Another 85mm f/1.4 on the way

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I've been lurking in the background for a while, just enjoying the posts in here. All the talk about the 1.4 has inspired me to finally buy the "cream machine". I've used to own the 85mm f/1.8 lens back in the 90's and loved it, so I'm sure this lens will be worth the money.

We are expecting a new family member this July, so this lens will come in handy preserving the memories.

The lens arrives tomorrow, I feel like it is Christmas eve.:biggrin:
 
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Must admit after reading so much about this lens I am VERY tempted.. 1.4 or 1.8??? mmthink it may have to be the 1.4 lol
 
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I received my copy of the 85 1.4 last week.
I have not yet had a serious opportunity for testing my limited ability using this fine glass mounted on the D2x.

One thing I have noticed while just playing around is the way the lens and D2x seem to be a perfect couple as far as feel, weight and balance.
It is a joy to HOLD:tongue: . Low available light amazing!
 
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Must admit after reading so much about this lens I am VERY tempted.. 1.4 or 1.8??? mmthink it may have to be the 1.4 lol
I just noticed your screen name. The 85/1.4 loves snakes :Love:.

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And birdies, too :wink: :rolleyes: :biggrin:.

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The lens arrived today.

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I haven't had much time to play with it yet, just took a couple of quick pictures of my dog "Blue" to check that the lens functions properly.

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So far the lens really impresses me.
 
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I'm impressed with the lens, but even more impressed that your dog poses for you. I have three dogs, and each of them are trying to sniff or lick the les when I pull out my camera.
 
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Yes it is my favorite lens after 28 f.14

@ 1.4 my oldest

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capturing a nice moment with my wife @ f2.0

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also colors are very good @ 1.4 iso320

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is a really great lens for short medium distance , but use with caution when shooting facing the sun tends to flare and also take a lot of practice to shooting @ 1.4 a nice catch would result in a blurry pict

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Nice pictures rubendparra. That moment of him and your wife is special, really captures the feelings at that time. Thanks for sharing.
 
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Thanks to Uncle Frank and ruebendparra for sharing your images with this awesome lens. I sure I'll have plenty of great images from this lens to look forward to.
 
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One of my recent shots with the 85mm f/1.4:


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Tiarra

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Have fun, I have the 1.8 and I love it. One day I will make the switch to 1.4 for my 85 and my 50.
 
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Another dog portrait with 85 f1.4

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Thanks for looking,
Ed
 
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That's a very impressive beast, Ed, and an impressive capture.

Here's another doggie... Philippe Roger's Belle.

1/1000s f/2.5 at 85.0mm iso100
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