difference between canon 50mm 1.2 v s. 85mm 1.2

Started Mar 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
jrahadi
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Re: difference between canon 50mm 1.2 v s. 85mm 1.2
In reply to Ramin Tabibzadeh, Mar 24, 2012

Well, I have Canon 50mm f/1.2 L, 85mm f/1.2 L II, and converted FD 55mm f/1.2 (non SSC). 85L wins on sharpness (verrry sharp even at f/1.2), but personally I prefer the 50 f/1.2L.

I also like the vintage look from FD 55mm f/1.2 (non SSC) which is softer and lower contrast. However the manual focus makes the focus at f/1.2 difficult (near impossible without EG-S focusing screen).

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