Canon 85mm F1.2 lens review – the portrait monster

let’s review the 85

Canon 85 mm F1.2 review
prime lens quality comparison
IS this the portrait lens?
we are going to review this professional high end market lens and make few comparisons with other lenses to understand what the fuss is all about.

Lens provided for independent review by
http://www.ogilvy.com.au/ on behalf of
http://www.canon.com.au/

Features
The lens has one focus ring, one button for manual and automatic focus, and a large range of focus distances, and that is the actually the down side to it. It takes some time to focus from 1 m to infinity and that can be a problem for those who wish to shoot action and that can eb a deal breaker. One interetsing aspect is that you rotate the focus ring, but it won’t work unless the camera is turned on.

Due to the wide aperture you can achieve very good exposure times for low iso in low leves of lights, and also achive depth of field which cannot be achieved by other lenses.
Dgpth of field effect is one of the best, smoothest and niceset i have seen on a lens.since for me depth of field means telephoto lens and every time i want that, i grab my canon 70-200 mm lens, i made a comparion between the 2, witht the same focal distance im order to compare the apples with apples. I will show you some images in a second.
Because i am a canon macro lens owner and user , i thought that there is no other lens than my macro, whihc can get to few mm depth of field, but that is possible with macro few cm close to the subject. The 85 mm minimum focus distance is 80-90 cm, so we cannot compare apples with apples, but i have taken few shots with both lenses whihc depth of field is more narrow. I will show them in few moments.

As a professional photographer i would recommend this lens as a must have for anyone who is serious about photography, especially portraits.i have done a video about best lens for a portrait where i made my point as there is no such thing as the best lens, but your intention as a photographer will dictate that. Not all portraits have to have depth of field. It depends on how you define the portrait, or on your visual taste.
However looking at this lens, i am inclinde to contradict myself, but i will still say that this lens lcan be very close to the best lens for portraits.

Low light situations for an event photographer such myself are a daily occurences, so this comes perfectly into picture.

As per usual, i hope you enjoyed this video, and untill i see you next time, i wish you happy shooting
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About Christian Tudor

professional photographer, main editor at Academy of Photography and owner and principal photographer of Tudor Photography