Another 85mm f/1.4 on the way

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by jmacd27, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. 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:
  2. cadman


    Dec 4, 2006
    Johns Creek, GA
    17-55 and 70-200 arriving tomorrow

    can't sleep either?
  3. dlee79


    Sep 2, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    I got mine today. I absolutely love it. It's simply a masterpiece.
  4. The 85mm 1.4 family grows :biggrin:
    I have mine just over a week, I already love it! :Love:
  5. Yes sir... it knocked my 28-70 off it's throne for portraits... not an easy task.
  6. snakeman


    Feb 26, 2006
    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
  7. 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!
  8. 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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  9. snakeman


    Feb 26, 2006
    :cool: Mmm that helps too Frank..:wink:
  10. The lens arrived today.


    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.


    So far the lens really impresses me.
  11. wbeem


    Feb 11, 2007
    Sanford, FL
    William Beem
    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.
  12. rubendparra

    rubendparra Guest

    Yes it is my favorite lens after 28 f.14

    @ 1.4 my oldest


    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

  13. mingaun


    Jun 13, 2006
    I'm also expecting a new member this July and that 85/1.4 will do the job nicely!
  14. mingaun


    Jun 13, 2006
    Nice pictures rubendparra. That moment of him and your wife is special, really captures the feelings at that time. Thanks for sharing.
  15. 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.
  16. Takeda


    Jun 9, 2006
    Durham, NC
    One of my recent shots with the 85mm f/1.4:

  17. Tiarra

    Tiarra Guest

    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.
  18. johnadams

    johnadams Guest

    Another dog portrait with 85 f1.4


    Thanks for looking,
  19. 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
  20. Awww! That's the one I was talking about Frank. :smile:

    Btw, there are some real nice images in this thread. It must be the lens, LOL!
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