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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · 50 1.2 or 85 1.2 Torn


50L is all you need. For kids 85L is too slow.


Feb 02, 2012 at 11:55 PM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · 50 1.2 or 85 1.2 Torn


50! I have an almost 1 year old kid and I would say maybe 95%+ of our shots of him since he was born were done with the 50.


Feb 03, 2012 at 12:32 AM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · 50 1.2 or 85 1.2 Torn


Contrarian vote for Sigma 50.


Feb 03, 2012 at 01:46 AM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · 50 1.2 or 85 1.2 Torn


Thank you Guys. I think I am doing the 50 1.2 Eventually the 35 and then the 85. thank you all


Feb 03, 2012 at 02:52 AM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · 50 1.2 or 85 1.2 Torn


skasol wrote:
Thank you Guys. I think I am doing the 50 1.2 Eventually the 35 and then the 85. thank you all



I am in nearly the same situation you are and I'm going for the 50 L this week too! This thread has been helpful. That minimum focusing distance is important to me, and I have an 85 1.8 that performs wonderfully already.



Feb 03, 2012 at 04:09 AM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · 50 1.2 or 85 1.2 Torn


skasol wrote:
Hi,

I wanted to finally buy myself a new Portrait lens. I have the 85 1.8 and I love the lens but hear great things about the 1.2. I have a newborn baby that I want to be able to take pictures of and also use the lens eventually for my photography business. I am torn between the 50 1.2 and the 85 1.2 I could only buy one right now. what do you recommend?

I need to buy before the 4th of this month to take advantage of the savings.

TIA


I'd keep your 85 and add the 50L to the mix. For me f/1.2 is more important @ 50mm than 85mm.



Feb 03, 2012 at 04:28 AM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · 50 1.2 or 85 1.2 Torn


Okafoja worte:

50L is all you need. For kids 85L is too slow.




Feb 03, 2012 at 04:47 AM
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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · 50 1.2 or 85 1.2 Torn


I agree with you. That's here I stand right now. Buying mine this week before the 4th.


Feb 03, 2012 at 04:54 AM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · 50 1.2 or 85 1.2 Torn


I've had the 85f1.8 for quite a while and the 50f1.4 as well.
Love the 85, but never loved the images from the 50f1.4.
I was torn between trying the 50L and the 35L.
I got a great deal on a 50L refurb from Canon.
Got it, tried it, didn't love it either. I was expecting much better images than my old 50 and 85. Maybe I expected too much.
Hope you have better luck with yours.



Feb 03, 2012 at 05:47 AM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · 50 1.2 or 85 1.2 Torn


surf monkey wrote:
I've had the 85f1.8 for quite a while and the 50f1.4 as well.
Love the 85, but never loved the images from the 50f1.4.
I was torn between trying the 50L and the 35L.
I got a great deal on a 50L refurb from Canon.
Got it, tried it, didn't love it either. I was expecting much better images than my old 50 and 85. Maybe I expected too much.
Hope you have better luck with yours.


Thank you.

what was it about the lens you didn't like?



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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · 50 1.2 or 85 1.2 Torn


I didn't like the 50L at all, especially until f2. on the other hand, the 85L is my best portrait lens . I know some suggested the 35L, but most of the time i feel i need to get really close to get the portrait I want. and whats nice about 851.2 is that its super sharp wide open , which you can't say that about the other lenses.


Feb 03, 2012 at 07:10 AM
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p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · 50 1.2 or 85 1.2 Torn


skasol wrote:
Thank you.

what was it about the lens you didn't like?


I thought that the images were low contrast and soft at f1.2 to about f1.8. Better than the 50f1.4 at f1.4, but not much better stopped down more. I was hoping for better wide open performance since that's the reason to have it. Also, I like the images from my old school MF lenses almost as much - the Canon FL55f1.2 (bokeh not quite as good) and Minolta Rokkor 58f1.2 (not quite as sharp). For low light work I really want an AF lens in the 35 to 50mm range to go with my 85f1.8. The 50L is probably good enough, but I figured that the 35f1.4 might be sharper wide open and a better FL complement. The build quality of the 50L is excellent though.



Feb 03, 2012 at 08:11 AM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · 50 1.2 or 85 1.2 Torn


I have both and I love both, but I must say that I get more keepers from the 50L. In fact, the 50L is the lens that is almost permanently glued to my camera. My 2nd most favoured lens is the 35L and then the 85L. They are all fantastic, but I find the 50L to be almost perfect.


Feb 03, 2012 at 09:54 AM
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Skasol
Order through FM at B&H.
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1081875/0#10301863
Just sold 85L and replaced it with 50L because the 85L is not great in the rain and I shoot outdoors.



Feb 03, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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p.2 #15 · p.2 #15 · 50 1.2 or 85 1.2 Torn


50L & 85L samples:

http://www.flickriver.com/groups/canon5dmarkii85mmf12iil/pool/interesting/
http://www.flickriver.com/groups/canon_50mm_f1-2/pool/interesting/



Feb 03, 2012 at 06:08 PM
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p.2 #16 · p.2 #16 · 50 1.2 or 85 1.2 Torn


85 L


Feb 04, 2012 at 12:38 AM
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p.2 #17 · p.2 #17 · 50 1.2 or 85 1.2 Torn


stanj wrote:
Anything but the 50L.


Sadly I have to agree. I tried the 50/1.2 but could not like it one bit. Not sharp wide open, focus shifts when stopped down, not quick to lock AF.... well, at least the bokeh was good. But really, is this an L prime? Yikes.

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



Feb 04, 2012 at 01:06 AM
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p.2 #18 · p.2 #18 · 50 1.2 or 85 1.2 Torn


I got both 50 l and 85 l, love both. But for kids, 50 l is no brainier.


Feb 04, 2012 at 01:14 AM
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p.2 #19 · p.2 #19 · 50 1.2 or 85 1.2 Torn


I just shot a 2yr yesterday and the only lenses I used were 50L and 85L

Since you already have the 85mm covered, I would spring for the 50L and when business picks up, I would then add the 85L



Feb 04, 2012 at 01:41 AM
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p.2 #20 · p.2 #20 · 50 1.2 or 85 1.2 Torn


thank you. I bought the 50L when I finish setting up the website and business maybe I will be able to also afford the 85L in the future. trying to save up for that new camera being release soon.


Feb 04, 2012 at 04:47 AM
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