canon 50mm f/1.4 vs 85mm f/1.8

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by DBlack, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. DBlack

    DBlack TPF Noob!

    Dec 15, 2007
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    I'm ready to get me a nice prime lense and have narrowed it down to the:

    Canon 50mm f/1.4
    Canon 85mm f/1.8

    The primary use of this lense will be for portrait; body and closeup. I've read a ton of reviews on these, but trust the 'reviews' of the forum a bit more.

    Which has the better image quality overall?

    Using a Rebel XTI, how much room would I need to take full body pics/portraits? I suspect that due to the 1.6 crop, I would have to be backed up, but don't know how much?

    Image Quality is my number one priority for this lens.

    thx in advance for your advice.

  2. Early

    Early TPF Noob!

    Feb 8, 2008
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    I'd give the advantage to the 50, but I seriously doubt you'd be able to tell the difference.

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