HEADSHOTS: 85L 1.2 or 100L f/2.8 Macro IS USM?

Started Nov 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: HEADSHOTS: 85L 1.2 or 100L f/2.8 Macro IS USM?
In reply to MAC, Nov 24, 2012

MAC wrote:

100 L on FF is the lens imo. I love mine on 5d- half body, head shots and macro - handheld

85L is wasted money at F3.5. That lens sings f1.2 - f2.

This is what's been at the back of my mind.  Sadly, f/1.2 at the distances I'm shooting doesn't make for great headshots.  DOF is crazy thin at close range.

read the reviews at dpreview, also at photozone.de.

100L is solid in the reviews all around, just wondered if anyone else out there had both to compare.  Like a previous poster wrote, I may have to make that determination for myself.

I use some skin softening LR presets with my 100L and the finish in PSCS with layering for sharpest eyes.

I don't do any softening and have a hard time imagining the 100L being much crispier at f/3.5 than my 85L.  But we'll see...



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