Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM
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Fast. Sharp. Perfect.
Jane alexander "Jan the bug", Amazon
8 July 2014
Summary: I love this lens but boy howdy is it HEAVY. I just sold my Mark III due to its massive bulk, I traded down to a 6D, but when I add this lens I need two hands to navigate it. But...and this is why I bought it, we are talking SHARP.. We are talking FAST. I basically do available light shots, I almost never use flash and this lens is perfect for that.
Summary: Pros: tack sharp,incredible bokeh,low light ability Cons: none so far given the upside of the lens Pros: Fabulous image quality, clarity and color rendition. Smooth OOF areas a.k.a. Bokeh Big, manual focus only works with shutter button partially depressed Pros: Fabulous bokeh, contrasts, and color. Pulls in the light.
Summary: Best lens I have! I have a few prime lenses and this is very sharp. Very heavy but that is not a n issue for me focusing is kind of slow but I use it for portraits so is not an issue. Can't go wrong. V2 is faster but more expensive. Can't go wrong with it.
Summary: I can't explain how much I adore this lens, and how worth the money it was. I own a 13 year old copy that still looks and functions like new. That's really saying something about the build quality of this lens. I you invest in this lens not only will you be taking your photography to a whole new level, but you will have a lens that will last you your whole career. The optics you'll see from this lens are just outstanding, something I can't get from any other.
Summary: I bet if you are considering buying the 85mm 1.8 you came across this lens and thought to yourself why is the 85mm 1.2 so much more expensive? Is it sharper? Is it that much better? Not necessarily. This is a specialty lens, and that's one reason I don't own it (I also can't afford it, lol). Photographers who buy it are aiming for a specific look that's created with 1.2 aperture.
Summary: This is my favorite Canon lens. It is a pleasure to use and gives outstanding results. It looks like a little Hubble telescope from the front (it gathers light like one too). Its alittle long for group photography unless you have alot of room. Each time I remove it from the camera I set the manual focus to infinity so the rear element will retract maximally to lessen chance of scratching it when I mount it again.
Pros: The best portrait lens in the Canon arsenal. Dreamy bokeh. Very sharp even wide open.
Summary: This is a superb lens. Everything good that needed to be said about this lens has been said. Once you've mastered this lens, the priceless photos you'll capture more than justifies its heavy price tag. I would like to use it on a FF body (currrently mounted on a 1.6x crop body) as it gives me a little too much reach in certain situations. Though I said weight was a con (for most), it doesn't bother me in the least bit.
Pros: Rock solid L build. Outstanding color, contrast and bokeh.
Cons: Heavy chunk of glass. Slight learning curve. Slow to focus esp. in low light.
Summary: I am not sure what other poster meant by the light issue. At 1.2 the images are a bit soft, but this is a portrait lens primarily and sharpness isnt that important there, can actually detract, at 2.0 it is very useable, sharp, and still has awesome bokeh. But if you want sharpness stop it down and bit more and it will perform, like wow perform.
Pros: Very good Bokeh (Amazing Actuall) and stunning minimum DOF