Very unique and capable lens

Started 2 months ago | User reviews thread
OP Lee Baby Simms Contributing Member • Posts: 929
Compared to the 1.4 and 1.8

We have two copies of the EF 85 1.4 IS and previously owned two copies of the EF 85 1.8 USM.

Regarding IQ ... compared to the 1.4 ... the new 85 was a tad less contrast, but MUCH less purple fringe (yay).

The Macro's a far easier lens to live with. So light, it's a joy to juggle in a day's shooting.

Compared to the old 1.8 ... well, there's no much comparison really. The new lens is in a different league optically, but lacks the old USM's lens whip-snap AF

Eddie Rizk wrote:

Thanks for the review.

I love my EF 85 F1.4. But I'm giving serious thought to replacing it with the RF 85 F2, primarily for the macro focusing. I love the macro focusing on my RF 35 F1.8 and my EF 24-70 F4. I like it enough that I sold my RF 24-105 F4L instead of my EF 24-70 after shooting both with the R for a while.

You mentioned the EF 85 F1.4, then discussed the differences with The EF 85 F1.8. Was one of the two a typo? If not, how does the RF 85 F2 compare to the RF 85 F1.4?

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