Sunday, January 4, 2009

Canon 5D Mark II plus Canon 85mm 1.2L Lens

Wow... what a combo!

I picked up the Canon 85mm 1.2L lens the other day. Yesterday was my first real chance to use it. And I must say... what a combo the 5D Mark II with it's 21mp resolution and the Canon 85mm 1.2L lens make. Just take a look at this image and the 100% crop below it and draw your own conclusions:


(21mp image - reduced size to fit here)


(100% crop)

All I can say is ... I'm in love with this combo. I've never had or played with a sharper lens.

10 comments:

jason said...

thats crazy sharp

The Stevens said...

wow. wow. is all I can say.

planetMitch said...

wowsers! We've added this to the 5D wiki at http://planet5d.com We've got more 5D reviews/still/video samples than anywhere else on the planet.

Karma Shuford said...

wow, that combo made her look almost like marilyn monroe. ahah.

Awesome, awesome, awesome.

orb360 said...

holy crap... ridiculous!

Ed Paz said...

That is so nice, nice picture to begin with. and the capability of the camera it is incredible

Suzanne said...

NO WAY!!!! That is unreal -- I am really jealous! (Still not switching to Canon though! Haha.)

self said...

It's hard to tell much with a photo like this. Go take a photo with lots of detail in the distance at f8 and post crops of the detail and we'll see how sharp.

David Terry said...

I think many of the visitors to the site miss the point. The picture that was taken, and the eyes that are shown, are the SAME picture. The eyes are a 100% crop pulled directly out of the image.

Here's a test for anyone looking at this image. Pick a lens, any lens. Stand back far enough that you can get a HALF BODY composition of the person you are photographing. Choose whatever aperture you like and take the picture.

Now... take a look at your image, at 100% magnification, and see how well you can see the eyelashes in your image.

That's my point. The eyes I have shown here are simply a 100% crop from an image where I have stood back far enough to get a half body shot. Yet the eyelashes are still crisp and sharp.

(yes, the skin has been smoothed, the eyebrows a little bit too, but the eyelashes are untouched)

EngineeringNerd said...

impressive.