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    Starting to live life at 1.2!

    Hey Guys.
    Posted a while back about whether or not to upgrade from an 85mm f1.8 to a f1.2. Took the plunge and got a 1.2. This is one of the first shots at 1.2.
    Cheers.
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    Great composure, great colours and sharp with very nice DOF - NICE
    Please be honest with your Critique of my images. I may not always agree, but I will not be offended - CC assists my learning and is always appreciated

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    Sharp as a tack fantastic bit of glass
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    Thanks for the comments guys. Pretty happy with it but it is taking a bit of getting used to the manual focus ring being so loose or "focus by wire'. Certainly not ungainly to handle once its mounted on the body and I dont find it too heavy to use either as some reviews had indicated.
    Looking forward to seeing what this can do with Portraits.
    Cheers all.

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    what is the difference in price between the 1.8 and the 1.2 ?

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    Last edited by Bubbleyboy; 21-02-2012 at 6:42pm.

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    Wow. It pops!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbleyboy View Post
    what is the difference in price between the 1.8 and the 1.2 ?
    Huge.

    Looking at Discount Digital Photographics:

    • Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM: $448
    • Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM: $2,295


    The difference in that case is $1,847.

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    Wow and double wow. I have gear envy.

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    love to see some more shots!! I've got the 1.8 and have been dreaming of the 1.2 ever since- it's a beautiful focal length.
    Canon 6D, Canon 550D, Canon 24-105mm, Canon 50mm f/1.4, Canon 85mm f/1.8, Canon 100mm Macro f/2.8 IS USM, Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-5.6

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    wow, it's so expensive
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    Very sharp and brilliant colour. I am sure you are going to love this lens. Thanks for sharing
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    Quote Originally Posted by ice View Post
    love to see some more shots!!
    All of my published images captured with my 85/1.2L II are here:

    http://www.xenedis.net/viewalbum.php...57600060851672

    Not all of them were shot at f/1.2, but even from the previews, you'll be able to tell which were.

    Here are three images shot wide-open:









    It's s stunning lens, and one I'd unhesitatingly recommend; but the fact that it opens up to f/1.2 doesn't mean it's always appropriate to shoot it wide-open.

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    very nice shots, im jealous! Its beautiful wide open, a fantastic portrait lens, very nice!

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    Congrats on the purchase, sure you will love the lens.


    Quote Originally Posted by Xenedis View Post
    It's s stunning lens, and one I'd unhesitatingly recommend; but the fact that it opens up to f/1.2 doesn't mean it's always appropriate to shoot it wide-open.
    Agree, can be very good at all apertures... that said, I suspect that 95% of the time I use it at f/1.2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky View Post
    Agree, can be very good at all apertures... that said, I suspect that 95% of the time I use it at f/1.2
    Ironically, most of the time I use it at f/5.6 when I'm shooting models under lights.

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    Wow...all pics are absolute brilliant...One day I will get this glass..

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    Love your first shot Graham, the DOF is paper thin.

    At f1.2 I imagine it really throws it back on you to think seriously about your background.
    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by trublubiker View Post
    At f1.2 I imagine it really throws it back on you to think seriously about your background.
    What background? :-)

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    How does it feel to focus with it? Apparently it has an electronic focus (even in MF) as it has to move a big chunk of glass.

    Is there any lag in MF?

    Daryl.

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    Autofocus is very slow, and the lens uses a focus-by-wire system; ie, the camera needs to be powered on, and the lens cannot be manually focused without camera power.

    Manual focus is also quite slow.

    It's a stunning lens, and I wouldn't swap it for anything else.

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