Controversy time the 85/1.8 is as good as the 85/1.4

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Omg...

Nute, would it be possible to post these photos pre-processing? The Dude's photo was unprocessed, apart from watermark - I don't feel it's an even competition.
augh, Augh! AUGH!!! It is a competition ... dude I didn't know - I'll need to borrow your 1.8 tonight ... I have a little something in mind...

Nute - my comment was tongue in cheek - yea the 1.4 is better but how much better is it really versus the 1.8..? That's the debate I'd love to see here on the lens lust forum - I can afford a 1.4 some can't and is it worth that much more $$ Yes, I would like to, and, think so but just how much better is it really - I'll take a few more pics tonight.
 
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Nute, would it be possible to post these photos pre-processing? The Dude's photo was unprocessed, apart from watermark - I don't feel it's an even competition.
what's the point? you're better off with an old push/pull 80-200 2.8 set @85 than the 85 1.8...i owned the lens, it offers NOTHING special, imho.

the only thing is has in common with the 85 1.4 is the same focal length, that's it.
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sorry Dude..but i see nothing compelling about this photo regaurdless of the lens used. and further more, to make any claims by it is just plain silly!!! .....(IMHO)

85 1.4 ->

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2169/2128739570_f6b099fca9_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2207/1768521115_0595d9ea15_o.jpg


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showoff !
now that's why I just got one of these
#1 & #2 are frankly beyond words and if you can do that with the 1.8 as well I'll still be happy with my 1.4
 
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Bad NUTE!! BAD BAD NUTE!!! You've got me this close > < to going up and waking a napping 3yr old to drag her outside for a photo session. Have you any clue what a terrible idea that is?! Hmmm.........perhaps I can find a way to force-sit the 11wk old?!?!

BAD NUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Bad NUTE!! BAD BAD NUTE!!! You've got me this close > < to going up and waking a napping 3yr old to drag her outside for a photo session. Have you any clue what a terrible idea that is?! Hmmm.........perhaps I can find a way to force-sit the 11wk old?!?!

BAD NUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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good (for me not U) cause i need to see a 1.4 shot on the eyes....oh please...even the dog will do
 
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Hahaha, ok, I'll take a dog outside. :smile:

Or better yet, if yer brave, the 85 and the kids and I will be in Fort Mill next Tuesday.....YOU come wake them up! :tongue: :biggrin: :tongue:
 
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nothing does SKIN like the 85 1.4!

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Hahaha, ok, I'll take a dog outside. :smile:

Or better yet, if yer brave, the 85 and the kids and I will be in Fort Mill next Tuesday.....YOU come wake them up! :tongue: :biggrin: :tongue:
you really should go BIFing with me this time
there should be some Ospreys still in the nests

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That is just a mind-blowing shot Randy! Did you duck immediately afterwards?! :eek: :smile:

I think the 300 is staying home. I'm hiking through a plane change in Laguardia by myself (with the kids). Weight will be a factor. The 80-200 + TC may travel..........haven't decided yet. :smile:

Ok, here is a dog shot for you. Excuse his collars and the fence post growing outta his right ear. :smile:

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And here's a day lily at f/1.4 :smile:
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Whats in that focal range'ish that is cheap(under 400-500) for a prime(or zoom and then bump the price accordingly) that is comparable to the 85/1.4 in everyones professional opinion?
 

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