100L macro 2.8 vs 85 1.8 and 135f2 for portrait?

Started Oct 12, 2017 | Discussions thread
Macabron Regular Member • Posts: 121
Re: 100L macro 2.8 vs 85 1.8 and 135f2 for portrait?

Tom Holly wrote:

I like the 85 FL, I find it a great general purpose prime, and it's nice and compact.

I don't tend to shoot wide open, so no need to worry too much about the purple.

Yes, but the 85L also is not the fastes focusing lens. And it is out of the budget of many people.

The 135L focuses fairly close, and with some extension tubes you might be able to reach a satisfactory image magnification.

But giving the choice to keep only 2 of them, my choice would be the 100L (IS and macro!) and the 135L (bokeh!), both are great for headshots, (where even f4 might be more desirable) but for full body portraits the 135L shines, providing great background separation, and it focuses very, very fast.

I find that the 135L even provides more background blur than the 85L!
By the way, I do own, the 85L, 135L and the 100 non L.

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