Loving 85mm focal length on 1.6X

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  1. THORHAMMER

    THORHAMMER TPF Noob!

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    I just had to say I am shooting more lately with longer focal length , roughly 130mm equiv
    In some of my night shots, I am able to go for really interesting shots that would have been impossible otherwise. the sharpness and compression and contrast on canons 85mm F 1.8 is amazing.

    Anyone else love this lens?
     
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    Yes, I love it too. One of my most used lenses.

    (Also using it on a 1.6 crop factor body, but I love it on 35mm too. On the 350D it's pretty close to 135mm (which I love too...) on 35mm.)
     
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    I have the Nikkor version and love it. Should really use it more often though.
     
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    My daughter does portraiture and this is the lens she uses the most. I have borrowed it a couple of times and it is amazingly sharp.
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nothing new here. The 105mm was well respected for portraits in the film era.
     
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    back a few months ago, I had to sell my 85/1.4 to pay rent and I thought I'd hate myself for a while. but oddly, I don't really miss it that much. it's a great lens, but I never had the room for it.. always found myself trying to step back and fit more into the frame.
     

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