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Old Jan 20, 2006, 10:58 PM   #1
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Are there some body has owned EF 85mm f/1.2L USM and EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens ?.
Please let me know how was it.

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Old Jan 21, 2006, 10:18 AM   #2
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I have the 85mm f/1.2L

IMO it's a great lens, but the 85mm f/1.8 is a much better deal!
(Ditto with the 50mm f/1.4 vs 50mm f/1.8 )
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Old Jan 21, 2006, 11:46 PM   #3
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I have the 85mm f/1.2L

IMO it's a great lens, but the 85mm f/1.8 is a much better deal!
(Ditto with the 50mm f/1.4 vs 50mm f/1.8 )
Hi, NHL

what do you think ? should I get EF 85mm f/1.2L USM orEF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM lens for inside portrait ?.



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... for inside portrait ?.
IMO they are both too long for inside portraits!


-> for outside portrait you need the shallow DOF to cut out the background clutters,
but for inside portrait I usually close the lens down for maximum sharpness with studio strobes (the background is then controlled by the backdrops)...

Try a $70 EF-50mm f/1.8 (or a Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX) for a cropped dSLR
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NHL is of course correct, both are a little long for indoor unless you have a pretty good sized studio, I don't. I have the 50mm 1.8 and it is very good for indoor portraits and for the price no one should be without one. I also own the 85mm 1.8 which is a fantastic lens too, and also works indoors forhead and shoulder shots.
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