Just got my 85 1.2 II on wednesday, so far I have only shot indoors with little light available. Temperature here is -45C with wind chill so everything freezes really quickly especially fingers and noses. The II is supposed to be 1.8 times faster to focus than the I. And like Heather says it ROLLS into focus.
Thanks for your input and nice comments ladies. I was pretty happy with the sharpness on my close-ups, it was the full body shots that stressed me out.
Julie- I have a crop sensor too, I shoot with the 50D. I like this focal length on it, but I think it would perfect for full frame.
Heather- Do you have the new version of the 85 or the older one? I tried out the old version and I'm wondering how much faster the new one is.
Mama-Floss, thanks for pointing out her eyes,I think Heather is right that I over-sharpened for web. I tried out a new action for web sharpening, and I think I over did it. Her eyes look much better in Photoshop. I didn't do much to them since I had tons of catchlights with all the snow.
Thanks again ladies, I always love input on how to improve!
georgouseness...and so is she....I love these...of course im partial to the red heads <img border='0' src='/graphics/mbicons/smilies_v2/wink.gif'>
Those look pretty spectacular to me. Did you do her eyes...that would be my only CC, they look a tad overdone. I must say, every lense I've even gotten took some time to get used to... this one is next after the 70-200. Love her hair...I have a boyfriend for her in 20 years!
Abbey is too cute in these. I'd love that lens too.
Brilliant shots - I think you have excellent focus on these - especially the first couple.
Project - Trying out the 85mm 1.2
posted 12/11/09 at 09:42 PM
I've been wanting the 85 for just about forever now, and finally had the chance to try it out. I love the close ups I got, but wasn't so sure about the full bodies, a lot of them were super soft or completely out of focus. It wasn't as fast to focus as I thought it would be. Anyone have this lens that can give me some input? I'm still on the fence.
These are of my little gal, and it was freezing cold outside, so we didn't have much time. I took the last one right before we ran to the warm car, I get cold just looking at it. Any cc would be greatly appreciated, I'm always trying to improve. Especially with snow shots, I always blow the snow out or it's gray. Thanks!
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