Maciej Latałło has just posted a full review of the newly released Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens (Amazon/ Adorama/ B&H) at the Lenstip.com. Priced $1,599, Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM lens is one of the best portrait lenses for Canon full-frame cameras.
- excellent image quality in the frame centre,
- very good image quality on the edge of APS-C sensor,
- very good image quality on the edge of full frame,
- slight lateral chromatic aberration,
- lack of any serious problems with distortion,
- negligible astigmatism,
- low vignetting on APS-C,
- silent autofocus,
- very efficient image stabilization.
Verdict From LensTip, “ Canon features three indisputable assets. Firstly, its image stabilization unit is very efficient and other f/1.4 rivals don’t have it at all. Secondly, it is physically smaller and lighter than the competitors. Thirdly, it does have the tell-tale name on its casing. There are still many photographers out there who consider all those Sigmas, Tokinas and Tamrons to be just cheaper substitutes of the real thing, instruments which fare well only in theory and in tests but in practice they are, and always will be, much weaker than any brand-name lens. If they purchase the Canon, they will be pleased for sure and small wonder – despite losing to the Sigma and the Milvus, the Canon remains a very good optical device. Only the standards were raised too high..”
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Below are several sample images taken with Canon 5D Mark III. Click to see the Zoom. Just enjoy!
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