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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM

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Review Date: May 28, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Sharp, fast, colorrendering, contrast, closefocus, bokeh.
Cons:
A bit large and heavy for a 35 but it is still a small lens.

You get what you pay for. This lens paired with a fullframebody is a perfect allroundkit. Slap on a EF 12 tube and you have a great flowerlens.
I just need this and a 85 or 135 and then I am done.
This lens is alot better than the 35/2 and I really recommend anyone who has a fullframecamera to buy it. I sold my 24-70 for this lens. I do not regret it.



 
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM

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Review Date: Sep 8, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Fast!!! and sharp. Fantastic colors and contrast. The bokeh is amazing. Smooth and creamy.
Cons:
Heavy (adds stability though). Slower focus than the 85 1.8. Price maybe? No it is worth every dollar.

Ive had 2 85 1.8 and also a 135L for portraits.
They are not in the same league when it comes to lowlight-shooting.
It is a huge difference between 135L @ 2.0 and 85 @ 1.2.
The added weight also adds stability. I use mine around 1/50th and get good results. Had a hard time using the 135L under 1/160th.
Stopped down to 2.0-2.5 the amazing color and contrast starts to show. Sharpness is good to very good wide open. The contrast is a little lower.

I love this canonball. It is the last lens I will part with.
This lens + 5D and 35L, thats all I need.