Canon 85mm f 1.8 USM

Started Jan 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Canon 85mm f 1.8 USM
In reply to Limburger, Jan 7, 2013

I own and use the 85 1.8 and 100L 2.8 both are great lenses.  The 100 on crop is getting into short telephoto, so is the 85. For general street use I think both are a little on the long side.  IMO you would be better served with a 17-55 or 15-85 for general street.  They both give you more compositional choices.  Both have IS and if your shutter speed gets to slow increase your ISO.  Street shooters seem to like primes and I can see why to an extent but a good zoom offers more choices when speed is essential to frame a shot.  If your heart is set on a prime, go with the 100L it really is a step up in sharpness, color and contrast.

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