A&P Only thing I hate about the 85 1.2 is the damned purple fringing. Full-Size example

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  1. CornUponCob

    CornUponCob New Member

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    If I had a fool-frame camera I could use the 135 f2 at f2 and achieve a similar sharper image with less purple frining, but alas I don't.

    85 1.2 shot at 1.2 on a 40D ISO 100. The subect is the entire party and caddies so it's not a big deal that the guy about to hit is out of the DoF.

    Gotta love the DragonballZ purple aura around everyone. This was also shot in overcast weather. The fringing is worse in direct sunlight.

    80% of the frining is gone by f1.8, and all of it is gone by about 2.5.

    Rarely do you ever get fringing indoors shooting ambient, or with flash (maybe on the edge of somebody's glasses, or on diamond earrings or what not).

    Everything else about the lens kicks ass though :bowdown:

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    I don't think that's the lens doing that. Can't be sure though. I'd like to see the exif.
     
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    Just tell 'em that you won't charge extra for the unique effect made popular by Jimi Hendrix.
     
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    It's the lens. All relevant EXIF data was posted.
     
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    So outside in any weather this lens is pretty much useless?
     
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    look at the green fringe around the trees!!

    Terrible!
     
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    Not exactly. If your scene has no high-contrast areas you could shoot at 1.2 and have little to no fringing. If you stop down a little all the fringing dissapears.

    Here's an example F1.8 overcast again. You'll see only a little fringing on the club shaft. Neither of these are particually good shots, but they make for decent examples.

    EDIT: Actually, this is the wrong picture, ohhh well. I see no fringing.

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    lens sucks....
     
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    wow that looks awful! :eek3:
     
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    the 135 is clean :o

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    Here's a shot at 1.8 after it started snowing on the course. I can see a little purple in the guy's zipper and that's about it. You really only get it wide open shooting really high contrast scenes. Sharpness of this lens even at 1.2 still roxorz.

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    Please tell me those are crops.
     
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    all are full size images.
     
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    That's some bad CA going on there, brah.
     
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    f2 Still overcast dark navy against a bright lake. Very little CA / PF visible now. See guys, it's not that bad once you stop down.

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    I do use 1.2 or 1.6 quite often. 1.2 is a lifesaver for volleyball (dark as hell in there) and I already have the 135.

    And the 85 1.8 is CLOSE in sharpness, but not quite. Plus color and contrast don't match the 85 1.2 until about 2.8.

    It does focus a little faster, but the 1.2 still focuses quickly enough for Volleyball and Basketball.
     
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    :sadwavey:
     
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    I'm about to buy a 85mm 1.8 for my body...is the 85mm focal length a bit too long with a crop body? I don't know if i should just get th 100mm 2.8 but i dont wanna lose a full stop :confused:
     
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    You'll be fine.
     
  23. wheresthejon

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    well if you think the 85 may be too long of a focal length for your crop bod...why would you get a 100 and lose a stop?
     
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    They were actually supposed to be two seperate questions...the reason i ask is because i own a 50mm 1.8 and the 85mm is not too far apart in terms of focal length. So i wanted to double the focal length...but then i'd be losing a full stop...
     
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    the 100 is also a macro, but the 85 is a awesome portrait and indoor sport lens

    70-200 2.8 and cover both?
     

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