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8.9* out of 10

Bell & Howell 85mm f/1.4

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Reviews and Problems with Bell & Howell 85mm f/1.4

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Overall 4

You get what you paid for

tudole, buydig.com
14 June 2014
  • Excerpt: It's not a practical lens. [...] Was this review helpful?
  • Pros: *f/1.4 *better construction for the price *better IQ compare to other lens in this price range (i.e. Canon 85 mm f/1.8) *nice bohek, but it's not very nice if your subject is the bohek
  • Cons: *Although the IQ is better than other lens in this price range, but IQ is not stunning. *It's impossible to get a focus with AF focus screen. The only solution is to use a focus confirmation mod. Without the mod this lens is impractical. *No macro
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Overall 8

THe BEST creamy bokeh ever!! very sharp, but manual focus

Marivel Espinoza, Amazon
24 December 2012
  • Summary: This lens is beautiful- the bokeh from it is absolutely to die for.. amazing, very silky, creamy, best that I have on any of my lenses, including more expensive canon ones. I usually use this for portraits, and I did a little bit of macro with it- did wonderful. The big downfall for me- the manual focus. This was my first manual focus lens, and I thought I could handle it, but about 70% of my images were coming out out of focus.
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Overall 10

Incredible Value

Bill R, buydig.com
7 August 2012
  • Excerpt: This lens has excellent build, smooth manual focus and gives amazing results for the price. Focus can be very challenging wide open but it is the most amazing lens I have ever owned for so little money.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction, Nice Bokeh, Consistent Output, A bargain, Durable, Rugged
  • Cons: Manual Focus, Heavy
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