85 1.8 on 5DIII vs. 50 1.8II on 40D?

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85 1.8 on 5DIII vs. 50 1.8II on 40D?
Jun 22, 2013

Hi guys,

I used to do some portrait/studio shoot with 50 1.8II on my old 40D.  Now that I have the 5DIII, my 50 1.2L is perhaps slightly too wide for my tastes.  I do have the 100 2.8L and also 70-200 2.8L IS, but the former is a bit too tight while the latter is a bit too heavy!

I'm thus considering getting an 85, but can't justify spending $2000 for the 1.2L since I don't do portraiture often enough.  But I'm want to know if the IQ that I'll get with 85 1.8 on 5DIII will be at least as good as what I used to get on my 40D with 50 1.8II.

I suppose it'll be hard finding someone who's used these exact combos, but perhaps someone can comment on the IQ of 85 1.8 on 5DIII?

Thanks!

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM +5 more
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