2011 at 04:08 AM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · 85L 1.2 II or 70-200L 2.8 II?


Of course "both" is the best answer, but you clearly don't want to spend close to $4K, so you might consider the zoom + the 85/1.8. As much as I like the 1.2L, the 1.8 will get you a lot of the buttery bokeh you'll be missing from the zoom. I firmly believe that the 1.2L MKII is an overall better lens than the 1.8 (so don't open that can of worms), but the 1.8 isn't a slouch and will make up for much of what you lose taking the zoom-only option.

Also, it's good FM etiquette to stop by and post some feedback to the responses you've received to a question you've posted!!



Dec 23, 2011 at 04:13 AM
 

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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · 85L 1.2 II or 70-200L 2.8 II?


John64 wrote:
Hi I need help, those two lens, which one you like and why? thanks!


I have both lenses. As mentioned, the 85L II is a specialty lens, although not limited to portraits. The 70-200/2.8L IS II is excellent and versatile. I figure that versatile rules, at least for starters.

Here's two recent examples of BIF with the 85L II on 1DIV in the first image, and the 70-200/2.8L IS II + 1DIV in the second image. I expect the zoom could have taken either photo, but the 85L II would have had difficulty getting the second one.

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Dec 23, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · 85L 1.2 II or 70-200L 2.8 II?


Which one to pick plane or motorcycle?


Dec 23, 2011 at 11:34 AM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · 85L 1.2 II or 70-200L 2.8 II?


Breitling65 wrote:
Which one to pick plane or motorcycle?


Both, problem solved. Next question



Dec 23, 2011 at 04:59 PM
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