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

Started Nov 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Photomonkey Senior Member • Posts: 1,823
Re: HEADSHOTS: 85L 1.2 or 100L f/2.8 Macro IS USM?
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I have the 85 1.8 and the 100 macro and I ALWAYS go for the 100 as it has a more comfortable working distance for me. Both are sharp and contrasty but the 100 also allows me to get a lot closer when I need to. I use the 85 when I need f2 but that is almost never as the high ISO performance of the 5Dmk2 and 3 is so good. I also don't like the shallow DOF at f2 that creates problems when photographing more complex compositions in low light.

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