Anyone using an 85mm 1.8 with a 60D ?

Started Dec 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jeff Peterman
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Re: Anyone using an 85mm 1.8 with a 60D ? Watch out for depth of field issues.

The 85mm f1.8 is a very good lens, and many people love it - sharp and fast focusing, plus small, light, and reasonably priced. But a word of caution, ANY 85mm lens will have a very narrow depth of field at f1.8, as will a 100mm at f2 and a 200mm at f2.8. So, while you can take great photos with these lenses wide open, you have to be very careful with where you put the focus spot. Often, the preference is the eye on a person/animal, as this is the primary thing that people notice in a photo, and that can be tough on a moving subject.

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