User Tag List

Thanks useful information Thanks useful information:  0
Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Beauty and the Beast (85L and TSE17)

  1. #1
    Ausphotography Regular
    Join Date
    27 Feb 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    650
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Beauty and the Beast (85L and TSE17)

    Beauty and the Beast... and a large dollop of frustration...

    Well, it's my birthday coming up in a couple of weeks and I have bought myself my wife has bought me a couple of new lenses... very excited about them both, but I can't recall seeing a greater beauty/beast comparison! The 85mm f/1.2L is just a gorgeous chunk of glass whilst the TSE 17mm is a veritable Frankenstein...

    The frustration comes from my wife's rather too literal interpretation of "birthday present". Two weeks to go and she's allowed me only a quick play to check they're working before packing them away Feel like a little boy who's getting a new bike for his birthday, has been allowed a 30 sec ride around the yard, but has now had the bike taken off him for a fortnight...



    Last edited by Tricky; 09-08-2011 at 9:41pm.
    Richard
    Canon 5D4 | 11-24 f/4 L | 24-105 f/4 L| 100-400 L II | 85 f/1.2 L | 100 f/2.8 L macro | MP-E 65 f/2.8 macro | 1.4x | 580EX2 | MT-24 Twin Lite | Manfrotto | Photoshop CS5


  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    06 Oct 2009
    Location
    Clayfield QLD
    Posts
    278
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    But will be worth the wait, two beautiful lens's !
    I have this silly idea, that I should actually go and take photos with all this photography gear I have already accumulated, before I collect any more!

    See some of my photos here.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/David...5888662?ref=hl
    And my very randomly updated blog.
    http://davidarnold.wordpress.com/

  3. #3
    Member bushbikie's Avatar
    Join Date
    22 Sep 2009
    Location
    Sth Brisbane
    Posts
    67
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Classic case of Birthdayitis Interruptus - 'bout as frustrating as the other kind!
    5D MkII Gripped | EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II | EF 24-70mm f/2.8L | EF 50mm f/1.4 USM | EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM | EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro | Extender 2x II | 580EX II & 430EX II Speedlites
    Wanted: The list is long.......so very long........(sighs)
    Oldies but still goodies: AE-1+Program | FD 28mm f/2.8 | FD 50mm f/1.4 | FD 70-210 f/4

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    19 Aug 2010
    Location
    NSW
    Posts
    628
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the 85L, such a desireable piece of glass.
    I'd also love to own a ts lens in the future. The 17 certainly has a good reputation
    1DIII, 5DII, 15mm fish, 24mm ts-e, 35L,135L,200L,400L,mpe-65mm
    Film: eos 300, pentax 6x7

  5. #5
    Drifter, Racer and Picture Taker
    Join Date
    08 Oct 2010
    Location
    Greenwich
    Posts
    1,708
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I wish I was so lucky.......................
    All my photos are taken with recycled pixels.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom, is knowing not to serve it in a fruit salad.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    31 Dec 2008
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    486
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    you'll never sell those lenses.
    i can never see my self doing so.
    you'll love them
    Canon 5D MKII, 17-40mm f/4L, 24-105mm f/4L, 17mm TS-E f/4L, 24mm f/1.4L II, 50mm f/1.2L, 85mm f/1.2L
    135mm f/2L.
    Alien bee lights, Gitzo tripods, Adobe CS5

    I find the single most valuable tool on my computer is my recycle bin.


  7. #7
    Ausphotography Regular
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    27 Feb 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    650
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by James Axford View Post
    you'll never sell those lenses.
    i can never see my self doing so.
    you'll love them
    Agree entirely, James. Whilst the cost involved had me feeling dizzy as I made the purchase, I figure I'll keep both lenses pretty much forever. Ditto my MPE-65mm. The other lenses in my bag aren't quite safe yet!!

    As it happens, the first time I became aware of the TSE-17mm's existence was when you posted some pictures on AP that you'd taken with it when it first came out - thanks for that mate!

  8. #8
    Ausphotography Regular
    Join Date
    09 Nov 2009
    Location
    Kalgoorlie
    Posts
    1,153
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sweet. For some reason I thought the 85 would look bigger. LOL I am too used to zooms it seems

  9. #9
    Ausphotography Regular
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    27 Feb 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    650
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by fess67 View Post
    Sweet. For some reason I thought the 85 would look bigger. LOL I am too used to zooms it seems


    The 85L is pretty chunky - 1.025kg. By comparison, 70-200 f/4 is 0.705kg and a 100-400 is 1.380kg...

  10. #10
    The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday
    Join Date
    27 Mar 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    549
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow,
    I'd say you have a beautiful wife to be buying you birthday presents like that! Very jealous!!


    EOS 1D MKIII x2, EOS 6D; Samyang 14 2.8 IF ED UMC, EF 17-40 4 L, EF 24-70 2.8 L, EF 50 1.4, EF 85 1.8, EF 70-200 2.8 L IS, EF 100 2.8 macro, EF 400 5.6 L, 1.4x II TC, EF25 ET; Speelite 580EX, 430EX; Nissin Di866II; Yongnuo YN560i/ii & YN460ii, YN622C's, RF602's; Gitzo GT3541XLS + Markins Q20i; Manfrotto 055XProB + Giottos MH1301; Manfrotto 680B c/w Kirk MPA-1; Tamrac Pro5, ThinkTank Airport Accelerator, Airport Antidote V2, Pro Speed Belt + Racing Harness + Modular Skin Set; Lightroom 5.3, Photoshop CS5.
    myflickr

    Scarlet letters aren't that bad.. I rather like L



  11. #11
    Ausphotography Regular
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    27 Feb 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    650
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Managed just a couple of "test" frames before my darling wife packed the lenses away...

    Poor light and all coming from behind my 4yo boy; really it's just a happy snap, but it's all I've got for the moment...

    Handheld, f/1.2, 1/50, ISO400. The lights dimmed and flickered as I took off the lens cap and the 85L sucked the light out of the room, ha ha

    Last edited by Tricky; 10-08-2011 at 11:02pm.

  12. #12
    Ausphotography Regular
    Threadstarter

    Join Date
    27 Feb 2008
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    650
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Wobbles View Post
    Wow,
    I'd say you have a beautiful wife to be buying you birthday presents like that! Very jealous!!
    Yes, she is very special. However, she'll be expecting a pretty equitable return come her own birthday!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •