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Thread: EF85mm f/1.8 or EF100mm f/2.8L IS USM macro

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    Default EF85mm f/1.8 or EF100mm f/2.8L IS USM macro

    Hi Guys & Gals of CSnap,

    I'm planning to get another lens soon but a bit confused whether which lens mentioned above is more worth it. I know that 85mm is good for portrait but 100mm f/2.8 is also applicable on portrait other than macro.

    I will be flying back to philippines this coming sept to attend a wedding of my sis in-law and want to try to catch some great moments

    So should i invest in 100mm or 85mm? ( dont want to end up having a redundunt lens )
    D@ne M@thieu
    Canon 550D T18-50 2.8 VC/C50 1.8/100L 2.8/Speedlite 580EXII/

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    Default Re: EF85mm f/1.8 or EF100mm f/2.8L IS USM macro

    100/2.8L macro IS is much more expensive than 85/1.8
    If your portraits are mostly half-body shots then 2.8 usually gives a shallow enough DoF.

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    Default Re: EF85mm f/1.8 or EF100mm f/2.8L IS USM macro

    Quote Originally Posted by danemathieu View Post
    So should i invest in 100mm or 85mm? (dont want to end up having a redundunt lens)
    EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens.
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    Default Re: EF85mm f/1.8 or EF100mm f/2.8L IS USM macro

    Quote Originally Posted by grantyale View Post
    100/2.8L macro IS is much more expensive than 85/1.8
    If your portraits are mostly half-body shots then 2.8 usually gives a shallow enough DoF.
    @Grantyale, will take note of that
    D@ne M@thieu
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    Default Re: EF85mm f/1.8 or EF100mm f/2.8L IS USM macro

    Was in the similar dilemma too until I figured that I'll probably shoot more portraits than macro. No regrets getting the 85mm. It's a good lens.

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    Default Re: EF85mm f/1.8 or EF100mm f/2.8L IS USM macro

    85mm

    85mm is great for portraits. u can use 85mm for fake macro also
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    Default Re: EF85mm f/1.8 or EF100mm f/2.8L IS USM macro

    85mm. faster, sharp wide open and cheap.

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    Default Re: EF85mm f/1.8 or EF100mm f/2.8L IS USM macro

    go for 100mm f2.8

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    Default Re: EF85mm f/1.8 or EF100mm f/2.8L IS USM macro

    Thanks for all the advice.. I decided to get the EF100mm f/2.8L IS USM macro from my
    good friend in Dubai who work in Canon, Price wise got a big difference not to mention got atleast 20-30% discount on top of the much cheaper price ..
    D@ne M@thieu
    Canon 550D T18-50 2.8 VC/C50 1.8/100L 2.8/Speedlite 580EXII/

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    Default Re: EF85mm f/1.8 or EF100mm f/2.8L IS USM macro

    Next target is the 85mm....
    D@ne M@thieu
    Canon 550D T18-50 2.8 VC/C50 1.8/100L 2.8/Speedlite 580EXII/

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