Video clip with the 85 f/1.2L II

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  1. keith204

    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well I got my 85 f/1.2L II in and haven't had enough chances to play with it. Here's a short clip showing the bokeh. There's only one spot in the clip where a die is in focus.

    Can't wait to take this on a real shoot!

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    and a snapshot of my wife

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  2. Big Mike

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

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    WOW...that's some thin DOF. And the bokeh is so nice and creamy.
     
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    I really want that lens. :) I have the 5DMKII on my list as my next purchase, then it's this lens.
     
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    Its a killer combo for sure! Even taht "snapshot" of your wifey has that "pop". I have a hard time putting it down. Congrats man!
     
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    The 50 1.2 and 85 1.2... the holy trinity of Canon!

    ... wait! :confused: That's only 2... With Nikon its the 14-24, 24-70 and 70-200.

    Where is Canon's Holy Mary???

    :lmao:
     
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    I'd say. 16-35 f2.8LII, 24-70 f2.8L & the 70-200 f2.8L.
     
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    Canon has like an "octatrinity" of killer primes! LOL
     
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    Actually you are looking for the Holy Spirit. Father: 14-24, Son 24-70, and 70-200.

    But I would kill for a fast prime.
     
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    Those are all what.....2.8 zooms?....Please......LOL:lol::lmao::D:mrgreen::confused:
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    ROFL, you guys crack me up.

    That vid with the 1/2 is cool for demonstrating the shallow DOF is impressive, but I am sure I could match that bokeh with the Nikon 85 F/1.4 (my mentor shoots a 5DmkII and 50mm & 85mm F/1.2 and I compare pretty often)... thats a 1/3rd of a stop difference.

    Where the 85 shines is sharpness. Get it between 1.8 and 2.8 and things really start to get interesting.
     
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    I shot an Elvis impersonator at a dark smoke filled bar last night with the 5DII and 85L @ f/1.2 and 3200 ISO and still had to pull exposure a third to a half in post. Amazing! I never would have even gotten the 40D out of the bag. The 1.2 aperture only bit me in the butt on two shots. THe shots were of people posing with Elvis after the show and in two of the shots (out of 23), I wasn't truely perpendicular to the group so one side of the group fell out of focus. Otherwise, the 85L is 100% useful wide open. I don't mean just usuable as in no other option, I mean darn good!
     
  12. That's the problem... there's actually TWO: the 35mm 1.4 L and the 24mm 1.4 L - both of which are phenomenal. Although I own both, in this conversation I would tend toward the 24mm, which has virtually no barreling or other distortion.
     

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