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    Quote Originally Posted by Shuko View Post
    Back (like 10 years ago) when I used to shoot with Canon, I was all "must have f1.2". Nowadays, it's too easy to have subjects eyes on different focusing plane even with 1.8. In general, you don't really gain anything except price and size.

    I love the 55/1.8, but there are other good options as well.
    I am still drooling over the 85mm f/1.2 and it's the one reason why I'd shoot Canon. I think nailing a focus with a f/1.2 or f/1.4 is easy enough in studio conditions but really a challenge in spontaneous portraiture, I agree. But dat bokeh...
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    Damn you guys, now I want an 85 for my camera. And something ultrawide.

    Oh and a 35 as an always on for my next big trip.

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    I have freed myself from the trap of tech stuff. I no longer feel the desire to own multiple cameras or multiple lenses.

    I have achieved perfection.

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    Since I started learning how to paint my cyanotypes with watercolours I'm now thinking about which paint or brush I should use lmao
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmin View Post
    I am still drooling over the 85mm f/1.2 and it's the one reason why I'd shoot Canon. I think nailing a focus with a f/1.2 or f/1.4 is easy enough in studio conditions but really a challenge in spontaneous portraiture, I agree. But dat bokeh...
    I've had EF 85/1.2L II and still have FDn 85/1.2L and FE 85/1.8. The problem with new AF 1.2/1.4 (nor 1.8) is not the focus missing, but the DOF being often too shallow when shooting wide open. Example pic of 85/1.2, only one eye is sharp:



    Same type of shot with FE85/1.8, tiny bit of more dof, but still plenty of bokeh:



    Bokeh is usually more about the texture of the background, camera distance to subject and subject's distance to background.

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    More automotive photography porn plus new camera stuff and insight into how crazy these guys work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
    I'm faced with a conundrum. I haven't really used my camera (A7 II) to take pictures all year. It certainly didn't go on any trips with me this past year.

    The only time it got used was as a video camera at school in a rig. And even then it played second fiddle to the phone and a gimbal.

    While traveling I've used my phone and was more than happy with it (P30 Pro).

    I've been recently contemplating selling the camera and getting a cheaper camcorder to use at school.

    The only type of photography I'm really into is portrait photography but I simply don't find the time and people to do it with.

    What would y'all do?

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    I have been looking around for Sony FE 85mm lens reviews and discussions over the last few days, thought I'd share a set of videos with a comparison:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF-cy4HdE18
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FssZH6VJu7k
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcMOp3BXj4E
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6grZLyHzv8

    They're by a middle-aged white man wearing polo shirts, so you know they're authoritative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeromeDoutrande View Post
    They're by a middle-aged white man wearing polo shirts, so you know they're authoritative.
    Quickly checked the videos. The Samyang seems like a good deal as well.

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    Going to pick some 120 rolls of this up and do some shooting with it this weekend

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    I don't miss film developing.

    At all. With my current housing accommodation it was a major pain in the ass. Plus time consuming.

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    Well I enjoy it poopypants!

    If I want to do large prints I stick with digital. Digital is also a lot more forgiving and easier to work around mistakes you do, so if I am doing serious work I stick to that. But I also like doing my own thing with analogue film still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helgur View Post
    Well I enjoy it poopypants!

    If I want to do large prints I stick with digital. Digital is also a lot more forgiving and easier to work around mistakes you do, so if I am doing serious work I stick to that. But I also like doing my own thing with analogue film still.
    I get you.

    I do kinda miss my old darkroom sometimes

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