Very first shots with my 85mm f/1.2

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  1. busterboy

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    Only just got this lens and I love it...:thumbsup:

    Any comments welcome..:)

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  2. Bristol Pete

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    Superb pics mate. Seriously good detail levels.

    And, is that your lady? My commendation if yes, she looks rather fine :)

    Pete.
     
  3. barongreenback

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    Love the narrow depth of field - especially with just one eye in focus on the first shot. Very three dimensional.
     
  4. Zone

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    Nice...
    Is the 85 mkII out yet? Either way you have some serious disposable income there mate ;)

    I've used a friends 85 1.8 at a fraction of the cost of the 1.2 and that was superb so what reasons made you go for this over the 1.8 out of interest.
     
  5. HCking

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    busterboy

    very nice :smashin:

    Just ordered my 85L about 5 mins ago, then I see this post Spooky.

    time to retire for some :beer: :beer:
     
  6. Johndm

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    Razor sharp.....:smashin:

    Now how long is it till my birthday......:rotfl:
     
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    I also had the 85mm 1.8 and sold it some time ago, Although the 1.8 has the faster AF this 85mm 1.2L stands head and shoulders over the 1.8 for detail and contrast..:)

    A lot more more money and a lot more lens...:thumbsup:

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  8. barongreenback

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    Are you pro or semi pro Busterboy?
     
  9. Zone

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    I do remember feeling very inadequate when he posted this last year :D

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  10. Radiohead

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    Nice shots mate - well done.

    Top one is lovely. Shoot some wide open so we can see how it compares to my Nikkor 85mm f1.4....
     
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    Damn, there's more switched on that lens than there are on the back of my 350d :rotfl:

    Not that I'm jealous or anything, oh no...:D
     
  12. Radiohead

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    Here's a comparison of the Nikkor 85mm wide open at f1.4

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    mono conversion from this file done using Fred Miranda's BW Pro plugin

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    Neither, just rich!! :laugh:

    That lens really is sharp and gives some lovely detail. I've just got my 50mm f1.8 so I have lots to learn about focussing at that apeture, not too sure I could quite cope with f1.2 at the moment. As has been said, the ability to have one eye in focus and the other out on a portrait shot really does lift the image. Those have been shot at f3.2 though I see...........must get practicing!

    Great stuff!
     
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    [snip photo]

    HOLY MOLY that lense is monstrous!! just out of interest, with the majority of black bodies why did Canon go with white for the L lenses??

    K.
     
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    busterboy and radiohead
    love both the pictures of your kids loads of detail in both . ive shown my wife some pictures on here and its how i managed to get the go ahead for my 350d (its to take pics of our kids honest love ;)
    now i just need to show her these and get the nod for the 85mm 1.2 (well that and a lottery win)..... superb !!
     
  16. stevegreen

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    So everyone knows that it's an expensive lens............same reason people who have them quote them as 'L' :D

    I'm sure there is another reason though and i'm just being sarcastic :laugh:
     
  17. barongreenback

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    Look at the photo again - you'll realise why they make them white :rotfl:
     
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    Remember it's not just the aperture contributing to DOF. The same aperture will have even more bokeh on the higher 85mm focal length.
     
  19. midtones

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    Yeah you can't miss them!

    K.
     
  20. HCking

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    The reasons above are probably the best, :rotfl:

    But I remember reading in some canon stuff that is was to help stop any heat absorbtion by the body of the lens with it being black, so they decided all the larger lens's over the 200mm prime would be white, As any small amount of heat inside the lens would through the geometry of the lens out of alignment.

    And also so when the BIG lens's are out at pro events you can see how many use Canon kit (probably 98% from what Ive seen)

    Here endth the lesson for today :rotfl:

    Mark
     
  21. Radiohead

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    98%?

    More like 60/40 Canon/Nikon to be honest.
     
  22. stevegreen

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    All of the photographers where I work use Nikon kit.
     
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    Yea the paps use nikon but most of the sports photographers use Canon from what I saw at the last athletics meet in Sheffield, and at the ice hockey (quite a few 200mm f1.8 at the indoor events).

    Come to think of it the same was true of the basketball match we went too.

    (I dont take pics at these events just go as a spectator as my passion is wildlife / reallife / portait/fashion).
     
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    Thanks for all the replies, I think this is my best purchase so far..:thumbsup:

    I might say its "The Dogs"......:rotfl:

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    [MitchellMode]Leave it bruvver, it ain't worth it ...[/MitchellMode]

    ;)
     
  26. playthefilm

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    wouldn't mind seeing the photo of the wall he was taking with it :rotfl:
     
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    Swing the camera round 90 degrees on the tripod and I got this from the same position..:thumbsup:

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    And a little further left I got this..

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  28. Bristol Pete

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    You dont live there do you.

    Blimey. I would imagine life is slllllllllowwwwwwwwwww and boring :)

    City life for me everytime!
     
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    You have to be joking of course..:suicide:
     
  30. Bristol Pete

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    Not at all. I love the buzz of big city....my all time favourite is Brisbane. Love it.

    Is that wrong? :)
     

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