85L focus by wire...

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  1. Montana

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    I think I like it. When I first got the lens a couple days ago, I thought it was weird. There are a couple drawbacks but nothing major. And the focus ring feels so sexy! LOL The only thing that I don't like is not being able to retract the lens once removed from the camera.

    What are your thoughts about it? And why did Canon use this system? Advantages? (it seems like a really fine adjustment to me:D) Just wanted to hear other peoples thoughts on this focus system.

    The 1.2 aperture is a blast to fool around with. Cannot wait for a break in the weather to do some outdoor portraiture....the cat can't wait either. LOL

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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I didn't even know about the different focus system on that lens...interesting.
     
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    As soon as you touch the focus ring... you'll know... lol The darn thing spins loose as heck and scares a few people for a few seconds but it is an awesome lens!
     
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    It is interesting, and I like it more and more all the time. This lens appears to have very accurate autofocus from the hundered or so images I have taken with it.
     
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    LOL, I don't know if I'd say loose as heck, but you can defineatly tell its not coupled to the lens group. Its different, but a joy to use after a bit. It is an awesome lens Jerry, its hard to deny that. If it only cost 300 bucks it would be perfect! :lmao:
     
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    I love mine. What gives me the willies is the rear element being flush with the back of the mount ring.
     
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    All I know is that when sitting on it's rear, facing up, it looks almost like a coffee mug. :lol:
     
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    This is what I mean, sorry for the shallow depth of field, it's dark in my office.

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    I agree 100%.
     
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    This to me is the only reason I wold ever consider Canon...there 1.2 lenses. ;)
     
  11. FrankLamont

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    Do you mean the fact that you can't use manual focusing without the camera (being on)?

    I can live with that. It's destined to be my next lens... :drool:
     
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    Correct, the lens has to have power to it.
     

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