A&P How is the 85mm f/1.8 v. canon crew

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  1. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    I've only got the 24-70L is my collection and am looking on aquiring a fast prime.

    I purchased the sigma 30mm f/1.4 but I didn't like it much (maybe i had a bad copy? the AF was loud and wasn't very accurate, normal?)

    I will probably pick up the tokina 11-16 f/2.8 when more reviews come out and the supply increases.

    How do the owners of this lens like it? good for portraits or is it too long on a cropped body?
     
  2. Creator

    Creator The Creator Has a Master Plan

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    Seriously awesome lens. Favorite of my bunch (Tammy 28-75, nifty fifty, and 24mm 2.8). It's just so damn sharp. It makes me really dislike the 28-75 and makes me wonder what the 24-70L is like ...

    Get it for sure.
     
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    I like mine. :dunno: Use it for portraits. :o
     
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    Definitely missing this one in my bag.
     
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    i like the 100mm f/2.8 Macro more.
    never liked the 85mm focal length
     
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    I like mine. I don't shoot much low light, and I use my 70-200 for my portraits, but it's a nice lens. I think I'd like it better on FF.

    :dunno:
     
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    You use the 70-200 for portraits? Hmm. You like? You ever really need that much zoom?
     
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    I like the ability to frame my shots without having to move here and there.

    I shoot with three strobes, my power box, extensions cords, soft boxes, umbrellas and whatever else, so I don't want to trip on something. :nono:

    I'm getting close to purchasing a 24-70L and that will be my main portrait/fashion/ blah blah blah lens.
     

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