Life goes on (85mm f/1.4g shot)

Started Apr 14, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP Ray Ritchie Veteran Member • Posts: 4,011
Re: Life goes on (85mm f/1.4g shot)

I'm not using the lens only at small apertures; I plan to shoot it mostly at the near-wide-open end.

I got the lens as a portrait lens, and have already posted examples on that. I'm continuing to experiment with all the ways I will use the lens, as I will be making a trip this week where I plan to use the lens for a variety of purposes, including wedding and family photography and a lot of landscape and nature work.

I am paying for this lens because I tried it and really liked it. I like the build, I like the f/1.4, I like the sharpness across the entire range of applications I expect to use it for. And I just wanted it. I'm not much interested in discussing what my preferences are "worth" vs. some other lens or what they might be worth to someone else.

Although I've posted them elsewhere, here are a couple of portraits at f/1.8 and f/2.4:

You can see very large versions by clicking on the "Original size" link.

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