50mm 1.2 or 85mm 1.2 for portraits and general party photography???

Started May 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
tony field
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Re: 50mm 1.2 or 85mm 1.2 for portraits and general party photography???
In reply to hbauer, May 8, 2012

hbauer wrote:

Thank you. Will I still get good bokeh with the 50 for portraits?

Photozone says "In any case the border bokeh is far from being pretty or in other words - it's ugly."

Their review:

http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff/472-canon_50_12_5d

I use the 50mm F1.4 - it is pretty reasonable.

http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff/564-canon50f14ff

The 85mm 1.2 is rather a tough choice. It is slow to focus however a lovely lens and creamy/sharp wide open. I normally use the 100mm F2 when quick focus is required - othewise use the F1.2. Another popular choice is the 85mm 1.8.

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