I was trying out my 56mm Sigma and 85mm Canon 1.8 today, both great lenses.

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Barry Reynolds
Barry Reynolds Forum Member • Posts: 92
I was trying out my 56mm Sigma and 85mm Canon 1.8 today, both great lenses.
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I was trying out my 56mm Sigma and 85mm Canon 1.8 today, both great lenses. I prefer them to my 70-200 f4 mainly because they make me think much more as zoom can make you lazy. They were shot around f2.5. I find less than this creates too shallow depth of field.

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Tomsop New Member • Posts: 16
Re: I was trying out my 56mm Sigma and 85mm Canon 1.8 today, both great lenses.

Thanks for posting - will you be posting more or pics from the 85mm lens?  Very nice details.

bowserb Forum Member • Posts: 94
Re: I was trying out my 56mm Sigma and 85mm Canon 1.8 today, both great lenses.

The Canon 85 1.8 is a sleeper lens for Canon.  I've know several pros who love it for head/shoulders portraits with full frame cameras (a little long for that in a crop camera, though.)  Lack of IS and less than optimum bokeh are its only minor drawbacks considering its price.  I often use a Metabones Speedbooster adapter with the M50, and that combination becomes a 96mm F1.2 equivalent.  (Lots of math figuring out crop plus Speedbooster end results: native focal length x 1.6 x .71=96.6).

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Alastair Norcross Veteran Member • Posts: 7,928
Re: I was trying out my 56mm Sigma and 85mm Canon 1.8 today, both great lenses.
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bowserb wrote:

The Canon 85 1.8 is a sleeper lens for Canon. I've know several pros who love it for head/shoulders portraits with full frame cameras (a little long for that in a crop camera, though.) Lack of IS and less than optimum bokeh are its only minor drawbacks considering its price. I often use a Metabones Speedbooster adapter with the M50, and that combination becomes a 96mm F1.2 equivalent. (Lots of math figuring out crop plus Speedbooster end results: native focal length x 1.6 x .71=96.6).

I think you'll find it's more like 96mm F2 equivalent. Without the Speedbooster, the 85 F1.8 is 136mm F2.8 equivalent. The Speedbooster gives an extra stop.

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