cANON EF 85mm F1.8


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melvyn83

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I just want to find out for 85mm F1.8 what can it be used for ?
 

Headshotzx

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Any lens can be used for any purpose under any conditions.

For my use, the 85mm 1.8 was generally a walkaround and portrait lens that also did landscaping for me because of the high resolution when stopped down. I sold it to purchase a 50 1.4 because it was a focal length that I liked better, and I already owned a 70-200 2.8L IS. I do miss mine, though.

Great lens, fast and accurate focus, small and light package, very resistant to flare but very bad chromatic abberation control (purple fringing).

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-85mm-f-1.8-USM-Lens-Review.aspx
http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/421-canon_85_18_50d (1.6 crop)
http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff/419-canon_85_18_5d (full frame)


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Zexun
 

mpenza

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for this range, i personally prefer the 100mm f2.8 macro usm which is more versatile, as fast focussing but slower by just slightly over one stop.
 

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What can it be used for? For dam good portraits, street shots, shooting xmm's, etc whatever your creative fancy calls for some nice bokeh pics.
 

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Almost anything, just limited to your mind's imagination.

I mainly use mine for portraiture (candid/posed), events, sometimes streets and random stuff. Great lens with excellent IQ and one of the most value for money Canon lenses out there. :thumbsup:
 

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