canon 85mmf1.8 for 50D

Started Jan 16, 2013 | Questions thread
tangram
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Re: canon 85mmf1.8 for 50D
In reply to cjhuang, Jan 17, 2013

For me the question would be "Do I need this if I have the 50 1.8 already?". On a crop camera the 50 is great for portraits and has the same aperture. The build on the 85 is far better but I would note that for indoor candid shots on a crop camera, it is a bit long. Bokeh on the 75 can be very pleasing. I think that it is a fun lens for shooting outdoors and especially useful in low light but it isn't necessary. Of course, I own both...but use the 85 more.

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