A test of my 85mm lenses on my RF in my front yard.

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RDM5546 Senior Member • Posts: 2,577
A test of my 85mm lenses on my RF in my front yard.

I tried to make the lighting, exposure and DXO PL4 processing similar for all lenses.

This compares the lenses I have purchased over the the years and how much they cost me. I love the shoot action sports from the playing field and indoor sidelines. Of these IMO the three best for my sideline action are: EF85mmf1.4L IS USM($1599), EF 100mmf2 USM (used $400) and recently acquired RF50f1.2L IS USM ($2299).   The focus speed and accuracy of these lenses when wide open in aperture seems to me to best for dimly lit action sports.    The Sigma 85mm ART($1049) is pretty good for speed  wide open in aperture and it the absolute sharpest when subjects are not moving their fastest.

I tested the RF50f1.2L USM ($2299), the Sigma 85f1.4ART ($1049), the EF85f1.2L II USM ($1899) , the EF85f1.4L IS USM ($1599) and the EF100f2 USM (used $400)

I tested my:

Sigma 85f1.4ART ($1049),

opSigma 85f1.4ART ($1049)

EF 85mmf1.4L IS USM @f1.4,

EF 85mmf1.4L IS USM @f1.4

RF50mmf1.2L USM @f1.2,

RF50mmf1.2L USM @f1.2

EF 100f2.0 USM @f2.0,

EF 100f2.0 USM @f2.0

EF 85f1.2L MK II @f1.2,

EF 85f1.2L MK II @f1.2

Of course these results are only for my copies of these lenses and R5. Other copies may vary some. To my eye the best center image sharpest is (#1 on the list rest are ranked by sharpness):

1. Sigma 85mmf1.4 ART @f1.4

2. EF 85mmf1.4L IS USM @f1.4

3. RF50mmf1.2L USM @f1.2

4. EF 100f2.0 USM @f2.0

5. EF 85f1.2L MK II @f1.2

 RDM5546's gear list:RDM5546's gear list
Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM Canon G5 X II Canon EOS 70D Canon EOS 7D Mark II +43 more
Canon EOS R5
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