85/1.4 + Canon 500D

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by nykonian, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. nykonian

    nykonian

    570
    May 4, 2007
    New York
    Have anybody used this combo? Any samples?
     
  2. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Oregon
    You would need the 250 with this focal length.
     
  3. rvink

    rvink

    Mar 21, 2006
    New Zealand
    The 500D would also work. It will focus 500mm in front of the lens (focused at infinity). I guess that makes the total focus distance around 600mm, and less with the lens focused close.

    The 250D will focus 250mm in front of the lens, about 350mm total. That's quite a big jump from the 850mm limit of the lens with no filter. It depends on how close you want to get, but I would prefer the greater working distance with the 500D, and the smaller jump in magnification between lens with and without the filter.

    As for how well it works with closeup filters, here is a quote from Bjørn Rørslett: "although it sports a 77 mm filter thread, the 6T close-up lens can be used on the AF 85 without vignetting and gives very good results."
     
  4. JeffKohn

    JeffKohn

    Apr 21, 2005
    Houston, TX
    I haven't used a diopter on the 85 1.4, but I've used extension tubes and gotten good results. Amazing bokeh.

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